Quotes by misfortune

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  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    Here is the rule to remember in the future, When anything tempts you to be bitter: not, ''This is a misfortune'' but ''To bear this worthily is good fortune.''
  • 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.
  • Alphonse Karr
    Alphonse Karr
    French writer and editor of Le Figaro 1808-1890
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    I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
  • Charles Dickens
    Charles Dickens
    English writer 1812-1870
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    I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
  • Plato
    Plato
    Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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    Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
  • Boethius
    Boethius
    Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
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    In every adversity of fortune, to have been happy is the most unhappy kind of misfortune.
    Source: De Consolatione Philosophia Book II, section 4, line 4
  • Benjamin Graham
    Benjamin Graham
    British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
    Benjamin Graham
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    It is a misfortune of the times that all of us must needs be amateur economists-including, and perhaps especially, the professionals.
    Source: World Commodities and World Currencies Ch. X, Commodity Unit Stabilization, p. 109
  • James Fenimore Cooper
    James Fenimore Cooper
    American writer 1789-1851
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    It is a misfortune that necessity has induced men to accord greater license to this formidable engine, in order to obtain liberty, than can be borne with less important objects in view; for the press, like fire, is an excellent servant, but a terrible master.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
  • Epicurus
    Epicurus
    Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC
    Epicurus
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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.
  • Arthur Rimbaud
    Arthur Rimbaud
    French Poet 1854-1891
    Arthur Rimbaud
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    Misfortune was my god.
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.
  • Alexander Herzen
    Alexander Herzen
    Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
    Alexander Herzen
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    No one is to blame. It is neither their fault nor ours. It is the misfortune of being born when a whole world is dying.
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