...all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.
Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
To accuse others for one's own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one's education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one's education is complete.
Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
Misfortunes never come singly.
Misfortunes make us wise.
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pain of others
I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.
The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
The less we parade our misfortunes the more sympathy we command.
The greatest misfortune of all is not to be able to bear misfortune.
Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.
Misfortune makes of certain souls a vast desert through which rings the voice of God.
Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
There is no greater misfortune than greed.
Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
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