65 Plague Quotes On Success In Life

These plague quotes will inspire you. Plague, something that causes much distress.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging plague quotes, plague sayings, and plague proverbs.

Best Plague Quotes

  1. “This the times’ plague, when madmen lead the blind.” ~ William Shakespeare
  2. “What’s true of all the evils in the world is true of plague as well. It helps men to rise above themselves.” ~ Albert Camus
  3. “Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.” ~ Voltaire
  4. “…there’s no question of heroism in all this. It’s a matter of common decency. That’s an idea which may make some people smile, but the only means of fighting a plague is – common decency.” ~ Albert Camus

  5. “And indeed it could be said that once the faintest stirring of hope became possible, the dominion of plague was ended.” ~ Albert Camus
  6. “But what does it mean, the plague? It’s life, that’s all.” ~ Albert Camus
  7. “Last, but not least, avoid cliches like the plague.” ~ William Safire
  8. “No longer were their individual destinies; only a collective destiny, made of plague and emotions shared by all.” ~ Albert Camus

  9. “It’s coming home to roost over the next 50 years or so. It’s not just climate change; it’s sheer space, places to grow food for this enormous horde. Either we limit our population growth or the natural world will do it for us, and the natural world is doing it for us right now.” ~ David Attenborough
  10. “There are plagues, and there are victims, and it’s the duty of good men not to join forces with the plagues.” ~ Albert Camus
  11. “And now, my friends, a dragon’s toast! Here’s to life’s little blessings: war, plagues, and all forms of evil. Their presence keeps us alert— and their absence keeps us grateful.” ~ T.A. Barron
  12. “I have lived to see the greatest plague on earth — the condemning of God’s word, a fearful thing, surpassing all other plagues in the world; for thereupon most surely follow all manner of punishments, eternal and corporal.” ~ Martin Luther

  13. “Plague has hung over human history. The biggest human extinction was after 1492 in North and South America when the mortality rate was 95 percent, which is enormous. But again, I’m actually giving you grounds for optimism: There were enough to continue. The five percent who made it through are what you need to survive a bottleneck, which we have been through before.” ~ Margaret Atwood
  14. “Again and again there comes a time in history when the man who dares to say that two and two make four is punished with death. (“The Plague”)” ~ Albert Camus
  15. “We have become a plague upon ourselves and upon the Earth. It is cosmically unlikely that the developed world will choose to end its orgy of fossil energy consumption, and the Third World its suicidal consumption of landscape. Until such time as Homo Sapiens should decide to rejoin nature, some of us can only hope for the right virus to come along.” ~ David Graeber
  16. “War is the greatest plague that can afflict mankind… Any scourge is preferable to it.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

  17. “The Peloponnesian War turns out to be no dry chronicle of abstract cause and effect. No, it is above all an intense, riveting, and timeless story of strong and weak men, of heroes and scoundrels and innocents too, all caught in the fateful circumstances of rebellion, plague, and war that always strip away the veneer of culture and show us for what we really are.” ~ Thucydides
  18. “The plague of racism is insidious, entering into our minds as smoothly and quietly and invisibly as floating airborne microbes enter into our bodies to find lifelong purchase in our bloodstreams.” ~ Maya Angelou
  19. “Human beings are so destructive. I sometimes think we’re a kind of plague, that will scrub the earth clean. We destroy things so well that I sometimes think, maybe that’s our function. Maybe every few eons, some animal comes along that kills off the rest of the world, clears the decks, and lets evolution proceed to its next phase.” ~ Michael Crichton
  20. “It is in the thick of calamity that one gets hardened to the truth – in other words, to silence.” ~ Albert Camus

  21. “They knew now that if there is one thing one can always yearn for, and sometimes attain, it is human love.” ~ Albert Camus
  22. “Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.” ~ Jeremy Taylor
  23. “Calamity, war, famine, plague, death, adversity, disease, injury do not necessarily produce repentance. We may become better in a calamity but it does not necessarily make us repent. The essence of repentance is that we cannot be repentant until we confront our own self-righteousness with God’s righteousness.” ~ Fulton J. Sheen
  24. “As the medieval mind blamed God for human suffering, so the modern mind blames ‘the system’ for the industrial blight and plague of technology.” ~ Jennifer Stone

