Quotes and Sayings about Calamity



"It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Advice, Calamity)

"It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions."
- Robert Bly
(Related: Being, Calamity, Obsessions)

"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
(Related: Death, Calamity, Leading, Man, May, Now, Tragedy)

"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
(Related: War, Calamity, Consideration, Conviction, Interest, Theory, World, Years)

"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
(Related: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

"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
(Related: Calamity, Confusion)

"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
(Related: Anxiety, Calamity, Effect, Emotions, Spirits, Uncertainty)

"Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves."
- William Davenant
(Related: Calamity)

"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
(Related: Calamity, Difference, Misfortune)

"A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people."
- Frederick Douglass
(Related: People, Calamity, Learning, May, Want)

"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
(Related: Love, Nature, Courage, Calamity, Faces, Human nature, Will)

"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
(Related: Anticipation, Calamity, Future, Lies, Past, Present, Regret)

"A bad neighbor is as great a calamity as a good one is a great advantage."
- Hesiod
(Related: Calamity)

"A great calamity is as old as the trilobites an hour after it has happened."
- Oliver Wendell Holmes
(Related: Calamity, Old)

"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
(Related: Mother, Father, Baby, October, Temper)

"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
(Related: Home, Men, Clothes, First)

"We remained in Texas leading a quiet home life until 1889."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Home, Life, Leading, Quiet)

"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
(Related: states)

"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
(Related: Time, Friend, Hearing, Killing)

"I left Montana in Spring of 1866, for Utah, arriving at Salt Lake city during the summer."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Montana, Spring, Summer)

"During the fall and winter we built Fort Meade and the town of Sturgis."
- Calamity Jane
(Related: Winter)

"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
(Related: Age, Time, Remarkable)

"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
(Related: Money, Mail)

"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
(Related: Being, Quick, Reputation)

"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
(Related: Soldiers)

"When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped."
- Samuel Johnson
(Related: Calamity, First)

"These hands which stretch out, implore, beg, then rise to the head in a gesture of calamity."
- Frederick Leboyer
(Related: Calamity)

"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
(Related: Calamity, Joy, Sight, Will)

"He is not valiant that dares die, but he that boldly bears calamity."
- Philip Massinger
(Related: Calamity)

"Calamity is the test of integrity."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Calamity, Integrity)

"Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Mother, Calamity, Integrity, Invention, May, Necessity)

"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
(Related: Courage, Being, Calamity, Order)

"We are more disturbed by a calamity which threatens us than by one which has befallen us."
- John Lancaster Spalding
(Related: Calamity)

"Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid."
- Publilius Syrus
(Related: Calamity)

"Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared."
- Sun Tzu
(Related: Death, Calamity)

"Yield not to calamity, but face her boldly."
- Virgil
(Related: Calamity, Yield)

"Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance."
- Virgil
(Related: Calamity, Endurance)

"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
(Related: Calamity, Mistakes, Present)