Human history becomes more and more a race between education and catastrophe.
This awful catastrophe is not the end but the beginning. History does not end so. It is the way its chapters open.
The happiness of most people is not ruined by great catastrophes or fatal errors, but by the repetition of slowly destructive little things.
What is really amazing, and frustrating, is mankind's habit of refusing to see the obvious and inevitable until it is there, and then muttering about unforeseen catastrophes.
Why, if it was an illusion, not praise the catastrophe, whatever it was, that destroyed illusion and put truth in it's place?
Catastrophe and creation are twins.
What I know for sure is that behind every catastrophe, there are great lessons to be learned. Among the many that we as a country need to get is that as long as we play the "us and them" game, we don't evolve as people, as a nation, as a planet.
We are in a race between cooperation and catastrophe, and the threat is outrunning our response.
Only a catastrophe gets our attention. We want them, we depend on them. As long as they happen somewhere else.
One may as well be optimistic. The road to catastrophe will be rougher if it's paved with dread.
One of the privileges of the great is to witness catastrophes from a terrace.
Anything in history or nature that can be described as changing steadily can be seen as heading toward catastrophe.
For life is terribly deficient in form. Its catastrophes happen in the wrong way and to the wrong people. There is a grotesque horror about its comedies, and its tragedies seem to culminate in farce.
That which has quelled me, lives with me, Accomplice in catastrophe.
Science fiction writers foresee the inevitable, and although problems and catastrophes may be inevitable, solutions are not.
The demise of the Soviet Union was the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the century.
"There's been a quantum leap technologically in our age, but unless there's another quantum leap in human relations, unless we learn to live in a new way towards one another, there will be a catastrophe."
The dignified catastrophes of tragedy bear little resemblance to the slow ruin inflicted by life.
Know the difference between a catastrophe and an inconvenience.
How small the vastest of human catastrophes may seem, at a distance of a few million miles.
The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.
The term clinical depression finds its way into too many conversations these days. One has a sense that a catastrophe has occurred in the psychic landscape.
If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning, we feel a certain void. Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.
When a man meets catastrophe on the road, he looks in his purse, but a woman looks in her mirror.
Great breakthroughs are always followed by great catastrophes.
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