Miser Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Miser

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The Vedanta recognizes no sin it only recognizes error. And the greatest error, says the Vedanta is to say that you are weak, that you are a sinner, a miserable creature, and that you have no power and you cannot do this and that.
~By Swami Vivekananda ~


I am begining to look more and more like my miserable imitators.
~By Rudolph Valentino ~


In the past, we spoke of poverty, misery only in the south. Now there is a lot of misery, a lot of bad that creates victims in the north as well. This has become manifest: the global system was not made to serve the good of all, but to serve multinational companies.
~By Ahmed Ben Bella ~


What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
~By Saint Augustine ~


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


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


Not to discontinue our allegiance, in this case, would be to join with the sovereign in promoting the slavery and misery of that society, the welfare of which, we ourselves, as well as our sovereign, are indispensably obliged to secure and promote, as far as in us lies.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


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.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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.
~By Amy Tan ~


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


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


When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.
~By Thornton Wilder ~


A movie star is someone people look at and go, 'I want to be like that person'. There's the responsibility of desire. It's not something I'm interested in trying. I would fail miserably at it, so why even bother?
~By Christian Bale ~


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


I think it was probably down to the fact that we weren't together personally as a band. We weren't pulling in the same direction. I always feel if you're having a good time in the studio it actually comes across on the tape and that was a bit of a miserable album for us.
~By Roy Wood ~


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


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


If only my folks had beaten me, I could have gotten some material about my miserable childhood. But as it is, I've had a great life.
~By Tim Conway ~


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


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


Experiences are savings which a miser puts aside. Wisdom is an inheritance which a wastrel cannot exhaust.
~By Karl Kraus ~


I like living. 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.
~By Agatha Christie ~


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


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


Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
~By Edward Gibbon ~


I still feel that a movie has to attempt to say something - even if it fails miserably. But I've sort of given up on believing that I'm going to change the world with every film I choose to act in.
~By Sarah Polley ~


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


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


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


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


It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
~By Jane Austen ~


I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
~By Aeschylus ~


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


For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.
~By John Calvin ~


I would say to my colleague that the misery index, inflation and unemployment, when added together is the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents, even going back to Jimmy Carter. So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.
~By Cliff Stearns ~


Never was a miser a brave soul.
~By George Herbert ~


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.
~By Albert Bushnell Hart ~


I think that age as a number is not nearly as important as health. You can be in poor health and be pretty miserable at 40 or 50. If you're in good health, you can enjoy things into your 80s.
~By Bob Barker ~


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


Nothing is miserable unless you think it is so.
~By Boethius ~


Unless you're willing to have a go, fail miserably, and have another go, success won't happen.
~By Phillip Adams ~


I support gay marriage. I believe they have a right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
~By Kinky Friedman ~


We live so little time in this world that it is no matter how wretched and miserable we are, if it prepares us for heaven.
~By Jupiter Hammon ~


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?
~By Princess Diana ~


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.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


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


Nothing need be apprehended from this miserable adventurer.
~By Louis Bonaparte ~


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


Marriage is miserable unless you find the right person that is your soulmate and that takes a lot of looking.
~By Marvin Gaye ~


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.
~By Maxim Gorky ~


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


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


The devil lies brooding in the miser's chest.
~By Thomas Fuller ~


It is misery, you know, unspeakable misery for the man who lives alone and who detests sordid, casual affairs; not old enough to do without women, but not young enough to be able to go and look for one without shame!
~By Luigi Pirandello ~


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


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.
~By Joe Pantoliano ~


People who are always taking care of their health are like misers, who are hoarding a treasure which they have never spirit enough to enjoy.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


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.
~By Swami Vivekananda ~


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.
~By Chuck Norris ~


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


I keep my friends as misers do their treasure, because, of all the things granted us by wisdom, none is greater or better than friendship.
~By Pietro Aretino ~


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.
~By Cesare Pavese ~


The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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.
~By Paul Merton ~


We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.
~By Carlos Castenada ~


Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.
~By Matt LeBlanc ~


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


No one is really miserable who has not tried to cheapen life.
~By David Starr Jordan ~


It's been a misery for me, living with Christine Keeler.
~By Christine Keeler ~


Let us lose none of their humble words, let us note their slightest gestures, and tell me, tell me that we will think of them together, now and later, when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice.
~By Georges Duhamel ~


While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
~By Karl Marx ~


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.
~By Emily Mortimer ~


Doing nothing is happiness for children and misery for old men.
~By Victor Hugo ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


Life, an age to the miserable, and a moment to the happy.
~By Francis Bacon ~


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


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.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


I would say a lot of the emotion in what I do is a sort of a thankfulness for those energies being around, because there's been points in my life when they weren't around, and it's a real sort of miserable existence.
~By John Frusciante ~


For the last few years, it's been so chic for everybody to be miserable. Like if you're in with the cool crowd, you can't be happy.
~By Lenny Kravitz ~


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


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.
~By George Gissing ~


Without literature my life would be miserable.
~By Naguib Mahfouz ~


At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
~By Edwin Hubbel Chapin ~


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


The day that I ever become hip... please shoot me and put me outta my misery!
~By Meat Loaf ~


Misery is a match that never goes out.
~By Thomas Huxley ~


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.
~By Paul Simon ~


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


But I'm not like sad, depressed miserable person. I guess sometimes I give off that impression.
~By Edward Furlong ~


I'm getting married because I'm in love with a girl and want to spend my life with her. You can't live your life doing what other people want you to or you'll be miserable. At some point you just have to be yourself.
~By Dan Marino ~


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


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.
~By Jonathan Mayhew ~


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.
~By Billy Sunday ~


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

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