The worst part was that there was a whole circle of kids watching it werent doing anything about it. This confirms that the quote is true because it shows that the bystanders saw the evil and didnt do anything, which is even worse. Another example is a popular show that many people have watched called Primetime: What Would You Do?.
In this show, actors pretend to be normal people doing things to see others reactions. Some examples are a prejudiced cashier refusing to serve a Muslim woman, A grocery bagger with Down syndrome insulted by a shopper, a group of gang of kids bullying a child with albinism etc. Hidden cameras show the bystanders reactions, and not surprisingly, some do nothing. Its amazing people can see horrible things like this and not want to do something. This also confirms how horrible it is to see evil and do nothing. In conclusion, its obvious this quote is universal. We have seen two examples that prove this quote is true. A lesson we should all take away from it is that if you ever see any type of evil you should take action and try to stop it and not be one of the bystanders.