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Life is thickly sown with thorns, and I know no other remedy than to pass quickly through them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
There comes a certain point in life when you have to stop blaming other people for how you feel or the misfortunes in your life. You can't go through life obsessing about what might have been.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
Imagine a society in which there were neither rich nor poor. What evils, afflictions, sorrows, disorders, catastrophes, disasters, tribulations, misfortunes, agonies, calamities, despair, desolation and ruin would be unknown to man!
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really affectionate mother.
W. Somerset Maugham
Man's natural character is to imitate; that of the sensitive man is to resemble as closely as possible the person whom he loves. It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
Marquis de Sade
I now bid farewell to the country of my birth - of my passions - of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies - whose factions I sought to quell - whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim - whose freedom has been my fatal dream.
Thomas Francis Meagher
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
Michel de Montaigne
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
Helping those who have been struck by unforeseeable misfortunes is fundamentally different from making dependency a way of life.
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Jean de la Bruyere
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
James Russell Lowell
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
John F. Kennedy
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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