Quotation by Voltaire

He took as his motto: misfortune is good for something. How many good people have been able to say: misfortune is good for nothing!
Voltaire [François Marie Arouet] (1694–1778), French philosopher, author. Ingenuous, in Ingenuous (L'Ingénu) (Candide, ou l'Optimisme) (1767).

Last sentence of Ingenuous, final comment by narrator regarding the lesson learned from bitter experience by the hero, Ingenuous, of the philosophical tale by the same name.
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