History is little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
To accuse others for one’s own misfortunes is a sign of want of education. To accuse oneself shows that one’s education has begun. To accuse neither oneself nor others shows that one’s education is complete.
In poverty and other misfortunes of life, true friends are a sure refuge. The young they keep out of mischief; to the old they are a comfort and aid in their weakness, and those in the prime of life they incite to noble deeds.
All men’s misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.
Men are slower to recognize blessings than misfortunes.
Ignorance of one’s misfortunes is clear gain.
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
Let us be of cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.