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Calamity Quotes

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Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance.
- Virgil

Related topics: Wisdom Life Human-Nature Psychology Patience Perseverance Persistence

Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts.
Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared.
- Sun Tzu

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
- Robert Bly

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside
of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
- Aeschylus

 

Calamity is the test of integrity.
- Samuel Richardson

The real effect of the WTC calamity has been depressed spirits,
anxiety, and uncertainty among publishers,
and of course those emotions are not restricted to publishers.
- Richard Curtis

Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
- William Davenant

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Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things,
in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
- Sydney Smith

He is not valiant that dares die, but he that boldly bears calamity.
- Philip Massinger

We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens
us than by one which has befallen us.
- John Lancaster Spalding

These hands which stretch out, implore,
beg, then rise to the head in a gesture of calamity.
- Frederick Leboyer

Often it takes some calamity to make us live in the present.
Then suddenly we wake up and see all the mistakes we have made.
- Bill Watterson

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.
- Publilius Syrus

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention
but calamity is the test of integrity.
- Samuel Richardson

A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage.
- Hesiod

A great source of calamity lies in regret and anticipation;
therefore a person is wise who thinks of the present alone,
regardless of the past or future.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly.
- Virgil

A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing,
but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
- Frederick Douglass

Therefore the elect shall go forth...
to see the torments of the impious, seeing which they will not be grieved,
but will be satiated with joy at the sight of the unutterable calamity of the impious.
- Peter Lombard

By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered
a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.
- Calamity Jane

There is no calamity which a great nation can invite
which equals that which follows a supine submission
to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor,
beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
- Eldridge Cleaver

Left the ranch in 1883, went to California,
going through the States and territories,
reached Ogden the latter part of 1883,
and San Francisco in 1884.
- Calamity Jane

He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood.
He who faces no calamity will need no courage.
Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human
nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles.
- Harry Emerson Fosdick

I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah,
arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer.
- Calamity Jane

During the fall and winter we built Fort Meade and the town of Sturgis.
- Calamity Jane

I was in Deadwood at the time and on hearing of the
killing made my way at once to the scene of the shooting
and found that my friend had been killed by McCall.
- Calamity Jane

Times of great calamity and confusion have been productive for the greatest minds.
The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace.
The brightest thunder-bolt is elicited from the darkest storm.
- Charles Caleb Colton

We remained in Texas leading a quiet home life until 1889.
- Calamity Jane

While in El Paso, I met Mr. Clinton Burk, a native
of Texas, who I married in August 1885.
- Calamity Jane

When I joined Custer I donned the uniform of a soldier.
It was a bit awkward at first but I soon got to be
perfectly at home in men's clothes.
- Calamity Jane

On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby,
the very image of its father, at least that is what he said,
but who has the temper of its mother.
- Calamity Jane

The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this:
If Gladstone fell into the Thames,
it would be a misfortune.
But if someone dragged him out again,
that would be a calamity.
- Benjamin Disraeli

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by
the very condition of humanity,
and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life,
we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating
the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison

What remains constant for me, during the last 15 years,
has been the conviction that the cold war was a calamity for the entire world,
and that it can be justified by no consideration of theory,
nor by any supposed national interest.
- Earl Browder

A Shakespearean tragedy as so far considered may be
called a story of exceptional calamity leading to the
death of a man in high estate.
But it is clearly much more than this,
and we have now to regard it from another side.
- Andrew Coyle Bradley

As many of the riders before me had been held up and
robbed of their packages,
mail and money that they carried, for that was the
only means of getting mail and money between these points.
- Calamity Jane

We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians,
and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes
during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded.
- Calamity Jane

It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills,
but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known,
I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers
looked on me as being a good fellow,
and they knew that I never missed my mark.
- Calamity Jane

The willow which bends to the tempest,
often escapes better than the oak which resists it;
and so in great calamities,
it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits
recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner
than those of a loftier character.
- Albert Schweitzer

A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
- Horace

What region of the earth is not full of our calamities?
- Virgil

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves,
and good fortune to others.
- Ambrose Bierce

Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great
calamities with cheerfulness,
not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
- Aristotle

He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.
- Beilby Porteus

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them,
since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind
and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
- Pietro Aretino

You want calamities? What about the Ice Age?
- Mario Cuomo

Crises are challenges, not calamities.
- Guy Verhofstadt

A majority of American citizens are now becoming skeptical
of the claim that our carbon footprints,
resulting from our use of fossil fuels,
are going to lead to climatic calamities.
But governments are not yet listening to the citizens.
- John Coleman

But generally speaking, people weren't fired,
art jobs were very hard to get, so something really
calamitous had to happen to a person who was working
there in order for you to find a space.
- Gil Kane

Take a chance! All life is a chance.
The man who goes farthest is generally
the one who is willing to do and dare.
- Dale Carnegie

People generally complain about only two things:
when they have less than yesterday,
and when they have less than their neighbor.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most successful people in life
are generally those who have the best information.
- Benjamin Disraeli

The minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Increase of material comforts,
it may be generally laid down,
does not in any way whatsoever
conduce to moral growth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

My compassionate intents are generally received clearly
and acted upon - perhaps not immediately,
or in exactly the way I hope -
but acted upon favorably, nonetheless.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Generally speaking, a howling wilderness does not howl:
it is the imagination of the traveler that does the howling.
- Henry David Thoreau

The healthy man does not torture others -
generally it is the tortured who turn into torturers.
- Carl Jung

Truth always rests with the minority,
and the minority is always stronger than the majority,
because the minority is generally formed by those
who really have an opinion,
while the strength of a majority is illusory,
formed by the gangs who have no opinion -
and who, therefore, in the next instant
(when it is evident that the minority is the stronger)
assume its opinion... while truth again reverts to a new minority.
- Soren Kierkegaard

If we take the generally accepted definition of bravery
as a quality which knows no fear, I have never seen a brave man.
All men are frightened. The more intelligent they are,
the more they are frightened.
- George S. Patton

It's not very heroic to slay dragons.
Dragons are generally very peaceful and well behaved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

The automobile, both a cause and an effect of this decentralization,
is ideally suited for our vast landscape and our generally
confused and contrary commuting patterns.
- Brock Yates

These capitalists generally act harmoniously and in concert,
to fleece the people.
- Abraham Lincoln

The direct use of force is such a poor solution to any problem,
it is generally employed only by small children and large nations.
- David Friedman

A kitten is chiefly remarkable for rushing about like mad at nothing whatever,
and generally stopping before it gets there.
- Agnes Repplier

The employer generally gets the employees he deserves.
- J. Paul Getty

Civilized countries generally adopt gold or silver or both as money.
- Alfred Marshall

I know of no more disagreeable situation than to be
left feeling generally angry without anybody in particular to be angry at.
- Frank Moore Colby

People who don't take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
People who do take risks generally make about two big mistakes a year.
- Peter Drucker

Our individual lives cannot, generally,
be works of art unless the social order is also.
- Charles Horton Cooley


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