90 Evil Eye Quotes to Guide Your Spirit to Goodness

Ward of evil and live a good and peaceful life by reading through these evil eye quotes.

The evil eye is the belief of cursing through a hateful glare. Usually, it is cast by a great power of envy and wishing harm to other people. Moreover, different cultures believe that this curse can also potentially injure or kill someone.

As many people believed in it, many have been encouraged to create talismans as a good luck charm. Read the complete collection below if you want to have protection and learn more about the evil eye. 

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Best Evil Eye Quotes

1. “Woe be to an evil eye.” – Danish Proverb

2. “Any eye is an evil eye that looks in on to a mood apart.” – Robert Frost

3. “She flashed me the evil eye, which I found spooky that college professors could do every bit as manically as any grade school teacher.” – Elle Klass 

4. “May every evil eye in your life go blind.” – Anonymous

5. “A deep man believes that the evil eye can whither, the heart’s blessing can heal, and that love can overcome all odds.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

6. “Evil is in the eye of the beholder.” – David Mitchell

7. “Evil has the eye of an angel.” – Deva Darkheart 

8. “There are more idols than realities in the world—that is my ‘evil eye’ for this world, which is also my ‘evil ear.'” – Friedrich Nietzsche 

9. “Hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil but then also do no evil.” – Amit Abraham

10. “An evil eye can see no good.” – Danish Proverb

11. “The evil eye is the fascinum. It is that which has the effect of arresting movement and, literally, of killing life. At the moment the subject stops, suspending his gesture, he is mortified. This anti-life, anti-movement function of the terminal point is the fascinum, and it is precisely one of the dimensions in which the power of the gaze is exercised directly.” – Jacques Lacan 

12. “The evil eye is true, so perform ablution for it.” – Hadith 

13. “No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases, it strikes the eye.” – Aristotle 

14. “Envy, my son, wears herself away and droops like a lamb under the influence of the evil eye.” – Jacopo Sannazaro 

15. “Most people who perpetrate evil do not see what they are doing as evil. Evil exists primarily in the eye of the beholder, especially in the eye of the victim.” – Roy F. Baumeister

Wise and Informative Quotes About the Evil Eye

16. “The part of the philanthropist is indeed a dangerous one, and the man who would do his neighbor good must first study how not to do him evil and must begin by pulling the beam out of his own eye.” – George MacDonald

17. “May no evil eye peek thru window, keyhole, or gunsight at his white-haired face!” – Allen Ginsberg

18. “Night is a stealthy, evil raven wrapt to the eyes in his black wings.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich 

19. “If we live according to the law an eye for an eye, we will never escape from the spiral of evil.” – Pope Francis

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

21. “Jesus knew that the old eye-for-eye philosophy would leave everyone blind. He did not seek to overcome evil with evil. He overcame evil with good. Although crucified by hate, he responded with aggressive love.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.

22. “The worst people on earth are not only those who commit evil but those who stand by and turn a blind eye.” – Emmanuel Jal

23. “What is reprehensible is that while leading good lives themselves and abhorring those of wicked men, some, fearing to offend, shut their eyes to evil deeds instead of condemning them and pointing out their malice.” – Saint Augustine of Hippo

24. “A man who knows a thing, who is aware of a given danger, and sees the possibility of a remedy with his own eyes, has the duty and obligation by God not to work ‘silently,’ but to stand up before the whole public against the evil and for its cure.” – Adolf Hitler

25. “Sometimes, you block your own blessings by telling everyone your own business.” – Anonymous

Evil Eye Quotes That Will Help You Protect Yourself From Harm

26. “I always wear my evil eye necklace to ward off bad karma. I always wear one to protect me.” – Gracie Gold

27. “May every evil eye upon me go blind. May every tongue that rises against me fall. May every ill intention return to sender.” – Anonymous

28. “Always tiptoe. I don’t want them to hear you. I need to keep you in a bubble. I don’t want them to hurt you. I fear the evil eye. I need to protect you from it.” – Juveria Fatima

29. “May this evil eye protect you as you go about your day. May happiness surround you and stay out of harm’s way.” – Anonymous

30. “I am always protected.” – Anonymous

31. “If a negative viewer looks at you with an ugly fiendish eye, find a way and pluck off his eyes, or better still, protect your good image.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

