Misery Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Misery

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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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
~By Joseph Joubert ~


That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
~By Joseph Addison ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
~By Thomas Malthus ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.
~By Omar Bongo ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Renunciation - that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
~By Beatrice Potter Webb ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Unending was the stream, unending the misery, unending the sorrow.
~By Karl Amadeus Hartmann ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Nearly all the powerful people of this age are unbelievers, the best of them in doubt and misery, the most in plodding hesitation, doing as well as they can, what practical work lies at hand.
~By John Ruskin ~


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 ~


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 ~


The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~


Misery is a communicable disease.
~By Martha Graham ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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. ~


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.
~By Nagarjuna ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
~By Leon Trotsky ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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

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