quote by Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

As long as we give room for domination and the dominators, there will be worries and worried people. Poverty and pestilence will live eternally in the country.

— Periyar E. V. Ramasamy

Simplistic Pestilence quotations

Everything passes away-suffering,pain, blood, hunger,pestilence.

The sword will pass away too, but the stars will remain when the shadows of our presence and our deeds have vanished from the Earth. There is no man who does not know that. Why, then, will we not turn our eyes toward the stars? Why?


He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

Why bad things happen to good people

It’s time to close the books on infectious diseases, declare the war against pestilence won, and shift national resources to such chronic problems as cancer and heart disease.

By an increase in anger, warfare arises.

By an increase of greed, famine arises. By an increase of stupidity, pestilence arises. Because these three calamities occur, the people's earthly desires grow all the more intense, and their false views thrive and multiply.


Science has eradicated smallpox, can immunise against most previously deadly viruses, can kill most previously deadly bacteria. Theology has done nothing but talk of pestilence as the wages of sin.

All I maintain is that on this earth there are pestilences and there are victims, and it's up to us, so far as possible, not to join forces with the pestilences. That may sound simple to the point of childishness; I can't judge if it's simple, but I know it's true.

The view of the Earth from the Moon fascinated me -- a small disk, 240,000 miles away. . . . Raging nationalistic interests, famines, wars, pestilence, don't show from that distance.

Each civilization has its own kind of pestilence and can control it only by reforming itself.

Power, like a desolating pestilence, pollutes whatever it touches.


The god of the Christians, as we have seen, is the god who makes promises only to break them; who sends them pestilence and disease in order to heal them; a god who demoralizes mankind in order to improve it. A god who created man after his own image, and still the origin of evil in man is not accredited to him.

LEXICOGRAPHER, n. A pestilent fellow who, under the pretense of recording some particular stage in the development of a language, does what he can to arrest its growth, stiffen its flexibility and mechanize its methods.

From winter, plague and pestilence, good lord, deliver us!

Few things are sadder than encountering a person who knows exactly what he should do, yet cannot muster enough energy to do it. "He who desires but acts not," wrote Blake with his accustomed vigor, "Breeds pestilence.

Might the peasant expect the Almighty to stay the thunder storm, which clears the air of a nation from pestilence, lest the lightning bold should in its flash kill his cow?


Here is a fearful enemy of God and man — the liquor traffic;

it makes ruthless war upon the people; it blasts and destroys their homes as with pestilence and fire; it kills savagely, cruelly, more than a hundred thousand of them every year; robbing them first and driving wives and children to rain and despair.

There is no pestilence in a state like a zeal for religion, independent of morality.

Climate change: It's here. If we don't react, war, pestilence and famine will follow close behind

When old friends get together, everything else fades to insignificance.

"- War, Famine, Pestilence, and Death

In seasons of pestilence, some of us will have a secret attraction to the disease--a terrible passing inclination to die of it.


A man with a machine and inadequate culture is a pestilence.

The essence of war is fire, famine, and pestilence.

They contribute to its outbreak; they are among its weapons; they become its consequences.

A lie should be trampled on and extinguished wherever found.

I am for fumigating the atmosphere when I suspect that falsehood, like pestilence, breathes around me.

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.

Discipline in perception lets you clearly see the advantage and the proper course of action in every situation—without the pestilence of panic or fear.


Let us be separated by wars and pestilence, death, madness but not by the passing of time.

The earth, the sea and air are the concern of every nation.

And science, technology, and education can be the ally of every nation.

Everybody knows that pestilences have a way of recurring in the world;

yet somehow we find it hard to believe in ones that crash down on our heads from a blue sky.

Consider the problem of over-population.

Rapidly mounting human numbers are pressing ever more heavily on natural resources. What is to be done?... The annual increase of numbers should be reduced. But how? We are given two choices -- famine, pestilence and war on the one hand, birth control on the other. Most of us choose birth control.

There is a type of snobbish, pompous journalist who thinks that the only news that has any validity is war, famine, pestilence or politics. I don’t come from that school.


Statistics has been the handmaid of science, and has poured a flood of light upon the dark questions of famine and pestilence, ignorance and crime, disease and death.

He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.

There are wars, there's pestilence, there are plagues, there is corruption in religious circles, corruption in the government, when was it not?

The ravages of drink are greater than those of war pestilence and famine combined.