Best Misfortune Quotes On Success In Life

These misfortune quotes will inspire you. Misfortune is an event or conjunction of events that causes an unfortunate or distressing result or an unfortunate condition or event.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging misfortune quotes, misfortune sayings, and misfortune proverbs.

Famous Misfortune Quotes

  1. “…all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill in dancing.” ~ Moliere
  2. “To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.” ~ Epictetus
  3. “Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.” ~ Euripides
  4. “Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.” ~ William James
  5. “Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  6. “Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  7. “The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.” ~ A. C. Benson , Misfortune quotes in life
  8. “Life is thickly sown with thorns. I know no other remedy than to pass rapidly over them. The longer we dwell on our misfortunes the greater is their power to harm us.” ~ Voltaire
  9. “The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us” ~ Voltaire
  10. “Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.” ~ Aesop

  11. “Misfortune seldom intrudes upon the wise man; his greatest and highest interests are directed by reason throughout the course of life.” ~ Epicurus
  12. “History is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.” ~ Edward Gibbon
  13. “The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.” ~ Aesop
  14. “An accident is an inevitable occurrence due to the actions of immutable natural laws.” ~ Ambrose Bierce
  15. “I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life.” ~ Walter Anderson

  16. “Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.” ~ Lucius Accius
  17. “A few years’ experience will convince us that those things which at the time they happened we regarded as our greatest misfortunes have proved our greatest blessings.” ~ George Mason
  18. “Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequence than to have a really affectionate mother.” ~ W. Somerset Maugham
  19. “The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.” ~ Epicurus
  20. “A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.” ~ Jane Austen

  21. “It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one’s own mind.” ~ Gautama Buddha
  22. “Most of our misfortunes are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them.” ~ Charles Caleb Colton
  23. “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.” ~ Lydia M. Child
  24. “Happiness is composed of misfortunes avoided.” ~ Alphonse Karr

  25. “All the ills of mankind, all the tragic misfortunes that fill the history books, all the political blunders, all the failures of the great leaders have arisen merely from a lack of skill at dancing.” ~ Moliere
  26. “My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.” ~ Michel de Montaigne
  27. “Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.” ~ Charles Dickens
  28. “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.” ~ Plato
  29. “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge.” ~ Aristotle

  30. “If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.” ~ Socrates
  31. “Reflect upon your present blessings” ~ Charles Dickens
  32. “A cloudy day or a little sunshine have as great an influence on many constitutions as the most recent blessings or misfortunes.” ~ Joseph Addison
  33. “I am responsible. Although I may not be able to prevent the worst from happening, I am responsible for my attitude toward the inevitable misfortunes that darken life. Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life.” ~ Walter Inglis Anderson
  34. “It is less difficult to bear misfortunes than to remain uncorrupted by pleasure.” ~ Tacitus

  35. “I never knew any man in my life who could not bear another’s misfortunes perfectly like a Christian.” ~ Alexander Pope
  36. “Nothing shortens a journey so pleasantly as an account of misfortunes at which the hearer is permitted to laugh.” ~ Quentin Crisp
  37. “Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.” ~ Laurence J. Peter
  38. “Properly speaking, history is nothing but the crimes and misfortunes of the human race.” ~ Pierre Bayle
  39. “contemplating the misfortunes of others does not lighten one’s own trouble but instead adds to it.” ~ Mignon G. Eberhart

  40. “One of the misfortunes of our time is that in getting rid of false shame, we have killed off so much real shame as well.” ~ Louis Kronenberger
  41. “By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them.
    [Fr., A raconter ses maux souvent on les soulage.]” ~ Pierre Corneille
  42. “The greatest misfortune of all is not to be able to bear misfortune.” ~ Bias of Priene
  43. “Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?” ~ Thomas Jefferson
  44. “The less we parade our misfortunes the more sympathy we command.” ~ Orville Dewey

  45. “Misfortunes cannot suffice to make a fool into an intelligent man.” ~ Cesare Pavese
  46. “The mystery of existence is the connection between our faults and our misfortunes.” ~ Madame de Stael
  47. “Misfortunes never come singly.” ~ Anne Frank
  48. “Men often bear little grievances with less courage than they do large misfortunes.” ~ Aesop
  49. “Misfortune makes of certain souls a vast desert through which rings the voice of God.” ~ Honore de Balzac

  50. “The misfortune of others is our misfortune. Our happiness is the happiness of others. To see ourselves in others and feel an inner oneness and sense of unity with them represents a fundamental revolution in the way we view and live our lives. Therefore, discriminating against another person is the same as discriminating against oneself. When we hurt another, we are hurting ourselves. And when we respect others, we respect and elevate our own lives as well.” ~ Daisaku Ikeda
  51. “There is no greater fault than sensual indulgence. There is no greater misfortune than malcontent. There is no greater calamity than greed.” ~ Laozi
  52. “Indeed, history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.” ~ Voltaire
  53. “The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.” ~ Blaise Pascal
  54. “The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.” ~ Christopher Morley

  55. “I am convinced that we have a degree of delight, and that no small one, in the real misfortunes and pain of others” ~ Edmund Burke
  56. “Any beast can cry over the misfortunes of its own child. It takes a mensch to weep for others’ children.” ~ Sam Levenson
  57. “I now bid farewell to the country of my birth – of my passions – of my death; a country whose misfortunes have invoked my sympathies – whose factions I sought to quell – whose intelligence I prompted to a lofty aim – whose freedom has been my fatal dream.” ~ Thomas Francis Meagher
  58. “All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.” ~ Jean de la Bruyere
  59. “It is not my mode of thought that has caused my misfortunes, but the mode of thought of others.” ~ Marquis de Sade

  60. “Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.” ~ James Russell Lowell
  61. “Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune, but great minds rise above them.” ~ Washington Irving
  62. “In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.” ~ Aristotle
  63. “Misfortunes make us wise.” ~ Mary Norton

  64. “Our worst misfortunes never happen, and most miseries lie in anticipation.” ~ Honore de Balzac
  65. “The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.” ~ Franz Schubert

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