Quotes with misfortunes
Reflect upon your present blessings, of which every man has plenty; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.
History ... is indeed little more than the register of the crimes, follies, and misfortunes of mankind.
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
Let us be of good cheer remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those that will never happen.
For the credit of virtue we must admit that the greatest misfortunes of men are those into which they fall through their crimes.
Pity is a sense of our own misfortunes in those of another man; it is a sort of foresight of the disasters which may befall ourselves. We assist others, in order that they may assist us on like occasions; so that the services we offer to the unfortunate are in reality so many anticipated kindnesses to ourselves.