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Most of our misfortune are more supportable than the comments of
our friends upon them.

Most of our misfortune are more supportable than the comments of
our friends upon them.

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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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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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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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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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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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We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.

We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.

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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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