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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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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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It has been my misfortune to be engaged in more battles than any other general on the other side of read more

It has been my misfortune to be engaged in more battles than any other general on the other side of the Atlantic; but there was never a time during my command when I would not have chosen some settlement by reason rather than the sword.

by Ulysses S. Grant Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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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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Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
[Lat., Calamitas virtutis occasio est.]

Calamity is virtue's opportunity.
[Lat., Calamitas virtutis occasio est.]

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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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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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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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