misfortunes never come singly

misfortunes never come singly

Bad things, event, situations, outcomes, etc., almost always arrive in groups of two or more all at once or in quick succession. My mother died in a car crash when I was just 12, and then my father succumbed to his grief and passed away a few months later. Misfortunes never come singly, as they say. My business collapsed, my wife left me, and the bank repossessed my home, all in the space of a year. Misfortunes never come singly, it seems.
See also: come, misfortune, never

Misfortunes never come singly.

Prov. Bad things tend to happen in groups. I already told you that my wife lost her job. Well, misfortunes never come singly; our house was robbed last night.
See also: come, Misfortune, never
References in classic literature ?
Misfortunes never come singly, and the affairs of the reorganization of the native tribes, and of the irrigation of the lands of the Zaraisky province, had brought such official worries upon Alexey Alexandrovitch that he had been of late in a continual condition of extreme irritability.