Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel’s face.
Not to be loved is a misfortune, but it is an insult to be loved no longer.
Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.
The most hateful human misfortune is for a wise man to have no influence.
The misfortune of the wise is better than the prosperity of the fool.
Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.
Man’s great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.
The weather and my mood have little connection. I have my foggy and my fine days within me; my prosperity or misfortune has little to do with the matter.
Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter – Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes – A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting.
This great misfortune – to be incapable of solitude.