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The liberty of the press is a blessing when we are inclined to write against others, and a calamity when we find ourselves overborne by the multitude of our assailants. - Samuel Johnson


It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer. - Aeschylus


Prohibit the taking of omens, and do away with superstitious doubts. Then, until death itself comes, no calamity need be feared. (The Art of War) - Sun Tzu [Sunzi]


Have the courage to be ignorant of a great number of things, in order to avoid the calamity of being ignorant of everything. - Sydney Smith


Every calamity is to be overcome by endurance. - Virgil [Publius Vergilius Maro]


A little learning, indeed, may be a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people. - Frederick Douglass


When any calamity has been suffered, the first thing to be remembered is, how much has been escaped. - Samuel Johnson


Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid. - Publius [Publilius Syrus]


He who knows no hardships will know no hardihood. He who faces no calamity will need no courage. Mysterious though it is, the characteristics in human nature which we love best grow in a soil with a strong mixture of troubles. - Harry Emerson Fosdick