We have collected the best Severe Quotes by famous authors including Sam Kean, Leon Panetta, Varun Sandesh, William J. Brennan, Jr., John C. Calhoun and many others, we hope that among them you will find the right thought.
No one knows quite the reason, but surgically severing the corpus callosum can reduce the rate and intensity of seizures. So in the early 1960s, a few patients with severe epilepsy had their corpus callosums cut, turning them into split-brain people.
Rising sea levels, severe draughts, the melting of the polar caps, the more frequent and devastating natural disasters all raise demand for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
I have a very good relation with rain. When I was born in Orissa, there were severe floods. Even now it rains on my birthday.
Death is not only an unusually severe punishment, unusual in its pain, in its finality and in its enormity, but is serves no penal purpose more effectively than a less severe punishment.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
There was no measure that required greater caution or more severe scrutiny than one to impose taxes or raise a loan, be the form what it may. I hold that government has no right to do either, except when the public service makes it imperiously necessary, and then only to the extent that it requires.
John C. Calhoun
Moral training in Ireland is severe and lasts until marriage. Even in childhood, we are taught by the pious clergy to battle against bad thoughts so that we may preserve our holy purity.
A lot of people don’t realize how severe a concussion injury is. You have to listen to the doctors. You have to be really careful about them.
Performers put their heart and soul into their art, and can be subject to highly personal attacks and criticism. The tone and language of reviews, or commentary on social media, can be bruising and severe. Everyone is a critic. All of this adds to the stress and anxiety suffered by people in the performing arts.
I hope weather coverage on a national level will help folks learn to respect the power of severe weather, and weather in general, so more lives are spared.
Terror is only justice: prompt, severe and inflexible; it is then an emanation of virtue; it is less a distinct principle than a natural consequence of the general principle of democracy, applied to the most pressing wants of the country.
South Sudan is my home, and I am humbled to be in a position to help those suffering from lack of access to basic needs, especially the children facing severe acute malnutrition.
The increasing frequency of extreme weather events, droughts and floods is in line with what climate scientists have been predicting for decades – and evidence is mounting that what’s happening is more severe than predicted, and will get far worse still if we fail to act.
The displacement of scripted series by reality programming continues to be a severe obstacle to a working actor’s ability to earn a living.
If I have to tell you what was and is my mission, I think UBS can be the Apple or IBM of the banking industry: companies that went from being admired to severe difficulties and to being back stronger than before.
Pollution from human activities is changing the Earth’s climate. We see the damage that a disrupted climate can do: on our coasts, our farms, forests, mountains, and cities. Those impacts will grow more severe unless we start reducing global warming pollution now.
London in the ’70s was a pretty catastrophic dump, I can tell you. We had every kind of industrial trouble; we had severe energy problems; we were under constant terrorist attack from Irish terrorist groups who started a bombing campaign in English cities; politics were fantastically polarized between left and right.
Even out of severe difficulty, some positive things come.
I actually did go through severe depression and anxiety attacks where I couldn’t sleep for weeks. It was definitely several months of being not myself.
A 2014 survey found that 74% of law-enforcement agencies reported antigovernment extremism as one of the top terrorist threats. Just 3% of those agencies viewed the threat from Muslim extremists as severe.
After an unremitting and severe labour of two days, we returned to our old encampment with the loss of some of my horses, and my men excessively fatigued.
William Henry Ashley
If a severe pandemic materializes, all of society could pay a heavy price for decades of failing to create a rational system of health care that works for all of us.
Severe weather can come at any time, and millions of people are impacted by storms each year. Truly, the best defense against severe weather is for families to create an emergency plan, practice that plan, and always stay alert and ready.
History reminds us that dictators and despots arise during times of severe economic crisis.
If the expansion of a global legal regime for communication technologies gains traction, the effects to the global economy as well as our individual liberties will be severe.
By concentrating on what is good in people, by appealing to their idealism and their sense of justice, and by asking them to put their faith in the future, socialists put themselves at a severe disadvantage.
I have severe ADD, and I’m constantly looking to amuse myself.
Whenever I write about immigration, I hear heart-wrenching stories of computer workers who are unemployed and facing severe hardship.
I really detest brunch. I think it’s a waste of a good day. Detest is a little too severe, but I would say I’m not a brunch person.
More than a few Republicans in the United States Senate seem to have contracted a severe case of what Harry Truman called ‘Potomac Fever’ (wanting to go along to get along in Washington).
When I’m talking about depression, I’m talking about the more severe forms of depression, and I think that conceptualising as a form of grief is probably not the most effective way of looking at it. I mean, at the end of the day, people suffer enormously, and you want to treat it.
