Quote of the Day
To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Test a servant while in the discharge of his duty, a relative in difficulty, a friend in adversity, and a wife in misfortune.
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.
Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
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.
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
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.'
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
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 one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Honore de Balzac
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
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.
Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
W. Somerset Maugham
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
Charles R. Swindoll
If we are suffering illness, poverty, or misfortune, we think we shall be satisfied on the day it ceases. But there too, we know it is false; so soon as one has got used to not suffering one wants something else.
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.
Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
Share with your Friends
Everyone likes a good quote - don't forget to share.
C. S. Lewis
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Get Social with BrainyQuote
Quote of the Day
BQ on Facebook
BQ on Twitter
BQ on Pinterest
BQ on Google+
Art Quote Feed
Funny Quote Feed
Love Quote Feed
Nature Quote Feed