Quotes: calamities

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  • Roger L'Estrange
    Roger L'Estrange
    English pamphleteer and author 1616-1704
    Roger L'Estrange
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    It may serve as a comfort to us, in all our calamities and afflictions, that he that loses anything and gets wisdom by it is a gainer by the loss.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    A good conscience is to the soul what health is to the body; it preserves constant ease and serenity within us; and more than countervails all the calamities and afflictions which can befall us from without.
  • Carl Jung
    Carl Jung
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    An inflated consciousness is always egocentric and conscious of nothing but its own existence. It is incapable of learning from the past, incapable of understanding contemporary events, and incapable of drawing right conclusions about the future. It is hypnotized by itself and therefore cannot be argued with. It inevitably dooms itself to calamities that must strike it dead.
  • Bishop Porteous
    Bishop Porteous
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    He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
    Henry Fielding
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    I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
  • Aristotle
    Aristotle
    Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
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    Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
  • Sir Walter Scott
    Sir Walter Scott
    British writer and poet 1771-1832
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    The willow which bends to the tempest, often escapes better than the oak which resists it; and so in great calamities, it sometimes happens that light and frivolous spirits recover their elasticity and presence of mind sooner than those of a loftier character.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
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