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  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity.
  • Children seldom have a proper sense of their own tragedy, discounting and keeping hidden the true horrors of their short lives, humbly imagining real calamity to be some prestigious drama of the grown-up world.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    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.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
  • Benjamin E. Mays
    Benjamin E. Mays
    American Baptist minister and civil rights leader 1894-1984
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    It isn't a calamity to die with dreams unfulfilled, but it is a calamity not to dream.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    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.
  • Andrew Coyle Bradley
    Andrew Coyle Bradley
    American lawyer 1844-1902
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    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.
  • Rohinton Mistry
    Rohinton Mistry
    Indian-born Canadian writer 1952-
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    After all, our lives are but a sequence of accidents - a clanking chain of chance events. A string of choices, casual or deliberate, which add up to that one big calamity we call life.
    Source: Een wankel evenwicht (2010) 758
  • Calamity Jane
    Calamity Jane
    American frontierswoman 1852-1903
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    As many of the riders before me had been held up and robbed of their packages, mail and money that they carried, for that was the only means of getting mail and money between these points.
  • Calamity Jane
    Calamity Jane
    American frontierswoman 1852-1903
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    By the time we reached Virginia City I was considered a remarkable good shot and a fearless rider for a girl of my age.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.
  • Bradley A. Smith
    Bradley A. Smith
    American law professor 1958-
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    Even leaving aside government policy, whole industries are already making expensive changes around the perceived need to 'go green.' Al Gore and countless other prophets of global catastrophe are making megamillions pushing these expensive solutions. Schoolchildren around the globe are being frightened by tales of impending calamity.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.
  • Sydney Smith
    Sydney Smith
    English writer and cleric 1771-1845
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    Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything.
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