The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Author: Aesop (620-560 BC)
Profession: Greek Fabulist
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Author: Jane Austen (1775-1817)
Profession: British Novelist
An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws.
Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)
Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"
People of genius whenever they are faced with misfortune find resources within themselves.
It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.
Author: Buddha (568-488 BC)
Profession: Founder of Buddhism
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face. Every man deems that he has precisely the trials and temptations which are the hardest of all others for him to bear; but they are so, simply because they are the very ones he most needs.
Author: Lydia M. Child (1802-1880)
Profession: American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor
Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.
Profession: Greek Philosopher
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
Author: R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983)
Profession: American Inventor, Designer, Poet, Philosopher
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
Author: Thomas Fuller (1608-1661)
Profession: British Clergyman, Author
My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
Author: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864)
Profession: American Novelist, Short Story Writer
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Author: William James (1842-1910)
Profession: American Psychologist, Professor, Author
Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)
Profession: British Author
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
Author: James Russell Lowell (1819-1891)
Profession: American Poet, Critic, Editor
now and then there is a person born who is so unlucky that he runs into accidents which started out to happen to somebody else.
Author: Don Marquis (1878-1937)
Profession: American Humorist, Journalist
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
Author: W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965)
Profession: British Novelist, Playwright