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Desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.

Prov. If you have a seemingly insurmountable problem, you must do things you ordinarily would not do in order to solve it. Fred: All my employees have been surly and morose for months. How can I improve their morale? Alan: Why not give everyone a raise? Fred: That's a pretty extreme suggestion. Alan: Yes, but desperate diseases must have desperate remedies.

There is a remedy for everything except death.

Prov. Everything but death can be cured.; As long as you are alive, your problems can somehow be solved. Bill: I'll never recover from losing Nancy. Fred: Nonsense. There is a remedy for everything except death. Whenever Linda despaired, she sternly reminded herself that there is a remedy for everything except death.
References in classic literature ?
The matter can be easily remedied," said the brow-beaten doctor; "Mr.
Tip also noticed that Jack's pumpkin head had twisted around until it faced his back; but this was easily remedied.
No, no; the misfortune is great, but it may perhaps be remedied.
Naturally, they have contaminated the new boys to a certain extent; but that can soon be remedied, and then Berande will be a respectable plantation.
This was overcome by prompt registration; but the marriages were not to be so easily remedied.
But we remedied this by means of composing draughts prescribed for that purpose by the doctor.