Quotes and Sayings about Crisis



"In times of life crisis, whether wild fires or smoldering stress, the first thing I do is go back to basics... am I eating right, am I getting enough sleep, am I getting some physical and mental exercise everyday."
- Edward Albert
(Related: Life, Crisis, Eating, Exercise, First, Right, Sleep, Stress)

"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Crisis, Hell, Neutrality)

"Mr. Speaker, our Nation must no longer be complacent about underage drinking and its alarming consequences. We must bring this national public health crisis out of the shadow and into the bright light of a national priority."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Health, Consequences, Crisis, Drinking, Light, Nation, Public, Shadow)

"With such compelling information, the question is why haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry."
- Lucille Roybal Allard
(Related: Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking, Information, Question)

"Real style is not having a program - it's how one behaves in a crisis."
- Frank Auerbach
(Related: Crisis, Style)

"The School Energy Crisis Relief Act authorizes the Secretary of Energy to issue energy assistance grants to help the poorest school districts across the Nation offset these unexpected and challenging costs."
- Joe Baca
(Related: Act, Crisis, Energy, Help, Nation, School)

"I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way."
- Martha Beck
(Related: Life, Opportunity, Crisis, Deep)

"The current health crisis, however, is a little more the work of the evil empire. We were told, we were assured, that the more meat and dairy and poultry we ate, the healthier we'd be."
- Mark Bittman
(Related: Health, Work, Crisis, Evil)

"The President and the Democrats on Congress have exploited the financial crisis to advance their socialist big government tax, spend and borrow agenda."
- Bradley A. Blakeman
(Related: Government, Financial, Congress, Crisis, Democrats, Tax, President)

"I think the government should do everything they possibly can to, to bring this crisis to an end; and that means going after BP, enforcing the laws that are on the books, and restoring the gulf to its original condition."
- John Boehner
(Related: Government, Books, Crisis, End, Laws)

"Asean is obviously a very important association for us. Over the past 30 years Asean has made great strides in regional cooperation covering a number of areas, although recently it has been under strain because of the financial crisis and other challenges."
- Hassanal Bolkiah
(Related: Financial, Cooperation, Crisis, Past, Years)

"I support the recommendations made by the International Crisis Group. The primary responsibility is for Kosovo Albanians to demonstrate that their treatment of minorities is adequate."
- Emma Bonino
(Related: Crisis, Responsibility, Support, Treatment)

"Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death's door when they have a simple head cold?"
- Shirley Booth
(Related: Men, Death, Accidents, Crisis)

"The DC 9/11: Time of Crisis film was hard to get the part; I had to audition three times. It was very serious and very sobering. We studied and tried to re-create all the stuff that we all saw that day."
- Timothy Bottoms
(Related: Time, Crisis, Day, Film)

"David Brinkley was an icon of modern broadcast journalism, a brilliant writer who could say in a few words what the country needed to hear during times of crisis, tragedy and triumph."
- Tom Brokaw
(Related: Country, Crisis, Journalism, Tragedy, Words, Writer)

"Several unions have agreed to larger employee contributions for their members. Taxpayers are living with cuts and making sacrifices to deal with the reality of California's budget crisis, state workers are going to have to do the same."
- Jerry Brown
(Related: Crisis, Living, Reality, State, Workers)

"If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever, there are heroes who rise above it."
- Jerry Bruckheimer
(Related: Crisis, Heroes)

"In a crisis, don't hide behind anything or anybody. They're going to find you anyway."
- Paul Bryant
(Related: Crisis)

"Well, I have also believed in empowering the individual and believe there is a degree of inertia in big government that hampers the ability to respond to a rapidly evolving crisis."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: Government, Ability, Crisis)

"The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength."
- George W. Bush
(Related: Financial, Growth, Strength, Crisis, Taxes)

"If for no other reason than the energy crisis now facing this country, the federal government should be eager to become partners with us in rebuilding our city."
- Jane Byrne
(Related: Government, Country, Crisis, Energy, Now, Reason)

"In reality drilling is the slowest, dirtiest, and most expensive way to solve our energy crisis."
- Lois Capps
(Related: Crisis, Drilling, Energy, Reality)

"Now is not the time to give greater protections to pharmaceutical companies that put unsafe drugs like Vioxx on the market. Such protections have nothing to do with the liability insurance crisis facing doctors and should be stripped from this bill."
- Dennis Cardoza
(Related: Time, Crisis, Doctors, Drugs, Nothing, Now)

"In every war zone that I've been in, there has been a reality and then there has been the public perception of why the war was being fought. In every crisis, the issues have been far more complex than the public has been allowed to know."
- John Le Carre
(Related: War, Perception, Being, Crisis, Public, Reality, Zone)

