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 .
Calamity, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering.Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.Ambrose Gwinett Bierce
I'm almost finished Calamity, sweetheart! We'll be back on the road in no time! Then we'll cream that Nazi's ass for us!
I am persuaded now that I have a better prospect than MrsThatcher of leading the Conservatives to a fourth electoral victoryand preventing the ultimate Calamity of a Labour government.Heseltine, Michael Ray Dibdin Heseltine, Baron
To be forced by desire into any unwarrantable belief is a Calamity.I(vor) A(rmstrong) Richards
To be, or not to be; that is the bare bodkin That makes Calamity of so long life; For who would fardels bear, till Birnam Wood do come to Dunsinane, But that the fear of something after death Murders the innocent sleep, Great nature's second course, And makes us rather sling the arrows of outrageous fortune Than fly to others that we know not of. There's the respect must give us pause: Wake Duncan with thy knocking! I would thou couldst; For who would bear the whips and scorns of time,
Though I hate him from my heart, and should rejoice at any Calamity that could befall him, I'll leave him to God; and though I abhor my own life, I'll leave that, too, to Him that gave it.anne brontë
It’s nothing to be born ugly. Sensibly, the ugly woman comes to terms with her ugliness and exploits it as a grace of nature. To become ugly means the beginning of a Calamity, self-willed most of the time.colette
Some writers maintain arithmetic to be only the only sure guide in political economy; for my part, I see so many detestable systems built upon arithmetical statements, that I am rather inclined to regard that science as the instrument of national Calamity.jean-baptiste say
It is a melancholy but an undoubted fact, that, even in the most thriving countries, part of the population annually dies of mere want. Not that all who perish from want absolutely die of hunger; though this Calamity is of more frequent occurrence than is generally supposed.jean-baptiste say
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
Fortune is not satisfied with inflicting one Calamity.publilius syrus
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.
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
But once a fool always a fool, and the greater the power in his hands the more disastrous is likely to be the use he makes of it. 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
Surely it is a matter of joy, that your faith in Jesus has been preserved; the Comforter that should relieve you is not far from you. But as you are a Christian, in the name of that Saviour, who was filled with bitterness and made druken with wormwood, I conjre you to have recourse in frequent prayer to 'his God and your God,' the God of mercies, and father of all comfort. Your poor father is, I hope, almost senseless of the Calamity; the unconscious instrument of Divine Providence knows it not, and your mother is in heaven.Charles Lamb
Affliction is enamour'd of thy parts, And thou art wedded to Calamity.william shakespeare
Bhopal is a Calamity without end...Today, fully a quarter of a century later, victims of this, the world's worst industrial disaster, are still being born.
He That kills himself to avoid misery, fears it, And, at the best, shows but a bastard valour. This life's a fort committed to my trust, Which I must not yield up till it be forced: Nor will I. He's not valiant that dares die, But he that boldly bears Calamity.Philip Massinger
Some people are never content with their lot, let what will happen. Clouds and darkness are over their heads, alike whether it rain or shine. To them every incident is an accident, and every accident a Calamity.
Some writers maintain arithmetic to be only the only sure guide in political economy; for my part, I see so many detestable systems built upon arithmetical statements, that I am rather inclined to regard that science as the instrument of national Calamity.
Fortune is not satisfied with inflicting one Calamity.
The whole history of lamentation, and mourning, and woe, from the beginning of the world the funeral ceremonies in which the living symbolize the intensity of their grief the monuments they rear to tell the world for centuries to come of the Calamity they have suffered from the stroke of death are enduring attestations that it is not so much in the removal of one sentient and living being off the earth, as in the change the calamitous change to the survivors that death is truly the King of Terrors.
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.
He who runs away from a fearful Calamity, a foreign invasion, a terrible famine, and the companionship of wicked men is safe.
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