Quotes by calamity
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling
English writer 1865-1936
He who faces no calamity gains no courage.
Harry Emerson Fosdick
American minister 1878-1969
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.
It was considered the most dangerous route in the Hills, but as my reputation as a rider and quick shot was well known, I was molested very little, for the toll gatherers looked on me as being a good fellow, and they knew that I never missed my mark.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
French writer 1873-1954
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.
Left the ranch in 1883, went to California, going through the States and territories, reached Ogden the latter part of 1883, and San Francisco in 1884.
American cartoonist 1958-
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.
On October 28th, 1887, I became the mother of a girl baby, the very image of its father, at least that is what he said, but who has the temper of its mother.
American statesman 1858-1919
Our chief usefulness to humanity rests on our combining power with high purpose. Power undirected by high purpose spells calamity, and high purpose by itself is utterly useless if the power to put it into effect is lacking.
Syria has become the great tragedy of this century - a disgraceful humanitarian calamity with suffering and displacement unparalleled in recent history.Source: Deborah Amos on Syria’s Refugee Crisis (2013)
American politician and lawyer 1837-1908
There is no calamity which a great nation can invite which equals that which follows a supine submission to wrong and injustice and the consequent loss of national self-respect and honor, beneath which are shielded and defended a people's safety and greatness.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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.
Charles Caleb Colton
English writer 1780-1832
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.
Scottish preacher, writer 1874-1917
We say, sorrow, disaster, calamity. God says, chastening and it sounds sweet to him though it is a discord to our ears. Don't faint when you are rebuked, and don't despise the chastening of the Lord. ''In your patience possess your souls.''
We were ordered out to quell an uprising of the Indians, and were out for several days, had numerous skirmishes during which six of the soldiers were killed and several severely wounded.Source: The Life and Adventures of Calamity Jane: A Short Memoir (2013 edition), HarperCollins
English writer and poet 1819-1880
What quarrel, what harshness, what unbelief in each other can subsist in the presence of a great calamity, when all the artificial vesture of our life is gone, and we are all one with each other in primitive mortal needs?
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