It was her brother,’ said Mr. Thornton to himself. ‘I am glad.I may never see her again; but it is comfort-a relief-to know that much. I knew she could not be unmaidenly; and yet I...
My life has been full of terrible misfortunes most of which never happened.
There are in this world ample reasons to be sad and disheartened, discouraged and fearful. But there are as many reasons not to be.
When problems beat upon you like a raging storm, search for the eye. You might not be able to avoid misfortunes, but you can find the calmest spot within them.
Life itself is short, but lasts longer than misfortunes.
[I]f the name of wife appears more sacred and more valid, sweeter to me is ever the word friend, or, if thou be not ashamed, concubine … And thou thyself wert not wholly unmindful of...
Rashness is the faithful, but unhappy parent of misfortune.
She counted her blessings, rather than her misfortunes.
My expectations were reduced to zero when I was 21. Everything since then has been a bonus.”[The Science of Second-Guessing (New York Times Magazine Interview, December 12, 2004)]
And the little prince broke into a lovely peal of laughter, which irritated me very much. I like my misfortunes to be taken seriously.
—Antoine de Saint-Exupery
It is necessary to learn to turn your falls and misfortunes into God’s power and might in orderto have prosperity.
We must meet reverses boldly, and not suffer them to frighten us, my dear. We must learn to act the play out. We must live misfortune down, Trot!
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
Reflect upon your present blessings — of which every man has many — not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
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