Disaster Sayings and Quotes

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

Only disaster can follow divided counsels and opposing wills. Thomas John Barnardo
To permit irresponsible authority is to sell disaster. Robert A. Heinlein
A disaster where marble has been substituted for imagination. Ada Louise Huxtable
All natural disasters are comforting because they reaffirm our impotence, in which, otherwise, we might stop believing. At times it is strangely sedative to know the extent of your own powerlessness. Erica Jong
Disaster comes only because of ignorance. Judah the Prince
There is one thing we must appreciate about the disasters: They are perfectly just when they do their jobs! Mehmet Murat ildan
Any disaster is a learning process. Julia Child
There's nothing like a jolly good disaster to get people to start doing something. Prince Charles
All Earthquakes and Disasters are warnings; there's too much corruption in the world. Aristotle
You have no control over natural disaster. That's what's scary about it. You're helpless. That feeling of helplessness is really scary. R. L. Stine
The disaster is not the money, although the money will be missed. The disaster is the disrespect – this belief that the arts are dispensable, that they're not critical to a culture's existence. Twyla Tharp
The minute you think you've got it made, disaster is just around the corner. Joe Paterno
Live disasters are wonderful attractions when you're safe on the other side of them. Sara Paretsky
Only after disaster can we be resurrected. It's only after you've lost everything that you're free to do anything. Nothing is static, everything is evolving, everything is falling apart. Chuck Palahniuk
Dread of disaster makes everybody act in the very way that increases the disaster. Bertrand Russell
Disasters are usually a good time to re-examine what we've done so far, what mistakes we've made, and what improvements should come next. Dan Ariely
Being frustrated is disagreeable, but the real disasters of life begin when you get what you want. Irving Kristol
A great disaster is a symbol to us to remember all the big things of life and forget the small things, of which we have thought too much. Jawaharlal Nehru
Disaster is rarely as pervasive as it seems from recorded accounts. The fact of being on the record makes it appear continuous and ubiquitous whereas it is more likely to have been sporadic both in time and place. Barbara Tuchman
Disaster is a natural part of my evolution toward tragedy and dissolution. Chuck Palahniuk
If you worry about disaster all the time, that's what you're going to get. Chuck Palahniuk
Sometimes the biggest disasters aren't noticed at all – no one's around to write horror stories. Vernor Vinge
It is not a disaster to be unable to capture your ideal, but it is a disaster to have no ideal to capture. Benjamin E. Mays
Even disasters, there are always disasters when you travel, can be turned into adventures. Marilyn French
There's no disaster that can't become a blessing, and no blessing that can't become a disaster. Richard Bach
You have to jump into disaster with both feet. Chuck Palahniuk
People are trying to decide whether the man-made disaster is worse than Mother Nature's disaster. Larry Sabato
Disasters teach us humility. Anselm of Canterbury
When faced with disaster, learn to laugh faster. Robert G. Allen
Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. Joseph Campbell
The credit of success is claimed by all, while a disaster is attributed to one alone. John F. Kennedy
The further we are from the last disaster, the closer we are to the next. Daniel Silva
Each disaster became a steppingstone for growth. Erin Brockovich
Famine and disaster, right there in front of you, and the more you watch, the less you do. Jackson Browne
If you put yourself in a group of people you cannot work with it's obviously going to be a disaster. David Cronenberg
Civilisation, the orderly world in which we live, is frail. We are skating on thin ice. There is a fear of a collective disaster. Terrorism, genocide, flu, tsunamis. Zygmunt Bauman
This is what happens when you fall in love. You're looking at a natural disaster. Janet Fitch
Our disasters have been some of the best things that ever happened to us. And what we swore were blessings have been some of the worst. Richard Bach
The disaster ruins everything, all the while leaving everything intact. Maurice Blanchot
Disaster and chaos are always good. Mao Zedong
Sometimes it takes a natural disaster to reveal a social disaster. Jim Wallis
You can never be too far away from a disaster, because there is no disaster-free zone in this entire universe! Mehmet Murat ildan
To every life there are challenges and some happenings, which may come up as one continues the journey of making life worth it and achieving said tasks and goals. Edward Kwarteng
Being mindful of your state gives you the power to prove something against the challenges in your life. Edward Kwarteng
Challenges are less if we hold on to the power to resist the frustrations of our life. Edward Kwarteng
One way or the other, one can also overcome life and its challenges by aspiring to use the power, knowledge and wisdom given them from above. Edward Kwarteng
Every experience you have experienced were necessary to enable you see-through the responsibility in maturity. Anyaele Sam Chiyson
No matter the challenges you are going through, great people went through it and came out of it. You are coming out a success; you are a success. Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha
Those who do not have worthy struggles in their lives neve enjoy the pleasure of celebrating a hard-won victory. Eric Greitens
You need resilience not just for the hard times. You need resilience if you're going to be happy. Eric Greitens
When things get really hard, people pray. Eric Greitens
You are more powerful than your circumstances. They don't define you. You do. Jon Gordon
The story you tell yourself defines the life you live and the actions you take. It's important to tell yourself a positive story. Jon Gordon