  25. “False fears are a plague, a modern plague!” ~ Michael Crichton
  26. “We must understand the role of human rights as empowering of individuals and communities. By protecting these rights, we can help prevent the many conflicts based on poverty, discrimination, and exclusion (social, economic, and political) that continue to plague humanity and destroy decades of development efforts. The vicious circle of human rights violations that lead to conflicts-which, in turn, lead to more violations-must be broken. I believe we can break it only by ensuring respect for all human rights.” ~ Mary Robinson
  27. “Auschwitz is outside of us, but it is all around us, in the air. The plague has died away, but the infection still lingers and it would be foolish to deny it. Rejection of human solidarity, obtuse and cynical indifference to the suffering of others, abdication of the intellect and of moral sense to the principle of authority, and above all, at the root of everything, a sweeping tide of cowardice, a colossal cowardice which masks itself as warring virtue, love of country and faith in an idea.” ~ Primo Levi , Plague quotes about suffering
  28. “The truth is that everyone is bored, and devotes himself to cultivating habits.” ~ Albert Camus

  29. “I’ve seen of enough of people who die for an idea. I don’t believe in heroism; I know it’s easy and I’ve learned it can be murderous. What interests me is living and dying for what one loves.” ~ Albert Camus
  30. “There are more things to admire in men than to despise.” ~ Albert Camus
  31. “They came to know the incorrigible sorrow of all prisoners and exiles, which is to live in company with a memory that serves no purpose.” ~ Albert Camus
  32. “Both of us victims of the same twentieth-century plague. Not the Black Death, this time; the Gray Life.” ~ Aldous Huxley

  33. “Make money your god, and it will plague you like the devil.” ~ Henry Fielding
  34. “A revolution is interesting insofar as it avoids like the plague the plague it promised to heal.” ~ Daniel Berrigan
  35. “There is a great fear that plagues only romantics and children… it is that they might be alright alone.” ~ Merrit Malloy
  36. “War is the greatest plague that can afflict humanity, it destroys religion, it destroys states, it destroys families. Any scourge is preferable to it.” ~ Martin Luther

  37. “My first wish is, to see this plague of mankind banished from the earth, and the sons and daughters of this world employed in more pleasing and innocent amusements, than in preparing implements, and exercising them, for the destruction of mankind.” ~ George Washington
  38. “Occasionally they came to villages, and at each village, they encountered a roadblock of fallen trees. Having had centuries of experience with the smallpox virus, the village elders had instituted their own methods for controlling the virus, according to their received wisdom, which was to cut their villages off from the world, to protect their people from a raging plague. It was reverse quarantine, an ancient practice in Africa, where a village bars itself from strangers during a time of disease and drives away outsiders who appear. (94)” ~ Richard Preston , Plague quotes quarantine
  39. “We need a plague. It’s gotta happen. And don’t worry, it’s only gonna kill the weak. Seriously. Put on a sweater, take some vitamins, you’re gonna be fine! We gotta let mother nature do her
    thing, man. She keeps trying to help us out and we won’t let her do it.” ~ Bill Burr
  40. “Other Definitions of Worry Anxiety is the great modern plague. But faith can cure it.” ~ Smiley Blanton

  41. “The fact that political ideologies are tangible realities is not a proof of their vitally necessary character. The bubonic plague was an extraordinarily powerful social reality, but no one would have regarded it as vitally necessary.” ~ Wilhelm Reich
  42. “And it is a wonder what will be the fashion after the plagueisdoneastoperiwigs, for nobody will dare to buy any hair for fear of the infection that it had been cut off the heads of people dead of the plague.” ~ Samuel Pepys
  43. “Paneloux is a man of learning, a scholar. He hasn’t come in contact with death; that’s why he can speak with such assurance of the truth with a capital T. But every country priest who visits his parishioners and has heard a man gasping for breath on his deathbed thinks as I do. He’d try to relieve human suffering before trying to point out its goodness.” ~ Albert Camus
  44. “A plague on eminence! I hardly dare cross the street anymore without a convoy, and I am stared at wherever I go like an idiot member of a royal family or an animal in a zoo, and zoo animals have been known to die from stares.” ~ Igor Stravinsky

