A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
You want calamities? What about the Ice Age?
At a time of multiple calamities in the world, we cannot allow the loss of essential antimicrobials, essential cures for many millions of people, to become the next global crisis.
A host is like a general: calamities often reveal his genius.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
Suffering becomes beautiful when anyone bears great calamities with cheerfulness, not through insensibility but through greatness of mind.
Some calamities - the 1929 stock market crash, Pearl Harbor, 9/11 - have come like summer lightning, as bolts from the blue. The looming crisis of America's Ponzi entitlement structure is different. Driven by the demographics of an aging population, its causes, timing and scope are known.
Crises are challenges, not calamities.
What region of the earth is not full of our calamities?
He who foresees calamities, suffers them twice over.
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