Quotation Explorer - 'Misfortunes'

If you participate in life, you don’t see it clearly: you suffer from it too much or enjoy it too much. The artist, to my way of thinking, is a monstrosity, something outside nature. All the misfortunes Providence inflicts on him come from his stubborness in denying that maxim. - Gustave Flaubert
Our way of thinking causes us more pain than all our misfortunes. - Marty Rubin
Where we see the same faults followed regularly by the same misfortunes, we may reasonably think that if we could have known the first we might have avoided the others. - James Madison
Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. - Charles Dickens
Philosophy teaches us to bear with equanimity the misfortunes of others. - Oscar Wilde
Rather blessings, after counting my misfortunes, I realized how the more blessed I am. - Anthony Liccione
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened. - Michel de Montaigne
Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health. - Michel de Montaigne
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds. - Aristotle
We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Not to feel one's misfortunes is not human, not to bear them is not manly. - Seneca
Great minds have purpose, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortunes; but great minds rise above them. - Washington Irving
Whether fate or fortuitous,The voyage is incessant.Life is gratuitous,It's regrets recrudescent.We so blindly see adversely,Linear to some 'decree'.Sentenced by each other,To live this critically.To err is Human,Ironic that we divest.For any man who puts that past him,No misfortunes he has left. - Alen Joans
شر البلية ما يضحك The worst misfortunes are the ones that make you laugh - Arabic proverb
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. - Aesop
Is demum miser est, cuius nobilitas miserias nobilitat. (Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.) - Lucius Accius
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind. - Edward Gibbon
All of us have sufficient fortitude to bear the misfortunes of others. - Francois de La Rochefoucauld
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. - Jean De La Bruyere
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
A disruptor finds opportunity and profit from his misfortunes. - Jay Samit
Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women. - Lemony Snicket
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others. - Ambrose Bierce
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes. - Voltaire
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes. - Titus Livius
Enjoy the present, bid defiance to the future, laugh at all those reasonable beings who exercise their reason to avoid the misfortunes which they fear, destroying at the same time the pleasure that they might enjoy. - Giacomo Casanova
Be you in what line of life you may, it will be amongst your misfortunes if you have not time properly to attend to pecuniary [monetary] matters. Want of attention to these matters has impeded the progress of science and of genius itself. - William Cobbett
REVEILLE, n. A signal to sleeping soldiers to dream of battlefields no more, but get up and have their blue noses counted. In the American army it is ingeniously called "rev-e-lee," and to that pronunciation our countrymen have pledged their lives, their misfortunes and their sacred dishonor. - Ambrose Bierce
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence every one must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart. - Solon
Most people neglect their lives and allow all kinds of accidents, mishaps and misfortunes to happen to them. - Sunday Adelaja
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