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Misery Quotes
Sad Quotes about Misery

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

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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

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


 

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

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



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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

My life has run from misery to happiness.
- Loretta Lynn

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- David D. Burns

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.
- Gifford Pinchot

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

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

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

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.
- Joseph Butler

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

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

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

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China -
the greatest and oldest despotism in the world -
for a cheap working slave.
- Denis Kearney

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Emily Mortimer

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
- Addison Mizner

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.
- Edvard Munch

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Bertolt Brecht

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

Misery is a match that never goes out.
- Thomas Huxley

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

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

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.
- Samuel Richardson

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.
- Stephen Phillips

People in misery is what most important in art.
- Zhang Yimou

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

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


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