Quotations on Calamity

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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
(Keywords: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

It is surely a great calamity for a human being to have no obsessions.
- Robert Bly
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: People, Greatness, Calamity, Honor, Injustice, Loss, Nation, Safety, Self, Wrong)

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
(Keywords: Anxiety, Calamity, Effect, Emotions, Spirits, Uncertainty)

A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.
- Frederick Douglass
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Anticipation, Calamity, Future, Lies, Past, Present, Regret)

Necessity may well be called the mother of invention but calamity is the test of integrity.
- Samuel Richardson
(Keywords: 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
(Keywords: Courage, Being, Calamity, Order)









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