Doing what's right is no guarantee against misfortune.

William McFee

Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences.

Walt Alston

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it; for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.

Lydia M. Child

To lose one parent, Mr Worthing, may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.

Oscar Wilde

It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.


...tests are a gift. And great tests are a great gift. To fail the test is a misfortune. But to refuse the test is to refuse the gift, and something worse, more irrevocable, than misfortune.

Lois McMaster Bujold

Never find your delight in another's misfortune.

Publilius Syrus

Every war is a national misfortune.

Helmeth Von Moltke

It is a matter of great satisfaction to me to hope that my children will be in circumstances to receive a good education. Mine was defective and I feel the inconvenience, if not the misfortune of not receiving a classical education. Knowledge is the.

Sam Houston

A man's mother is his misfortune, but his wife is his fault.

Walter Bagehot

Physical deformity, calls forth our charity. But the infinite misfortune of moral deformity calls forth nothing but hatred and vengeance.

Clarence Darrow

It is how people respond to stress that determines whether they will profit from misfortune or be miserable.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

This is the age of insincerity. The movies had the misfortune to come along in the twentieth century, and because they appeal to the masses there can be no sincerity in them.

Lionel Barrymore

In the third inning they scored five on a couple of infield hits. They only hit one ball hard. Alex (Jenson) pitched fine, but we had a bit of misfortune there.

Chris Fenske

Age is the most terrible misfortune that can happen to any man; other evils will mend, this is every day getting worse.

George James

We want to create a sort of linguistic Lourdes, where evil and misfortune are dispelled by a dip in the waters of euphemism.

Robert Hughes

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.


Whether you call my heart affectionate, or you call it womanish: I confess, that to my misfortune, it is soft.


A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing.


The damage and casualty situation right now looks as if we have had some good fortune in the midst of this misfortune.

Frank Hsieh

I can imagine no greater misfortune for a cultured people than to see in the hands of the rulers not only the civil, but also the religious power.


As if Misfortune made the throne her seat,/ And none could be unhappy but the great.

Nicholas Rowe

To be unhappy is only half the misfortune to be pitied is misery complete.

Arthur Schnitzler

You want to have a great event, but not because of someone else's misfortune.

Mack Bradley

It's no longer a crapshoot or mathematical, who was going to beat who. It's back on the athlete and not on someone else's misfortune.

Charlie Cyr

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.


One should go invited to a friend in good fortune, and uninvited in misfortune.

Swedish Proverb

Having a force in the post like Galvin is every coach's dream. It makes defenses double up on him, which always leaves someone open. We've, so far, been able to capitalize on that very misfortune for our opposition; it's been key to our success.

Carl Charles

DEBAUCHEE, n. One who has so earnestly pursued pleasure that he has had the misfortune to overtake it.

Ambrose Bierce

The measure of a man is the way he bears up under misfortune.


It's nice to be on the other side (of the misfortune). We've been on the other side of games like that. The kids were resilient and we got the breaks.

Mike Bozich

It was just misfortune and we are still perplexed by what happened.

Philip Omondi

We all learn from our mistakes and others' misfortune.

Cathy Haynes

One destination's misfortune can be positive for another one, and we're clearly an example of that. But those same forces can work the other way.

Walter Jamieson