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Wise Quotes about Evils

May you find great value in these Evils quotes and sayings.

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

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How much pain they have cost us,
the evils which have never happened.
- Thomas Jefferson

Conservative, n: A statesman who is enamored of existing evils,
as distinguished from the Liberal who wishes to replace them with others.
- Ambrose Bierce

Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding
and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
- Amy Lowell

 

He that will not apply new remedies must expect new evils;
for time is the greatest innovator.
- Francis Bacon

The most important and urgent problems of the technology
of today are no longer the satisfactions of the primary
needs or of archetypal wishes,
but the reparation of the evils and damages by the technology of yesterday.
- Dennis Gabor

I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob
me of the freedom to expand.
- Gordon Parks

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There are evils that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever...
money, for instance, or war.
- Saul Bellow

There are no necessary evils in government.
Its evils exist only in its abuses.
- Andrew Jackson

To rest satisfied with existing evils,
as if we could do nothing, is not obedience;
but neither is it obedience to imitate the actions of the apostles.
- John Nelson Darby

Of two evils, choose neither.
- Charles Spurgeon

Shall I tell you what the real evil is? To cringe to
the things that are called evils,
to surrender to them our freedom, in defiance of which
we ought to face any suffering.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

It's pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
- Meg White

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced,
I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries
that we have would have vanished.
- Swami Vivekananda

If it were possible to cure evils by lamentation and
to raise the dead with tears,
then gold would be a less valuable thing than weeping.
- Sophocles

Whenever I'm caught between two evils,
I take the one I've never tried.
- Mae West

You and I are stuck with the necessity of taking the
worst of two evils or none at all.
So-I'm taking the immature Democrat as the best of the two.
Nixon is impossible.
- Harry S. Truman

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being
subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain
in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

Science may have found a cure for most evils;
but it has found no remedy for the worst of them all -
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

I'm just deeply disappointed that once again we may
have to settle for the lesser of two evils.
- Howard Dean

Mankind are more disposed to suffer,
while evils are sufferable,
than to right themselves by abolishing
the forms to which they are accustomed.
- Thomas Jefferson

If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God,
whence cometh any good?
- Boethius

There's too much tendency to attribute to God the evils
that man does of his own free will.
- Agatha Christie

The ignorant mind, with its infinite afflictions,
passions, and evils, is rooted in the three poisons.
Greed, anger, and delusion.
- Bodhidharma

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try
the one I've never tried before.
- Mae West

Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods,
choose both.
- Tryon Edwards

The evils of mortals are manifold; nowhere is trouble of the same wing seen.
- Aeschylus

When I read about the evils of drinking,
I gave up reading.
- Henny Youngman

We pity in others only the those evils which we ourselves have experienced.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
- John Morley

The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.
- John Hay

Of two evils, the less is always to be chosen.
- Thomas Kempis

Our greatest evils flow from ourselves.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Self is the root, the tree, and the branches of all
the evils of our fallen state.
- William Law

One of the darkest evils of our world is surely the
unteachable wildness of the Good.
- H. G. Wells

Though all afflictions are evils in themselves,
yet they are good for us, because they discover to
us our disease and tend to our cure.
- David Viscott

I would rather be ignorant than knowledgeable of evils.
- Aeschylus

In America, with all of its evils and faults,
you can still reach through the forest and see the sun.
But we don't know yet whether that sun is rising or setting for our country.
- Dick Gregory

Ignorance is the mother of all evils.
- Francois Rabelais

There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces,
and that cure is freedom.
- Thomas B. Macaulay

When you choose the lesser of two evils,
always remember that it is still an evil.
- Max Lerner

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
- Mae West

To go to the world below, having a soul which is like
a vessel full of injustice,
is the last and worst of all the evils.
- Plato

Constantly choosing the lesser of two evils is still choosing evil.
- Jerry Garcia

Although war is evil, it is occasionally the lesser of two evils.
- McGeorge Bundy

Of two evils we must always choose the least.
- Thomas a Kempis

The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.
- Junius

Vladimir Nabokov said the two great evils of the 20th
century were Marx and Freud.
He was absolutely correct.
- Dean Koontz

She did not admire him any more than she had.
It was merely that she considered him the Lesser of two evils.
- Edgar Rice Burroghs

The worst evils which mankind has ever had to endure
were inflicted by bad governments.
- Ludwig von Mises

Imaginary evils are incurable.
- Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach

We have two evils to fight, capitalism and racism.
We must destroy both racism and capitalism.
- Huey Newton

For among other evils caused by being disarmed,
it renders you contemptible; which is one of those
disgraceful things which a prince must guard against.
- Niccolo Machiavelli

Imaginary evils soon become real one by indulging our reflections on them.
- John Ruskin

But what is liberty without wisdom, and without virtue?
It is the greatest of all possible evils;
for it is folly,
vice, and madness, without tuition or restraint.
- Edmund Burke

In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils -
mass unemployment and the threat of war.
- James Meade

To prefer evil to good is not in human nature;
and when a man is compelled to choose one of two evils,
no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.
- Plato

Uncertainty is the worst of all evils until the moment
when reality makes us regret uncertainty.
- Alphonse Karr

Umpires are necessary evils.
- Doug Harvey

Of two evils choose the prettier.
- Carolyn Wells

Substantial progress toward better things can rarely
be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies.
- William Howard Taft

All a man's affairs become diseased when he wishes to cure evils by evils.
- Sophocles

One of the greatest delusions in the world is the hope
that the evils in this world are to be cured by legislation.
- Thomas Reed

One of the evils of money is that it tempts us to look
at it rather than at the things that it buys.
- E. M. Forster

A disordered currency is one of the greatest political evils.
- Daniel Webster

Whoever lives among many evils just as I,
how can dying not be a source of gain?
- Sophocles

Dull would be the man who should merely tolerate this plan of social industry.
Weak would be the position of him who should take an
apologetic tone in defending it,
or present its claims in a merely negative way,
by exposing the evils and perils of the socialistic plan.
- John Bates Clark

My friends, whoever has had experience of evils knows
how whenever a flood of ills comes upon mortals,
a man fears everything; but whenever a divine force cheers on our voyage,
then we believe that the same fate will always blow fair.
- Aeschylus

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by
the very condition of humanity,
and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life,
we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating
the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison

There are two kinds of people; those who are always
well and those who are always sick.
Most of the evils of the world come from the first
sort and most of the achievement from the second.
- Louis Dudek

There are necessary evils.
Money is an important thing in terms of representing freedom in our world.
And now I have a daughter to think about.
It's really the first time I've thought about the future and what it could be.
- Johnny Depp


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