Quotes on Misfortunes

Misfortunes never come singly. Anne Frank

Our greatest misfortunes come to us from ourselves. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them. [Fr., A raconter ses maux souvent on les soulage.] Pierre Corneille

When Misfortune is asleep, let no one wake her. John Dryden

Misfortune was my god. Arthur Rimbaud

Everybody has their days of misfortune. Louisa May Alcott

Worry is the only insupportable misfortune of life. Henry St John, 1st Viscount Bolingbroke

Misfortunes have their dignity and their redeeming power. George Stillman Hillard

But, alas! Misfortunes are too apt to wear out Friendship ... Charlotte Charke

It is sad to tell, but after having tried society, which had caused his misfortune, he tried Providence which created society, and condemned it also. Victor Hugo

We must each of us bear our own misfortunes. Charles Portis

Such a great misfortune, not to be able to be alone. Jean De La Bruyere

Patience is the remedy for every misfortune. Publilius Syrus

Happiness, like misfortunes, never comes alone. Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, marquise de Sevigne

Ah! I shall repeat it endlessly, the only misfortune is to be born! Marie Anne de Vichy-Chamrond, marquise du Deffand

Surprises are like misfortunes or herrings - they rarely come single. Letitia Elizabeth Landon

What miracle is God fashioning out of this misfortune? Robert G Allen

The misfortunes of mankind are of varied plumage. Aeschylus

This misfortune you find is of your own manufacture. Simon Armitage

In relating our misfortunes, we often feel them lightened. Pierre Corneille

Nothing is as heady as the wine of misfortune. Honore De Balzac

Great Fortune brings with it Great misfortune. George Herbert

Ignorance is a voluntary misfortune. Nicholas Ling

See your misfortunes as blessings. Marshall Sylver

Better to learn wisdom from other people's misfortunes than from your own. Aesop

It is the misfortune of poetry, to be seldom safely enjoyed by those who enjoy it completely. Jane Austen

Misfortune is mostly an awkwardness! Mehmet Murat Ildan

What a misfortune to be a woman! And yet, the worst misfortune is not to understand what a misfortune it is. Soren Kierkegaard

What man ever blamed himself for his misfortune? William Graham Sumner

What strikes me about Toronto is that Toronto's great misfortune was to have too much money in the late 70s and early 80s, and consequently, it built in the style of those periods, which is hideous. William Gibson

No-one is exempt from speaking nonsense - the only misfortune is to do it solemnly. Michel De Montaigne

Every war is a national misfortune. Helmuth James Graf von Moltke

Keep your misfortunes to yourself. William Hazlitt

In misfortune, which friend remains a friend? Euripides

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

A man is the sum of his misfortunes. William Faulkner

Cheerfulness can change misfortune into love and friends. Louisa May Alcott

Even to smile at the misfortunes of others is to do an injury. Publilius Syrus

Consider the misfortunes of others, and you will be the better able to bear your own. Ovid

With man, most of his misfortunes are occasioned by man. Pliny The Elder

Misfortunes make us wise. Mary Norton

Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer. Baron de Montesquieu

Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Misfortunes should always be expected. Samuel Johnson

Every wind is fare when we are flying from misfortune. Sophocles

Men take their misfortunes to heart and keep them there. Ihara Saikaku

To love a fool is a misfortune, but does not make one a fool. Mason Cooley

During misfortunes, nothing aggravates our condition more, than to be esteemed deserving of them. Norm Macdonald

Heaven sends us misfortunes as a moral tonic. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington

Men do not go out to meet misfortune as we do. They learn it; and we-we divine it. Sophie Swetchine

We may escape misfortune for a while, but the evil day will come. Publilius Syrus

Misery and misfortune is all one; and of misfortune fortune hath only the gift. Philip Sidney

We must learn from misfortune the means of future strength. Winston Churchill

As a rule, I don't like to laugh at the misfortune of others. The exception to that rule is if it's really, really funny. Scott Adams

In misfortune lies the seed of future triumph. Dean Koontz

Whoever gives nothing, has nothing. The greatest misfortune is not to be unloved, but not to love. Albert Camus

It is one of the misfortunes in life that one must read thousands of books only to discover that one need not have read them. Thomas De Quincey

Misfortune may become fortune through patience. Solomon Ibn Gabirol

Many are those who pity others while being blind to their own misfortunes. Shinjo Ito

No misfortune is so bad that whining about it wo' make it worse. (Apr 2007 Gen Conf) Jeffrey R. Holland

Misfortune, no less than happiness, inspires us to dream. Honore De Balzac

Atra gulai un ilian tauthr ono un atra ono waise skolir fra rauthr. - Let luck and happiness follow you and may you be shielded from misfortune. Christopher Paolini

When I was happy I thought I knew men, but it was fated that I should know them in misfortune only. Napoleon Bonaparte

Some dire misfortune to portend, no enemy can match a friend. Jonathan Swift

The memory of man is as old as misfortune Lawrence Durrell

It is a great misfortune to be of use to nobody; scarcely less to be of use to everybody. Baltasar Gracian

Misfortunes often sharpen the genius. Ovid

Most of our misfortunes are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them. Charles Caleb Colton

Lofty souls are always inclined to make a virtue of misfortune. Honore De Balzac

I do not myself believe there is any misfortune. What men call such is merely the shadowside of a good. George Macdonald

Patience cannot remove, but it can always dignify and alleviate, misfortune. Laurence Sterne

The greatest misfortune of all is not to be able to bear misfortune. Bias of Priene

It is often a comfort in misfortune to know our own fate. [Lat., Saepe calamitas solatium est nosse sortem suam.] Quintus Curtius Rufus

The less we parade our misfortunes the more sympathy we command. Orville Dewey

Le bonheur engloutit nos forces, comme le malheur e teint nos vertus. Happiness engulfs our strength, just as misfortune extinguishes our virtues. Honore De Balzac

I change my direction, I can't even help it. It's sort of like the fortune and misfortune of being a rapper. Doseone

I don't regard Jews as a class. I regard them as a privileged misfortune. William Joyce

It is my great misfortune that I have to measure your love by the money gifts you give for Daridranarayana. Mahatma Gandhi

A tendancy to melancholy...let it be observed, is a misfortune, not a fault. Abraham Lincoln

No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse. (Apr 2007 Gen Conf) Jeffrey R. Holland



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