Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
The Lion, The Ass, And The Fox Hunting
Calamity is man's true touch-stone.
I was a stricken deer that left the herd long since.william cowper
Misfortunes cannot suffice to make a fool into an intelligent man.cesare pavese
The worst is not so long as we can say "This is the worst."william shakespeare
Misfortune had conquered her, how true it is, that sooner or later the most rebellious must bow beneath the same yoke.
It is the nature of mortals to kick a fallen man.
Most of our misfortunes are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them.Charles Caleb Colton
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.james russell lowell
I never knew any man in my life, who could not bear another's misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.