Tuesday, 27 March 2018


A consciousness of misfortunes arising from a man's own misconduct aggravates their bitterness. - Aesop

As the dog runneth after him that flees, but flees him that standeth still; so misfortune pursueth those that flee from her, but flees those that face her. - Ivan Panin

As the worm crawleth up to the surface only when it rains, so doth a man's best self emerge only in misfortune. - Ivan Panin

Cease to anticipate misfortune – there are still many chances of escape. - Martin Farquhar Tupper

Disappointment or misfortune don't last long among us, the poor; we can't live if we brood on them the whole time. - Viramma Racine

During misfortunes, nothing aggravates our condition more, than to be esteemed deserving of them. - Norman MacDonald

Everybody has their days of misfortune. - Louisa May Alcott

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain. - Euripides

In the greatest misfortune oft lies the greatest hope. - Edward Counsel

It is often said that in prosperity we have many friends, but that we are usually neglected when things go badly. I disagree. Not only do malicious people flock about us in order to witness our ruin, but other unfortunates as well, who have been kept away by our happiness, and now feel close to us on account of our troubles. - Andre Maurois

It is time enough to bear a misfortune when it comes, without anticipating it; for why should we torment ourselves with what may fall out, perhaps, twenty years hence, or never. - Wellins Calcott

It seems the misfortune of one can plow a deeper furrow in the heart than the misfortune of millions. - Kirby Larson

Man is extraordinarily clever in preventing himself from being happy; it would seem that the less able he is to endure misfortune the more apt he is to attach himself to it. - Andre Gide

One must not try to trick misfortune, but resign oneself to it with good grace. - Aristophanes

Only he has a right to complain of undeserved misfortune, that is unwilling to accept undeserved good fortune. - Ivan Panin

Since misfortunes cannot be avoided, let them be generously borne; it is not for any sort of men to expect an exemption from the common lot of mankind; and no person is truly great, but he that keeps up the same dignity of mind in all conditions. - Wellins Calcott

The danger from lightning is gone when the thunder is heard, and the worst is over when misfortune has arrived. - Ivan Panin

The very remembrance of my former misfortune proves a new one to me. - Miguel de Cervantes

Those who are happy and successful themselves are too apt to make light of the misfortunes of others. - Elizabeth Gaskell

We have all been beaten! Each one has to bear his misfortune! Resign yourself! - Gustave Flaubert

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