Crisis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old crisis quotes, crisis sayings, and crisis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

When it comes to crisis communications, if you always focus on building a relationship with your customers, fans and followers, you will always find yourself communicating in the right direction.     

Melissa Agnes

The secret of crisis management is not good vs. bad, it's preventing the bad from getting worse.     

Andy Gilman

The financial crisis should not become an excuse to raise taxes, which would only undermine the economic growth required to regain our strength.     

George W. Bush

The financial crisis revealed important weaknesses in many areas of our financial system.     

Jerome Powell

When you're in a crisis of, you know, tremendous proportions, it's beyond any human capability to control, you just make the best decisions you can, and you just hope that your intuition is correct.     

Rudy Giuliani

Crisis is what suppressed pain looks like; it always comes to the surface. It shakes you into reflection and healing.     

Bryant McGill

In a time of crisis, the peoples of the world must rush to get to know each other.     

Jose Marti

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.     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

In times of crisis human beings don't have it in them to be rational.     

Larry McMurtry

In times of crisis, it is of utmost importance to keep one's head.     

Marie Antoinette

In times of crisis, people reach for meaning. Meaning is strength. Our survival may depend on our seeking and finding it.     

Viktor E. Frankl

In time of crisis people want to know that you care, more than they care what you know     

Will Rogers

When you have a time of crisis what happens depends on what ideas are floating around, and what ideas have been developed, and thought through, and are made effective.     

Milton Friedman

In a time of crisis we all have the potential to morph up to a new level and do things we never thought possible.     

Stuart Wilde

A time of crisis is not just a time of anxiety and worry. It gives a chance, an opportunity, to choose well or to choose badly.     

Desmond Tutu

It is in times of crisis that good leaders emerge.     

Rudolph W. Giuliani

When you face a crisis, you know who your true friends are.     

Magic Johnson

The environmental crisis is a global problem, and only global action will resolve it.     

Barry Commoner

At every crisis in one's life, it is absolute salvation to have some sympathetic friend to whom you can think aloud without restraint or misgiving.     

Woodrow Wilson

There is a crisis that is not political an epidemic of loneliness, of sadness and we're completely unequal to dealing with it.     

Richard Flanagan

In times of crisis, it's wonderful what the imagination will do.     

Ruskin Bond

Persons in whom a crisis takes place pass the night preceding the paroxysm uncomfortably, but the succeeding night generally more comfortably.     


A crisis is an opportunity riding the dangerous wind.     


Deep within every crisis is an opportunity for something beautiful.     

Kate McGahan

At critical moments the veil between the little-self and the deep self thins and a meaningful self-adjustment becomes possible. If a person does not become paralyzed with fear or frozen in hatred, the wise self hidden within will rise to the occasion     

Michael Meade

Even in crisis, people need entertainment.     

Kenneth Eade

The struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need tomorrow.     

Robert Tew

Treat this crisis as practice for the next crisis.     

John Parenti

A crisis is a terrible thing to waste.     

Paul Romer

At first sign of crisis, the ignorant don't panic because they don't know what's going on, and then later they panic precisely because they don't know what's going on.     

Jarod Kintz

We all have times when life feels hard; when we're frustrated and tired and just want to hide away. If that is you right now, don't worry – every caterpillar has to rest to become a butterfly and you'll soon find your wings again. In the meantime, let your Angels wrap you in theirs. You are so loved.     

Anna Taylor

Sooner or later comes a crisis in our affairs, and how we meet it determines our future happiness and success. Since the beginning of time, every form of life has been called upon to meet such crisis.     

Robert Collier

The wise man does not expose himself needlessly to danger, since there are few things for which he cares sufficiently; but he is willing, in great crises, to give even his life -- knowing that under certain conditions it is not worthwhile to live.     


When written in Chinese, the word crisis is composed of two characters -- one represents danger, and the other represents opportunity.     

John F. Kennedy