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Quotes And Sayings About Misfortune

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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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
~By Titus Livius ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Misfortune was my god.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
~By Oscar Wilde ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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

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