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Myself acquainted with misfortune, I learn to help the unfortunate.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Virgil

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?
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Thomas Jefferson

How sweet for those faring badly to forget their misfortunes even for a short time.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Sophocles

Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
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It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.
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Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter James Russell Lowell

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Giacomo Casanova

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Aristotle

Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Epicurus

Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Euripides

We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Honore de Balzac

To lose one parent may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Oscar Wilde

A man endures misfortune without complaint.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Franz Schubert

If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be content to take their own and depart.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Socrates

Whoever grows angry amid troubles applies a drug worse than the disease and is a physician unskilled about misfortunes.
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The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Herodotus

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Plato

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.
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In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Euripides

Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Voltaire

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.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Socrates

A young musician plays scales in his room and only bores his family. A beginning writer, on the other hand, sometimes has the misfortune of getting into print.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Marguerite Yourcenar

A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Hesiod

Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes of which all men have some.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Charles Dickens

The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
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