Quotations that match 'disastrous'.

Politics is not the art of the possible. It consists in choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith
[ Art Between Choosing Consists Disastrous Politics Possible]
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
[ Believe Breaking Consequences Decision Disastrous Explore Far Less Little Nevertheless Pencil Played Point Realization Role Theory Would]
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
[ Along Battery Brigade Came Clock Confusion Disastrous End Enough Federal Felt Flank Four Front Into Managed Now Offensive Rapidly Rear Rebels Right Spread Strike Strong Take Throw Towards Under Utter Which Whole]
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
[ Created Current Disastrous Employing Ends Factor Fighting Imperialism Institutions Liberation Most Own Phenomenon Powers Proletariat Situation Vanguard War Weapons Which]
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
[ Acquisition Against Complex Councils Disastrous Exists Government Guard Influence Military-Industrial Misplaced Must Persist Potential Power Rise Sought Unsought Unwarranted Whether Will]
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
[ Between Difference Disastrous First Imperative Important Learned Over Second Self Seriously Taking Thing Work Years]
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
[ Always Being Disastrous Fluffy Life Magazine Most Pieces Really Say Teenager Things Two Up Well Were Wife Wound Writing]
The more disastrous the mishaps the simpler the reviewing task. Donal Henahan
[ Disastrous Mishaps More Reviewing Simpler Task]
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
[ City Conformity Designs Determined Direction Disastrous Government Invasion Last Notwithstanding Offensive Rebel Results Resume Summer These Washington]
If we didn't do the tour, it would have been disastrous. Keith Emerson
[ Been Disastrous Tour Would]
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
[ Against Brick Come Disastrous Fill Go Going Halfway Into Know Sometimes Through Up Wall]
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
[ Arnold Bad California Calling Criticized Disastrous Earlier Graduates Says School Schools Schwarzenegger System Today Vote Willing]
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
[ Base Deficits Disastrous Economically Employment Expand Friendly Least Making Most Positive Step Studios Take Try]
Americans try to talk about positive family values, although the actual state of things is disastrous. Vladimir Zhirinovsky
[ Actual Although Americans Disastrous Family Positive State Talk Things Try Values]
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
[ Advertised Advertising Been Bitter Cannot Consumer Disastrous Experience Field Foist Found Inferior Occasions Other Product Products Rare Results Same Taught Tests Those Which]
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
[ Believe Bomb Changes Climate Colleague Control Dear Deep Disastrous End Finally Global Gone Humanity James Off Out Prophet Rational Scientist Spiral These Time Warming Words]
Success and failure are equally disastrous. Tennessee Williams
[ Disastrous Equally Failure Success]
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
[ Advice Bankers Businessmen Century Consistently Disastrous Gave Generally Given Good Governments History Last Later Often See Shall Shows]
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
[ Canadians Compel Country Disastrous French House Majority Minority Must Organise Party Political Result Soon Themselves Were Why Would]
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
[ American Any Aware Compared Contributor Cotton Disastrous During Fact Firms Fund Given Largest Losses Nearly Possibly Suffered Sum Trade Trifle War Years]
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
[ Accomplished Bring Crisis Disastrous Freedom Hour Human Process Question Required Shackles Single Slave Striking War]
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
[ Because Disastrous Had Marriages Only Pay Performing Possibly Still Them Thing Think]
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
[ Around Become Begin Change Culture Cultures Disastrous Great Inveterate Materialism Model Off Only See Stand Though Which World]
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
[ Actual Analysis Been Careful Centuries Changes Coasts Disastrous Either Flooding Future Islands Level Most Past Popular Present Recorded Rise Scenarios Sea Small Target Threaten Undertaken]
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
[ Could Day Dice Disastrous Drinking End Gambling Go Going Good Know Next Night Out Somehow Throw Up Where Work Your]
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
[ Borrowed Cuts Day Disastrous End Favor Gotten Here Into Look Money Much Play Policy Problem Programs Proves Recent Spending Subtle Tax Think Very View Years]
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
[ Both Disastrous Enthusiasm Falling Get Losing Off Often Public Results Same Too Winning]
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
[ Able Abyss Cross Disastrous Discovery Gain Important Moon Most Only Ourselves Rest Sailing Separates Us Useless Voyages Without]
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
[ American Aspects Commercial Cultural Deny Disastrous Effects Forget Industrial Known Make Nobody North Planet Positive Presume Process These Usa Well Will World]
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
[ After Austrian Born Class Disastrous End Family Few Into Jewish Middle Point Vienna View War Which World Years]
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 Government
[ Business Disastrous Government Hands Help Just Keeping National Off Only Persecution Prosperity Service Way]
Drugs ruin peoples lives, break up families and have disastrous effects on our communities. Adam Rickitt
[ Break Communities Disastrous Effects Families Lives Our Peoples Ruin Up]
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
[ Abilities Attempt Attitudes Between Characteristics Differences Disastrous Female Fit Force Futile Into Keeping Masculine Pattern Pretense Sexes Skills Specifically Suppress Their Them Up Women Would]
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
[ Been Certainly Chance Continue Disastrous Even Gets History Into Mean Only Ought Out Public Sculpture Way Work]
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
[ Changed Democracy Disastrous Foolish Gloom Good Here Inept Inherently Leaders Mistakes News Policies Political Relieve Replaced Reversed Sovereign]
Politics is the art of choosing between the disastrous and the unpalatable. John Kenneth Galbraith Politics
[ Art Between Choosing Disastrous Politics]
My life has been tragic and disastrous since birth. Taylor Caldwell
[ Been Birth Disastrous Life Since Tragic]