32. “The evil eye is real and should not be taken lightly. Most people are negligent in protecting themselves and do not worry about showing off their blessings, posting every detail of their life on social media. Know that not everyone who sees your story will be happy for you!” – Firdaus Shaz

33. “Denounce useless guilt. Don’t make a cult of suffering. Live in the now, or at least the soon. Always do the things you fear most. Courage is an acquired taste like caviar. Trust all joy. If the evil eye fixes you in its gaze, look elsewhere. Get ready to be 87.” – Erica Jong

34. “Trade protection accumulates upon a single point the good which it effects, while the evil inflicted is infused throughout the mass. The one strikes the eye at a first glance, while the other becomes perceptible only to close investigation.” – Frederic Bastiat

35. “The ‘Nazar,’ more commonly known as the ‘evil eye,’ is over 5000 years old. It is found in all major religions and throughout countless cultures. It is believed that the eye protects its owner from evil spirits, the jealousy, and the ‘ill will’ of others, by peering back them in their spirit realm. It is worn as a protection talisman and placed upon the home, car, and altar.” – Anonymous

36. “I was named for my grandmother. It’s an evil eye name, to protect you from bad things.” – Stana Katic

37. “It is watchful gaze keep you safe from jealousy and harm.” – Anonymous

38. “People speak of the evil eye, but they overlook the good eye. The good eye exists. Just as the one possessed of the evil eye can cause illness with a glance, the one possessed of the good eye can heal with a glance.” – Anonymous

39. “Evil eye. Yes, it’s real, and the prophet S.A.W said it’s worse than black magic as it could kill a person. Don’t share pictures of your success, food, selfies, where you are, or anything else, as many people can’t digest it and become jealous. Live a private life and do you. Nobody needs to know your business, especially those who aren’t happy for you. Their jealousy or hatred could lead you to depression or even losing all that you have. Be humble and keep it to yourself. Live your life for you, not for the attention that could end it.” – Anonymous

40. “If evil lingers around you, it will rub off on you. It will cause stress, anxiety, and a lot of mental anguish!” – Stephen Richards

Evil Eye Quotes to Give You a Glimpse of Its Connection With Religion and Philosophy

41. “Don’t be foolish and expose every blessing the Almighty has given you to everyone and think that they’ll be happy for you. The truth is some will, but many won’t. The evil eye is real. Learn to keep things private and not to share too much with those who could possibly harm you.” – Anonymous

42. “Whoever be the instruments of any good to us, of whatever sort, we must look above them, and eye the hand and counsel of God in it which is the first spring and be duly thankful to God for it and whatever evil of crosses or afflictions befalls us. We must look above the instruments of it to God.” – Thomas Boston

43. “We have to cover everything with the Lord himself, not a false sort of optimism, not by blinding our eyes to the evil, but by really seeing God in everything.” – Swami Vivekananda

44. “I have noticed that many who do not believe in God believe in everything else, even in the evil eye.” – Jules Verne

45. “For all good and evil, whether in the body or in human nature, originates in the soul, and overflows from thence, as from the head into the eyes.” – Plato

46. “I don’t believe in the evil eye. If your soul is sinless, no evil eye can harm you. Even windstorm can fill dust in those houses whose windows are shaky.” – Sunanda Das

47. “Jerusalem, a divided city, where demonstrations for and against various issues occur regularly. One day, during an Orthodox demonstration against autopsies, I happened to click a few frames while a young man pushed his hamsa into my camera, which is seen by some as ‘the evil eye.’ As it happened, it was the tail end of my roll of film, and the image is actually a double exposure. This taught me that in spite of your careful framing, chance occurrences create the most interesting images.” – Micha Bar-Am

48. “For the eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open to their prayer, but the face of the Lord is against those that do evil.” – Saint Peter

49. “Your own malice is the bitterest of all evils. Is it then possible to correct malice by means of evil? Having a beam in your own eye, can you pull out the mote from the eye of another?” – John of Kronstadt

50. “What is there so fearful as the expectation of evil tidings delayed? Misery is a more welcome visitant when she comes in her darkest guise and wraps us in perpetual black, for then the heart no longer sickens with disappointed hope.” – Mary Shelley

