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Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
French essayist and philosopher 1533-1592+3
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
American statesman 1743-1826+1
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?
English politician, writer and poet 1672-17190
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
French writer 1645-16960
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
French writer and philosopher 1712-17780
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
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
Greek fabulist and story teller 620-564 BCE0
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
English philosopher and statesman 1561-16260
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
English writer 1709-17840
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
Roman poet 70-19 BC0
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
William Somerset Maugham
English writer 1874-19650
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
French writer and editor of Le Figaro 1808-18900
Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
French writer and philosopher (ps. of François Marie Arouet) 1694-17780
History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
British historian 1737-17940
History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
English writer 1707-17540
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.