"In short, our response as a party should be to work to solve the crises that produce crisis pregnancies, and work to make life worth living for mother and child, rather than victimize the child as a way of dealing with the crisis."
- Robert Casey
(Related: Life, Work, Mother, Crisis, Living, Party, Worth)

"My idea, as the whole world knows, is that the capitalist system now doesn't work either for the United States or the world, driving it from crisis to crisis, which are each time more serious."
- Fidel Castro
(Related: Time, Work, Idea, Crisis, Driving, Now, states, United, World)

"It is popular to call it a crisis of the Western world. It is in fact a crisis of the whole world. Communism, which claims to be a solution of the crisis, is itself a symptom and an irritant of the crisis."
- Whittaker Chambers
(Related: Communism, Crisis, Fact, Popular, Solution, World)

"Racism is always there underneath, but usually it is exploited in these times of economic crisis, and it's hard to find out when one slides into another."
- Iris Chang
(Related: Crisis, Racism)

"Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day to day living that wears you out."
- Anton Chekhov
(Related: Crisis, Day, Living)

"Our state is in crisis. Our people are hurting. Now is the time when we all must resist the traditional, selfish call to protect your own turf at the cost of our state. It is time to leave the corner, join the sacrifice, come to the center of the room and be part of the solution."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Time, Sacrifice, People, Crisis, Now, Solution, State)

"We've got to be judged by how we do in times of crisis."
- Johnnie Cochran
(Related: Crisis)

"Successful people recognize crisis as a time for change - from lesser to greater, smaller to bigger."
- Edwin Louis Cole
(Related: Change, Time, People, Successful, Crisis)

"See, what you're meant to do when you have a mid-life crisis is buy a fast car, aren't you? Well, I've always had fast cars. It's not that. It's the fear that you're past your best. It's the fear that the stuff you've done in the past is your best work."
- Robbie Coltrane
(Related: Work, Car, Fear, Crisis, Past)

"The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, Action, Crisis, Will)

"The environmental crisis arises from a fundamental fault: our systems of production - in industry, agriculture, energy and transportation - essential as they are, make people sick and die."
- Barry Commoner
(Related: Environmental, People, Agriculture, Crisis, Energy, Production)

"There is no better illustration of that crisis than the fact that the president is openly violating our nation's laws by authorizing the NSA to engage in warrantless surveillance of U.S. citizens."
- John Conyers
(Related: Crisis, Fact, Laws, Nation, President)

"I think these movies are as much for people of that time as for people who weren't born. For people who weren't born, they see how leaders must act under a crisis situation, not trying to be re-elected or not trying to check polls, that they go from their gut check."
- Kevin Costner
(Related: Movies, Time, People, Act, Crisis, Leaders, Trying)

"If you don't have a spiritual practice in place when times are good, you can't expect to suddenly develop one during a moment of crisis."
- Doug Coupland
(Related: Crisis, Practice, Spiritual)

"Man is not imprisoned by habit. Great changes in him can be wrought by crisis - once that crisis can be recognized and understood."
- Norman Cousins
(Related: Habit, Crisis, Man)

"Perhaps two million years ago the creatures of a planet in some remote galaxy faced a musical crisis similar to that which we earthly composers face today."
- George Crumb
(Related: Composers, Crisis, Today, Years)

"Every great crisis of human history is a pass of Thermopylae, and there is always a Leonidas and his three hundred to die in it, if they can not conquer."
- George William Curtis
(Related: History, Crisis)

"Being on a movie set is like one long financial crisis."
- John Cusack
(Related: Financial, Being, Crisis)

"First National Bank laid off 1,000 people; where do they go? There are no jobs for them. So we are having serious economic problems in this country. We are in a real economic crisis."
- Richard M. Daley
(Related: People, Country, Crisis, First, Jobs, Problems)

"You can't relate to a superhero, to a superman, but you can identify with a real man who in times of crisis draws forth some extraordinary quality from within himself and triumphs but only after a struggle."
- Timothy Dalton
(Related: Quality, Crisis, Man, Struggle)

"You know, let a few years go by until I hit my midlife crisis. Then that can be documented on film."
- Claire Danes
(Related: Crisis, Film, Years)

"Our theology is still in a time of crisis, and I think this will last for some years more."
- Godfried Danneels
(Related: Time, Crisis, Theology, Will, Years)

"The Bush Administration claims there is a Social Security crisis only to distract Americans from its serious mismanagement of the federal budget."
- Mark Dayton
(Related: Americans, Crisis, Security)

"There's a new medical crisis. Doctors are reporting that many men are having allergic reactions to latex condoms. They say they cause severe swelling. So what's the problem?"
- Phyllis Diller
(Related: Medical, Men, Cause, Crisis, Doctors)

"The Bush Administration and the Congress have to stop ignoring this crisis in international trade. The longer we ignore it, the more American jobs will move overseas. It's just that simple."
- Byron Dorgan
(Related: American, Congress, Crisis, Jobs, Trade, Will)

