quotes tagged with 'misfortune'

Men are not angered by mere misfortune but by misfortune conceived as injury. And the sense of injury depends on the feeling that a legitimate claim has been denied. The more claims on life, therefore, that your patient can be induced to make, the more often he will feel injured and, as a result, ill-tempered.
Author: C. S. Lewis, Source: The Screwtape LettersSaved by richardkmiller in misfortune injury entitlement 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
No misfortune is so bad that whining about it won't make it worse.
Author: Jeffrey R. Holland, Source: http://www.lds.org/conference/talk/display/0,5232,49-1-690-7,0...Saved by richardkmiller in optimism misfortune complaining whining cheerfulness 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]
Great minds have great purposes, others have wishes. Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.
Author: Washington Irving, Source: UnknownSaved by cboyack in determination purpose misfortune 13 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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