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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