Crisis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crisis quotes, crisis sayings, and crisis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When it comes to crisis communications, if you always focus on building a relationship with your customers, fans and followers, you will always find yourself communicating in the right direction. Melissa Agnes
The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it's preventing the bad from getting worse. Andy Gilman
The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength. George W. Bush
The financial crisis revealed important weaknesses in many areas of our financial system. Jerome Powell
When you're in a crisis of, you know, tremendous proportions, it's beyond any human capability to control, you just make the best decisions you can, and you just hope that your intuition is correct. Rudy Giuliani
Crisis is what suppressed pain looks like; it always comes to the surface. It shakes you into reflection and healing. Bryant McGill
In a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other. Jose Marti
Times of crisis, of disruption or constructive change, are not only predictable, but desirable. They mean growth. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most. Fyodor Dostoevsky
In times of crisis human beings don't have it in them to be rational. Larry McMurtry
In times of crisis, it is of utmost importance to keep one's head. Marie Antoinette
In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it. Viktor E. Frankl
In time of crisis people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know Will Rogers
When you have a time of crisis what happens depends on what ideas are floating around, and what ideas have been developed, and thought through, and are made effective. Milton Friedman
In a time of crisis we all have the potential to morph up to a new level and do things we never thought possible. Stuart Wilde
A time of crisis is not just a time of anxiety and worry. It gives a chance, an opportunity, to choose well or to choose badly. Desmond Tutu
It is in times of crisis that good leaders emerge. Rudolph W. Giuliani
When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are. Magic Johnson
The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it. Barry Commoner
At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving. Woodrow Wilson
There is a crisis that is not political an epidemic of loneliness, of sadness and we're completely unequal to dealing with it. Richard Flanagan
In times of crisis, it's wonderful what the imagination will do. Ruskin Bond
Persons in whom a crisis takes place pass the night preceding the paroxysm uncomfortably, but the succeeding night generally more comfortably. Hippocrates
A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind. Anonymous
Deep within every crisis is an opportunity for something beautiful. Kate McGahan
At critical moments the veil between the little-self and the deep self thins and a meaningful self-adjustment becomes possible. If a person does not become paralyzed with fear or frozen in hatred, the wise self hidden within will rise to the occasion Michael Meade
Even in crisis, people need entertainment. Kenneth Eade
The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow. Robert Tew
Treat this crisis as practice for the next crisis. John Parenti
A crisis is a terrible thing to waste. Paul Romer
At first sign of crisis, the ignorant don't panic because they don't know what's going on, and then later they panic precisely because they don't know what's going on. Jarod Kintz
We all have times when life feels hard; when we're frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that is you right now, don't worry – every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you'll soon find your wings again. In the meantime, let your Angels wrap you in theirs. You are so loved. Anna Taylor
Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success. Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crisis. Robert Collier
The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life -- knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live. Aristotle
When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity. John F. Kennedy
A crisis is an opportunity. Chinese Proverb
There are no problems, only opportunities. Geoffrey Parish
For it is your business. when the wall next door catches fire. Horace
Swimming for his life, a man does not see much of the country through which the river winds. W.E. Gladstone
As someone pointed out recently, if you can keep your head when all about you is losing theirs, it's just possible you haven't grasped the situation. Jean Kerr
You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. Rahm Emanuel
When disasters strikes and all hope is gone, get down on your knees and pray for Shackleton. Apsley Cherry-Garrard
As I said before, this crisis is all artificial. It has no foundation in facts. It was not argued up, as the saying is, and, cannot, therefore, be argued down. Let it alone and it will go down of itself. Abraham Lincoln
Each emergency whether natural or man-made will require different disaster plans for the family, each individual, and with each member having responsibilities. Nancy Hopkins Reily
God is perfectly sufficient for every exigency, great or small, and we only want to trust Him to know what He is. Charles Henry Mackintosh
When the snake is in the house, one need not discuss the matter at length. African Proverb
We should never despair, our Situation before has been unpromising and has changed for the better, so I trust, it will again. If new difficulties arise, we must only put forth New Exertions and proportion our efforts to the exigency of the times. George Washington
These things never happened, but are always. Sallustius
My nature is subdued / To what it works in, like the dyer's hand. William Shakespeare
The time is out of joint; O cursed spite, / That ever I was born to set it right. William Shakespeare
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. Charles Dickens
Anyone who isn't confused doesn't really understand the situation. Ed Murrow
You can just choose to think and feel differently about the situation. The situation hasn't changed; all that has changed is your response about how you are choosing to feel. James A. Murphy
It's a good game when you're winning / They don't see you in the rain / When you're crisis are pain / Do I find a new beginning. Andrew Scott
Any kind of crisis can be good. It wakes you up. Ryan Reynolds
Crises and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage, that they force us to think. Jawaharlal Nehru
Faced with crisis, the man of character falls back on himself. He imposes his own stamp of action, takes responsibility for it, makes it his own. Charles De Gaulle
In a crisis, don't hide behind anything or anybody. They're going to find you anyway. Bear Bryant
In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path - the path of compassion, courage, understanding, and love. Amit Ray
Seeds of faith are always within us; sometimes it takes a crisis to nourish and encourage their growth. Susan L. Taylor
Any idiot can face a crisis - it's day-to-day living that wears you out. Anton Chekov
There's always an opportunity with crisis. Just as it forces an individual to look inside himself, it forces a company to reexamine its policies and practices. Judy Smith
Perhaps crisis forces commonality of purpose on one another. Michelle Dean
I really do think that any deep crisis is an opportunity to make your life extraordinary in some way. Martha Beck
Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn't make any difference what the crisis is. Jack Nicklaus