The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
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.
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.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future lives and crimes from society.
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others
By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also
In seperateness lies the world's great misery, in compassion lies the world's true strength
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
The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains
... the greatest part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human
misery rather than avenge it?
Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea
I view the tea-drinking as a destroyer of health, an enfeebler of the frome, an engender of effeminacy and laziness, a debaucher of youth and maker of misery for old age
If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.
By compassion we make others' misery our own, and so, by relieving them, we relieve ourselves also.
Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions - and unwanted children living in misery
God hath yoked to guilt her pale tormentor,--misery.
He swears, but he, is sick at heart;
He laughs, but he turns deadly pale;
His restless eye and sudden start--
These tell the dreadful tale
That will be told: it needs no words from thee
Thou self-sold slave to guilt and misery.
Even those who wish to find happiness and overcome misery
Will wander with no aim nor meaning
If they do not comprehend the secret of the mind-
The paramount significance of Dharma.
Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle won.
There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy time in misery.