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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.
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Honore de Balzac
The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
Charles R. Swindoll
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
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Peter Nivio Zarlenga
It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
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.
Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
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.
Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
W. Somerset Maugham
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
Jean de la Bruyere
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
R. Buckminster Fuller
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
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
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
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.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
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.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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