"There's nothing like a family crisis, especially a divorce, to force a person to re-evaluate his life."
- Michael Douglas
(Related: Family, Life, Crisis, Divorce, Force, Nothing)

"The war and terrorism in the Middle East, the crisis of leadership in many of the oil-supply countries in the developing world, the crisis of global warming - all these are very clearly tied to energy."
- Julia Louis Dreyfus
(Related: Leadership, War, Countries, Crisis, Energy, Global warming, Oil, Terrorism, World)

"Our country is not in crisis; there are no tanks in the streets. No matter what the outcome of the president's situation, life in America will go on. Our lives will continue to be filled with practical matters, not constitutional ones."
- Jennifer Dunn
(Related: Life, America, Country, Crisis, President, Will)

"It takes a lot of experience of life to see why some relationships last and others do not. But we do not have to wait for a crisis to get an idea of the future of a particular relationship. Our behavior in little every incidents tells us a great deal."
- Eknath Easwaran
(Related: Experience, Life, Idea, Behavior, Crisis, Future, Relationships)

"Poetry is a natural energy resource of our country.It has no energy crisis, possessing a potential that will last as long as the country. Its power is equal to that of any country in the world."
- Richard Eberhart
(Related: Poetry, Power, Country, Crisis, Energy, Potential, Will, World)

"The film is about Joe discovering who his mother and father are and his relationship with them, and the identity crisis he goes through once he finds out who his parents are."
- Christopher Eccleston
(Related: Mother, Father, Crisis, Film, Identity, Parents)

"Finally, I am encouraged to note that the Security Council issued a statement today expressing its concern about the massive humanitarian crisis in Darfur and calling on all parties to the conflict to protect civilians and reach a ceasefire."
- Jan Egeland
(Related: Concern, Conflict, Crisis, Security, Today)

"I totally relate to Tom Cruise. He's not crazy, it's just the litany of the mid-life crisis."
- Bret Easton Ellis
(Related: Crisis)

"You never let a serious crisis go to waste. And what I mean by that it's an opportunity to do things you think you could not do before."
- Rahm Emanuel
(Related: Opportunity, Crisis, Waste)

"What I object to the current government intervention in so-called 'solving the crisis', they haven't solved anything. They've just postponed it."
- Marc Faber
(Related: Government, Crisis)

"While Social Security faces some long-term challenges, the system is not in crisis."
- Chaka Fattah
(Related: Crisis, Faces, Security)

"Honestly, Flav is not much of a video game player these days. BUT, I used to spend hours on Time Crisis. I beat all levels, man."
- Flavor Flav
(Related: Time, Crisis, Man)

"It's an interesting line that I walk. The AIDS crisis has done a lot for my songs and made them proliferate, and my songs have contributed a lot to that cause as well."
- David Friedman
(Related: Cause, Crisis, Songs)

"I want to assure your excellency that I am occupying myself permanently and jointly with my team to achieve a solution as soon as possible to this crisis, the principal objective being the safeguarding of the health and life of those who are inside."
- Alberto Fujimori
(Related: Health, Life, Being, Crisis, Solution, Want)

"The Egyptian tomb was the outcome of the Mesopotamian influence and followed from the religious crisis the country had undergone."
- Stephen Gardiner
(Related: Country, Crisis, Influence, Religious)

"Nobody but radicals have ever accomplished anything in a great crisis."
- James A. Garfield
(Related: Crisis)

"Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own."
- Charles de Gaulle
(Related: Action, Character, Crisis, Man, Responsibility)

"This crisis exposed very significant problems in the financial systems of the United States and some other major economies. Innovation got too far out in front of the knowledge of risk."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Knowledge, Financial, Crisis, Innovation, Problems, Risk, states, United)

"This crisis is not simply a more severe version of the usual business cycle recession, the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Business, Crisis)

"Looking past the immediate crisis, a more resilient system must be built on stronger and better designed shock absorbers, both in the major institutions and in the infrastructure of the financial system."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Financial, Crisis, Past)

"Although this crisis in some ways started in the United States, it is a global crisis. We bear a substantial share of the responsibility for what has happened, but factors that made the crisis so acute and so difficult to contain lie in a broader set of global forces that built up in the years before the start of our current troubles."
- Timothy Geithner
(Related: Lie, Crisis, Responsibility, states, United, Years)

"The World Bank is now the biggest culprit in the debt crisis."
- Susan George
(Related: Crisis, Debt, Now, World)

"It took us years to get into the mess that we got ourselves in at the end of 2008, and it's going to take a while to get us out. We lost eight million jobs, we saw a financial system near collapse, we have a continuing housing crisis that we're making progress on dealing with."
- Robert Gibbs
(Related: Progress, Financial, Crisis, End, Jobs, Years)

