Crisis Quotes

It seems that an essential condition for crises is to be found in the existence of a highly developed system of communications and the spreading of a homogenous mentality over vast areas. Jakob Burckhardt

A leader or a man of action in a crisis almost always acts subconsciously and then thinks of the reasons for his action. Jawaharlal Nehru

A crisis unmasks everyone. Mason Cooley

There can’t be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full. Henry Kissinger

All history is nothing but a succession of ‘crises’, of rupture, repudiation and resistance…. When there is no ‘crisis’, there is stagnation, petrification and death. All thought, all art is aggressive. Eugene Ionesco

The easiest period in a crisis situation is actually the battle itself. The most difficult is the period of indecision – whether to fight or run away. And the most dangerous period is the aftermath. It is then, with all his resources spent and his guard down, that an individual must watch out for dulled reactions and faulty judgement. Richard M Nixon

When is a crisis reached? When questions arise that can’t be answered. Ryszard Kapuscinski

In every age ‘the good old days’ were a myth. No one ever thought they were good at the time. For every age has consisted of crises that seemed intolerable to the people who lived through them. Brooks Atkinson