Misery Quotes

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

Thomas Traherne

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

The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

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.

Graham Greene

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world.

William Cobbett

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.

Eric Hoffer

Misery is when grown-ups don't realize how miserable kids can feel.

Suzanne Heller

Misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows.

William Shakespeare

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

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

Spike Milligan

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

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.

John Ruskin

There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetousness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind.

Joseph Conrad

They lived in abysmal misery, yet they had no prospect of a better tomorrow. They existed under capitalism, yet there was no accumulation of capital.

Paul Alexander Baran

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

Bertrand Russell

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