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Mishap Quotes and Sayings
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It was the nearest to a casualty on the Spray in her whole course,
so far as I know.
The young man having come on board with compliments
made the mishap most embarrassing.
- Joshua Slocum

My mortal foe can no ways wish me a greater harm than England's hate;
neither should death be less welcome unto me than such a mishap betide me.
- Elizabeth I

Down the mine I dreamed of cricket; I bowled imaginery balls in the dark;
I sent the stumps spinning and heard them rattling in the tunnels.
No mishap was going to stop me from bowling in the real game,
especially this one.
- Harold Larwood

The more disastrous the mishaps the simpler the reviewing task.
- Donal Henahan

 

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us,
as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
- James Russell Lowell

We filmed one scene on the beach and there was definitely weird energy around,
and we were followed around by a white owl to several different locations,
and little things like that, or certain mishaps would
happen and you'd have to wonder what that was about.
- Rachel True

A great number of the disappointments and mishaps of
the troubled world are the direct result of literature and the allied arts.
It is our belief that no human being who devotes his
life and energy to the manufacture of fantasies can
be anything but fundamentally inadequate.
- Christopher Hampton

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Government "help" to business is just as disastrous
as government persecution...
the only way a government can be of service to national
prosperity is by keeping its hands off.
- Ayn Rand

Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

This great, though disastrous, culture can only change
as we begin to stand off and see...
the inveterate materialism which has become the model
for cultures around the world.
- Arthur Erickson

Winning to often is as disastrous as losing too often.
Both get the same results, the falling off of the public's enthusiasm.
- Knute Rockne

Americans try to talk about positive family values,
although the actual state of things is disastrous.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Politics is not the art of the possible.
It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable.
- John Kenneth Galbraith

The most positive step is to try to expand the employment base by making it,
if not economically friendly, at least not economically disastrous,
for studios to take on deficits.
- Dick Wolf

Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have
disastrous effects on our communities.
- Adam Rickitt

As a 29-year-old, the only thing that I can possibly
think is that if I'm still performing at 50,
it's because I'll have had disastrous marriages and I have to pay for them.
- Robbie Williams

I was born in 1923 into a middle class Jewish family in Vienna,
a few years after the end of World War I,
which was disastrous from the Austrian point of view.
- Walter Kohn

Success and failure are equally disastrous.
- Tennessee Williams

Nevertheless, the realization that breaking a pencil
point would have far less disastrous consequences played little or no role,
I believe, in this decision to explore theory!
- Rudolph A. Marcus

My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth.
- Taylor Caldwell

Sometimes you'd come up against a brick wall...
or sometimes you go into a fill and you'd know halfway
through it was going to be disastrous.
- John Bonham

If we didn't do the tour, it would have been disastrous.
- Keith Emerson

But it required a disastrous, internecine war to bring
this question of human freedom to a crisis,
and the process of striking the shackles from the slave
was accomplished in a single hour.
- Wendell Willkie

Why, so soon as French Canadians, who are in a minority
in this House and in the country,
were to organise as a political party,
they would compel the majority to organise as a political party,
and the result must be disastrous to themselves.
- Wilfrid Laurier

The one important thing I have learned over the years
is the difference between taking one's work seriously
and taking one's self seriously.
The first is imperative and the second is disastrous.
- Margot Fonteyn

The most disastrous phenomenon of the current situation
is the factor that imperialism is employing for its
own ends all the powers of the proletariat,
all of its institutions and weapons,
which its fighting vanguard has created for its war of liberation.
- Clara Zetkin

Look, I'm very much in favor of tax cuts,
but not with borrowed money.
And the problem that we've gotten into in recent years
is spending programs with borrowed money,
tax cuts with borrowed money, and at the end of the
day that proves disastrous.
And my view is I don't think we can play subtle policy here.
- Alan Greenspan

Can advertising foist an inferior product on the consumer?
Bitter experience has taught me that it cannot.
On those rare occasions when I have advertised products
which consumer tests have found inferior to other products in the same field,
the results have been disastrous.
- David Ogilvy

Well, I always say that the two things I was most disastrous at in my life,
being a teenager and being a wife, were the two things
I really wound up cashing in on when I was writing fluffy magazine pieces.
- Ann Patchett

Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger criticized the
California school system,
calling it disastrous.
Arnold says California's schools are so bad that its
graduates are willing to vote for me.
- Conan O'Brien

And certainly the history of public sculpture has been
disastrous but that doesn't mean it ought not to continue
and the only way it even has a chance to continue is
if the work gets out into the public.
- Richard Serra

