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Read our inspiring misfortune quotes and sayings from renowned thinkers and philosophers on how to be mentally sane during challenging times.
One of the quotes about misfortune from Charles Dickens is so enriching and uplifting.
He quotes, ‘ Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.’
Equally, French author Anais Nin says, ‘ the secret of joy is the mastery of pain.’
What gives us pain or makes us feel bad during misfortunes – a deluded mind. Mastery of pain means becoming sensitive to one’s suffering, understanding it, and finding solutions.
No failure is final, and no victory is permanent. The more we develop clarity on changing life situations, the more joyful and mentally relaxed our living becomes.
We hope our curated misfortune quotes collection is a valuable read.
Little Misfortune Quotes And Sayings
The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.
Only the misfortune understands what fortune is. And knows how to treasure it.
– Kazeronnie Mak
There is no greater evil than wanting to profit from the misfortunes of others.
– Marty Rubin
Opportunity often comes disguised in the form of misfortune, or temporary defeat.
– Napoleon Hill
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
Reflect upon your present blessings of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
– Charles Dickens
All misfortune is but a stepping stone to fortune.
– Henry David Thoreau
Be not glad at the misfortune of another, though he may be your enemy.
– George Washington
Happiness or misfortune are prescribed by law of Heaven, but their source comes from ourselves.
– Nguyen Du
A man is the sum of his misfortunes. One day you’d think misfortune would get tired but then time is your misfortune.
– William Faulkner
Uplifting Misfortune Quotes And Sayings
When the soul suffers too much, it develops a taste for misfortune.
– Albert Camus
Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
– Washington Irving
Cheerfulness can change misfortune into love and friends.
– Louisa May Alcott
We can only feel sorry for ourselves when our misfortunes are still supportable. Once this limit is crossed, the only way to bear the unbearable is to laugh at it.
– Marjane Satrapi
As a rule, I don’t like to laugh at the misfortune of others. The exception to that rule is if it’s really, really funny.
– Scott Adams
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
– Laurence J. Peter
Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
Misfortune, and recited misfortune especially, can be prolonged to the point where it ceases to excite pity and arouses only irritation.
– Dorothy Parker
People overwhelmed with trouble do not look behind; they know only too well that misfortune follows them.
– Victor Hugo
Inspiring Misfortune Quotes And Sayings
Misfortune may pave the path to fortune, with Faith.
– Laila Gifty Akita
To turn away from God in misfortune is to bring upon oneself harm a thousand times more cruel than that under which one thinks himself to be suffering. It is to reject at once all the sweetness and all the nobility of suffering.
– Marguerite Duportal
When the clouds of misfortune moves over you, even jelly will break your teeth
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
Look at misfortune the same way you look at success – Don’t Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.
– Walt Alston
If all our 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.
Good fortune is as light as a feather, but nobody knows how to pick it up. Misfortune is as heavy as earth, but nobody knows how to stay out of it’s way.
Since misfortunes cannot be avoided, let them be generously borne; it is not for any sort of men to expect an exemption from the common lot of mankind; and no person is truly great, but he that keeps up the same dignity of mind in all conditions.
– Wellins Calcott
Misfortune is next door to stupidity, and it will often be found that men who are constantly lamenting their luck, are in some way or other reaping the consequences of their own neglect, mismanagement, improvidence, or want of application.
– Samuel Smiles
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