"I do think that we are facing a crisis in our democracy. As true patriots, each and every one of us has to speak up, speak out, and change those in charge. Our democracy depends upon it."
- Robert Greenwald
(Related: Change, Crisis, Democracy)

"A radical inner transformation and rise to a new level of consciousness might be the only real hope we have in the current global crisis brought on by the dominance of the Western mechanistic paradigm."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Hope, Consciousness, Crisis, Radical)

"I believe it is essential for our planetary future to develop tools that can change the consciousness which has created the crisis that we are in."
- Stanislav Grof
(Related: Change, Consciousness, Crisis, Future, Tools)

"Then came the hostage crisis during which Carter did nothing to rattle the ayatollahs who hung tough until Ronald Reagan was inaugurated, when they suddenly backed down."
- Alexander Haig
(Related: Crisis, Nothing)

"America's health care system is in crisis precisely because we systematically neglect wellness and prevention."
- Tom Harkin
(Related: Health, Wellness, America, Care, Crisis, Neglect, Prevention)

"I am pleased to see that many of the world's leaders have publicly recognized that the crisis in the Middle East was deliberately incited by terrorist organizations."
- Alcee Hastings
(Related: Crisis, Leaders, World)

"The completely solitary self: that's where poetry comes from, and it gets isolated by crisis, and those crises are often very intimate also."
- Seamus Heaney
(Related: Poetry, Crisis)

"The years of the economic depression have been years of political reaction, and that is why the economic crisis has generated a world peace crisis."
- Arthur Henderson
(Related: Peace, Crisis, Depression, World, Years)

"No one should have to choose between medicine and other necessities. No one should have to use the emergency room every time a child gets sick. And no one should have to live in constant fear that a medical problem will become a financial crisis."
- Brad Henry
(Related: Medical, Time, Fear, Financial, Crisis, Medicine, Will)

"I also believed that our public at home would be strong enough to survive even the present crisis."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: Home, Crisis, Present, Public)

"I believed that our own public would keep this in mind even in this serious crisis, and stand firm if only we at the front continued to stand firm too."
- Paul von Hindenburg
(Related: Crisis, Mind, Public)

"Every new adjustment is a crisis in self-esteem."
- Eric Hoffer
(Related: Crisis, Self)

"Look at what President Kennedy managed to achieve during the Cuban missile crisis. If Bush had been president in 1962, do you think he would have avoided a nuclear war?"
- Bianca Jagger
(Related: War, Crisis, President)

"With a foreign policy appropriately rooted in some sense of humanitarian decency, the Central African crisis will not be easily ignored by American policymakers. It screams for remedy."
- Michael Johns
(Related: Policy, African, American, Crisis, Decency, Foreign policy, Sense, Will)

"The British have a remarkable talent for keeping calm, even when there is no crisis."
- Franklin P. Jones
(Related: Talent, Crisis, Remarkable)

"I was in the middle of a crossroads, which is a nice way of saying crisis, physically, emotionally and spiritually. You know the physical part. We just talked about it."
- Star Jones
(Related: Crisis, Saying)

"The widespread diffusion of nuclear weapons would make many nations able, and in some cases also create the pressure, to aggravate an on-going crisis, or even touch off a war between two other powers for purposes of their own."
- Herman Kahn
(Related: War, Crisis, Nations, Pressure, Weapons)

"When is a crisis reached? When questions arise that can't be answered."
- Ryszard Kapuscinski
(Related: Crisis, Questions)

"But the most important thing about that story, which is not often told, is that as a result after the Cuban missile crisis, immediate steps were taken to correct our inability to collect on the movement of nuclear material out of the Soviet Union to other places."
- David Kay
(Related: Crisis, Result)

"They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race."
- Denis Kearney
(Related: People, Crisis, Greed, Public, Race)

"Government alone cannot solve the problems we deal with in our correctional facilities, treatment centers, homeless shelters and crisis centers - we need our faith-based and community partners."
- Dirk Kempthorne
(Related: Government, Faith, Community, Crisis, Problems, Treatment)

"When written in Chinese, the word "crisis" is composed of two characters. One represents danger and the other represents opportunity."
- John F. Kennedy
(Related: Opportunity, Danger, Word)

"The best way to begin genuine bipartisanship to make America stronger is to work together on the real crises facing our country, not to manufacture an artificial crisis to serve a special interest agenda out of touch with the needs of Americans."
- John F. Kerry
(Related: Work, America, Americans, Country, Crisis, Interest, Needs)

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full."
- Henry A. Kissinger
(Related: Crisis)

"Actually, the Kentucky moment was better than winning the two National Championships, because it was the epitome of what I try to get from a team in a crisis situation."
- Mike Krzyzewski
(Related: Winning, Crisis, Kentucky)

"It is, I think, particularly in periods of acknowledged crisis that scientists have turned to philosophical analysis as a device for unlocking the riddles of their field. Scientists have not generally needed or wanted to be philosophers."
- Thomas Kuhn
(Related: Crisis, Scientists)

