Misery Quotes

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

To be unhappy is only half the misfortune to be pitied is misery complete

Arthur Schnitzler

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

The man who loves his country prefers its liberty to all other considerations, well knowing that without liberty life is a misery.

Andrew Hamilton

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.


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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