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The man with the real sense of humor is the man who can put himself in the spectator's place and laugh at his own 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
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Honore de Balzac
It is no small misfortune and disgrace that, through our own fault, we neither understand our nature nor our origin.
Saint Teresa of Avila
The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.
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.
It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
I had the fortune or misfortune to learn how to read fluently starting at the age of three. So I had read maybe 150 books by the time I hit 1st grade. And I already knew that the teachers were lying to me.
The misfortune to be born when I was, where I was. That was a piece of bad luck.
Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza.
Only the misfortune of exile can provide the in-depth understanding and the overview into the realities of the world.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.
Charles R. Swindoll
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.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
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 world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
Laurence J. Peter
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.
I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.
No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Leonardo da Vinci
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Carter G. Woodson
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