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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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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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But strong of limb
And swift of foot misfortune is, and, far
Outstripping all, comes to every read more

But strong of limb
And swift of foot misfortune is, and, far
Outstripping all, comes to every land,
And there wreaks evil on mankind, which prayers
Do afterwards redress.

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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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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

by Jean De La Bruyere 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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Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd.

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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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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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