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Quotations about Misfortune


Misfortune is an unwelcome visitor that unexpectedly knocks on our doors, often at the most inconvenient times. It is a universal experience, transcending boundaries of culture, age, and status. Yet, it is also one of life's most potent catalysts for growth, resilience, and wisdom. From the ashes of adversity, we often rise stronger and more compassionate. The following collection of quotes seeks to illuminate the multifaceted nature of misfortune, exploring its challenges and the opportunities it brings for introspection and transformation.

These quotations, attributed to a variety of voices, remind us that we are not alone in our struggles and that the human spirit is capable of turning even the harshest misfortune into profound strength. As you navigate these words, may you find solace, encouragement, and the reminder that every storm eventually gives way to clear skies.

quotations about mistakes and misfortune

"If you're going through hell, keep going." Winston Churchill (British Conservative statesman, 1874-1965)

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"The elevator *to success*the basement*restaurant* is out of order. You'll have to use the step at a time." Joe Girard (American motivational speaker, 1928-2019)

"In the face of misfortune, remember, the darkest *night*witticism*hour* gives birth to the brightest stars." Anon

"There cannot be a crisis next week. My schedule is already full." Henry Kissinger (American politician, 1923-)

"Calamities are of two kinds: misfortune to ourselves, and good fortune to others." Ambrose Bierce (American writer, 1842-1914)

"I'm an optimist, but an optimist who carries a raincoat." Harold Wilson (British Labour statesman, 1916-95)

"I am an old man and have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"By trying we can easily endure adversity. Another man's, I mean." Mark Twain (American writer, 1835-1910)

"It's a recession when your neighbor loses his job; it's a depression when you lose yours." Harry S. Truman (American Democratic statesman, 1884-1972)

"Do not worry about avoiding *temptation.*the bull in the field.*risk.* As you grow older it will avoid you." Joey Adams (American comedian, 1911-99)

"If you want to make God laugh, tell him about your plans." Woody Allen (director and actor, 1935-)

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"If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito." Dalai Lama

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"Misfortune is not a destination, but a *detour on*sure path to*pothole in* the road to success." Anon

"Beneath the cloak of misfortune often lies the opportunity for wisdom and growth." Anon

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"We are not defined by the misfortune that befalls us, but by the resilience we show in its face." Anon

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"Misfortune, like a bitter wind, can chill us to the bone, but it also has the power to strengthen our resolve." Anon

"Misfortune does not discriminate; it's how we handle it that sets us apart." Anon

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"Misfortune is the toughest teacher, but also the one whose lessons we remember the best." Anon

"One's *character*bottom*weakness* is not revealed in good times, but in how one stands tall in times of misfortune." Anon

"Misfortune is the mirror that reflects our true strength and resilience." Anon

"In the orchestra of life, misfortune is a dissonant note that challenges us to create a harmonious melody." Anon

If Gladstone fell into the Thames, that would be misfortune; and if anybody pulled him out, that, I suppose, would be a calamity. Benjamin Disraeli (British Tory statesman and novelist, 1804-81)

"He felt like a man who, chasing rainbows, has had one of them suddenly turn and bite him in the leg." P. G. Wodehouse (English writer, 1881-1975)

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