misfortune

A Quote by Dorothy Parker on misfortune and pity

Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, may be prolonged to the point where it cases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.

Dorothy Parker (1893 - 1967)

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A Quote by Desiderius Erasmus on misfortune

What passes out of one's mouth passes into a hundred ears. It is a great misfortune not to have sense enough to speak well.

Desiderius Erasmus (c.1466 - 1536)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Claude Roy on existence, humor, laughter, love, misfortune, and attachment

Love is an attachment to another self. Humor is a form of self-detachment - a way of looking at one's existence, one's misfortune, or one's discomfort. If you really love, if you really know how to laugh, the result is the same: you forget yourself.

Claude Roy

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A Quote by Charley Reese on envy, misfortune, and wishes

It is never wise to seek or wish for another's misfortune. If malice or envy were tangible and had a shape, it would be the shape of a boomerang.

Charley Reese

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A Quote by Charles Simmons on decisions, evil, and misfortune

It is a great evil, as well as a misfortune, to be unable to utter a prompt and decided 'no'.

Charles Simmons (1924 -)

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A Quote by Charles Lummis on misfortune, sorrow, and suffering

I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.

Charles Lummis (1859 - 1928)

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A Quote by Charles Caleb Colton on action, death, disease, friendship, good, health, misfortune, reputation, respect, and world

The only things in which we can be said to have any property are our actions. Our thoughts may be bad, yet produce no poison; they may be good, yet produce no fruit. Our riches may be taken away by misfortune, our reputation by malice, our spirits by calamity, our health by disease, our friends by death. But our actions must follow us beyond the grave; with respect to them alone, we cannot say that we shall carry nothing with us when we die, neither that we shall go naked out of the world.

Charles Colton (c.1780 - 1832)

Source: wrote Lacon,,2 volumes of aphorisms

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A Quote by Boethius on adversity, fortune, happiness, kindness, misfortune, and unhappiness

In omni adversitate fortunæ, infelicissimum genus est infortunii fuisse felicem In every adversity of fortune, to have been happy is the most unhappy kind of misfortune.

Boethius (c. 475 - 525)

Source: De Consolatione Philosophiæ, liber ii.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on angels and misfortune

Man is neither angel nor beast; and the misfortune is that he who would act the angel acts the beast.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Austin O'Malley on fatherhood and misfortune

The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.

Austin O'Malley (1858 - 1932)

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