Misfortune Quotes

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The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.

View quotes by Epicurus

Rashness brings success to few, misfortune to many
View quotes by Phaedrus

This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
View quotes by Jean De La Bruyere

People don't ever seem to realize that doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.
View quotes by William McFee

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
View quotes by Honore De Balzac

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
View quotes by Anthony Trollope

It was Adam Appleby's misfortune that at the moment of awakening from sleep his consciousness was immediately flooded with everything he least wanted to think about
View quotes by David Lodge

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.'
View quotes by Marcus Aurelius

Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
View quotes by Tacitus

Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune?

View quotes by Elias Canetti

With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
View quotes by Simone Weil

The 'magnificent' Steve McClaren is surely the most hypocritical and false person I have had the misfortune of meeting. Only in England can someone with such evident limits become the head of the national team
View quotes by Massimo Maccarone

I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
View quotes by Arthur Rimbaud

In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
View quotes by Euripides

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