Quotes: 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.
  • 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.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
  • 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.
  • Arthur Rimbaud
    Arthur Rimbaud
    French Poet 1854-1891
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    I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
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