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Misfortune Quotes And Sayings

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It's the misfortune of German authors that not a single one of them dares to expose his true character. Everyone thinks that he has to be better than he is.
~By Franz Grillparzer ~


We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us.
~By Emile M. Cioran ~


As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
~By Lord Chesterfield ~


The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own misfortune.
~By Bert Williams ~


The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
~By Epicurus ~


All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
~By Jean Jacques Rousseau ~


I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
~By Thomas Francis Meagher ~


Misfortune was my god.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


The War has been waged with success, although there have been in some instances errors and misfortunes. But the heart of the nation is sounder and its hopes brighter.
~By Gideon Welles ~


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.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
~By Sophocles ~


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.
~By Charles Simmons ~


No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
~By Alexander Herzen ~


Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
~By Tacitus ~


Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?
~By Elias Canetti ~


History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
~By Voltaire ~


This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
~By Washington Irving ~


It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
~By Ulysses S. Grant ~


I am disposed to be thus particular from the interest you take in our welfare and from the entire confidence I have in your knowing, that you will be sympathetic with us in our misfortunes.
~By John Hawley ~


The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
~By Herodotus ~


Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
~By R. Buckminster Fuller ~


Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
~By Plato ~


We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
~By Honore de Balzac ~


Only in a popular war against France... do I see a misfortune.
~By Ferdinand Lassalle ~


Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
~By Michel de Montaigne ~


Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
~By Laurence J. Peter ~


Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
~By Paul Valery ~


The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
~By Peter Nivio Zarlenga ~


Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
~By Bryant H. McGill ~


Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
~By Aesop ~


It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
~By James F. Cooper ~


Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
~By Aesop ~


One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
~By Virginia Woolf ~


I believe that the confidence of Hungary in me is not shaken by misfortune nor broken by my calumniators.
~By Lajos Kossuth ~


Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.
~By William McFee ~


History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
~By Franz Kafka ~


The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.
~By A. C. Benson ~


A man endures misfortune without complaint.
~By Franz Schubert ~


In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
~By Jane Austen ~


Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
~By Loretta Young ~


Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really affectionate mother.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.
~By Walter Anderson ~


The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
~By Madame de Stael ~


Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.
~By Walt Alston ~


Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, "This is a misfortune" but "To bear this worthily is good fortune."
~By Marcus Aurelius ~


This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.
~By Lionel Barrymore ~


Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
~By Lord Acton ~


A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
~By Marguerite Yourcenar ~


In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
~By Euripides ~


How can you expect a man to be brave when he meets with nothing in life but misfortune?
~By Gregorio M. Sierra ~


Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
~By Amy Lowell ~


Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
~By Sophocles ~


Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
~By Chanakya ~


It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
~By Sophocles ~


We are strong enough to bear the misfortunes of others.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
~By W. Somerset Maugham ~


Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
~By Lucius Accius ~


Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
~By Euripides ~


Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
~By Anthony Trollope ~


Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
~By Saskya Pandita ~


Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
~By Moliere ~


If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
~By Socrates ~


Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
~By George Mason ~


In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help.
~By Margaret Cavendish ~


There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
~By Tacitus ~


If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
~By Simone Weil ~


The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
~By Walter Bagehot ~


History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
~By Voltaire ~


Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
~By Charles Dickens ~


We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
~By Alphonse Karr ~


Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
~By Francis Bacon ~


France cannot be destroyed. She is an old country who, despite her misfortunes, has, and always will have, thanks to her past, a tremendous prestige in the world, whatever the fate inflicted upon her.
~By Pierre Laval ~


Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
~By Virgil ~


Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
~By Aristotle ~


I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
~By Christopher Morley ~


It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
~By Marquis de Sade ~


We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
~By William James ~


Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
~By Edith Wharton ~


People don't ever seem to realize that doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.
~By William McFee ~


Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
~By Pierre Bayle ~

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