Misery Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Misery

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


By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
~By Samuel Daniel ~


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.
~By Anne Frank ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery.
~By Gordon Parks ~


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


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


The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute.
~By Rebecca H. Davis ~


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.
~By Mikhail Bakunin ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Eric Hoffer ~


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.
~By Edvard Munch ~


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


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.
~By Robertson Davies ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.
~By Francois de La Rochefoucauld ~


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


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.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Between his eyes, there were four lines, the marks of such misery as children should never feel. He spoke with that wonderful whisky voice that so many Spanish children have, and he was a tough and entire little boy.
~By Martha Gellhorn ~


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


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


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 ~


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.
~By Vaclav Havel ~


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


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


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


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.
~By William Glasser ~


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


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


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


I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
~By Martha Washington ~


There is a set of religious, or rather moral, writings which teach that virtue is the certain road to happiness, and vice to misery in this world. A very wholesome and comfortable doctrine, and to which we have but one objection, namely, that it is not true.
~By Francois Fenelon ~


Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.
~By Stefan Zweig ~


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 ~


Misery is a communicable disease.
~By Martha Graham ~


Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
~By Heinrich Heine ~


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 ~


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.
~By John Cleveland ~


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


I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
~By James Madison ~


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


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


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.
~By Stephen Phillips ~


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.
~By Martha Washington ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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.
~By Charlie Chaplin ~


People in misery is what most important in art.
~By Zhang Yimou ~


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.
~By Red Skelton ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice.
~By Ezra Cornell ~


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.
~By Erica Jong ~


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


The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
~By Bertolt Brecht ~


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


There is winning and there is misery.
~By Bill Parcells ~


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.
~By Gifford Pinchot ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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.
~By David D. Burns ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
~By Addison Mizner ~


The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.
~By Martha Washington ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
~By H. Jackson Brown, Jr. ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~

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