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Life is NOT "Supposed to be Fair."
Know that there is no single way that life is "supposed" to be.
Demanding that life meet our expectations
is a sure fire recipe for a miserable existence.
Life is a game with no rules.
Life just happens to us regardless of our best intentions.
Our only path to happiness lies in being open
to receiving whatever life throws at us -
with Gratitude. Have NO Expectations of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The trick is in what one emphasizes.
We either make ourselves miserable,
or we make ourselves happy.
The amount of work is the same.
- Carlos Castaneda

When you cry and weep,
when you are miserable,
you are alone.
When you celebrate,
the whole existence participates with you.
Only in celebration
do we meet the ultimate, the eternal.
Only in celebration
do we go beyond the circle of birth and death.
- Osho

Be miserable.
Or motivate yourself.
Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
- Wayne Dyer

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No society can surely be flourishing and happy,
of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.
- Adam Smith

Happiness is often the result of being too busy to be miserable.
- Anonymous

The person who has nothing for which he is willing to fight,
nothing which is more important than his own personal safety,
is a miserable creature and has no chance of being
free unless made and kept so by the exertions of better men than himself.
- John Stuart Mill


 

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

May I kiss you then? On this miserable paper? I might
as well open the window and kiss the night air.
- Franz Kafka

To love one person with a private love is poor and miserable:
to love all is glorious.
- Thomas Traherne

Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
- Woody Allen

We must not fear daylight just because it almost always
illuminates a miserable world.
- Rene Magritte

Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
- Hesiod

We weren't put here to be miserable.
We were put here to do the best we can,
and we should take our energy and improve our state of being.
- Lenny Kravitz

Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable.
- Ambrose Bierce

Gay people got a right to be as miserable as everybody else.
- Chris Rock

The contemplative life is often miserable.
One must act more, think less, and not watch oneself live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

I spent most of my life locked in my bedroom,
miserable about my raging acne.
- Moon Unit Zappa

Money is time.
With money I buy for cheerful use the hours which otherwise
would not in any sense be mine;
nay,
which would make me their miserable bondsman.
- George Gissing

Some of the most miserable people I know are some of
the richest people in America,
they are the most miserable individuals I've ever seen.
- Chuck Norris

A man's as miserable as he thinks he is.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

What a miserable thing life is: you're living in clover,
only the clover isn't good enough.
- Bertolt Brecht

Sure you're powerless, sure you're just one person,
sure you can't change anything...
but you don't have to be miserable about it as well.
- Lydia Lunch

People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because
I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
- Nick Cave

Nature should have been pleased to have made this age miserable,
without making it also ridiculous.
- Elizabeth Hardwick

I am miserable when I'm in a movie I'm not proud of
and a movie that I don't want to do.
- Ryan Phillippe

Now the Bible tells us that we are all by nature,
sinners, that we are slaves to sin and Satan,
and that unless we are converted, or born again,
we must be miserable forever.
- Jupiter Hammon

I love what I do.
When a month goes by and I'm not working,
I'm miserable.
- Roselyn Sanchez

Artie travels all the time.
The rehearsals were just miserable.
Artie and I fought all the time.
He didn't want to do the show with my band;
he just wanted me on acoustic guitar.
- Paul Simon

There is no one on earth more disgusting and repulsive than he who gives alms.
Even as there is no one so miserable as he who accepts them.
- Maxim Gorky

If you're always strict with yourself,
life gets miserable.
And we're supposed to enjoy life.
- Mia Maestro

I've been on jobs where there's that one actor who is just a miserable,
miserable no-good, dirty bastard, and it just turns the whole process sour.
- Joe Pantoliano

Nobody really cares if you're miserable,
so you might as well be happy.
- Cynthia Nelms

So long as you don't feel life's paltry and a miserable business,
the rest doesn't matter, happiness or unhappiness.
- David Herbert Lawrence

Sex is the last refuge of the miserable.
- Quentin Crisp

Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.
- James A. Garfield

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains
the appearance of wealth.
- Charles Spurgeon

But if you don't enjoy doing something,
you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make.
- Bob Schieffer

You write a book and you hope somebody will go out
and pay $24.95 for what you've just said.
I think books were my salvation.
Books saved me from being miserable.
- Amy Tan

I lived rough, by my wits, was homeless,
lived on the streets, lived on friends' floors,
was happy, was miserable.
- Ben Okri

No thoroughly occupied man was ever yet very miserable.
- Letitia Landon

Reduced to a miserable mass level, the level of a Hitler,
German Romanticism broke out into hysterical barbarism.
- Thomas Mann

No one is more miserable than the person who wills
everything and can do nothing.
- Claudius

I think we're miserable partly because we have only one god,
and that's economics.
- James Hillman

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable,
for the happy impute all their success to prudence or merit.
- Jonathan Swift

Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
- Boethius

Most people would rather be certain they're miserable,
than risk being happy.
- Robert Anthony

People might love themselves with the most entire and unbounded affection,
and yet be extremely miserable.
- Joseph Butler

I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly,
acutely miserable, racked with sorrow,
but through it all I still know quite certainly that
just to be alive is a grand thing.
- Agatha Christie

Each of the seventeen tribunals during a long period burned annually,
on an average, ten miserable beings!
- John Foxe

I want to thank my parents for everything I am today -
fat, miserable, and paranoid.
- Anonymous

The trouble with many men is that they have got just
enough religion to make them miserable.
If there is not joy in religion, you have got a leak in your religion.
- Billy Sunday

Nothing need be apprehended from this miserable adventurer.
- Louis Bonaparte

It is not every man who can be exquisitely miserable,
any more than exquisitely happy.
- James Boswell

Only people have been through that miserable time will
recall the pass from their deep memory.
- Zhang Yimou

They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable,
but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?
- Princess Diana

The very effect of the education they were given...
was to make men think; and, thinking,
they became less and less satisfied with the miserable pays they received.
- John Grierson

Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will
be miserable from your very happiness.
- Baltasar Gracian

The cello is such a melancholy instrument,
such an isolated, miserable instrument.
- Ritchie Blackmore

There is no more miserable human being than one in
whom nothing is habitual but indecision.
- William James

A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast,
a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.
- Francis Bacon

But I married a guy who treated me very badly,
but I was happy.
I was miserable, so I was happy.
- Lynn Johnston

Contemplation often makes life miserable.
We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.
- Nicolas de Chamfort

Instead of seeing depression as a dysfunction,
it is a functioning phenomenon.
It stops you cold, sets you down, makes you damn miserable.
- James Hillman

It's a miserable life in Hollywood.
You're up at five or six o'clock in the morning to
be ready to start shooting at nine.
- William Wyler

I think that people who get to a certain position,
and then try to ferociously defend it or build on it,
it's kind of a dead-end street.
You see people becoming miserable that way.
- Viggo Mortensen

Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a
class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years,
and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
- Albert Bushnell Hart

If my films make one more person miserable,
I'll feel I have done my job.
- Woody Allen

The mind that is anxious about the future is miserable.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca


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