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Misery Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Misery

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

The greater part of 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

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

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

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

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 is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

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

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

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

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

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

As men are not able to fight against death,
misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads,
in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
- Blaise Pascal

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

Let us embrace, and from this very moment vow an eternal misery together.
- Thomas Otway

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
- Francis Picabia

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

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting
that it can only be misery to live in folly,
illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
- Desiderius Erasmus

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

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is,
compensates for the misery of being it.
- Margaret Drabble

He who has not the spirit of this age,
has all the misery of it.
- Voltaire

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
- Philip Larkin

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself,
loses his misery.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now
I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery
will continue for at least one more generation.
- Larry David

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

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

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

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

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

Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
- Victor Cousin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Misery loves company.
- John Ray

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering -
and it's all over much too soon.
- Woody Allen

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

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

May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down:
write down what you feel.
It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
- Robertson Davies

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

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

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

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

To live by one man's will becomes the cause of all misery.
- Richard Hooker

Misery is a communicable disease.
- Martha Graham


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