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Arthur Adamov Quotes and Sayings

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Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.
- Arthur Adamov

Things always happen in series.
- Arthur Adamov

Passive pleasure is no pleasure at all.
- Arthur Adamov

The only thing to know is how to use your neurosis.
- Arthur Adamov

 

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank PHOTO

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

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When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Whosoever is spared personal pain
must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of
the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

Choose your life's mate carefully.
From this one decision will come
90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall PHOTO

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
- Henry David Thoreau

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time.
- John Fowles

I am talking about misery and all of its implications.
- Juan Rulfo

I've learned from experience that the greater part
of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Misery loves company.
- John Ray

It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us,
to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
- William Glasser

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called
to help in diminishing the pain of others.
We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.
- Albert Schweitzer

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams,
but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance
till they swallow me as a description of his misery.
- John Cleveland

So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get
critical attention focused on me.
So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews,
but I will be wracked with misery as a result.
- Emily Mortimer

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess,
and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist
his most vital source of creative energy.
- Montgomery Clift

About the only difference between the poor and the rich,
is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of
our misery to understand truth,
just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to
see the stars in broad daylight.
- Vaclav Havel

I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I
am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.
- Matt LeBlanc

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince
journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
- Federico Fellini

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
- Joseph Joubert

Happiness, or misery, is in the mind.
It is the mind that lives.
- William Cobbett

My school days were the happiest days of my life;
which should give you some indication of the misery
I've endured over the past twenty-five years.
- Paul Merton

If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience.
- Brian Moore

Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
- Heinrich Heine

Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.
- Alexander Smith

Thank the Gods!
My misery exceeds all my hopes!
- Jean Racine

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world,
I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by,
how much misery I have been spared.
- Dennis Prager

Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are,
and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.
- Franz Liszt

You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery.
- Gordon Parks

Socialism is a philosophy of failure,
the creed of ignorance,
and the gospel of envy,
its inherent virtue is
the equal sharing of misery.
- Winston Churchill

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother,
the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman,
the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.
- Eric Hoffer

Unending was the stream, unending the misery,
unending the sorrow.
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
- Frederick Douglass

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

Our principles are the springs of our actions.
Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery.
Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
- Red Skelton

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life,
and about the afterlife, about the external punishment
which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
- Edvard Munch

Human misery must somewhere have a stop;
there is no wind that always blows a storm.
- Euripides

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China -
the greatest and oldest despotism in the world -
for a cheap working slave.
- Denis Kearney

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through
man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
- Ralph Steadman

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies,
a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
- Samuel Richardson

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly,
for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable,
ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
- Jonathan Mayhew

The logs of wood which move down the river together
Are driven apart by every wave.
Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.
- Nagarjuna

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also
lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity
between rich and poor countries,
on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo

People in misery is what most important in art.
- Zhang Yimou

Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror,
starvation and death characterize the process of war
and form a principal part of the product.
- Louis Mumford

If there is technological advance without social advance,
there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
- Michael Harrington

That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods -
we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling
ourselves things that simply are not true.
- David D. Burns

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration,
and all the fair examples of renown,
out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
- Russell Baker


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