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Fallen, fallen, fallen, fallen, Fallen from his high estate, And welt'ring in his blood; Deserted at his utmost need, By those his former bounty fed; On the bare earth expos'd he lies, With not a friend to close his eyes. (Quote by - John Dryden)

The consciousness of good intention is the greatest solace of misfortunes. (Quote by - Marcus Tullius Cicero)

Whoever has fallen from his former high estate is in his calamity the scorn even of the base. (Quote by - Thrace of Macedonia)

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. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

As if Misfortune made the Throne her Seat, And none could be unhappy but the Great. (Quote by - Nicholas Rowe)

Most of our misfortune are more supportable than the comments of our friends upon them. (Quote by - Charles Caleb Colton)

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!] (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Misfortunes always come in by a door that has been left open for them. (Quote by - Czech proverb)

The worst is not So long as we can say 'This is the worst.' (Quote by - William Shakespeare)

But strong of limb And swift of foot misfortune is, and, far Outstripping all, comes to every land, And there wreaks evil on mankind, which prayers Do afterwards redress. (Quote by - Smyrns of Chios)

Rashness brings success to few, misfortune to many. (Quote by - Thrace of Macedonia)

Take her up tenderly, Lift her with care; Fashioned so slenderly, Young and so fair! (Quote by - Thomas Hood)

When Misfortune is asleep, let no one wake her. (Quote by - John Dryden)

By speaking of our misfortunes we often relieve them. (Quote by - Pierre Corneille)

Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience. (Quote by - Dr Laurence J Peter)

It is pleasant, when the sea runs high, to view from land the great distress of another. (Quote by - Titus Lucretius Carus)

Calamity is man's true touch-stone. (Quote by - Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher)

I was a stricken deer that left the herd Long since. (Quote by - William Cowper)

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. (Quote by - Plato)

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come. (Quote by - James Russell Lowell)

All men's misfortunes spring from their hatred of being alone. (Quote by - Jean De La Bruyere)

Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own. (Quote by - Aesop)

When you see a man in distress, recognize him as a fellow man. (Quote by - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)

Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it. (Quote by - Washington Irving)

Rocks whereon greatest men have oftest wreck'd. (Quote by - John Milton)


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