Misfortune

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Don't reward bad behavior. It is one of the first rules of parenting. During the financial cataclysm of 2008, we said it differently. When we bailed out banks that had created their own misfortune, we called it a 'moral hazard', because the bailout absolved the bank's bad acts and created an incentive for it to make the same bad loans again.

Eliot Spitzer

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Man's great misfortune is that he has no organ, no kind of eyelid or brake, to mask or block a thought, or all thought, when he wants to.

Paul Valery

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Ignorance of all things is an evil neither terrible nor excessive, nor yet the greatest of all; but great cleverness and much learning, if they be accompanied by a bad training, are a much greater misfortune.

Plato

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The greatest misfortune of the wise man and the greatest unhappiness of the fool are based upon convention.

Franz Schubert

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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.

Alphonse Karr

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Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle

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Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own.

Aesop

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