"Crisis alone is not enough. There must also be a basis, though it need be neither rational nor ultimately correct, for faith in the particular candidate chosen."
- Thomas Kuhn
(Related: Faith, Crisis)

"Progressive rhetoric has the effect of concealing social crisis and moral breakdown by presenting them as the birth pangs of a new order."
- Christopher Lasch
(Related: Crisis, Effect, Order, Rhetoric)

"But the most important thing is, Enron did not cause the California crisis."
- Kenneth Lay
(Related: Cause, Crisis, Enron)

"This is a crisis, but there is an opportunity to help revitalize and renew the Catholic community."
- William P. Leahy
(Related: Opportunity, Community, Crisis, Help)

"I counted on sixty days only, but I held out for 133. I didn't go into power, but to get power I borrowed some power from the President and made him sign a number of decrees and give me enough power to create a system capable of handling crisis situations."
- Aleksandr Lebed
(Related: Power, Crisis, President)

"I'm trying to use the language of today to express a general existential crisis that I think the world and I are going through."
- Sean Lennon
(Related: Crisis, Language, Today, Trying, World)

"While it is clear that we need to make some adjustments to protect Social Security for the long term, it is disingenuous to say that the trust fund is facing a crisis."
- Carl Levin
(Related: Trust, Crisis, Security)

"Meth production and use is a serious problem in Kentucky and across the country. Clearly, there is a growing need for a national strategy to combat this crisis. Increasing public awareness is a significant means for prevention."
- Ron Lewis
(Related: Strategy, Awareness, Country, Crisis, Kentucky, Prevention, Production, Public)

"I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts."
- Abraham Lincoln
(Related: Truth, People, Crisis, Facts)

"I move to appoint a Committee to correspond with the neighboring colonies, on the present important Crisis."
- Isaac Low
(Related: Committee, Crisis, Present)

"I wouldn't go back on my old days, though; everybody needs to have their wild years. It's just a question of when and I'd rather have had them early than be doing it as a mid-life crisis type thing."
- Rob Lowe
(Related: Crisis, Needs, Old, Question, Years)

"I find it inconceivable that we're meeting for five and a half days, and there isn't one moment on the agenda to deal with the greatest crisis we've ever had in the church since 1789."
- Roger Mahony
(Related: Church, Crisis, Meeting)

"Close scrutiny will show that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance, or stay where you are."
- Maxwell Maltz
(Related: Will)

"I suspect the psychological pressure associated with that crisis caused the first mental blackout I had ever suffered. It contributed to a deterioration in my health that later required the insertion of a heart pacemaker."
- Kamisese Mara
(Related: Health, Heart, Crisis, First, Pressure)

"Fashion is never in crisis because clothes are always necessary."
- Achille Maramotti
(Related: Clothes, Crisis, Fashion)

"Every crisis offers you extra desired power."
- William Moulton Marston
(Related: Power, Crisis)

"Anyway, our family went into complete crisis mode. I have two older brothers, and we rallied as a family."
- Kathy Mattea
(Related: Family, Brothers, Crisis)

"Where I once constantly lost my temper, I found myself arriving at a crisis and experiencing peace."
- Josh McDowell
(Related: Peace, Crisis, Temper)

"I will not let anyone tell me we must spend more money. This crisis did not come about because we issued too little money but because we created economic growth with too much money and it was not sustainable growth."
- Angela Merkel
(Related: Money, Growth, Crisis, Will)

"I believe that it is irresponsible, it is basically part of the crisis of leadership in D.C. to not look at Social Security and understand that there has got to be a solution posed. We've got to take a look at it and make sure that we create a solution so our seniors aren't left out in the cold."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Leadership, Crisis, Security, Solution)

"We are at crisis point. I think anybody that sees this nation as being on stable economic or fiscal ground is fooling themselves."
- Joe Miller
(Related: Being, Crisis, Nation)

"I began drinking alcohol at the age of thirteen and gave it up in my fifty sixth year; it was like going straight from puberty to a mid-life crisis."
- George Montgomery
(Related: Age, Alcohol, Crisis, Drinking)

"If one of us, any of us, any American is traveling in a town somewhere in America and a medical crisis hits them, for someone who is diabetic or perhaps has heart disease or some other problems, where do we get the records to determine what to do?"
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Medical, Heart, America, American, Crisis, Disease, Problems, Traveling)

"Illegal immigration is crisis for our country. It is an open door for drugs, criminals, and potential terrorists to enter our country. It is straining our economy, adding costs to our judicial, healthcare, and education systems."
- Timothy Murphy
(Related: Education, Country, Crisis, Drugs, Economy, Healthcare, Open, Potential)

"Argentine political life is like the life of an ant community or an African forest tribe: full of events, full of crisis and deaths, but life is always cyclical, and the year ends as it begins."
- V. S. Naipaul
(Related: Life, African, Community, Crisis, Events)

