Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.
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?
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