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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.
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
R. Buckminster Fuller
Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
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.
It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
Ulysses S. Grant
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
We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us.
Emile M. Cioran
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
Property is not the sacred right. When a rich man becomes poor it is a misfortune, it is not a moral evil. When a poor man becomes destitute, it is a moral evil, teeming with consequences and injurious to society and morality.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
Jean de la Bruyere
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
Unless some misfortune has made it impossible, everyone can have good posture.
Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
Charles de Secondat
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
Misfortune was my god.
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
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
Lydia M. Child
Whatever your religious persuasion, if you believe that that the universe is governed by benign forces, at some point you have to explain why there is so much suffering, misfortune and misery in the world.
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