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"Calamity is virtue's opportunity." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Calamity is virtue's opportunity." - Seneca the Younger

"Calamity is man's true touchstone." - John William Fletcher

"Calamity is man's true touchstone." - Beaumont and Fletcher

"Calamity was ordained for man." - Bill Vaughan

"Public calamity is a mighty leveller." - Edmund Burke

"Love becomes greater and nobler in calamity." - Gabriel Garcia Marquez

"The stock actor is a stage calamity" - George Bernard Shaw

"Calamity is the test of integrity." - Samuel Richardson

"To me, self-description is a calamity." - Jasper Johns

"The worst calamity: 'To have eyes and fail to see.'" - Helen Keller

"Drudgery, calamity, exasperation, want, are instructors in eloquence and wisdom." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"miracles had to be paid for; only calamity was free." - Lisa St. Aubin de Teran

"Well-meant ignorance is a grievous calamity in high places." - Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

"Hatred is internal calamity that destroys the keeper" - Aftab Alam

"marriage was a calamity, but it was not an occupation." - Marthe Bibesco

"There is no calamity greater than lightly engaging in war." - Laozi

"Accumulating love brings luck, accumulating hatred brings calamity." - Paulo Coelho

"Fortune is not satisfied with inflicting one calamity." - Publilius Syrus

"Until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared" - Sun Tzu

"What good is religion if it collapses under calamity?" - H G Wells

"He who faces no calamity gains no courage." - Rudyard Kipling

"Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Every calamity is a spur and a valuable hint." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Good biology without good philosophy will be a calamity." - George Will

"Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance." - Virgil

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

"Half a calamity is better than a whole one." - T E Lawrence

"Whilst the Bihar calamity damages the body, the calamity brought about by untouchability corrodes the very soul." - Mahatma Gandhi

"It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream." - Benjamin E Mays

"Your calamity was sent to bring you back to the Quran. But the greater calamity is that you missed the point." - Yasmin

"Save your wealth against future calamity. Do not say, "what fear has a rich man of calamity?" Wealth sometimes vanishes away and large accumulations perish." - Chanakya

"And what greater calamity can fall upon a nation than the loss of worship." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"When democratic governments create economic calamity, free markets get the blame." - Jack Kemp

"It is the common calamity of old age to lose whatever might have rendered it desirable...." - Edward Gibbon

"The greatest calamity which could befall us would be submission to a government of unlimited powers." - Thomas Jefferson

"There is only one calamity: ignorance. And there is only one solution: enlightenment." - Jaggi Vasudev

"Calamity is a blessing when it brings one to God. - Hadassah" - Francine Rivers

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

"No personal calamity is so crushing that something true and great can't be made of it" - Bill W.

"The compensations of calamity are made apparent to the understanding also, after long intervals of time." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, And thou art wedded to calamity." - William Shakespeare

"There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"One common calamity makes men extremely affect each other, though they differ in every other particular." - Richard Steele

"It is a common calamity; at some one time we have all been mad." - Baptista Mantuanus

"Loss is essential. Loss is part and parcel of that necessary calamity called life." - Rohinton Mistry

"I am thankful that in a troubled world no calamity can prevent the return of spring." - Helen Keller

"They say that if you get bored enough with calamity you can learn to laugh." - Lawrence Durrell

"He is not valiant that dares lie; but he that boldly bears calamity." - Philip Massinger

"For those properly prepared, the bear market is not only a calamity but an opportunity." - John Templeton

"Calamity, n.... Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others." - Ambrose Bierce

"Every calamity should lead to a thorough cleansing of individual as well as social life." - Mahatma Gandhi

"For me there is a vital connection between the Bihar calamity and the untouchability campaign." - Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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

"The wickedness of the few makes the calamity of the many." - Publilius Syrus

"There is no calamity that right words will not begin to redress" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"The calamity that comes is never the one we had prepared ourselves for." - Mark Twain

"Do not say, What what fear has a rich man of calamity." - Chanakya

"One common calamity makes men extremely affect each other, though they differ in every other particular" - Richard Steele

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

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

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

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

"The Navy is the asylum for the perverse, the home of the unfortunate. Here the sons of adversity meet the children of calamity, and here the children of calamity meet the offspring of sin." - Herman Melville

"When a man has calamity upon calamity the world generally concludes that he must be a very wicked man to deserve them. Perhaps the world is right; but it is also just possible that the world ... may be wrong." - Amelia Barr

"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

"Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience; you will find it a calamity." - Samuel Johnson

