Misfortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Misfortune

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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Misfortune was my god.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


In the same proportion Russia is the misfortune of Europe and the Israelites.
~By Isaac Mayer Wise ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


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


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


To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
~By Epictetus ~


Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
~By Russell Baker ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
~By Giacomo Casanova ~


Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
~By Washington Irving ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
~By William James ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~

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