Who is a righteous man and who is an evil man? Many people think a righteous man is one who does not transgress, and the evil person is one who constantly transgresses. But even the very righteous also transgress and even the very wicked perform good deeds.
The essential difference between the two is that a righteous person tries to overcome his desires to do wrong and the evil person does not. – R’ Yeruchem Levovitz zt”l