Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
Calamity is the perfect glass wherein we truly see and know ourselves.
Author: William Davenant
Every calamity is a spur and valuable hint.
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Profession: American Poet, Essayist
Calamity is man's true touchstone.
Author: Beaumont and Fletcher
Do not accustom yourself to consider debt only as an inconvenience. You will find it a calamity.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
It is only from the belief of the goodness and wisdom of a supreme being, that our calamities can be borne in the manner which becomes a man.
Author: Henry Mackenzie
He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.
Author: Bishop Porteous
Calamity is the test of integrity.
Author: Samuel Richardson
Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
Author: Seneca (4 B.C. – 65 A.D.)
Profession: Spanish-born Roman Statesman, philosopher