quotations The Best Quotes About Misfortunes  

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Misfortunes tell us what fortune is. Thomas Fuller

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

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The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others. Aesop

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It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled. Gautama Buddha

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Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs. Lydia Child

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

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

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Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes. Publilius Syrus

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

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Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune. William James

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My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

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Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity. William Shakespeare

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An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws. Ambrose Bierce

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now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else. Don Marquis

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

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To mourn a mischief that is past and gone is the next way to draw new mischief on. William Shakespeare

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Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them. Samuel Johnson

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When the tide of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth

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There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies. Oscar Wilde

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There is no greater misfortune, than to not be able to endure misfortune.

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My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened. Michel de Montaigne

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People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures.

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

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There is something in the misfortune of our best friends which does not displease us.

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Misfortune does not always result in harm.