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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.


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

In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?


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.

Samuel Johnson

Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.

Carl Jung

Thy fate is the common fate of all; Into each life some rain must fall.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

People don't seem to realize that doing what's right's no guarantee against misfortune.

William McFee

Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top - or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another.

Richard M. Nixon

Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.

Will Roger

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions!

William Shakespeare

Eia! Tu! . . . Si Hoc Legere Scis Nimium Eruditionis Habes . . . “Dum spiro, spero” . . . “Audaces Fortuna Juvat”