Kay Redfield Jamison
I have sat with countless patients and families to discuss grim prognoses: It’s one of the most important jobs physicians have. It’s easier when the patient is 94, in the last stages of dementia, and has a severe brain bleed. For young people like me – I am 36 – given a diagnosis of cancer, there aren’t many words.
Like many people out there, I have my moments of severe doubt. Insecurity.
My brother was diagnosed with autism at age 2. At the time, I was young, so I didn’t really understand what it all meant. The doctors thought there was a possibility my brother wouldn’t be able to speak – he was diagnosed on the severe end of the spectrum.
For my own part, once I became a teenager, I experienced severe and violent racism.
African leaders work really under severe limitations and constraints.
In a large mass of muscle deprived of its circulation, the rate at which the recovery process can go on, after severe stimulation, depends on the rate at which oxygen can reach the fibres by diffusion.
One in six people suffer depression or a chronic anxiety disorder. These are not the worried well but those in severe mental pain with conditions crippling enough to prevent them living normal lives.
I have really severe tinnitus.
In 1997, a severe depression hit me, but I didn’t respond well to anti-depressants.
The internal conditions in Iran are worsening in all aspects. Poverty and unemployment are becoming more severe, despite the fact that Iran has turned into a developed and industrialized country.
Once solved, the severe handicaps imposed on space exploration by the weight and chemical limitations of rockets would no longer apply. The whole timetable of our conquest of the planets in our solar system would be tremendously speeded up, from hot Mercury all the way out to frigid Pluto.
Donald A. Wollheim
Today’s gasoline prices are taking a severe toll on Americans’ pocketbooks. Consumers are anxious.
Importantly, in the 1930s, in the Great Depression, the Federal Reserve, despite its mandate, was quite passive and, as a result, financial crisis became very severe, lasted essentially from 1929 to 1933.
As a doctor, I was aware that when children go through severe trauma, they shouldn’t see their parents completely disintegrate because subconsciously, that tells them they have no one to take care of them.
I had fractures in my spine that had to be repaired that came as a big surprise; nobody warned me that I might get some really severe, threatening fractures. It was painful, and I lost two inches of height, bang!
In a world where it is so easy to neglect, deny, corrupt and suppress the truth, the scientist may find his discipline severe. For him, truth is so seldom the sudden light that shows new order and beauty; more often, truth is the uncharted rock that sinks his ship in the dark.
Every dollar of tax imposed on our exchanges in the shape of duties impairs, to that extent, our capacity to meet the severe competition to which we are exposed; and nothing but a system of high protective duties, long continued, can prevent us from meeting it successfully. It is that which we have to fear.
John C. Calhoun
I’ve worked with tons of people that I know who are on the spectrum – but now I think severe autism has really increased.
I think music has gone through a period of something very severe, rather radical, rather the way painting did with cubism.
It doesn’t matter how old I get, I always act like an excited five year-old kid with severe ADD and a waddle at Disneyland.
If we wait until income inequality is much more severe, we will have a whole class of new superrich who will probably feel entitled to their wealth and will have the means to defend their interest. That’s already gone far enough. We shouldn’t let it become more extreme.
Robert J. Shiller
Wind and other clean, renewable energy will help end our reliance on fossil fuels and combat the severe threat that climate change poses to humans and wildlife alike.
Many photographers feel their client is the subject. My client is a woman in Kansas who reads Vogue. I’m trying to intrigue, stimulate, feed her. My responsibility is to the reader. The severe portrait that is not the greatest joy in the world to the subject may be enormously interesting to the reader.
The Great Depression, like most other periods of severe unemployment, was produced by government mismanagement rather than by any inherent instability of the private economy.
The dome of the U.S. Capitol has fallen into severe disrepair… As the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which oversees matters of the Capitol’s physical plant, I have serious concerns about the consequences of omitting this funding from the stopgap spending measure.
Climate change brings increasingly frequent and severe weather patterns and this means more floods.
With increased growth in the U.S. population, especially in urban areas, transport bottlenecks will only become more frequent and severe.
I would make this war as severe as possible, and show no symptoms of tiring till the South begs for mercy.
William Tecumseh Sherman
On Monday and Thursday, I eat fewer than 500 calories a day; then I eat like a pig for the other five days. You ‘surprise’ the body: keep it guessing. I got the idea from a BBC documentary about this Indian man who seemed about 138 years old and said his secret was severe calorie restriction.
The most interesting conversation is not about why Donald Trump lies. Many public figures lie, and he’s only a severe example of a common type. The interesting conversation concerns how we come to accept those lies.
