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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.
For this is the mark of a wise and upright man, not to rail against the gods in misfortune.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
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.
Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure in events that dismay the rest of humanity.
This great misfortune - to be incapable of solitude.
Jean de la Bruyere
We interest others by the misfortune we spread around us.
Emile M. Cioran
Misfortune had made Lily supple instead of hardening her, and a pliable substance is less easy to break than a stiff one.
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
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
Ulysses S. Grant
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.
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
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.
I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
Charles de Secondat
The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice.
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
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.
Mortals grow swiftly in misfortune.
Misfortune was my god.
Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.
Don't reward bad behavior. It is one of the first rules of parenting. During the financial cataclysm of 2008, we said it differently. When we bailed out banks that had created their own misfortune, we called it a 'moral hazard,' because the bailout absolved the bank's bad acts and created an incentive for it to make the same bad loans again.
I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked.
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.
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