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It is a great art to laugh at your own misfortune
Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
Lydia M Child
The worst misfortune that can happen to an ordinary man is to have an extraordinary father.
A man endures misfortune without complaint.
Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
It was my fortune, or misfortune, to be called to the office of Chief Executive without any previous political training.
Ulysses S Grant
As fathers commonly go, it is seldom a misfortune to be fatherless; and considering the general run of sons, as seldom a misfortune to be childless.
The difference between a misfortune and a calamity is this: If Gladstone fell into the Thames, it would be a misfortune. But if someone dragged him out again, that would be a calamity.
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
Misfortune tests friends, and detects enemies
Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother
William Somerset Maugham
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