Diabetes can be successfully prevented and managed by a healthy lifestyle. When not managed, it can lead to severe organ damage and death.
I could write a thesis on the physiology of vision. But I had no way to look through the fabric of confabulation spun by a man with severe lung disease who was prescribed ‘home oxygen’, but gave a false address out of embarrassment because he had no ‘home.’
I knew I was shot. Didn’t know how bad it was. You know, in a weird way, your body kind of goes numb. You know, as bad as the wounds were – and obviously, I know now how severe it was – at the time, I guess my body had been shutting down a lot of the real pain.
Praise or blame has but a momentary effect on the man whose love of beauty in the abstract makes him a severe critic on his own works.
Both Pakistan and India stand to suffer severe losses in the event of India using military force within Pakistan.
My parents were truly severe.
Of all the American educational system’s problems, none is more severe than the academic year beginning before Labor Day.
P. J. O’Rourke
I have known exceptional people who have endured severe trials while others, at least on the surface, seem to have lived charmed lives.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I cannot separate the finances of India from those of England. If the finances of the Indian Government receive any severe and irreparable check, will not the resources of England be called upon to meet the emergency, and to supply the deficiency?
‘You’re stupid,’ is not something even his most severe critics usually say to President Barack Obama.
P. J. O’Rourke
The principle inherent in the clause that prohibits pointless infliction of excessive punishment when less severe punishment can adequately achieve the same purposes invalidates the punishment.
William J. Brennan, Jr.
I really wanted to address different issues of protection of biodiversity, water management issues that I knew were pretty severe in most countries, and then of course climate change.
Albert II, Prince of Monaco
It seems proper, at all events, that by an early enactment similar to that of other countries the application of public money by an officer of Government to private uses should be made a felony and visited with severe and ignominious punishment.
Martin Van Buren
The need for a college education is even more important now than it was before, but I think that the increased costs are a very severe obstacle to access. It is an American dream, and I think that one of our challenges is to find a way to make that available.
Well, it so happens that I have had a spinal curvature since I was about thirteen and every once in a while that has given me some trouble, and at that time it began to kick up again. and occasionally I have to get into bed and nurse a severe backache.
The lack of available credit and loans is having a severe impact on small businesses in particular, but also their suppliers and the bigger companies too.
Guard units in the U.S. are suffering severe equipment shortages which will affect their ability to respond to emergencies in their home States, such as Katrina.
When people are facing a severe illness or a major surgery, that may be one of the most significant opportunities for spiritual transformation that they will encounter.
Generally, the real question in a midterm year is whether the damage for the ruling party will be severe or mild.
I have a severe Google Reader habit. I think people will use blog forms and Twitter to contrive fiction.
Patrick Nielsen Hayden
I think every physiotherapist will tell you that it’s not a very good idea, and there are many musicians in the metal scene who have suffered severe damage – like, the guitar player from Iced Earth, Jon Schaffer, had severe neck problems due to headbanging.
In the latter half of the last century the impact of the expanding influence of Western culture and economic system brought about in China a severe conflict.
Fractional reserve banks are sitting ducks and are always subject to contraction. When the banks’ state of inherent bankruptcy is discovered, for example, people will tend to cash in their deposits, and the contractionary, deflationary pressure could be severe.
The Iranian government is undoubtedly a severe danger to its own population, but not beyond that.
I have severe claustrophobia, and I panic if I’m more than six feet above ground.
While many hackers have the knowledge, skills, and tools to attack computer systems, they generally lack the motivation to cause violence or severe economic or social harm.
In a country built on the dreams and accomplishments of an immigrant population, a particularly severe wound is inflicted on that principle when an immigration matter is not conducted in accord with the best of our tradition of courtesy and fairness.
Maryanne Trump Barry
In many patients, covid-19 causes a bilateral pneumonia affecting both lungs. Air sacs in the lungs become inflamed and filled with fluid, leading to breathing difficulties and low oxygen saturation. If the pneumonia becomes extremely severe, patients need to be intubated and put on a ventilator.
Leana S. Wen
There seems little doubt in my mind that depression, in particular at the severe end of the experience of this condition, is as real a disorder as diabetes is at the severe end of blood glucose levels.
Even though I struggle with severe diminished brain function, I take 100 percent responsibility for every word that comes out of my mouth and gladly admit to my mistakes.
A media-only campaign has its advantages, but it also has its very severe disadvantages.
Our children are our most precious resource, and we must work to help ensure their safety against every type of risk, including severe weather while they’re in school.
If Christians will obey the instructions given to them by Christ and his inspired apostles, they will adorn the religion of the Bible, and save themselves much perplexity and severe trials, which they attribute to their afflictions in consequence of believing unpopular truth.
