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DISASTER
[ Also see Calamities Misery Misfortune ]

It is in periods of apparent disaster, during the sufferings of whole generations, that the greatest improvement in human character has been effected.
      - Sir Archibald Alison

Disasters teach us humility.
      - St. Anselm

Meanwhile, fears of universal disaster sank to an all-time low over the world.
      - Isaac Asimov

When the foot of the' mountain is enveloped in mist, the mountain appears to us much loftier than it is; so also when the ground and basis of a disaster is not clear to us.
      - Berthold Auerbach

You should treat all disasters as if they were trivialities but never treat a triviality as if it were a disaster.
      - Quentin Crisp

The cruelest foe is a masked benefactor. The wars which make history so dreary have served the cause of truth and virtue.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

The man does better who runs from disaster than he who is caught by it.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios")

Defeat may be victory in disguise.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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