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Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

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Calamity is man's true touch-stone.
- Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,

Calamity is man's true touch-stone.
- Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher,

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Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies

Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies

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There in no one more unfortunate than the man who has never been
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There in no one more unfortunate than the man who has never been
unfortunate. for it has never been in his power to try himself.
[Lat., Nihil infelicius eo, cui nihil unquam evenit adversi, non
licuit enim illi se experiri.]

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Such a house broke?
So noble a master fall'n; all gone, and not
One friend to take read more

Such a house broke?
So noble a master fall'n; all gone, and not
One friend to take his fortune by the arm
And go along with him?

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Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an read more

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.

by Lydia M. Child Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes

Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes

by Victor Hugo Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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Whoever has fallen from his former high estate is in his calamity
the scorn even of the base.
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Whoever has fallen from his former high estate is in his calamity
the scorn even of the base.
[Lat., Quicumque amisit dignitatem pristinam
Ignavis etiam jocus est in casu gravi.]

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Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother

Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother

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