...all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.
Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
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.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
I hope that real love and truth are stronger in the end than any evil or misfortune in the world.
When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.
Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.
A few years' experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.
contemplating the misfortunes of others does not lighten one's own trouble but instead adds to it.
I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pain of others
Misfortunes never come singly.
Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.
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.
Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.
Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.
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.
There is no greater misfortune than greed.
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?
Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.
Misfortunes cannot suffice to make a fool into an intelligent man.
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.
The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.
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