misfortune

A Quote by Shinjo Ito on pity, bling, and misfortune

Many are those who pity others while being blind to their own misfortunes.

Shinjo Ito

Source: Shinjo: Reflections, Pages: 56

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A Quote by William James on acceptance, consequences, misfortune, and overcoming

Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James (1842 - 1910)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William James on acceptance, consequences, misfortune, and overcoming

Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.

William James (1842 - 1910)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on misfortune, purpose, and wishes

Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Washington Irving on misfortune

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving (1783 - 1859)

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A Quote by Victor Marie Hugo on life, misfortune, nobility, poverty, and reward

There are obstinate and unknown braves who defend themselves inch by inch in the shadows against the fatal invasion of want and turpitude. There are noble and mysterious triumphs which no eye sees. No renown rewards, and no flourish of trumpets salutes. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment, and poverty and battlefields which have their heroes. 

Victor Marie Hugo (1802 - 1885)

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A Quote by unknown on angels, brothers, complaints, courage, emptiness, heart, journeys, misfortune, needs, optimism, pity, songs, strength, and worry

A wayfarer carried a heavy sack about which he complained unceasingly. From none could he get help or comfort. And as he slowly journeyed, groaning under his burden, the Angel of Optimism came to him and spoke kindly, saying: "Brother, what does thou carry?" The man answered surlily, "My worries." The angel smiled pityingly upon him and said, "Let us look into thy burden and examine thy worries." And so they looked in. But lo! the sack was empty. "Why surely," cried the man, "there were two great worries, too heavy for man to bear. But-ah, yes, I had forgot-one was a worry of yesterday, and so it is gone." "And the other?" "That-why, that was a worry of tomorrow, and it-it has not yet come." Then the angel smiled with infinite pity, saying: "Hearken! He who bows himself down under the worries of yesterday and tomorrow wears himself out for naught. But he who carries only the worries of today has no need of a sack for his sorrows. If thou will cast this black thing aside, and give all thy strength and cheer and courage to the things of today, real misfortune never can burden thee." Wondering, the man did as the angel commanded. And as he took up his journey and went lightly, swiftly on, his heart and his hands were free to relieve many a brother wayfarer of his burden and to pluck sweet fruits and flowers along the wayside. And when he came at last to the setting of the sun it was with smiles and a song.

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A Quote by unknown on fortune, kindness, and misfortune

Misfortune, n. The kind of fortune that never misses.

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A Quote by unknown on companions, eternity, love, misfortune, and tragedy

Love can cure heartbreaks, misfortune, or tragedy. It is the eternal companion.

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A Quote by unknown on courage, defense, duty, love, misfortune, neighbors, patience, scandal, silence, and words

What is Love? It's silence when your words would hurt, It's patience when your neighbor's curt, It's defense when the scandal flows, It's thoughtfulness for another's woes, It's promptness when stern duty calls, It's courage when misfortune falls.

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