Quotable Quotes . . .

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Benjamin Disraeli, nineteenth century Conservative British prime minister, explaining to parliament the difference between a misfortune and a calamity.   William Gladstone was his Liberal opponent.

“The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this:  If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune.  But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.”

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