"Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune but great minds rise above them."
"The government's War on Poverty has transformed poverty from a short-term misfortune into a career choice."
"There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny."
"Success is the necessary misfortune of life, but it is only to the very unfortunate that it comes early."
"I gather from a lawyer that there was a rehearsal yesterday. We haven't a hope. I know the presiding judge too: I've had the misfortune to sleep with his wife. He was specially picked."
"Don Quixote's misfortune is not his imagination, but Sancho Panza."
"Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience."
"We exaggerate misfortune and happiness alike. We are never as bad off or as happy as we say we are."
"My wife, Jill, and I have an incredibly close working relationship, and an incredibly happy married one. We met through work. I was the world's worst advertising copywriter. She had the misfortune to be my account director, so from the very start she was my boss, and she still is."
"Knowledge is that possession that no misfortune can destroy, no authority can revoke, and no enemy can control. This makes knowledge the greatest of all freedoms."