The good news, to relieve all this gloom,
is that a democracy is inherently self-correcting.
Here, the people are sovereign.
Inept political leaders can be replaced.
Foolish policies can be changed.
Disastrous mistakes can be reversed.
- Theodore C. Sorensen

The history of the last century shows,
as we shall see later, that the advice given to governments by bankers,
like the advice they gave to industrialists,
was consistently good for bankers, but was often disastrous for governments,
businessmen, and the people generally.
- Carroll Quigley

In the councils of government,
we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power
exists and will persist.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Possibly you are not aware of the fact that the largest
sum given by any contributor to the fund is but a trifle
when compared with the losses suffered by nearly all
the firms in the cotton trade during the disastrous
years of the American war.
- John Bright

I presume that nobody will deny the positive aspects
of the North American cultural world.
These are well known to all.
But these aspects do not make one forget the disastrous
effects of the industrial and commercial process of
'cultural lamination' that the USA is perpetrating on the planet.
- Jose Saramago

It would be futile to attempt to fit women into a masculine pattern of attitudes,
skills and abilities and disastrous to force them to
suppress their specifically female characteristics
and abilities by keeping up the pretense that there
are no differences between the sexes.
- Arianna Huffington

It has been popular to threaten "small islands and
low-lying coasts" with scenarios of disastrous future flooding.
The Maldives has been the most utilised target.
We have undertaken a careful analysis of actual sea
level changes in the Maldives.
No rise has been recorded either in the present or the past centuries.
- Nils-Axel Morner

Towards four o'clock, the rebels felt strong enough to take the offensive.
A brigade with a battery under Earle managed to strike
the Federal right on the flank and rear and throw it into utter confusion,
which spread rapidly along the whole front.
Now came the disastrous end.
- Henry Villard

In conformity with these designs on the city of Washington,
and notwithstanding the disastrous results of the invasion of 1862,
it was determined by the Rebel government last summer
to resume the offensive in that direction.
- Edward Everett

My dear colleague James Hansen, I believe,
has finally gone off the deep end...
The global warming 'time bomb,' 'disastrous climate
changes that spiral dynamically out of humanity's control.'
These are the words of an apocalyptic prophet,
not a rational scientist.
- Nicholas Drapela

It's like gambling somehow.
You go out for a night of drinking and you don't know
where your going to end up the next day.
It could work out good or it could be disastrous.
It's like the throw of the dice.
- Jim Morrison

What can we gain by sailing to the moon if we are not
able to cross the abyss that separates us from ourselves?
This is the most important of all voyages of discovery,
and without it, all the rest are not only useless,
but disastrous.
- Thomas Merton

We must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence,
whether sought or unsought, by the military-industrial complex.
The potential for the disastrous rise
of misplaced power exists and will persist.
We must never let the weight of this combination
endanger our liberties or democratic processes.
We should take nothing for granted.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower in his Farewell Address of January, 17 1961

If we have no peace,
it is because we have forgotten
that we belong to each other.
- Mother Teresa

Individually, we are one drop.
Together, we are an ocean.
- Ryunosuke Satoro

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Am I not destroying my enemies
when I make friends of them?
- Abraham Lincoln

Winners Dream Big Dreams.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Give me your tired, your poor,
your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.
- written on the Statue of Liberty in New York harbor

If you want to make peace with your enemy,
you have to work with your enemy.
Then he becomes your partner.
- Nelson Mandela

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

Our loyalties must transcend our race, our tribe,
our class, and our nation;
and this means we must develop a world perspective.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace is not merely a distant goal that we seek,
but a means by which we arrive at that goal.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Peace cannot be achieved through violence,
it can only be attained through understanding.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

The more laws and order are made prominent,
the more thieves and robbers there will be.
- Lao Tzu

Every kind of peaceful cooperation among men
is primarily based on mutual trust
and only secondarily on institutions
such as courts of justice and police.
- Albert Einstein

"Worry" is a word that I don't allow myself to use.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains,
but to live in a way that respects
and enhances the freedom of others.
- Nelson Mandela

The world moves, and ideas that were
once good are not always good.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

We will remember not the words of our enemies,
but the silence of our friends.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

We must be free not because we claim freedom,
but because we practice it.
- William Faulkner

The revelation of thought takes men
out of servitude into freedom.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

Only strength can cooperate. Weakness can only beg.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet.
We all breathe the same air.
We all cherish our children's future.
And we are all mortal.
- John F. Kennedy

Do you ever question why our educational system
teaches competition rather than cooperation?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Freedom is never dear at any price.
It is the breath of life.
What would a man not pay for living?
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi


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