Quotes with misfortunes

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  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne Experience has taught me this, that we undo ourselves by impatience. Misfortunes have their life and their limits, their sickness and their health.
    Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
    French essayist and philosopher (1533 - 1592)
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  • William Somerset Maugham Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
    William Somerset Maugham
    English writer (1874 - 1965)
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  • Thomas Jefferson 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?
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman (1743 - 1826)
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  • Joseph Addison A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet (1672 - 1719)
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  • Jean de la Bruyère All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
    Jean de la Bruyère
    French writer (1645 - 1696)
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  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher (1712 - 1778)
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  • Barry Humphries Am I old-fashioned? I think I might be. I am a lucky woman, because I was born with a priceless gift... the ability to laugh at the misfortunes of others.
    Source: Op Broadway in Dame Edna Back With A Vengeance 2004
    Barry Humphries
    Australian comedian, actor, artist, and author (1934 - 2023)
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  • Aesop Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
    Aesop
    Greek fabulist and story teller (620 - 564)
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  • Francis Bacon Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.

    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman (1561 - 1626)
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  • Samuel Johnson Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him.
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer (1709 - 1784)
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  • Virgil Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
    Virgil
    Roman poet (70 - 19)
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  • Alphonse Karr Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.
    Alphonse Karr
    French writer and editor of Le Figaro (1808 - 1890)
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  • Voltaire History is just the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes.
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran ois Marie Arouet) (1694 - 1778)
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  • Edward Gibbon History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies and misfortunes of mankind.
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian (1737 - 1794)
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  • Henry Fielding I have found it; I have discovered the cause of all the misfortunes which befell him. A public school, Joseph, was the cause of all the calamities which he afterwards suffered. Public schools are the nurseries of all vice and immorality.
    Henry Fielding
    English writer (1707 - 1754)
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  • Euripides Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet (480 - 406)
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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer (1613 - 1680)
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  • Voltaire Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
    Voltaire
    French writer and philosopher (ps. of Fran ois Marie Arouet) (1694 - 1778)
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  • Publilius Syrus It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
    Publilius Syrus
    Syrian poet (85 - 43)
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  • Tacitus It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
    Tacitus
    Roman senator and historian (56 - 117)
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