Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
Moreover, nothing is so rare as to see misfortune fairly portrayed; the tendency is either to treat the unfortunate person as though catastrophe were his natural vocation, or to ignore the effects of misfortune on the soul, to assume, that is, that the soul can suffer and remain unmarked by it, can fail, in fact, to be recast in misfortune's image.Simone Weil
What a misfortune it isto be bornawoman!? Why seek for knowledge, which can prove only that our wretchedness is irremediable? If a ray of light break in upon us, it is but to make darkness more visible; to show usthenew limits, the Gothic structure, theimpenetrable barriers of our prison.Maria Edgeworth
Dans l'adversite de nos meilleurs amis, nous trouvons toujours quelque chose qui ne nous de pla|"t pas. In the misfortune of our best friends, we always find something which is not displeasing to us.
The humble people of Cambodia are the most wonderful in the world.Their great misfortune is that theyalwayshaveterrible leaders who makethemsuffer.I am not sure I was much better myself, but perhaps I was the least bad.Prince Norodom Sihanouk
When I feel overwhelmed by misfortune, the greatest joy that the Lord can give me is to go to the altar, to put my forehead against it (as on the day of my ordination to the priesthood), and to feel the presence of the only reality. Not only does calm return, but my body seems to be annihilated; the only true life begins, the life of that which is intangible."leonid feodorov
Even the word depression itself was the terminological product of an effort to soften the connotation of deep trouble. In the last century, the term crisis was normally employed. With time, however, this acquired the connotation of the misfortune it described.john kenneth galbraith
A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.hesiod
It is a misfortune of the times that all of us must needs be amateur economists-including, and perhaps especially, the professionals.benjamin graham
"If I am a fool then it is no misfortune, for then only one more fool will wander this Earth. Amongst the millions of mentally deranged it would barely be noticed. But what if I am not a fool, and that science itself has erred? Then the tragedy is incalculable!"viktor schauberger
Unfortunately, catastrophes or scandalous disclosures always have to happen before humanity realises that it is only its own mistakes that have led it into misfortune. These are all the more difficult to rectify, because in the main they have been made by the authorities, who will not commit suicide themselves, but in order to save their own skins, they would rather that all Life should perish before they acknowledge their errors.viktor schauberger
Riches are oftener an impediment than a stimulus to action; and in many cases they are quite as much a misfortune as a blessing.Samuel Smiles
A man may be reputed an able man this year, and yet be a beggar the next: it is a misfortune that happens to many men, and his former reputation will signify nothing.
No one is exempt from talking nonsense. The great misfortune is to do it solemnly.
...and so in the evening released from facts I can think
about distant ancient matters for example our
friends beyond the sea I know they sincerely sympathize
they send us flour lard sacks of comfort and good advice
they don't even know their fathers betrayed us
our former allies at the time of the second Apocalypse
their sons are blameless they deserve our gratitude therefore we are grateful
they have not experienced a siege as long as eternity
those struck by misfortune are always alone
the defenders of the Dalai Lama the Kurds the Afghan mountaineers...
In every adversity of fortune, to have been happy is the most unhappy kind of misfortune.
Never find your delight in another's misfortune.
Teaching and research are not to be confused with training for a profession. Their greatness and their misfortune is that they are a refuge or a mission.
How then, when they are seized by misfortune, because of the deeds which they hands have sent forth? Then their come to thee, swearing by God. "We meant no more than good-will and conciliation!"Those men,-(God) knows what is in their hearts; so keep clear of them, but admonish them, and speak to them a word to reach their very souls.
Be careful to have truthful friends and try to obtain them, for they are your support when you are in welfare, and your advocator when you have misfortune.
And We shall certainly try you with something of fear and hunger and loss of property and lives and fruits. And give good news to the patient, Who, when a misfortune befalls them say " Surely we are God's, and to Him we shall return." Those are they on whom are blessings and mercy from their Lord and those are the followers of the right course.
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