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Misery Quotes

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

Related topics: Inspirational

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

The second office in the government is honorable and easy;
the first is but a splendid misery.
- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

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

We all want to help one another.
Human beings are like that.
We want to live by each other's happiness,
not by each other's misery.
- Charlie Chaplin

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

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

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter
in history acknowledge what they want;
not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
- Albert Camus

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

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

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman,
but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness,
our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
- Cesare Pavese

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

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

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

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

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

Renunciation - that is the great fact we all,
individuals and classes, have to learn.
In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
- Beatrice Potter Webb

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

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the
misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

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

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

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

We can never flee the misery that is within us.
- Arthur Golden

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

Misery is a communicable disease.
- Martha Graham

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

Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance:
compassion puts us in mind of the debt,
and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
- Joseph Butler

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
- Thomas Traherne

You don't necessarily have to be in misery to be talented.
- Brooke Shields

He gave to misery (all he had) a tear.
- Thomas Gray

At some stages of your life you will deal with things
and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.
- Nigella Lawson

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after
us will have to pay the price of misery,
degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
- Gifford Pinchot

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

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


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