Quotes by misfortune

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  • Jane Austen
    Jane Austen
    English writer 1775-1817
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    A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    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.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    The great majority of us are required to live a life of constant duplicity. Your health is bound to be affected if, day after day, you say the opposite of what you feel, if you grovel before what you dislike, and rejoice at what brings you nothing but misfortune. Our nervous system isn't just a fiction, it's a part of our physical body, and our soul exists in space, and is inside us, like the teeth in our mouth. It can't be forever violated with impunity.
  • Hesiod
    Hesiod
    Greek poet 8th century BC
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    A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
  • Walter Bagehot
    Walter Bagehot
    English economist 1826-1877
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    A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    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.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
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    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.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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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.
  • Benjamin Disraeli
    Benjamin Disraeli
    English statesman and writer 1804-1881
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    Books are fatal: they are the curse of the human race. Nine-tenths of existing books are nonsense, and the clever books are the refutation of that nonsense. The greatest misfortune that ever befell man was the invention of printing.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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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.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
  • Cardinal De Richelieu
    Cardinal De Richelieu
    French clergyman, nobleman, and statesman 1585-1642
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    Friendship is the medicine for all misfortune; but ingratitude dries up the fountain of all goodness.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil. Tis the sole remedy against misfortune, the very ventilation of the soul.
  • Seneca
    Seneca
    Roman philosopher, statesman and playwright 5 BC - 65 A.D.
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    Happy the man who can endure the highest and the lowest fortune. He, who has endured such vicissitudes with equanimity, has deprived misfortune of its power.
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