"President Bush is manufacturing a crisis by suggesting that Social Security is in imminent danger. It is not."
- Richard Neal
(Related: Crisis, Danger, Manufacturing, President, Security)

"A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Leader, Action, Crisis, Man)

"Every little thing counts in a crisis."
- Jawaharlal Nehru
(Related: Crisis)

"If you're setting a game during the Cuban Missile Crisis, look through a library. find out what people were wearing, what other issues were in the news, how houses were furnished, what cars were being driven. Especially include things which now seem foreign."
- Graham Nelson
(Related: People, Being, Crisis, Houses, News, Now)

"Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another."
- Richard M. Nixon
(Related: Life, History, Being, Crisis, Sense)

"We all knew this. We all knew that it would take more time than any of us want to dig ourselves out of this hole created by this economic crisis."
- Barack Obama
(Related: Time, Crisis, Want)

"If Carter had been there when the AIDS crisis came up, it would have been a whole different story. It could have been treated like a legitimate disease."
- Jean O'Leary
(Related: Crisis, Disease)

"In prehistoric times, mankind often had only two choices in crisis situations: fight or flee. In modern times, humor offers us a third alternative; fight, flee - or laugh."
- Robert Orben
(Related: Humor, Choices, Crisis, Fight, Mankind)

"In addition to serving overseas, the Peace Corps' Crisis Corps Volunteers have helped their fellow Americans."
- Solomon Ortiz
(Related: Peace, Americans, Crisis)

"This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different."
- Alice Paul
(Related: Women, Crisis, Today, World)

"The great thing about baseball is there's a crisis every day."
- Gabe Paul
(Related: Baseball, Crisis, Day)

"Believe me, the next step is a currency crisis because there will be a rejection of the dollar, the rejection of the dollar is a big, big event, and then your personal liberties are going to be severely threatened."
- Ron Paul
(Related: Crisis, Rejection, Will)

"It was one of the most exciting, perfect evenings of my life, my solo debut at Carnegie Hall. And knowing we were all there to raise money for Gay Men's Health Crisis made the evening an extraordinary experience."
- Bernadette Peters
(Related: Experience, Health, Money, Life, Men, Crisis, Evening, Gay)

"Franklin Roosevelt had to govern at a time of crisis. If you're going to make changes in the way a nation thinks, you have to have the ability to take the crisis of the moment and use it to shape an agenda."
- Pete du Pont
(Related: Time, Ability, Crisis, Nation)

"Only the change on the international scene, the crisis in the gulf, and the strong, firm position of the United States against aggression between two Arab countries created realities that led to the Madrid Peace Conference."
- Yitzhak Rabin
(Related: Change, Peace, Aggression, Countries, Crisis, states, United)

"And they said if we help with the crisis, they would do a lot of positive acts. After we helped in those crises, they showed negative acts and the Japanese and Turks were ashamed."
- Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
(Related: Negative, Positive, Crisis, Help)

"What one decides to do in crisis depends on one's philosophy of life, and that philosophy cannot be changed by an incident. If one hasn't any philosophy in crises, others make the decision."
- Jeanette Rankin
(Related: Life, Decision, Crisis, Philosophy)

"Most cases, I would say, in a huge amount of cases, countries that have worked with us and have used our financial facilities have come out quick... more quickly and in a better shape from a crisis than would have come out otherwise."
- Rodrigo Rato
(Related: Financial, Countries, Crisis, Quick)

"The administration is manufacturing a crisis that does not exist in order to dismantle Social Security."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Crisis, Manufacturing, Order, Security)

"We are today, in this country, convulsed by the situation in Iraq. It is an extraordinary crisis. It is taxing our men and women in uniform, and it is certainly taxing our resolve."
- Jack Reed
(Related: Men, Women, Country, Crisis, Iraq, Today)

"Here comes 40. I'm feeling my age and I've ordered the Ferrari. I'm going to get the whole mid-life crisis package."
- Keanu Reeves
(Related: Age, Crisis, Feeling)

"There is a crisis of public morality. Instead of policing bedrooms, we ought to be doing a better job policing boardrooms."
- Robert Reich
(Related: Morality, Crisis, Job, Public)

"I hope you will respond to the crisis of confidence that Watergate has created by opening up your administration and reaching out to people in a more magnanimous spirit."
- Elliot Richardson
(Related: People, Hope, Confidence, Crisis, Spirit, Will)

"If indeed this is the work of God... then it's a crisis that calls for the church to be its very best self, and not worry about risking itself for the right thing."
- Gene Robinson
(Related: Work, God, Church, Crisis, Right, Self, Worry)

"I take great pride in having been able to overcome the Asian financial crisis and seeking the opportunities available to bring about an unprecedented growth in the economy."
- Zhu Rongji
(Related: Financial, Growth, Crisis, Economy, Pride)

