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Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

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It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.

It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.

by Aeschylus Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

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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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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 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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The worst is not
So long as we can say 'This is the worst.'

The worst is not
So long as we can say 'This is the worst.'

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There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate
misfortunes. What madness it is in your expecting evil read more

There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate
misfortunes. What madness it is in your expecting evil before it
arrives!
[Lat., Nil est nec miserius nec stultius quam praetimere. Quae
ista dementia est, malum suum antecedere!]

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I never knew any many in my life, who could not bear another's
misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.

I never knew any many in my life, who could not bear another's
misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.

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