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 .
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
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
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
Calamity is man's true touch-stone.
Calamity is man's true touchstone.
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
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
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
There are few states, I suppose, which exact so severe a toll from one's nervous system as the anticipation of Calamity.sax rohmer
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.
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
This writer, who is horribly perspicacious and vigorous, demonstrates the certainty of a great European war, and regards it with the peculiar satisfaction excited by such things in a certain order of mind. His phrases about "dire Calamity" and so on mean nothing; the whole tenor of his writing proves that he represents, and consciously, one of the forces which go to bring war about; his part in the business is a fluent irresponsibility, which casts scorn on all who reluct at the "inevitable." Persistent prophecy is a familiar way of assuring the event.george gissing
The desire to explain what is simple by what is complex, what is easy by what is difficult, is a Calamity .
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.charles haddon spurgeon
To have been happy, madame, adds to Calamity.
Brisk and prompt to war, soft and not in the least able to resist Calamity, fickle in catching at schemes, and always striving after novelties – French characteristics remained unaltered twenty centuries after Julius Caesar made a note of them for all time.
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.
He who runs away from a fearful Calamity, a foreign invasion, a terrible famine, and the companionship of wicked men is safe.