When you deplore the conditions in the world, ask yourself, am I part of the problem or part of the solution?
— Unknown

It is incontestable and deplorable that Negroes have committed crimes; but they are derivative crimes. They are born of the greater crimes of the white society.
Martin Luther King, Jr. deplored quote

The deplorable mania of doubt exhausts me. I doubt about everything, even my doubts.
— Gustave Flaubert

We cannot afford merely to sit down and deplore the evils of city life as inevitable, when cities are constantly growing, both absolutely and relatively. We must set ourselves vigorously about the task of improving them; and this task is now well begun.
— Theodore Roosevelt

Things have got to be wrong in order that they may be deplored.
— deplored quotation by Alfred Whitney Griswold