Quotes: misfortunes

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  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592
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    Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
  • Jean de la Bruyère
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer 1645-1696
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    All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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    All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
  • Barry Humphries
    Barry Humphries
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    Am I old-fashioned? I think I might be. I am a lucky woman, because I was born with a priceless gift... the ability to laugh at the misfortunes of others.
    Source: Op Broadway in Dame Edna Back With A Vengeance 2004
  • Aesop
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE
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    Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
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    Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.





  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
  • Virgil
    Virgil
    Roman poet 70-19 BC
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    Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
  • William Somerset Maugham
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer 1874-1965
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    Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
  • Alphonse Karr
    Alphonse Karr
    French writer and editor of Le Figaro 1808-1890
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    Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
  • Voltaire
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-1778
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    History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
  • Henry Fielding
    Henry Fielding
    English writer 1707-1754
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    I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
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