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One more unfortunate
Weary of breath,
Rashly importunate,
Gone to her death!

One more unfortunate
Weary of breath,
Rashly importunate,
Gone to her death!

by Thomas Hood Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the
misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the
misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.

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Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above read more

Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

by Washington Irving Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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The consciousness of good intention is the greatest solace of
misfortunes.
[Lat., Conscientia rectae voluntatis maxima consolatio est read more

The consciousness of good intention is the greatest solace of
misfortunes.
[Lat., Conscientia rectae voluntatis maxima consolatio est rerum
incommodarum.]

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It is pleasant, when the sea runs high, to view from land the
great distress of another.
[Lat., read more

It is pleasant, when the sea runs high, to view from land the
great distress of another.
[Lat., Suave mari magno, turbantibus aequora ventis
E terra magnum alterius spectare laborum.]

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Most of our misfortune are more supportable than the comments of
our friends upon them.

Most of our misfortune are more supportable than the comments of
our friends upon them.

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As if Misfortune made the Throne her Seat,
And none could be unhappy but the Great.

As if Misfortune made the Throne her Seat,
And none could be unhappy but the Great.

by Nicholas Rowe Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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There in no one more unfortunate than the man who has never been
unfortunate. for it has never been read more

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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Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies

Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies

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