Quotes That Will Help Keep You Away From the Evil Eye

51. “Keep your eyes open. Guard your thoughts. Negativity lurks to divide you from one another, so your better natures become poisoned with hate. This is not who you are. This is not who you were destined to be. Keep your eye on unity. Keep your eye on encouragement. Keep your eyes on love then negativity will take its place as a powerless force. That is when you will fulfill the purpose you were born to achieve.” – Tom Krause

52. “I will not live out of me. I will not see with others’ eyes. My good is good. My evil ill, I would be free.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

53. “If your success is not amazing to your critics, it disturbs, infuriates, and frustrates them, and if they’re not careful, may go hang themselves and go to hell.” – Michael Bassey Johnson

54. “An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind.” – Mahatma Gandhi

55. “I don’t think I’ve ever been face to face with pure evil, so I don’t think I’ve ever seen it with my own eyes. But I do understand human frailty, and I do understand the capacity of people to be intermittently noble, and virtuous, and fallible.” – Tom Hiddleston

56. “I will hide my heart in your heart, and you will hide your heart in my heart, and no evil eye will hear it, our common heart, as familiar, in unison, it throbs to the world.” – Kristian Goldmund Aumann

57. “Men are most powerfully affected by those evils which themselves feel, or which appear before their own eyes.” – Samuel Johnson

58. “The world will not be destroyed by those who do evil, but by those who watch them without doing anything.” – Albert Einstein

59. “A little black girl yearns for the blue eyes of a little white girl, and the horror at the heart of her yearning is exceeded only by the evil of fulfillment.” – Toni Morrison

60. “The evil eye brings a man to his grave and a camel into the cauldron.” – Prophet Muhammad

Evil Eye Quotes on Warding off Bad Energy

61. “Fury is the best fuel of all. It is so clean, so marvelous, so ruthless. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, rage against evil is better than sorrow. Sorrow can’t balance the scales.” – Lilith Saintcrow

62. “‘I see how you look at me,’ spits the hateful man. He thinks we look upon him with the evil eye when we are not looking at him that way at all. We are just looking at him. It’s because he can’t accept the hate inside of himself that he projects it onto us.” – Kate McGahan

63. “I just looked at her while all my realizations flooded my mind, and I decided that just because you think someone is perfect doesn’t give you the ticket to make them feel bad about themselves.” – C. JoyBell C.

64. “You are the makers of your own fortunes. You make yourselves suffer, you make good and evil, and it is you who put your hands before your eyes and say it is dark. Take your hands away and see the light.” – Swami Vivekananda

65. “You see with your eyes. This means you can be misled by charm, by outward appearance. By webs of glamor, by surface pretenses. I do not see with my eyes. I see good, and I see evil. Nothing else.” – Neil Gaiman

66. “And even though we both fly, give each other space and not the evil eye.” – Kamaal Ibn John Fareed

67. “Evil is the radiation of the human consciousness in certain transitional positions. It is not actually the sensual world that is a mere appearance. What is so is the evil of it, which, admittedly, is what constitutes the sensual world in our eyes.” – Franz Kafka

68. “But for that blindness which is inseparable from malice, what terrible powers of evil would it possess! Fortunately for the world, its venom, like that of the rattlesnake, when most poisonous, clouds the eye of the reptile and defeats its aim.” – William Gilmore Simms

69. “Justice, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Some see an innocent victim. Others will see evil incarnate getting exactly what’s deserved.” – Emily Thorne

70. “In being realistic, we do not always have to be pessimistic. Christ never blinked his eyes at bad things, but He never became so obsessed with human evil that He lost faith in man.” – Ralph Washington Sockman

71. “Unfortunately, it is much easier to shut one’s eyes to good than to evil. Pain and sorrow knock at our doors more loudly than pleasure and happiness, and the prints of their heavy footsteps are less easily effaced.” – Thomas Huxley

72. “Reason! How many eyes hast thou to see evils, and how dim, nay, blind, thou art in preventing them.” – Philip Sidney

73. “Even the blind men’s dogs appeared to know him, and when they saw him coming on, would tug their owners into doorways and up courts and then would wag their tails as though they said, ‘No eye at all is better than an evil eye, dark master!'” – Charles Dickens

