Of two evils choose the less


Of two evils choose the less
De dos males, el menor

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  • of two evils choose the less — Cf. ARISTOTLE Nicomachean Ethics II. ix. 1109a κατὰ τὸν δεύτερον, φασί, πλοῦν τὰ ἐλάχιστα ληπτέον τῶν κακῶν, we must as a second best course, it is said, take the least of the evils; CICERO De Officiis III. xxix. minima de malis, of evils choose… …   Proverbs new dictionary

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