Some thoughtful, meaningful and helpful “crisis” – related sayings and thoughts:
“Close scrutiny will show that most crisis situations are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are.” Author – Maxwell Maltz.
“Crisis and deadlocks when they occur have at least this advantage – they force us to think.” Author – Jawaharlal Nehru.
“Crises are part of life. Everybody has to face them, and it doesn’t make any difference what the crisis is.” Author – Jack Nicklaus.
“Crisis is what suppressed pain looks like; it always comes to the surface. It shakes you into reflection and healing.” Author – Bryant McGill.
“Don’t wait until you’re in a crisis to come up with a crisis plan.” Author – Phil McGraw.
“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to our eyes. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.” Author – Brooke Foss Westcott.
“History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.” Author – Robert Kiyosaki.
“I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The great point is to bring them the real facts.” Author – Abraham Lincoln.
“In a crisis, don’t hide behind anything or anybody. They’re going to find you anyway.” Author – Bear Bryant.
“In a time of domestic crisis, men of goodwill and generosity should be able to unite regardless of party or politics.” Author – John F. Kennedy.
“In crisis times, it is actually not more difficult to motivate your staff, because everyone gets much more focused on how they control their own economic destiny.” Author – Reid Hoffman.
“In every crisis, doubt or confusion, take the higher path – the path of compassion, courage, understanding and love.” Author – Amit Ray.
“Losing your head in a crisis is a good way to become the crisis.” Author – C.J. Redwine.
“Something good comes out of every crisis.” Author – Dave Pelzer.
“The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times or moral crisis.” Author – Dante Alighieri.
“There is always an opportunity with crisis. Just as it forces an individual to look inside himself, it forces a company to reexamine its policies and practices.” Author – Judy Smith.
“The secret of crisis management is not good versus bad, it’s preventing the bad from getting worse.” Author – Andy Gilman.
“Times of crisis, of disruption or constructive change, are not only predictable – but desirable. They mean growth. Taking a new step, uttering a new word, is what people fear most.” Author – Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
“In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.” Author – Viktor Frankl.
“In time of crisis people want to know that you care – more than they care what you know.” Author – Will Rogers.
“A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.” Author – Anonymous.
We are now immersed in the Coronavirus crisis in our country – throughout the world. The way in which we as individuals and collections of people handle this crisis will determine how history looks upon us as a people 100, 200 and 300 years from now. Let us work together. Let us think together. Let us pray together. Let us come together. Let us be together.
John F. Romano
West Palm Beach, Florida
March 25, 2020