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Wickedness is the state of being wicked, having an evil disposition, or tending toward immorality.


  • There is a method in man's wickedness,
    It grows up by degrees.
  • 'Cause I's wicked,—I is. I's mighty wicked, anyhow, I can't help it.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 868.
  • Animi labes nec diuturnitate vanescere nec omnibus ullis elui potest.
    • Mental stains can not be removed by time, nor washed away by any waters.
    • Cicero, De Legibus, II. 10.
  • All wickedness is but little to the wickedness of a woman.
    • Ecclesiasticus, XXV. 19.
  • Destroy his fib, or sophistry—in vain!
    The creature's at his dirty work again.
  • The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion.
    • Proverbs, XXVIII. 1.
  • As saith the proverb of the Ancients,
    Wickedness proceedeth from the wicked.
    • I Samuel, XXIV. 13. David to Saul. Said to be the oldest proverb on record.
  • O cæca nocentum consilia!
    O semper timidum scelus!
    • Oh, the blind counsels of the guilty!
      Oh, how cowardly is wickedness always!
    • Statius, Thebais, II, 489.

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