Quotes by misfortune
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Roman emperor 121-180
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.''
French Poet 1854-1891
I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
French writer and editor of Le Figaro 1808-1890
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.
English writer 1812-1870
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
French philosopher 1909-1943
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.
Greek philosopher 427 BC - 347 BC
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.
Roman senator, consul, magister officiorum, and philosopher
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
British-born American economist, professor and investor 1894-1976
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
American writer 1789-1851
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
American journalist and author 1969-
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.
American writer 1783-1859
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Greek Philosopher c.341-270 BC
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
French Poet 1854-1891
Misfortune was my god.
Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.
Russian journalist and political thinker 1812-1870
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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