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Misfortune Quotes And Sayings

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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Misfortune was my god.
~By Arthur Rimbaud ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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