We all have strength enough to endure the misfortunes of others.
The real existence of an enemy upon whom one can foist off everything evil is an enormous relief to one's conscience. You can then at least say, without hesitation, who the devil is; you are quite certain that the cause of your misfortune is outside, and not in your own attitude.
Even our misfortunes are a part of our belongings.
Fortune knocks but once, but misfortune has much more patience.
The worst thing that can happen to a writer is to become a Writer.