"A calamity does not descend except due to a sin and it is not lifted except with repentance." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"The calamity of war, wherever, whenever and upon whomever it descends, is a tragedy for the whole of humanity." - Raisa Gorbacheva

"It is in the thick of calamity that one gets hardened to the truth - in other words, to silence." - Albert Camus

"Whoever has fallen from his former high estate is in his calamity the scorn even of the base." - Phaedrus

"How wisely fate ordain'd for human kind Calamity! which is the perfect glass, Wherein we truly see and know ourselves." - Bill Vaughan

"He that fashions calamity for his neighbor, the instrument of his wounding is in his own hand." - Berechiah ben Natronai ha-Nakdan

"A guilty party is being sought. Such action is a favorite means of consolation in the face of calamity." - Karel Capek

"Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity." - Samuel Johnson

"My Calamity is my providence, outwardly it is fire and vengeance, but inwardly it is light and mercy." - Baha'u'llah

"To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin That makes calamity of so long life;" - Mark Twain

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

"Incessant falls teach men to reform, and distress rouses their strength. Life springs from calamity, and death from ease." - Mencius

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

"When any calamity has been suffered the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped." - Samuel Johnson

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

"Intermarriage is not a calamity but an opportunity for both a Jewish and non-Jewish partner to learn." - Edgar Bronfman Sr

"Encountering sufferings will definitely contribute to the elevation of your spiritual practice, provided you are able to transform calamity and misfortune into the path." - Dalai Lama

"the night of trouble is at times so dark that the interwoven gold with which Providence relieves the woof of calamity remains undiscovered." - Anna Leonowens

"Woman is a necessary evil, a natural temptation, a desirable calamity, a domestic peril, a deadly fascination, and a painted ill." - Saint John Chrysostom

"A master blesses calamity, for the master knows that from the seeds of disaster (and all experience) comes the growth of self." - Neale Donald Walsch

"In spite of calamity, He still has a plan for me, And it's working for my good, And it's building my testimony..." - Marvin Sapp

"He who runs away from a fearful calamity, a foreign invasion, a terrible famine, and the companionship of wicked men is safe." - Chanakya

"Nature always wears the colors of the spirit. To a man laboring under calamity, the heat of his own fire hath sadness in it." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Syria has become the great tragedy of this century - a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history," - Antonio Guterres

"I learned that it is possible for us to create light, sound and order within us no matter what calamity befall us in the outer world." - Helen Keller

"Whenever an important event, a revolution, or a calamity turns to the profit of the church, such is always signalised as the Finger of God." - Voltaire

"To face calamity with a mind as unclouded as may be, and quickly to react against it-that in a city and in an individual-is real strength." - Pericles

"In spite of calamity, He still has a plan for me, And it's working for my good, And it's building my testimony..." - Marvin Sapp

"Aping urbanity, Oozing with vanity, Plump as a manatee, Faking humanity, Intellectual inanity, Journalistic calamity, Fox Noise insanity, You're a profanity, Hannity" - John Cleese

"These times of ours are series and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Know, he that foretells his own calamity, and makes events before they come, twice over, doth endure the pains of evil destiny." - William Davenant

"Do not insult calamity It is a barb'rous grossness to lay on The weight of scorn, where heavy misery Too much already weighs men's fortunes." - Samuel Daniel

"It is true fortitude to stand firm against All shocks of fate, when cowards faint and die In fear to suffer more calamity." - Philip Massinger

"More hearts pine away in secret anguish for the want of kindness from those who should be their comforters than for any other calamity in life." - Edward Young

"They whose minds are least sensitive to calamity, and whose hands are most quick to meet it, are the greatest men and the greatest communities." - Thucydides

"A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you then a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah" - Ibn Taymiyyah

"The desire to explain what is simple by what is complex, what is easy by what is difficult, is a calamity ." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontent. And there is no greater disaster than greed." - Laozi

"We're not at the point of trying to stop global warming; it's too late for that. We're trying to keep it from becoming a complete and utter calamity" - Bill Mckibben

"Warned by the disaster of the last great war, the statesmen of all nations have been taking measures to prevent the return of another such calamity." - Frank B Kellogg

"If, like the prophet Noah, you have patience in the distress of the flood, Calamity turns aside, and the desire of a thousand years comes forth." - Hafez

"Differences, we know, are never so effectually laid asleep as by some common calamity; an enemy unites all to whom he threatens danger." - Samuel Johnson

"Know, he that foretells his own calamity, and makes events before they come, twice over, doth endure the pains of evil destiny." - Bill Vaughan

