We’ve sourced some of the most interesting and thought-provoking Misfortunes Quotes from Amy Lowell, Francois de La Rochefoucauld, Gideon Welles, Margaret Cavendish, Sam Levenson. Each of the following quotes is overflowing with creativity, and knowledge.
Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
We all have enough strength to endure the misfortunes of others.
The War has been waged with success, although there have been in some instances errors and misfortunes. But the heart of the nation is sounder and its hopes brighter.
In such misfortunes my Mother was of an heroic spirit, in suffering patiently when there was no remedy, and being industrious where she thought she could help.
Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others’ children.
We all feel the urge to condemn ourselves out of guilt, to blame others for our misfortunes and to fantasize about total disaster.
It is a good thing to learn caution from the misfortunes of others.
The easiest thing to do, whenever you fail, is to put yourself down by blaming your lack of ability for your misfortunes.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
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.
The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.
Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
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.
A ruler of men faces two possible misfortunes: if he employs the worthy, the ministers will use worthiness as a pretext to rob their ruler of his power, but if he promotes men recklessly, his affairs will be neglected, and he will not prevail.
Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.
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.
Gossipers derive pleasure from other people’s misfortunes. It might be fun to peer into somebody else’s personal or professional faux pas at first, but over time, it gets tiring, makes you feel gross, and hurts other people.
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.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
We are all strong enough to bear other men’s misfortunes.
Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
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!
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
I think ‘The Hunger Games’ has a really powerful message about survival, and sacrificing for the ones you love. It’s almost like a warning for us to not lose touch of our humanity. We live in a world in which we watch other’s misfortunes for entertainment.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.
How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame we have killed off so much real shame as well.
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?
We are easily comforted for the misfortunes of our friends, when those misfortunes give us an occasion of expressing our affection and solicitude.
In the misfortunes of our best friends we always find something not altogether displeasing to us.
Do not yield to misfortunes, but advance more boldly to meet them, as your fortune permits you.
My success and my misfortunes, the bright and the dark days I have gone through, everything has proved to me that in this world, either physical or moral, good comes out of evil just as well as evil comes out of good.
The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
A lot of life is about trying to turn bad experiences into something good. Usually if you work at it, you can figure out a way to do it. Even our worst misfortunes are gifts.