"The most terrifying moment in my life was October 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis. I did not know all the facts - we have learned only recently how close we were to war - but I knew enough to make me tremble."
- Joseph Rotblat
(Related: Life, War, Crisis, Facts, October)

"This debt crisis coming to our country. The wall and tidal wave of debt that is befalling our nation. Medicare and Social Security go bankrupt within ten years, we have a debt that is looming so high that in the last year of President Obama's budget just the interest payments on our debt is $916 billion dollars."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Country, Crisis, Debt, Interest, Nation, President, Security, Years)

"Our debt is out of control. What was a fiscal challenge is now a fiscal crisis. We cannot deny it; instead we must, as Americans, confront it responsibly. And that is exactly what Republicans pledge to do."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Control, Americans, Challenge, Crisis, Debt, Now, Republicans)

"By failing seriously to confront the most predicable economic crisis in our nation's history, the President's policies are committing us and our children to a diminished future."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: History, Children, Crisis, Future, Nation, President)

"Look, the president is elected to lead and to face the country's biggest challenges. The country's biggest challenge domestically speaking, no doubt about it, is a debt crisis, and I'm really hoping that he is going to give us a budget that tackles this debt crisis."
- Paul Ryan
(Related: Challenge, Country, Crisis, Debt, Doubt, President)

"The essence of Africa's crisis is fundamentally its extreme poverty."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Crisis, Extreme, Poverty)

"I think the IMF helped to detonate the Indonesian crisis."
- Jeffrey Sachs
(Related: Crisis)

"What we know about the global financial crisis is that we don't know very much."
- Paul Samuelson
(Related: Financial, Crisis)

"We are confronting a situation in which the Administration, in my view, is once again manufacturing a crisis. There is no crisis in the Social Security system. The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy."
- Paul Sarbanes
(Related: Crisis, Manufacturing, Security)

"The administration in my view is once again manufacturing a crisis. There is no crisis in the Social Security system. The system is not on the verge of bankruptcy."
- Paul Sarbanes
(Related: Crisis, Manufacturing, Security)

"As grateful as we are for all the work the community health centers do, it is also important that we recognize that they cannot solve the health care crisis facing our Nation by themselves."
- Jan Schakowsky
(Related: Health, Work, Care, Community, Crisis, Nation)

"We are on the precipice of a crisis, a Constitutional crisis. The checks and balances, which have been at the core of this Republic, are about to be evaporated by the nuclear option. The checks and balances that say if you get 51% of the vote, you don't get your way 100% of the time. It is amazing, it's almost a temper tantrum."
- Charles Schumer
(Related: Time, Crisis, Temper, Vote)

"Simply put, drilling in ANWR would be expensive, environmentally devastating, and would do very little to fix our energy crisis or to bring down the price of oil and gasoline."
- Allyson Schwartz
(Related: Crisis, Drilling, Energy, Oil)

"I don't think there is such a definition of a perfect family, but I do think that our marriages are in crisis. Our families are in crisis. And I think the African-American family is at one of the worst stages it's been at in a very long time in this country. Fatherlessness is rampant."
- Leah Ward Sears
(Related: Family, Time, African, Country, Crisis)

"Motherhood has relaxed me in many ways. You learn to deal with crisis. I've become a juggler, I suppose. It's all a big circus, and nobody who knows me believes I can manage, but sometimes I do."
- Jane Seymour
(Related: Crisis, Motherhood)

"In other words we have marketed our way into this health crisis."
- Frank Shorter
(Related: Health, Crisis, Words)

"Japan continues to work closely with the United States on the issue of the North Korean nuclear crisis and has played an important and constructive role in the Six-Party talks."
- Michael K. Simpson
(Related: Work, Crisis, states, United)

"Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Time, Crisis, Europe, Party, Socialism)

"However, the combination of civil resistance, of large-scale mass activities and strikes, with a certain degree of revolutionary violence, could provoke a crisis in the enemy's camp that would ultimately lead to essential changes."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Crisis, Enemy, Violence)

"As a result, ways out of the crisis are being intensively searched for at all levels - ways, which, however, aim at maintaining the whites' control over the country."
- Joe Slovo
(Related: Control, Being, Country, Crisis, Result)

"The crisis that the world finds itself in as it swings on the hinge of a new millennium is located in something deeper than particular ways of organizing political systems and economies."
- Huston Smith
(Related: Crisis, World)

"The 1957 crisis in Little Rock, brought about by the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, was a huge part of the march toward freedom and opportunity in America."
- Vic Snyder
(Related: Opportunity, America, Crisis, Freedom, March, School)

"A man has no more character than he can command in a time of crisis."
- Ralph W. Sockman
(Related: Time, Character, Crisis, Man)

"I don't like the term mid-life crisis."
- Pamela Stephenson
(Related: Crisis)

