Seneca on Misfortune

“No man is crushed by misfortune unless he has first been deceived by prosperity”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Misfortune

“Others have been plundered, indiscriminately, set upon, betrayed, beaten up, attacked with poison or with calumny — mention anything you like, it has happened to plenty of people.”

~ Seneca

Seneca on Misfortune

“Constant misfortune brings this one blessing: to whom it always assails, it eventually fortifies.”

~ Seneca

Charles Dickens on Blessings

“Reflect upon your present blessings – of which every man has many – not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some.”

~ Charles Dickens

Epictetus on Misfortune

“On the occasion of every accident that befalls you, remember to turn to yourself and inquire what power you have for turning it to use.”

~ Epictetus

Seneca on Misfortunes

“Life is full of various misfortunes that plague it, and no man enjoys a lasting peace from them, indeed scarcely a truce.”

~ Seneca

Socrates on Misfortune

“If all misfortunes were laid in one common heap whence everyone must take an equal portion, most people would be contented to take their own and depart.”

~ Socrates