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“I am the slave of my baptism. Parents, you have caused my misfortune, and you have caused your own.”
“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.”
“History is no more than the portrayal of crimes and misfortunes”
“Ah, lives of men! When prosperous they glitter - Like a fair picture; when misfortune comes - A wet sponge at one blow has blurred the painting”
“A bad neighbor is a misfortune, as much as a good one is a great blessing”
“Misfortunes are, in morals, what bitters are in medicine: each is at first disagreeable; but as the bitters act as corroborants to the stomach, so adversity chastens and ameliorates the disposition”
“It is frequently a misfortune to have very brilliant men in charge of affairs. They expect too much of ordinary men.”
“Rock 'n Roll is the most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.”
“One likes people much better when they're battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph”
“Every war is a national misfortune”
Helmeth Von Moltke
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