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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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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

by Ambrose Bierce 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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When Misfortune is asleep, let no one wake her.
[Lat., Quando la mala ventura se duerme, nadie la despierte.]

When Misfortune is asleep, let no one wake her.
[Lat., Quando la mala ventura se duerme, nadie la despierte.]

by John Dryden Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a read more

Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to

by Paul Valery Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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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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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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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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Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all read more

Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many - not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some

by Charles Dickens Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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