Miser Quotes And Sayings

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My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery.
~By Allen Toussaint ~


There is nothing, Sir, too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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.
~By Cyril Connolly ~


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 ~


I tried to start a theatre in LA and failed miserably, but I was probably not meant to raise money.
~By Beth Henley ~


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


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 ~


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


I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger.
~By Jon Crosby ~


In opposition to this detachment, he finds an image of man which contains within itself man's dreams, man's illness, man's redemption from the misery of poverty - poverty which can no longer be for him a sign of the acceptance of life.
~By Salvatore Quasimodo ~


The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.
~By George Bernard Shaw ~


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


Misery is the company of lawsuits.
~By Francois Rabelais ~


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


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


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 ~


Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
~By George Mason ~


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 ~


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


People who overly take care of their health are like misers. They hoard up a treasure which they never enjoy.
~By Laurence Sterne ~


Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
~By Gertrude Stein ~


The miserable failures of capitalist economies in the Great Depression were root causes of worldwide social and political disasters.
~By James Tobin ~


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 ~


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


Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


It is better to lose health like a spendthrift than to waste it like a miser.
~By Robert Louis Stevenson ~


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


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


Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
~By William Blake ~


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.
~By John Stuart Mill ~


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


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


Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.
~By John Dryden ~


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 ~


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 ~


Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.
~By Madalyn Murray O'Hair ~


It is the working man who is the happy man. It is the idle man who is the miserable man.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


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


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


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


We know there's no use in getting miserable, so we go out on the town instead!
~By Lee Ryan ~


The German experience, as you can see, did move me very much. Seeing that terrible destruction and seeing the miserable state of the people, how they had been beaten down by the war through no fault of their own probably.
~By James Laughlin ~


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.
~By Wim Wenders ~


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


This president failed so miserably in diplomacy that we are now forced to war.
~By Tom Daschle ~


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


There is nothing more miserable in the world than to arrive in paradise and look like your passport photo.
~By Erma Bombeck ~


Money, if it does not bring you happiness, will at least help you be miserable in comfort.
~By Helen Gurley Brown ~


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 ~


Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
~By Winston Churchill ~


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


If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


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


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.
~By Dennis Prager ~


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


Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.
~By Woody Allen ~


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


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 ~


People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.
~By Graham Greene ~


To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.
~By Albert Camus ~


Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


My life has run from misery to happiness.
~By Loretta Lynn ~


During the summer, Screen Gems launched the New Monkees, which miserably failed I understand. I never saw it.
~By Davy Jones ~


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.
~By Jupiter Hammon ~


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


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


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


Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
~By Miguel De Cervantes ~


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


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 ~


Choosing to be miserable is an option, but not one I recommend.
~By Darren L. Johnson ~


Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
~By Hesiod ~


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.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


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.
~By Albert Schweitzer ~


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


The key to sitcom success is miserable people. If you see a happy couple, it's just gone, like when Sam and Diane got together on Cheers.
~By Matthew Perry ~


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


About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
~By Josh Billings ~


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


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


Sometimes I find that in my happy moments I could not believe that I had ever been miserable.
~By Marion Milner ~


The ability to take pleasure in one's life is a skill and is a kind of intelligence. So intelligence is a hard thing to evaluate and it manifests itself in so many different ways. I do think the ability to know how to live a life and not be miserable is a sign of that.
~By Todd Solondz ~


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


Money can't buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you're being miserable.
~By Clare Boothe Luce ~


With the introduction of agriculture mankind entered upon a long period of meanness, misery, and madness, from which they are only now being freed by the beneficent operation of the machine.
~By Bertrand Russell ~


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


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 ~


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


When somebody gives up their friends and everything they do just to be with a person, they wake up miserable one day. They're denying themselves for no real reason other than they think that's the thing to do.
~By Brian Austin Green ~

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January 31 ,2023
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