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Miseries Quotes

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There are two means of refuge
from the miseries of life:
music and cats.
- Albert Schweitzer

The inherent vice of capitalism
is the unequal sharing of blessings;
the inherent virtue of socialism
is the equal sharing of miseries.
- Winston Churchill

To doubt is worse than to have lost;
and to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
- Philip Massinger

Hope is necessary in every condition.
The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would,
without this comfort, be insupportable.
- William Samuel Johnson

 

Right now, they feel they have lost their voice,
and their miseries have increased since my departure.
- Benazir Bhutto

If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced,
I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries
that we have would have vanished.
- Swami Vivekananda

Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
- Thomas Carlyle

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Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this:
to know so much and to have control over nothing.
- Herodotus

There is some pleasure even in words,
when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
- Sophocles

The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries
and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
- Colin Wilson

All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
- Blaise Pascal

I love Dickens because it makes me chuckle to myself so.
He has taken me to another world and out of so many earthly miseries.
- Jane Birkin

All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward
on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
- Henry Ward Beecher

People love coming on television, even if they have to show their miseries.
- Victoria Abril

Friendship is but another name for an alliance
with the follies and the misfortunes of others.
Our own share of miseries is sufficient:
why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
- Thomas Jefferson

All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice,
crime, ambition, injustice, oppression,
slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting
the precepts contained in the Bible.
- Noah Webster

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places,
and meet us at so many turns and corners,
that what they want in weight, they make up in number,
and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball,
than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
- Rudyard Kipling

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

The greater part of 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

I have always considered that choosing a companion
for life was a very important affair and that my happyness
or misery in this life depended on the choice.
- Ezra Cornell

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

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural.
Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
- Anthony Trollope

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for
centuries and is not yet half full.
- Boyle Roche

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

Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
- Duke of Wellington

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap
that so much misery is produced in the world.
- William Cobbett

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you
a more pleasant form of misery.
- Spike Milligan

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern:
to stupefy themselves,
to forget their misery, to imagine themselves,
for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.
- Mikhail Bakunin

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

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

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

They who grasp the world, The Kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit,
Atoning unto God for a brief brightness.
- Stephen Phillips

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

Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information.
Television makes us a witness to such misery.
- Gates McFadden

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
- Jane Austen

Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't
suffer all the misery he wants in that time,
he must be numb.
- Josh Billings

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

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

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 final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
- Joseph Butler

When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal,
either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery,
and clear thinking can begin.
- Cyril Connolly

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

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

The superior power of population cannot be checked
without producing misery or vice.
- Thomas Malthus

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.
- Walter Ulbricht

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

To do art, one thing should always remember -
subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
- Zhang Yimou

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in
which laughter and pleasure preponderate,
if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
- Aldous Huxley

Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
- Fiona Shaw

Misery loves company.
- John Ray


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