Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.
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.
It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
Prosperity is the measure or touchstone of virtue, for it is less difficult to bear misfortune than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.
Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
There is always something infinitely mean about other people's tragedies.
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
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.
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.