misfortune

A Quote by Aristotle on friendship and misfortune

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle (384 - 322 BC)

Source: Eudemian Ethics

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A Quote by Anthony Trollope on life, misfortune, and success

Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early.

Anthony Trollope (1815 - 1882)

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on beauty, excellence, and misfortune

QUIXOTIC, adj. Absurdly chivalric, like Don Quixote. An insight into the beauty and excellence of this incomparable adjective is unhappily denied to him who has the misfortune to know that the gentleman's name is pronounced Ke-ho-tay.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on misfortune and pleasure

DEBAUCHEE, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Ambrose Gwinett Bierce on fortune, good, life, and misfortune

CALAMITY, n. A more than commonly plain and unmistakable reminder that the affairs of this life are not of our own ordering. Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Ambrose Bierce (1842 - 1914)

Source: The Devil's Dictionary by Ambrose Bierce

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A Quote by Albert Camus on animals, force, judgment, and misfortune

Mon cher ami, let's not give them any pretext, no matter how small, for judging us!!! Otherwise, we'll be left in shreds. We are forced to take the same precautions as the animal trainer. If, before going into the cage, he has the misfortune to cut himself while shaving, what a feast for the wild animals!!

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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A Quote by Albert Camus on love, misery, and misfortune

There is only misfortune in not being loved; there is misery in not loving.

Albert Camus (1913 - 1960)

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