74. “An eye for an eye, I say. If someone hits you, you hit back, do you not? Why then should not the State, very severely hit by you brutal hooligans, not hit back also? But the new view is to say no. The new view is that we turn the bad into the good. All of which seems to be grossly unjust.” – Anthony Burgess

75. “And so it’s an eye for an eye? A tooth for a tooth? Blood for blood? And for that blood, more blood? A sea of blood? Do you want to drown the world in blood? O naive, damaged girl! Is that how you mean to fight evil, little witcher?” – Andrzej Sapkowski

Powerful Quotes About the Evil Eye

76. “If you hold a candle close to you, its flame rises, and if you hold it away from you, its flame shrinks. The same way you hold a candle close to you, keep all your plans, aspirations, projects, and dreams close to you too. Do not share your plans or goals until you complete them because as you hold your candle away from you—envy, jealousy, and resentment may put out your flame before it grows.” – Suzy Kassem

77. “I have looked evil in the eye, my friend. I am afraid to say it does not blink.” – Adrian Cole

78. “Sixth sense, six-pack, six degrees of separation. My evil third eye blinks with no hesitation.” – Ghostface Killah

79. “There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority. and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.” – American Indian Proverbs

80. “The solid, solid universe is pervious to love with bandaged eyes he never errs. Around, below, above. His blinding light he flingeth white in God’s and Satan’s brood and reconciles by mystic wiles. The evil and the good.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

81. “There’s a whole lot of people in trouble tonight from the disease of conceit. Whole lot of people seeing double tonight from the disease of conceit. Give you delusions of grandeur and an evil eye. Give you the idea that you’re too good to die. Then they bury you from your head to your feet from the disease of conceit.” – Bob Dylan 

82. “Fashion is that horrid little man with an evil eye who tells you that your last winter’s coat may be in perfect physical condition, but you can’t wear it. You can’t wear it because it has a belt, and this year, we are not showing belts.” – Elizabeth Hawes

83. “It was dark now and broodingly sluggish like something supine waiting to spring with just the tip of its tail twitching. Leaves stood still on the trees. An evil green star glinted in the black sky like a hostile eye, like an evil spying eye.” – Cornell Woolrich

84. “Woman does not see what people of intellect perceived 50 years ago—that suffrage is an evil, that it has only helped to enslave people, that it has but closed their eyes, that they may not see how craftily they were made to submit.” – Emma Goldman

85. “These evils I deserve, and more justly, yet despair not of his final pardon whose ear is ever open, and his eye gracious to re-admit the suppliant.” – John Milton

More Quotes About the Evil Eye

86. “The message of Good Friday is that the dictum of an eye for an eye cannot work. The way to conquer evil is through good. Similarly, violence can be overcome only by non-violence and hatred by love.” – Anonymous

87. “How was it possible that the most honourable man she knew should be so overwhelmed by foul and baseless rumours? It made you suspect that honour had, in itself, a quality of the evil eye.” – Ford Madox Ford

88. “Away from her lips, she controlled herself by the help of an inward defiance, and without other sign of emotion than this lip-paleness, turned to her play. But Deronda’s gaze seemed to have acted as an evil eye. Her stake was gone.” – George Eliot

89. “I’m not certain, but I have a little gypsy blood in me, and my mother always told me that her grandma could give someone the evil eye, and I’d better not cross her because she had some of that blood in her. Mother always believed that she could predict the future, and she had dreams that came true.” – Sam Raimi

90. “So does the eye of heaven itself become an evil eye when incapable or sordid hands are interposed between it and the thing it looks upon to bless.” – Charles Dickens

Do You Believe In the Evil Eye?

Until now, many famous people have incorporated the evil eye in their fashion. It resulted in the rising popularity of amulets that will shield you from curses and misfortunes.

In the middle of a health and economic crisis, it is not uncommon to do anything to gather strength. Deflecting the bad energies coming to us is another way to live life with more security and happiness. Life is hard enough as it is, and our beliefs are sources of power in overcoming hardships.

We hope that you are handling these difficult times well. It is crucial to build resilience and keep on attracting positive energy as time passes. After all, surviving difficulties is what makes us wiser and stronger.

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