Wickedness is a myth invented by good people to account for the curious attraction of others.
It's not the wickedness of the pagan that breaks my heart. It's the compromise of the Christian that grieves my soul.
R. C. Sproul
Wickedness is nourished by lust.
If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.
Great God, have pity on the wicked, for thou didst everything for the good, when thou madest them good!
I inquired what wickedness is, and I didn't find a substance, but a perversity of will twisted away from the highest substance - You, O God - towards inferior things, rejecting its own inner life and swelling with external matters.
So far as we are human, what we do must be either evil or good: so far as we do evil or good, we are human: and it is better, in a paradoxical way, to do evil than to do nothing: at least we exist.
T. S. Eliot
Wickedness is a kind of voluntary frenzy, and a chosen distraction.
It must now atone in blood for its complicity in wickedness.
Alas, what wickedness to swallow flesh into our own flesh, to fatten our greedy bodies by cramming in other bodies, to have one living creature fed by the death of another!
However wickedness outstrips men, it has no wings to fly from God.
Occasionally I was so much better that I could go out; but the streets used to put me in such a rage that I would lock myself up for days rather than go out, even if I were well enough to do so! I could not bear to see all those preoccupied, anxious-looking creatures continuously surging along the streets past me! Why are they always anxious? What is the meaning of their eternal care and worry? It is their wickedness, their perpetual detestable malice-that's what it is-they are all full of malice, malice!