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Sad was the Hour, and luckless was the Day. - Eclogue the Second: Hassan; or the Camel-driver
Opportunity...it often comes disguised in the form of misfortune or temporary defeat.
And it’s not because I’m tortured Or by some delirium swayed That I conjure up misfortune: It is just my trade.
Christine De Pizan
For this reason, it is well said that misfortune is sometimes good for something, for it teaches at the same time that it hurts.
Dread was always with her, an alarm system in her head, alert to her next disaster. Despite being resigned to a life of misfortune, she became resourceful. She grudgingly noticed that things always worked out, even when she claimed defeat. An inconvenient truth, yet it was right there, in her face, betraying her self-punishments and assumptions. She kept overcoming things, dammit, aggravating herself. She still felt so much joy, despite her efforts to be miserable. Her life was full of miracles and spectacles that she was afraid to rely on so she didn’t know how to enjoy, how to be thankful, without guilt. She didn’t want to win and she didn’t want to lose. Ambiguity intrigued her and she found passion in the gaps between hope and despair.
Friends disappear or they are powerless. This is what misfortune means an acid test of friendship. I wouldn't wish it on anyone.
There are misfortunes one can overcome only through indifference
Lailah Gifty Akita
Misfortune may pave the path to fortune, with Faith.
Sometimes misfortune brings opportunity
As to everyone on whom I placed my hand, no misfortune ever befell him, because my heart was sealed and my counsel excellent. But as to any fool, any wretch, who stands up in opposition. I shall give according as he gives. “O woe,” will be said of one who is accused by me, his will take water like a boat. For I am a champion without peer! THE FIRST PART OF THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF ANKHTIFI
Sooner or later, everyone's story has an unfortunate event or two--a schism or a death, a fire or a mutiny, the loss of a home or the destruction of a tea set.
You had a bad day once, am I right? I know I am. I can tell. You had a bad day and everything changed. Why else would you dress up like a flying rat?
When we are rich and famous and powerful, we do not want to die. On the other hand, if we are miserable and suffering, we want to die and leave it all. But can joy or misery last forever? There is a saying, "All celebrations must end sometime." Any wish to live forever or die immediately is often a whim of the moment. How do we know that, although we are happy now, we may not be sad the next day, or sad now but may be happy soon? Given that good and ill, fortune and misfortune come in their own way, we should not cling to life or embrace death. Life and death will come of their own. Why be greedy about life and afraid of death?
History is indeed more than the register of crime,folilies and misfortune of mankind.
It is necessary to accept all the terrible things and not be crushed by them.
But then again...perhaps the whole human race is cursed, and I'm simply in the lower echelon and therefore lose everything first.
We all fulfill our quota of misfortune at some point in our life. This is what I believed as a ten-year-old. It was a belief system of my own creation, part of a silent theory based on fairness and balance. I believed that some reached their quota early and advanced to a life of access and abundance, while others had beginnings filled with open doors and opportunities until they were met with their share of misfortune.
If all our misfortunes were laid in one common heap, whence every one must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.
Inspiration gives us courage to keep going in the face of illness, misfortune, and loss.
Another human's adversity lends us perspective and leads to a diminution of our own exaggerated misfortunes.
If the sky falls, there'll be a bigger sky behind it.
When your house burns down you look for your lost dreams among the ashes.
Daniel V Chappell
It's with a heavy heart that I assure you that regardless of how lasting your fortune feels, it can be taken from you before you can even think to try to hold on.
Charles De Leusse
And love is two misfortunes which together do an happiness .(Et l’amour, c’est deux malheurs - Qui ensemble font un bonheur)
Marquis De Sade
It is only by imitating the vices of others that I have earned my misfortunes.
When I was young I lived a constant storm, Though now and then the brilliant suns shot through, So in my garden few red fruits were born, The rain and thunder had so much to do. - The Enemy
Maybe when we face a tragedy, someone, somewhere is preventing a bigger tragedy from happening.
It is a property of works of genius that, even when they represent vividly the nothingness of things, even when they clearly show and make you feel the inevitable unhappiness of life, even when they express the most terrible despair, nevertheless to a great soul that finds itself in a state of extreme dejection, disenchantment, nothingness, boredom and discouragement about life, or in the most bitter and deathly misfortune, such works always bring consolation, and rekindle enthusiasm, and, though they treat and represent nothing but death, they restore, albeit momentarily, the life that it had lost.
Nesreća je za čoveka što ostavlja iza sebe noć kojoj je on dao oblik.
Marquis De Sade
...and what creature, after all, is more precious, more attractive in the eyes of men, than the woman who has cherished, respected, and cultivated all earthly virtues, only to find, at every step, both misfortune and sorrow?
When the two become the one And the inside outside, the outside in So that the male be not male nor the female female Then will you see me.
As a child, I cried because I had no toy until I met a child who had no bread.
Beware! Balance rules the cosmos. It is not concerned with good or bad. You can be struck by misfortune and be buried in grief if that is what it takes to restore the imbalance you have wrought unto the world.
A gloomy view of things is at least one misfortune you can avoid.
Use fear to become braver, pain to become stronger, trials to become wiser, and misfortune to become better.
Often when you think the worst is over it has just begun.
Toute ma vie, j’avais cru que nous étions poursuivies par la malchance, sous forme de mauvais temps, de désastres, de catastrophes naturelles et de pure méchanceté humaine. Et si tout ce temps, nous étions en réalité poursuivies par l’Hinterland ?
When once misfortune enters a house, silence is in vain.
You stand the risk of misfortunes, because you refused to take risks. So life demands risks.
When Americans find out I grew up in the tenements, the question they invariably ask me is “how did you end up there?” Americans, it seems, find comfort in reasons and explanations. They honestly believe that if they can find the reason for someone else’s misfortune, they can avoid that misfortune themselves. If they could find out how I ended up in the tenements, they could assure themselves that it could never have happened to them.
Yoon Ha Lee
According to some law of fuckery and bad luck, enemies always arrived at the most inconvenient time, by chance if not by design.
Sometimes you think you have all of tomorrow ahead of you,’ Mama often said. ‘When the sun is shinning, think of the time it won’t be, because even when you’re sitting in your house with the doors shut, misfortune can fall from above.
During her life, Veronika had noticed that a lot of people she knew would talk about the horrors in other people's lives as if they were genuinely trying to help them, but the truth was that they took pleasure in the suffering of others, because that made them believe they were happy and that life had been generous with them.
And it was at this time that Sir Myles died of his hurt, for it is often so that death and misfortune befall some, whiles others laugh and sing for hope and joy, as though such grievous things as sorrow and death could never happen in the world wherein they live.
Death always knew how to connect vice with misfortune.
Little by little they all gathered around him, entering through the cracks like moonbeams...[b]ut once the wind of misfortune blows, people disperse like little clouds around the moon when the wind blows off the mountains.
Because misfortune does not wait idly by until we are prepared for it.
I had tried, as best I could, to forget the people who had said they loved me, and I had been able to do so only by replacing their memory with hatred for them and their crimes. Time is no healer. It scabs the wound until the injury is forgotten, but the infection festers, eating away, spreading.
Wayne Gerard Trotman
No matter what life throws at you, don't become jaded or cynical. Love is worth the risk.
Whatever has been done, can never be undone. And through all of this misfortune, I was the one to get the stain of guilt, the gross wound.