My life has been filled with terrible misfortune; most of which never happened.
Montaigne (1533-1592) French philosopher and essayist.
All of my misfortunes come from having thought too well of my fellows.
Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778) Swiss political philosopher and essayist.
It is wrong to think that misfortunes come from the east or from the west; they originate within one's own mind. Therefore, it is foolish to guard against misfortunes from the external world and leave the inner mind uncontrolled.
Buddha (563 BC-483 BC) Founder of Buddhism.
Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequences of any misfortune.
William James (1842-1910) American philosopher and psychologist.
Count on it, if a person talks of their misfortune, there is something in it that is not disagreeable to them.
Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American poet, critic and editor.
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) British novelist and playwright.
Misfortunes tell us what fortune is.
Thomas Fuller (1608-1661) British clergyman and author.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
Aesop (620 BC-560 BC) Greek fabulist.
A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Jane Austen (1775-1817) English novelist.