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C.N. Douglas, comp.  Forty Thousand Quotations: Prose and Poetical.  1917.
 
Disaster
 
  Disasters teach us humility.
St. Anselm.    
  1
  Defeat may be victory in disguise.
Longfellow.    
  2
  The cruelest foe is a masked benefactor. The wars which make history so dreary have served the cause of truth and virtue.
Emerson.    
  3
  It is in periods of apparent disaster, during the sufferings of whole generations, that the greatest improvement in human character has been effected.
Sir A. Alison.    
  4
  When the foot of the mountain is enveloped in mist, the mountain appears to us much loftier than it is; so also when the ground and basis of a disaster is not clear to us.
Auerbach.    
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