Take a course in good water and air; and in the eternal youth of Nature you may renew your own. Go quietly, alone; no harm will befall you.
— John Muir

The injuries that befall us unexpectedly are less severe than those which are deliberately anticipated.
— Marcus Tullius Cicero

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
— William Blake

Few misfortunes can befall a boy which bring worse consequences than to have a really affectionate mother.
— W. Somerset Maugham

Captivity is the greatest of all evils that can befall one.
— Miguel de Cervantes