"Blaming speculators as a response to financial crisis goes back at least to the Greeks. It's almost always the wrong response."
- Larry Summers
(Related: Financial, Crisis, Wrong)

"I'm not panicking, and I'm not scared, I've been through the Gulf War, the Asia crisis, and the Russian crisis."
- Al Waleed bin Talal
(Related: War, Crisis)

"I think we lost a great deal of sympathy and support with the way in which the crisis was handled, most importantly I think when we appeared to be grasping for too much at one time instead of identifying our priorities in a much more responsible fashion."
- Billy Tauzin
(Related: Time, Sympathy, Crisis, Fashion, Priorities, Support)

"Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth."
- Susan Taylor
(Related: Faith, Growth, Crisis)

"But when I lose my temper, I find it difficult to forgive myself. I feel I've failed. I can be calm in a crisis, in the face of death or things that hurt badly. I don't get hysterical, which may be masochistic of me."
- Emma Thompson
(Related: Death, Crisis, Hurt, May, Temper)

"The crisis triggered a fertile period of scientific ferment and revolution in economic theory."
- James Tobin
(Related: Crisis, Revolution, Theory)

"The whole life of an American is passed like a game of chance, a revolutionary crisis, or a battle."
- Alexis de Tocqueville
(Related: Life, American, Battle, Chance, Crisis)

"Therefore, if one were to consider that there was virtually no possibility of success through the US-Japan negotiations, the military and economic pressures would only force Japan into further crisis if time were allowed to pass in vain."
- Hideki Tojo
(Related: Success, Time, Possibility, Crisis, Force, Military)

"President Ford was a devoted, decent man of impeccable integrity who put service to his country before his own self interest. He helped heal our nation during a time of crisis, provided steady leadership and restored people's faith in the presidency and in government."
- Mark Udall
(Related: Faith, Government, Leadership, Time, People, Country, Crisis, Integrity, Interest, Man, Nation, Presidency, President, Self, Sel)

"I would like to tell our American, British and Spanish friends that the Iraqi crisis is not a problem between the United States and France, but between those who want to move forward in the logic of war and the international community."
- Dominique de Villepin
(Related: War, American, Community, Crisis, France, Friends, Logic, states, United, Want)

"My country is in the grips of a major economic crisis. This is causing dramatic consequences for the very existence of Polish families. A permanent economic crisis in Poland may also have serious repercussions for Europe. Thus, Poland ought to be helped and deserves help."
- Lech Walesa
(Related: Consequences, Country, Crisis, Europe, Existence, Help, May)

"It's really true in this country that more and more Americans think that underneath the economic crisis there's a values crisis, and we won't get to an economic recovery without a moral recovery as well. So a citizen's movement about values and economics I'm finding all over the country on main street, and Wall Street needs to pay attention to that."
- Jim Wallace
(Related: Values, Americans, Attention, Country, Crisis, Economics, Needs)

"I do not believe that the Social Security system is in crisis. The Social Security Administration itself recently reported that the system is able to pay full benefits as they are defined today until at least 2042."
- James T. Walsh
(Related: Benefits, Crisis, Security, Today)

"I do not believe that the Social Security system is in crisis."
- Jim Walsh
(Related: Crisis, Security)

"Republicans are manufacturing a Social Security crisis that does not exist in order to dismantle Social Security."
- Diane Watson
(Related: Crisis, Manufacturing, Order, Republicans, Security)

"The crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow."
- H. G. Wells
(Related: Crisis, Today, Tomorrow)

"I was talking about no nukes, the farm crisis. People said that wasn't stuff that a state auditor was supposed to be talking about. Maybe they were right."
- Paul Wellstone
(Related: People, Crisis, Right, State, Talking)

"Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become."
- Brooke Foss Westcott
(Related: Men, Cowards, Crisis, Eyes, Heroes, Sleep)

"One way and another I was having a ball - playing gigs, jamming and listening to fine musicians. Then came a crisis at home. My stepfather fell sick, and it meant I had to support the family."
- Mary Lou Williams
(Related: Family, Home, Crisis, Listening, Musicians, Support)

"The human crisis is always a crisis of understanding: what we genuinely understand we can do."
- Raymond Williams
(Related: Crisis)

"But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring this question of human freedom to a crisis, and the process of striking the shackles from the slave was accomplished in a single hour."
- Wendell Willkie
(Related: War, Crisis, Freedom, Question)

"At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving."
- Woodrow Wilson
(Related: Life, Friend, Crisis, Restraint, Salvation)

"I understand that it's hard for everyone, but one cannot give in to emotions... we'll have to draw lessons from the current crisis and now we'll have to work on overcoming it."
- Boris Yeltsin
(Related: Work, Crisis, Emotions, Now, Overcoming)

"The USA experiences the crisis of ideological and moral values."
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky
(Related: Values, Crisis)