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  • Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
    * Aesop


  • 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


  • In misfortune, which friend remains a friend?
    * Euripedes


  • Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.
    * Samuel Johnson


  • Man needs difficulties; they are necessary for health.
    * Carl Jung


  • Thy fate is the common fate of all;
    Into each life some rain must fall.
    * Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


  • People don't seem to realize that doing what's right's no guarantee against misfortune.
    * William McFee


  • Life isn't meant to be easy. It's hard to take being on the top--or on the bottom. I guess I'm something of a fatalist. You have to have a sense of history, I think, to survive some of these things... Life is one crisis after another.
    * Richard M. Nixon


  • Everything is funny, as long as it's happening to somebody else.
    * Will Roger


  • When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
    But in battalions!
    * William Shakespeare