  45. “The plague of government is senile delinquency.” ~ Mignon McLaughlin
  46. “A plague on both your houses.” ~ William Shakespeare
  47. “Leaving out the gamblers, the burglars, and the plumbers, perhaps we do put our trust in God after a fashion. But, after all, it is an overstatement. If cholera or black plague should come to these shores, perhaps the bulk of the nation would pray to be delivered from it, but the rest would put their trust in The Health Board.” ~ Mark Twain
  48. “But of all plagues, good Heaven, thy wrath can send, Save me, oh, save me, from the candid friend!” ~ George Canning

  49. “Poverty is a plague against which humanity must fight without ceasing.” ~ Pope Benedict XVI
  50. “Gossiping is the plague of little towns.” ~ George Sand
  51. “For plague and pestilence, plunder and pollution, the hazards of nature and the hunger of children are the foes of every nation. The earth, the sea, and the air are the concern of every nation.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  52. “Hope is a horrible thing, you know. I don’t know who decided to package hope as a virtue because it’s not. It’s a plague. Hope is like walking around with a fishhook in your mouth and somebody just keeps pulling it and pulling it.” ~ Ann Patchett

  53. “The plague of man is boasting of his knowledge.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  54. “Idleness is the great plague of India.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  55. “A study of Disease-of Pestilences methodically prepared and deliberately launched upon man and beast is certainly being pursued in the laboratories of more than one great country. Blight to destroy crops, Anthrax to slay horses and cattle, Plague to poison not armies but whole districts – such are the lines along which military science is remorselessly advancing.” ~ Winston Churchill
  56. “Of all the plagues with which the world is curst, Of every ill, a woman is the worst.” ~ George Granville, 1st Baron Lansdowne

  57. “Human beings have the capacity to learn to want almost any conceivable material object. Given, then, the emergence of a modern industrial culture capable of producing almost anything, the time is ripe for opening the storehouse of infinite need!… It is the modern Pandora’s box, and its plagues are loose upon the world.” ~ Jules Henry
  58. “I have a terrible time during elections. I am way too politically involved. I absolutely never argue politics with anyone, as it makes me crazy and full of judgment and hostility. I have two very conservative friends, whom I cherish and would entrust my life to; we avoid politics like the plague. So in a certain way, it limits how completely we let ourselves know each other, but this is just the way it is and it is the best we can do. And I am secretly convinced that God is a progressive Democrat.” ~ Anne Lamott
  59. “What can you do? [Bernie] Sanders, as a Jewish man: What could Pharaoh do to extend his time, and stop the plagues from coming on Egypt? This is the modern “Egypt”, Mr. Sanders. Let the Black man go and give us justice, and these things that are whipping you today will start diminishing, and you will get a longer period of time.” ~ Louis Farrakhan
  60. “The infectiousness of crime is like that of the plague.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  61. “I am accounted by some people as a good man. How cheap that character is acquired! Pay your debts, don’t borrow money, nor twist your kitten’s neck off, nor disturb a congregation, etc., your business is done. I know things of myself, which would make every friend I have fly me as a plague patient.” ~ Charles Lamb
  62. “The form of law which I propose would be as follows: In a state which is desirous of being saved from the greatest of all plagues-not faction, but rather distraction-there should exist among the citizens neither extreme poverty nor, again, excessive wealth, for both are productive of great evil . . . Now the legislator should determine what is to be the limit of poverty or of wealth.” ~ Plato
  63. “In the book, America had already been weakened by bio terror plagues before waves of selfish violence took down the rest. But the real enemy was the kind of male human being who nurses fantasies of violent glory at the expense of his fellow citizens.” ~ David Brin

  64. “where are the gods the gods hate us the gods have run away the gods have hidden in holes the gods are dead of the plague they rot and stink too there never were any gods there’s only death” ~ Ted Hughes
  65. “Venice is ever the fragile labyrinth at the edge of the sea and it reminds us how brief and perilous the journeys of our lives are; perhaps that is why we love it so. City of plagues and brief liaisons, city of lingering deaths and incendiary loves, city of chimeras, nightmares, pigeons, bells. You are the only city in the world whose dialect has a word for the shimmer of canal water reflected on the ceiling of a room.” ~ Erica Jong

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