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Misfortune

Definition: Bad luck.
Number of Quotes: 5

Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Francis Bacon

Every decision is liberating, even if it leads to disaster. Otherwise, why do so many people walk upright and with open eyes into their misfortune.
Elias Canetti

Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
W. Somerset Maugham

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

To lose one parent...may be regarded as a misfortune; to lose both looks like carelessness.
Oscar Wilde

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