Misery Quotes

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

Dante

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

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.

Bertrand Russell

The Ordinary Life: the misery seems planned, the happiness accidental.

Mason Cooley

Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it.

Margaret Drabble

I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains

Anne Frank

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joseph Joubert

The main vice of capitalism is the uneven distribution of prosperity. The main vice of socialism is the even distribution of misery.

Sir Winston Churchill

Of the 56 God-realised souls on earth, the five Perfect Masters are the most important. And the one who is the highest of all is the Avatar, myself. I come every 700 to 1400 years, and it is undoubtably a very rare and lucky thing for each of you to have the opportunity of loving me individually, since even the Sadgurus long to touch the Avatar physically. When the world is in the grip of pain, misery, suffering and chaos, I manifest myself. Spirituality then reaches its pinnacle, and materialism is at its lowest level. Then again, with the passing of time, spirituality diminishes and materialism increases. From the beginning of time this game has been going on, and it will go on for an eternity.

Meher Baba

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.

St. Augustine of Hippo

There is no greater sorrowThan to be mindful of the happy timeIn misery.

Durante degli Alighieri

A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

Adam Deadmarsh

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino

It is only in misery that we recognize the hand of God leading good men to good.

Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Trifles make the sum of human things, and half our misery from our foibles springs.

Hannah More

When indignation takes possession of his mind - and it is easily excited - his disposition becomes malevolent. He hates with the bitterest contempt. But as soon as he has indulged those feelings, he regains the humanity which he had lost - from the immediate impulse of provocation - and repents deeply. So that his mind is continually making the most sudden transitions - from good to evil, from evil to good. A state of such perpetual tumult must be attended with the misery of restless inconsistency. He laments his want of tranquillity and speaks of the power of application to composing studies, as a blessing placed beyond his attainment, which he regrets.

Annabella Milbanke

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.

Beatrice Potter Webb

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.

Federico Fellini

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

Euripides

Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.

Heinrich Heine

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

Ambrose Bierce

Health indeed is a precious thing, to recover and preserve which we undergo any misery, drink bitter potions, freely give our goods: restore a man to his health, his purse lies open to thee.

Robert Burton

The two scourges feed off each other, locking their populations into a cycle of misery.

Peter Eigen

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.

Ahmed Ben Bella

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