Misery Quotes

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

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

Paul Merton

There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.

Durante degli Alighieri

Our best destiny, as planetary cohabitants, is the development of what has been called "species consciousness" something over and above nationalisms, blocs, religions, ethnicities. During this week of incredulous misery, I have been trying to apply such a consciousness, and such a sensibility. Thinking of the victims, the perpetrators, and the near future, I felt species grief, then species shame, then species fear.

Martin Amis

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world, I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by, how much misery I have been spared.

Dennis Prager

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

A tender-hearted and compassionate disposition, which inclines men to pity and feel the misfortunes of others, and which is, even for its own sake, incapable of involving any man in ruin and misery, is of all tempers of mind the most amiable; and though it seldom receives much honor, is worthy of the highest.

Henry Fielding

If you want to be miserable, think about yourself; about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, what people think of you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make sin and misery for yourself out of everything God sends you; you will be as wretched as you choose.

Charles Kingsley

The agony of my feelings allowed me no respite; no incident occurred from which my rage and misery could not extract its food.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

To correct a natural indifference I was placed half-way between misery and the sun. Misery kept me from believing that all was well under the sun, and the sun taught me that history wasn't everything.

Albert Camus

Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.

Francis Picabia

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

William Shakespeare

The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight.

Cicero on Misery

Happiness and misery depend not on how high up or low down you are - they depend not upon these, but on the direction in which you are tending.

Samuel Butler

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