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Of two evils we must always choose the least.
Thomas a Kempis
Imaginary evils are incurable.
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach
There is only one cure for the evils which newly acquired freedom produces, and that cure is freedom.
Thomas B. Macaulay
Substantial progress toward better things can rarely be taken without developing new evils requiring new remedies.
William Howard Taft
I suffered evils, but without allowing them to rob me of the freedom to expand.
Between two evils, choose neither; between two goods, choose both.
When you choose the lesser of two evils, always remember that it is still an evil.
If there is a God, whence proceed so many evils? If there is no God, whence cometh any good?
The evils of tyranny are rarely seen but by him who resists it.
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.
In politics the choice is constantly between two evils.
Take everything easy and quit dreaming and brooding and you will be well guarded from a thousand evils.
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
Its easy to view politicians as corrupt and voting essentially an act of picking the lesser of two evils. I understand that perspective and feel it's valid.
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
It's pretty sad when you have to choose between the lesser of two evils.
It has always been a great wrong that these men and their families should be held in bondage. We of the North have hitherto acquiesced in it, lest, in the endeavor to redress it in violation of the Constitution, greater evils might ensue.
Jay Alan Sekulow
Many of the railroad evils were inherent in the situation; they were explained by the fact that both managers and public were dealing with a new agency whose laws they did not completely understand.
In the 1930s one was aware of two great evils - mass unemployment and the threat of war.
To place oneself in the position of God is painful: being God is equivalent to being tortured. For being God means that one is in harmony with all that is, including the worst. The existence of the worst evils is unimaginable unless God willed them.
One has got to choose between the two evils, also between the lesser of the two evils in the matter of food, and therefore vegetarian food has got to he taken by man in order to sustain human life.
I have sometimes been haunted with the idea that it was an imperative duty, knowing what I know, and having seen what I have seen, to do all that lies in my power to show the dangers and the evils of this frightful institution.
The lives of the best of us are spent in choosing between evils.
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
I cannot be silent when facing these evils against women and children.
Of two evils choose the prettier.
If there were a clear prospect that such evils were part of a barbarian past, then at least we might find a small crumb of comfort. No such prospect exists: no scientific analysis can even remotely answer or account for past and present horrors of human behaviour.
Simon Conway Morris
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.
I have the greatest sympathy with the growth of the socialist party. I think they understand the evils that surround us and hammer them into people's minds better than we Liberals.
The delicate thing about the university is that it has a mixed character, that it is suspended between its position in the eternal world, with all its corruption and evils and cruelties, and the splendid world of our imagination.
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