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A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
~ Jane Austen

 

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Affliction is enamoured of thy parts, and thou art wedded to calamity.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
~ Jean Jacques Rousseau

 

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An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
~ William James

 

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Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

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It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.
~ Buddha

 

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Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
~ James Russell Lowell

 

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Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.
~ Publilius Syrus

 

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Misfortune does not always result in harm.
~ Italian Proverb

 

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Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
~ Lydia M. Child

 

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

 

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Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
~ Thomas Fuller

 

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My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

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My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.
~ Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

 

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now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else.
~ Don Marquis

 

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People of genius whenever they are faced with misfortune find resources within themselves.
~ Brouhours

 

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People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures.
~ French Proverb

 

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Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
~ Publius Cornelius Tacitus

 

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