Misfortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Misfortune

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


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 ~


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


Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
~By Thomas Jefferson ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
~By Franz Schubert ~


Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
~By Ovid ~


Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
~By Ambrose Bierce ~


Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
~By Voltaire ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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 ~


Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others' children.
~By Sam Levenson ~


Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.
~By Quentin Crisp ~


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


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


Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
~By Charles de Secondat ~


The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
~By Harry Browne ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
~By Aristotle ~


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


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


For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
~By Aeschylus ~


Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
~By Virgil ~


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 ~


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


With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
~By Simone Weil ~


Misfortune was my god.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
~By George Mason ~


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


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 ~


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 ~


Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
~By Napoleon Hill ~


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


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


Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
~By Frank Sinatra ~


Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
~By Epicurus ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
~By Publilius Syrus ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


The Unhappy may, possibly, by indulging Thought, hit on some lucky Stratagem for the Relief of his Misfortunes, and the Happy may be infinitely more so by contemplating on his Condition.
~By Eliza Haywood ~


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


All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
~By Charles R. Swindoll ~


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 ~


One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.
~By Louis Kronenberger ~


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 ~


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 ~


Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
~By Aeschylus ~


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 ~


The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
~By Austin O'Malley ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
~By Thucydides ~

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