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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.
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.
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
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.
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
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
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.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
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.'
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.
Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms.
Bryant H. McGill
The misfortune to be born when I was, where I was. That was a piece of bad luck.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
Nobody is impervious to misfortune.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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