While fear and worry can weaken or harden you, love transforms you and the people and situations around you. Jon Gordon
You don't have to wait to feel positive enough for a smile to happen. You can generate a positive feeling by smiling. Your smile can be the source of your positivity, not the result of it. Smile more today. Jon Gordon
Challenges will come your way. But you must not lose faith or get discouraged by the temporary setbacks and roadblocks. Dr. Roopleen
Nothing is this world is impossible to accomplish if you are determined to pursue it. You have within you immense power, strength, and potential. Dr. Roopleen
Difficulties only make you aware of your strengths and bring out the best in you. They have made you who you are and have helped you reach where you are today. Dr. Roopleen
So come what may, never give up and never lose hope. No matter how big the troubles are, they cannot keep you down if your determination to get back on your feet is strong enough. Dr. Roopleen
When the chips are down and you are feeling worn out, give yourself a boost to get yourself back on track. Dr. Roopleen
Life has a beautiful way of teaching lessons through the challenges you face. Jennifer Pullara
Challenges are part of life and can redefine who you are. Jennifer Pullara
No one searches of adversity. Bad experiences is simply part of life. Eileen S. Lenson
Support is the secret sauce that helps us find forgiveness, courage, perspective, perseverance, and hope. Support helps us make changes in our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and increases the sense of control over our lives. Eileen S. Lenson
Gain strength through adversity simply means, what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger. James A. Murphy
When you face the adversity of challenging experiences head on you, you develop the skills, abilities, and strength, to face other adversities in the future. James A. Murphy
An action is always better than no action, and the right action will create more certainty and faith in your ability to take bigger risks. James A. Murphy
As tides of life rise and fall, life is constant, like the waves crashing upon the shore. Persistence is the key in high and low times. James A. Murphy
These 'problems' serve the purpose of giving students practice using computational skills in a context or situation. Gojak
In solving routine problems, the problem based on past experiences. Gojak
In solving routine problems, the learner reproduces and applies a known procedure. Problem solved! Gojak
Routine problems, or traditional 'story problems' involve situations in which the learner knows how to solve the problem based on past experiences. Gojak
Challenges and obstacles exist because we are called to learn something new to achieve goals. Tony Fahkry
But if we understand the underlying reason of our challenges, we can move through them with less discomfort. Tony Fahkry
Accepting your challenges opens the door to major breakthroughs, and the hidden opportunities surrounding them. Tony Fahkry
Success is due to our stretching to the challenges of life. Failure comes when we shrink from them. John C Maxwell
The key to accepting challenges lies in engaging your inner resolve and personal fortitude. Tony Fahkry
Acknowledging your challenges means to welcome what is taking place in your life, instead of pushing it away hoping it will resolve itself; it seldom does. Tony Fahkry
Those who are unprepared to handle challenges and adversity will become frustrated, discouraged, and are likely to give up long before their goals are achieved. Donna Daisy
When adversity occurs, you always have a choice. You can become helpless and give up, believing that nothing you do will make a difference. Or, you can choose to become empowered by acquiring the mindset, the lifestyle, and the skills. Donna Daisy
One of the biggest challenges we all face in our lives is continuing to work toward our goals when life throws obstacles in our paths, or when we just get discouraged. Donna Daisy
We also need a strong belief in our ability to respond effectively to life's challenges. Donna Daisy
Sometimes life is hard. How do you hang on when things seem hopeless? You can tackle your problems as you would climb a mountain. Andrew Matthews
Through hard times. It puts your life into perspective. It will get you back on track. Andrew Matthews
Some people fear the darkness of night when they should fear the darkness of the human heart. P.W. Imel
Tis not the darkness of the night one should fear but the darkness of our minds that should terrify us. P.W. Imel
When the darkness of death closes in, then you'll see the light. P.W. Imel
Life is full of setbacks. You cannot avoid them, no matter what you do, no matter who you are. The challenge is knowing how you an overcome your setback. Rick McDaniel
Though comeback are absolutely possible, it is important to understand and identify the reasons for you setback. You must begin with the setback before you can get to the comeback. Rick McDaniel
The setback doesn't mean we have to take a step back, nor does it mean we have to stay in the setback position. Rick McDaniel
The setback is so that you might sharpen your ax and be smarter the next time. Rick McDaniel
An important benefit to learning survival skills is it increases your self-confidence. Jim Cobb
Having the ability to not just think but know you have what it takes to survive can make the difference between a news story featuring your survival over incredible odds vs becoming just another tragic statistic. Jim Cobb
What does it mean to improvise in a survival scenario? Simply put, it is using what you have to get what you need. Jim Cobb
No matter how hard you prep, how much money you spend, and how many hours you invest, the disaster always calls the shots. Jim Cobb
With a little resourcefulness and an 'outside of the survival box' mentality, you can oftentimes use what you do have to get what you need. Jim Cobb
In survival terms we might say that comfort only gets in the way. Larry Dean Olsen