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No one has the right to be sorry for himself for a misfortune that strikes everyone.

- Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Ah! I shall repeat it endlessly, the only misfortune is to be born!

- Marie Anne De Vichy-chamrond, Marquise Du Deffand
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Tis the greatest misfortune in nature for a woman to want a confidant.

- George Farquhar
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Misery is evil; quarreling, a misfortune. There is only one possibility of avoiding both: a clear di ...

- Xun Zi
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“One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than ...

- Virginia Woolf
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“Men cling to life even at the cost of enduring great misfortune”

- Aristotle
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“Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others”

- Ambrose Bierce
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There are some vile and contemptible men who, allowing themselves to be conquered by misfortune, see ...

- Agathon
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It is our failure to become our perceived ideal that ultimately defines us and makes us unique. It's ...

- Conan O'brien
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“Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it ceases to e ...

- Dorothy Parker
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Germany had the misfortune of becoming poisoned, first because of plenty, and then because of want.

- Albert Einstein
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Failure in life does not matter; the greatest misfortune is standing still.

- Hazrat Inayat Khan
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“To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.”

- Oscar Wilde
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“One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly.”

- Voltaire
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“One destination's misfortune can be positive for another one, and we're clearly an example of tha ...

- Walter Jamieson
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All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.

- Henry David Thoreau
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It is the misfortune of contemporary leaders, across the whole spectrum of Australian life, that the ...

- Hugh Mackay
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An ignorant person is inclined to blame others for his own misfortune. To blame oneself is proof of ...

- Epictetus
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The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.

- Charles R. Swindoll
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“Reporters thrive on the world's misfortune. For this reason they often take an indecent pleasure ...

- Russell Baker
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No amount of misfortune will satisfy the man who is not satisfied with reading a hundred epigrams.

- Martial
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