Ellen G. White
Johannesburg is weird, because half of it is like Los Angeles. It feels like just wealthy parts of L.A. But half of it is severe slummy, something like Rio De Janiero or something. So it’s kind of weird, because it’s both happening at the same time.
It seems far-fetched, even preposterous, to blame the global economic order for the persistence of severe poverty in countries that are ruled by obvious thugs and crooks.
Joseph Smith was true to his calling and fulfilled his duty even in the face of severe persecution and great personal sacrifice.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
A strong police presence keeps individuals involved in ‘street life’ from triggering the most severe penalties of the law by providing a surrogate for the self-control and parental oversight that they lack.
Heather Mac Donald
Why is it that men who can go through severe accidents, air raids, and any other major crisis always seems to think that they are at death’s door when they have a simple head cold?
Traditionally the great men of our country have sprung from poor environments; that being so, it would appear we have long suffered from a severe lack of poverty.
Gerald F. Lieberman
When I first did ‘Empire,’ it was a severe break from everything I’d written up to that point, which is all very continuity-driven, super-heroic, and ethics and morals-infused. ‘Empire’ was a chance to break away from that.
My criticism is too severe sometimes and that is not good. But why don’t you start doing your work unless your leader flies into a rage? It is not that you cannot do it but that you don’t want to do it.
What some of us believe is that it is possible that if chemicals are related to Gulf War illness that some of the more severe symptoms may not erupt until 10 or 20 years down the line.
Some parents are ambivalent about vaccination after reading misinformed pieces and watching misleading videos on a popular mobile chat application. By electing to avoid vaccinating their child, they are denying their child’s right to be protected against these severe diseases.
I gained 65 pounds with my first baby and 70 with my second. I had severe morning sickness both times, so I mostly ate supersize bowls of white pasta with loads of butter and cheese because that was the only thing that took away the nausea.
Monetary contractions are attractive as the key shocks in the 1929-1933 years, and in other severe depressions, because there do not seem to be any other candidates.
Robert Lucas, Jr.
If an injury has to be done to a man it should be so severe that his vengeance need not be feared.
Like a nuclear disaster, the fallout from the meltdown of Syria threatens to be with us for decades, and the longer it is permitted to continue, the more severe the damage will be.
Our common goal is to keep Hong Kong from chaos, severe polarisation, and violence.
I wasn’t happy at all as a child. I was very privileged and knew extraordinary people, but I felt very lonely: my mother thought I was extremely difficult and my grandmother was extremely severe.
At the same, we need to remain sensitive to the reality that we are still an African society in which the majority of the people and communities live under severe deprivations and afflictions that are no fault of theirs.
The nature of peoples is first crude, then severe, then benign, then delicate, finally dissolute.
Nor do I think that any other nation than this of Wales, nor any other language, whatever may hereafter come to pass, shall on the day of severe examination before the Supreme Judge, answer for this corner of the earth.
Illinois has severe budget problem. You cannot cut your way out of the problem.
A woman might be from higher sociology economic background and in a high powered profession but may be enduring severe violence at home.
Cholera is even more severe among populations who are immunologically naive.
When I think about privacy on social media sites, there’s kind of the usual suspect problems, which doesn’t make them any less important or severe; it’s just we kind of know their shape, and we kind of know how we’re going to solve them.
I think 99 percent of actors have gone through severe rejection before they ever landed a single role. I probably auditioned for 100 projects before I was cast in even the smallest role.
It was just normal for me growing up with a family member with severe Down Syndrome. It was completely normal. She was just Auntie Linda. I loved her and she loved me. She had a spirit that was just positive. For me it taught me tolerance and acceptance of all human beings.
I lift heavy weights and sprint, but I am so bad at it that I develop severe injuries.
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Mild autism can give you a genius like Einstein. If you have severe autism, you could remain nonverbal. You don’t want people to be on the severe end of the spectrum. But if you got rid of all the autism genetics, you wouldn’t have science or art. All you would have is a bunch of social ‘yak yaks.’
There is a severe horse overpopulation crisis caused by overbreeding in the racing industry. It’s time for that industry to accept responsibility for its castoffs and take dramatic action to protect a species that has so loyally served humankind.
Without being overtly political about it, if people with severe disabilities are calculated in societal terms purely as a monetised unit, in terms of how much they cost in terms of care, you lose an important sense of who they are and the effect they have.
I graduated from school for graphic design, and I started to get into acting class just to get over severe fright. I was an extremely shy person. I could barely say hello to anybody.
