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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!
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
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.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
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.
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.
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.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
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
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.
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.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
Michel de Montaigne
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?
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 men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Jean de la Bruyere
We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
James Russell Lowell
Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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