One likes people much better when they’re battered down by a prodigious siege of misfortune than when they triumph.
Name the greatest of all inventors. Accidents.
History is nothing more than a picture of crimes and misfortunes.
Certain events such as love, or a national calamity, or May, bring pressure to bear on the individual, and if the pressure is strong enough, something in the form of verse is bound to be squeezed out.