Misfortune Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Misfortune

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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
~By Hesiod ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


We are all strong enough to bear other men's misfortunes.
~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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~

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