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Pithy Tarot meanings — The Devil

September 16, 2014

Demons (Devil) -- Tarot of the MajorsA while ago I posted a couple of lists of pithy meanings for the Devil card, the first based on famous phrases and proverbs that use the word “Hell” and the second on famous phrases and proverbs that incorporate the word “Devil”.

Now, in a similar vein, let’s consider some famous phrases, quotes, and proverbs that use the word “evil” in order to suggest a few more pithy meanings for this card.
First, there are two very common phrases that use the word evil that are incorporated into the following two pithy meanings:

“Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.” — Jerry Garcia

Something may be “a necessary evil” but don’t fool yourself into thinking that means it is good.

“The love of money is the root of all evil.” — 1 Timothy 6:10

“All evil done clings to the body.” — Zen Proverb

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.” — Edmund Burke

“Men never do evil so completely and cheerfully as when they do it from religious conviction.” — Blaise Pascal

“Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.” ― Margaret Atwood
(It is interesting to note that ignorance is also a meaning sometimes attributed to the Devil card)

“Most of the evil in this world is done by people with good intentions.” ― T.S. Eliot

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