I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.
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 miserable have no other medicine but hope.
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.
Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
Marriage enlarges the scene of our happiness and of our miseries. A marriage of love is pleasant, of interest, easy, and where both meet, happy. A happy marriage has in it all the pleasures of friendship, all the enjoyments of sense and reason, and,
Misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows.
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.
Misery is when grown-ups don't realize how miserable kids can feel.
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.
It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world.
While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.
All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.
The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.
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.
Never was a miser a brave soul.
A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.
Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.
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