Quotes by disasters

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  • Diseases can be our spiritual flat tires - disruptions in our lives that seem to be disasters at the time but end by redirecting our lives in a meaningful way.
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    Treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
    Source: Manners from Heaven: A Divine Guide to Good Behaviour (1984) ch. 7
  • Bill Gates
    Bill Gates
    American business magnate, investor, author and philanthropist 1955-
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    Before Paul and I started the company, we had been involved in some large-scale software projects that were real disasters. They just kept pouring people in, and nobody knew how they were going to stabilize the project. We swore to ourselves that we would do better.
    Source: Interview from Programmers at Work
  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    Atal Bihari Vajpayee
    Indian statesman 1924-2018
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    Global interdependence today means that economic disasters in developing countries could create a backlash on developed countries.
  • Bruce Sterling
    Bruce Sterling
    American science fiction author 1954-
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    If politics and business fail us, of course the military will be called in. In the developing world, the massive and repeated ecological disasters are quite commonly met by the military.
  • Aaron C. Brown
    Aaron C. Brown
    American finance practitioner 1956-
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    Many financial disasters can be traced to people who thought they were hedging.
    Source: The Poker Face of Wall Street (2006) Ch. 4
  • Quentin Crisp
    Quentin Crisp
    English writer and actor 1908-1999
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    The formula for achieving a successful relationship is simple: you should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
  • The Social Sciences are good at accounting for disasters once they have taken place.
  • Stephen B. Leacock
    Stephen B. Leacock
    Canadian humorist and economist 1869-1944
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    The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.
  • Ban Ki-moon
    Ban Ki-moon
    South Korean politician and diplomat 1944-
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    The U.N.'s humanitarian agencies rely on charitable donations from the public as well as the generosity of governments to continue their lifesaving work in response to natural disasters, armed conflicts and other emergencies.
  • Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Bhumibol Adulyadej
    Thai King 1927-2016
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    There also is the plight that comes from natural disasters; these natural disasters could be alleviated or dealt with; we only need some time to do it.
  • Leo Buscaglia
    Leo Buscaglia
    American author and motivational speaker 1924-1998
    Leo Buscaglia
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    There are two big forces at work, external and internal. We have very little control over external forces such as tornadoes, earthquakes, floods, disasters, illness and pain. What really matters is the internal force. How do I respond to those disasters? Over that I have complete control.
  • Benigno Aquino III
    Benigno Aquino III
    Filipino politician 1960-
    Benigno Aquino III
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    Typhoon Haiyan showed the entire world how vulnerable the Philippines as well as other developing countries are to natural disasters.
  • Oliver Goldsmith
    Oliver Goldsmith
    Irish writer and poet 1728-1774
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    Well had the boding tremblers learned to trace the day's disasters in his morning face.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Birth: The first and direst of all disasters.
    Source: The Devil's Dictionary (1911)
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