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Misfortunes Quotes

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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.
- Epictetus

Related topics: Wisdom

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.
- Socrates

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

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
- Euripides

 

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

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

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

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History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
- Voltaire

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

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

Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes
hardest to bear are those which never come.
- Amy Lowell

Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes.
What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail,
is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
- Washington Irving

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.
- Voltaire

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.
- Gideon Welles

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

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

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

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.
- Walter Anderson

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

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

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

Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
- Titus Livius

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.
- Margaret Cavendish

Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
- Alphonse Karr

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.
- Louis Kronenberger

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
- Aesop

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.
- George Mason

A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an
influence on many constitutions as the most recent
blessings or misfortunes.
- Joseph Addison

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many -
not on your past misfortunes,
of which all men have some.
- Charles Dickens

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Moliere

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?
- Thomas Jefferson

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.
- Thomas Francis Meagher

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.
- Giacomo Casanova

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.
- John Hawley

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.
- Aristotle

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.
- Eliza Haywood

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.
- Pierre Laval

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.
- Marquis de Sade

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Aeschylus

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Bert Williams

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
- Aristotle

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

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


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