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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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He went like one that hath been stunn'd,
And is of sense forlorn:
A sadder and a read more

He went like one that hath been stunn'd,
And is of sense forlorn:
A sadder and a wiser man,
He rose the morrow morn.

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Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen,
Fallen from his high estate,
And welt'ring in his blood;
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Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen,
Fallen from his high estate,
And welt'ring in his blood;
Deserted at his utmost need,
By those his former bounty fed;
On the bare earth expos'd he lies,
With not a friend to close his eyes.

by John Dryden Found in: Misfortune Quotes,
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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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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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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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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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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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There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate
misfortunes. What madness it is in your expecting evil read more

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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