Ice-cream?” asked Mitchell. “Oh, thank you! I have sensitive teeth and it must be served cold, icy.. Just like the misfortunes of life.
[…] on questioning why she looked so sad, she would remark, 'My life has been full of terrible misfortunes, most of which never happened.' 'That's Montaigne, isn't it?' And she would give the tiniest nod. 'I quote others only in order the better to express myself,' she'd say, which was itself, I sensed, another quote.
Ignorance actually limits God from intervening in the misfortunes of our personal lives and that of our society.
Children sweeten labours, but they make misfortunes more bitter.
Ignorance of one's misfortunes is clear gain.
History is only the register of crimes and misfortunes.
The unhappy derive comfort from the misfortunes of others.
For a tear is quickly dried, especially when shed for the misfortunes of others.