Malheur

À quelque chose malheur est bon = It is an ill wind that blows no one any good.

[“À quelque chose sert le malheur.” MONTAIGNE, Essais, ii. 17.]

Pour surcroît (or, comble ) de malheur il tomba malade = To crown his misfortunes he fell ill.

Un malheur ne vient jamais seul = Misfortunes never come singly; It never rains but it pours.

[Ital. Benedetto è quel male, che vien solo = Blessed is that misfortune which comes alone.]

Il n'est qu'heur et malheur = That's the way of the world.