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Whoever has fallen from his former high estate is in his calamity the scorn even of the base. [Lat., Quicumque amisit dignitatem pristinam Ignavis etiam jocus est in casu gravi.]

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) Quotes , Source: Fables (I, 21, 1)

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Rashness brings success to few, misfortune to many. [Lat., Paucis temeritas est bono, multis malo.]

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) Quotes , Source: Fables (V, 4, 12)

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As if Misfortune made the Throne her Seat, And none could be unhappy but the Great.

Nicholas Rowe Quotes , Source: The Fair Penitent--Prologue (l. 3)

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Calamity is virtue's opportunity. [Lat., Calamitas virtutis occasio est.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Procidentia (IV)

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There in no one more unfortunate than the man who has never been unfortunate. for it has never been in his power to try himself. [Lat., Nihil infelicius eo, cui nihil unquam evenit adversi, non licuit enim illi se experiri.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Providentia (III)

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There is nothing so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness it is in your expecting evil before it arrives! [Lat., Nil est nec miserius nec stultius quam praetimere. Quae ista dementia est, malum suum antecedere!]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Epistoloe Ad Lucilium (XCVIII)

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When you see a man in distress, recognize him as a fellow man. [Lat., Quemcumque miserum videris, hominem scias.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Hercules Furens (463)

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The worst is not So long as we can say 'This is the worst.'

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Edgar at IV, i)

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Such a house broke? So noble a master fall'n; all gone, and not One friend to take his fortune by the arm And go along with him?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of Timon of Athens (First Servant at IV, ii)

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Some suffer from real misfortunes. Sadly, others only imagine that they do.

Boyd K. Packer Quotes

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Calamities are of two kinds: misfortunes to ourselves, and good fortune to others.

Ambrose Bierce Quotes

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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

Aesop Quotes

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Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.

Dr Laurence J Peter Quotes

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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.

Plato Quotes

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All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone.

Jean de la Bruyere Quotes

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Great minds have purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.

Washington Irving Quotes

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A great fortune in the hands of a fool is a great misfortune.

Anonymous Quotes

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Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.

Charles Dickens Quotes

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