Quotes by misfortune

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  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    Opportunity often comes in disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
  • Tacitus
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian 56-120 AD
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    Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
  • Robert Louis Stevenson
    Robert Louis Stevenson
    Scottish writer and poet 1850-1895
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    Quite minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
  • Richard Buckminster Fuller
    Richard Buckminster Fuller
    American poet, philosopher and inventor 1895-1983
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    Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    Remember, no human condition is ever permanent. Then you will not be overjoyed in good fortune nor too scornful in misfortune.
  • Anthony Trollope
    Anthony Trollope
    British writer 1815-1882
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    Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
    Plutarch
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    The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
  • Frank Sinatra
    Frank Sinatra
    American singer, actor, and producer 1915-1998
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    The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
  • Alan Cohen
    Alan Cohen
    American businessman 1954-
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    The purpose of life is not to fight against evil and misfortune; it is to unveil magnificence.
  • Charles Swindoll
    Charles Swindoll
    American Pastor, writer
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    The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
  • Blaise Pascal
    Blaise Pascal
    French physicist, mathematician and philosopher 1623-1662
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    The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
    Source: Pensees
  • Marcus Aurelius
    Marcus Aurelius
    Roman emperor 121-180
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    The wise man sees in the misfortune of others what he should avoid.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
    William Somerset Maugham
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    The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
  • Austin O'Malley
    Austin O'Malley
    American writer, ophthalmologist and a professor of English literatur 1858-1932
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    The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
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