Charles Mackay Quote
There is scarcely an occurrence in nature which, happening at a certain time, is not looked upon by some persons as a prognosticator either of good or evil. The latter are in the greatest number, so much more ingenious are we in tormenting ourselves than in discovering reasons for enjoyment in the things that surround us.
Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds (ed. 1852)