"I would say the damage here is much more [than the tsunami], the magnitude of the calamity here is much more" - Bill Vaughan

"It is true fortitude to stand firm against All shocks of fate, when cowards faint and die In fear to suffer more calamity." - Philip Massinger

"It is not every calamity that is a curse, and early adversity is often a blessing. Surmounted difficulties not only teach, but hearten us in our future struggles." - James Sharp

"There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice" - Grover Cleveland

"[During difficult times and after mistakes and failures it is helpful to remember ...] Oftentimes calamity turns to our advantage and great ruins make way for greater glories." - Seneca the Younger

"Now, the education of our children is of national concern, and if they are not educated properly, it is a national calamity." - Dwight D Eisenhower

"Suffering is a privilege. It moves us toward thinking of essential things and shakes us out of complacency. Calamity cracks you open, moves you to change your ways." - Pico Iyer

"The inferior man attempts a hundred intrigues in order to save himself, but finishes only in creating a greater calamity from which he cannot run." - Wang Yangming

"Fear has been the original parent of superstition, and every new calamity urges trembling mortals to deprecate the wrath of their invisible enemies." - Edward Gibbon

"Never have the young taken themselves so seriously, and the calamity is that they are listened to and deferred to by so many adults." - Eric Hoffer

"We bought a doomed textile mill [Berkshire Hathaway] and a California S&L [Wesco] just before a calamity. Both were bought at a discount to liquidation value." - Charlie Munger

"Birth is a dream, spontaneous and innate. Death, on the other hand, is a slow, false, divine calamity. It is like love." - Kevin Moffett

"There is a largely-ignored healthcare calamity in the United States that sees between two and three women die every day during pregnancy and childbirth." - Robin Lim

"There is a big lesson in experiencing uncertainty and calamity with a sober focus - the most chaotic moments are the ones from which we can learn the most." - Tara Stiles

"Many ordinary Americans make themselves feel better by saying what the famous daytime TV idiot says. But it leads to absolute calamity and disaster, as we are seeing." - Rush Limbaugh

"Justice is peculiarly indispensable to nations. The unjust State is doomed of God to calamity and ruin. This is the teaching of the Eternal Wisdom and of history" - Albert Pike

"There are few states, I suppose, which exact so severe a toll from one's nervous system as the anticipation of calamity." - Sax Rohmer

"Unrighteous fortune seldom spares the highest worth; no one with safety can long front so frequent perils. Whom calamity oft passes by she finds at last." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

"Times of general calamity and confusion create great minds. The purest ore is produced from the hottest furnace, and the brightest thunderbolt is elicited from the darkest storms." - Charles Caleb Colton

"There is no calamity greater than lavish desires. There is no greater guilt than discontentment. And there is no greater disaster than greed." - Lao Tzu

"Aping Urbanity, Oozing with Vanity Plump as a Manatee, Faking Humanity Journalistic Calamity, Intellectual Inanity Fox News Insanity, You're a profanity Hannity" - John Cleese

"The heaviest calamity in English history, the breach with America, might never have occurred if George the Third had not been an honest dullard." - James Frazer

"The desire to explain what is simple by what is complex, what is easy by what is difficult, is a calamity." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"These times of ours are serious and full of calamity, but all times are essentially alike. As soon as there is life there is danger." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"In the highest civilization, the book is still the highest delight. He who has once known its satisfactions is provided with a resource against calamity." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"It is a persistent evil to persecute a man who belongs to the grace of God. It is a calamity without remedy to hate the happy." - Cyprian

"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

"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

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

"Poverty, labor, and calamity are not without their luxuries, which the rich, the indolent, and the fortunate in vain seek for." - William Hazlitt

"Of some calamity we can have no relief but from God alone; and what would men do, in such a case if it were not for God?" - John Tillotson

"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

"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

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

"Bread without butter or coffee without milk is an awful calamity, as if everything before being put in our mouth must first be held under a cow." - John Muir

"Justice is peculiarly indispensable to nations . The unjust State is doomed of God to calamity and ruin. This is the teaching of the Eternal Wisdom and of history ." - Albert Pike

""In the woods we return to reason and faith. There I feel that nothing can befall me in life~~no disgrace, no calamity (leaving me my eyes), which nature cannot repair."" - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Other duties become pressing and absorbing and crowd our prayer. "Choked to death" would be the coroner's verdict in many cases of dead praying if an inquest could be secured on this dire, spiritual calamity." - Edward Mckendree Bounds



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