Well, politics is much more severe than entertainment. You have to hit those points, in politics, word for word. You have to remember the date. You have to remember the website. You have to rehearse stories that might be asked, have anecdotes ready for questions that might come up.
I wasn’t always overweight. I was a skinny little punk of a kid with severe asthma. When I got married at the age of 22, I wore a cut-down size eight wedding gown.
Mary Kay Andrews
Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss, and the only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
Since the dawn of time, traditional marriage – the union between one man and one woman – has been the building block of civilization, and at no point in our nation’s history has that foundation been under more severe attack than now.
There were schools and hospitals who were ready to take people with undescribed injuries, but not necessarily ready to take people with severe radiation poisoning.
Most analysts would agree that if all the undocumented immigrants in California were deported in one day, our state would experience a severe economic downturn. This does not even consider the many cultural and spiritual gifts these immigrants bring to our state and nation.
The severe household has no fierce slaves, while it is the affectionate mother who has the prodigal son.
People always think that the worst time of my life must have been after the German Grand Prix crash in 1976, which put me in a coma and left me with severe burns. But it wasn’t.
The weird thing about metal fans is we’re all so maladjusted in a lot of ways. We’re individualistic and opinionated and severe in our personalities – sometimes we really turn each other off. A little bit of a metal fan goes a long way.
You can say I had a severe case of ‘Roots’ envy. I wanted to be like Alex Haley, and I wanted to be able to… do my family tree back to the slave ship and then reverse the Middle Passage, as I like to put it, and find the tribe or ethnic group that I was from in Africa.
Henry Louis Gates
Protectionism is a very real danger. It is understandable that in times of a severe downturn protectionist pressures mount but the lessons of history are clear. If we give in to protectionist pressures, we will only send the world into a downward spiral.
Women politicians in Pakistan have to deal with severe sexual harassment within their own parties and from their opponents.
I did a severe amount of plays in high school. I was in every single show that my drama club produced. Then in the summer I would do plays, and I was also playing sports. I was probably a hellish kid, come to think of it, for my parents’ schedule. But then I went to college in North Carolina.
We seek for truth in ourselves; in our neighbours, and in its essential nature. We find it first in ourselves by severe self scrutiny, then in our neighbours by compassionate indulgence, and, finally, in its essential nature by that direct vision which belongs to the pure in heart.
My parents were severe alcoholics. When I was about 17 years old, I finally left home. It wasn’t a choice that I made; it was basically like my parents were gone.
After my first week of no wheat, my stomachaches were gone, my mucous cleared up, and I felt incredibly energetic. My headaches were also less frequent and less severe, and I had lost 3 pounds, most of it swelling and water weight my body had been holding onto as part of its response to the wheat products in my diet.
So rather than face the bitter truth, China has placed severe restrictions on the Internet and enlisted America’s high-tech companies as their Internet police.
Anything past 90 days constitutes ‘severe,’ but all late payments stay on your report for seven years if reported.
China’s one-child policy was born in 1980, after years of less severe measures to discourage births. The Communist Party promised that the policy would be temporary.
Administrative failures can lead to severe political crisis – Parkash Singh Badal is a perfect example.
Sometimes there are really severe conditions like super, super wind or crazy wind or something like that that you don’t really get to practice for. But it’s kind of you just show up and whatever you get in warm-ups, you kind of adjust to it and play as you go.
The millions of people in our country with severe health-care needs needed to know that many of us in the House and Senate have those kinds of concerns, too.
We judged that a sudden, disorderly failure of Bear would have brought with it unpredictable but severe consequences for the functioning of the broader financial system and the broader economy, with lower equity prices, further downward pressure on home values, and less access to credit for companies and households.
I have a severe addiction to ‘Angry Birds.’ I always tell myself, ‘One more game…’ But then there’s always another and another and another.
The downturn following the collapse of Japan’s so-called bubble economy of the 1980s was not as severe as the Great Depression.
I might look successful and happy being in front of you today, but I once suffered from severe depression and was in total despair.
Even families with health insurance are quite vulnerable to a severe economic reversal if someone gets sick.
There is a severe shortage in our country of political parties where internal democracy is alive and kicking.
We have had a very severe frost and deep snow this month. My thermometer was one day fourteen degrees and a half below the freezing point, within doors.
This crisis is not simply a more severe version of the usual business cycle recession, the typical downturn in which economies ultimately adjust and stabilize.
Granting amnesty to those who willfully broke the law makes a mockery of our legal system and encourages even more lawlessness – potentially more severe crimes than entering the U.S. illegally.
It’s a very funny topic, missing weight and getting title shots. I think the punishments should be more severe, but I don’t know.