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    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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Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

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A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.

A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.

by Anonymous Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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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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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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Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies

Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies

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Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness read more

Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

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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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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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