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Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
My appeal to the rich is, Deal liberally with your poor brethren, and use your means to advance the cause of God. The worthy poor, who are made poor by misfortune and sickness, deserve your especial care and help.
Ellen G. White
Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
Much talking is the cause of danger. Silence is the means of avoiding misfortune. The talkative parrot is shut up in a cage. Other birds, without speech, fly freely about.
No excuses and no sob stories. Life is full of excuses if you're looking. I have no time to gripe over misfortune. I don't waste time looking back.
Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Nobody is impervious to misfortune.
Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
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.'
Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
Ulysses S. Grant
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?
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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