Quotes About Misfortunes

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Lemony Snicket
“Perhaps if we saw what was ahead of us, and glimpsed the follies, and misfortunes that would befall us later on, we would all stay in our mother's wombs, and then there would be nobody in the world but a great number of very fat, very irritated women.”
Lemony Snicket

Charles Dickens
“Reflect upon your present blessings -- of which every man has many -- not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”
Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol and Other Christmas Writings

Stephen Hawking
“My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus."

[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]”
Stephen Hawking

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“And the little prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, which irritated me very much. I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, The Little Prince

Elizabeth Gaskell
“It was her brother,' said Mr. Thornton to himself. 'I am glad.I may never see her again; but it is comfort-a relief-to know that much. I knew she could not be unmaidenly; and yet I yearned for conviction. Now I am glad!' It was a little golden thread running through the dark web of his present fortunes; which were growing ever gloomier and more gloomy.”
Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South

Charles Dickens
“We must meet reverses boldly, and not suffer them to frighten us, my dear. We must learn to act the play out. We must live misfortune down, Trot!”
Charles Dickens, David Copperfield

Héloïse d'Argenteuil
“[I]f the name of wife appears more sacred and more valid, sweeter to me is ever the word friend, or, if thou be not ashamed, concubine ... And thou thyself wert not wholly unmindful of that ... [as in the narrative of thy misfortunes] thou hast not disdained to set forth sundry reasons by which I tried to dissuade thee from our marriage, from an ill-starred bed; but wert silent as to many, in which I preferred love to wedlock, freedom to a bond. I call God to witness, if Augustus, ruling over the whole world, were to deem me worthy of the honour of marriage, and to confirm the whole world to me, to be ruled by me forever, dearer to me and of greater dignity would it seem to be called thy concubine than his empress.”
Héloïse d'Argenteuil, The Letters of Abélard and Héloïse

Richelle E. Goodrich
“When problems beat upon you like a raging storm, search for the eye. You might not be able to avoid misfortunes, but you can find the calmest spot within them.”
Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway: Quotes, Verse, & Grumblings for Every Day of the Year

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
“Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.”
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Night Flight

Richelle E. Goodrich
“There are in this world ample reasons to be sad and disheartened, discouraged and fearful. But there are as many reasons not to be.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

Michel de Montaigne
“My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.”
Michel de Montaigne

Kaya McLaren
“He saw nothing but misfortune--human error and misfortune. It brought him the most peace to simply believe that people were imperfect, and life was imperfect, and sometimes bad things happened.”
Kaya McLaren, How I Came to Sparkle Again

“It is necessary to learn to turn your falls and misfortunes into God’s power and might in order
to have prosperity.”
Sunday Adelaja

Callie Hunter
“She counted her blessings, rather than her misfortunes.”
Callie Hunter, Entwined

Stephen Richards
“If we let the drama of others’ lives become our own, then we are no longer ourselves. We become the reflections of others’ dramas and their lives, their tragedies, and their misfortunes become our own.”
Stephen Richards, Your Wishes Fulfilled: Volume 1: Theory

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