Misery Quotes

The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

Bertrand Russell

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joseph Joubert

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

Anne Frank

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

Margaret Drabble

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

Thomas Traherne

People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.

Mikhail Bakunin

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery.

John Cleveland

The worst of misery Is when a nature framed for noblest things Condemns itself in youth to petty joys, And, sore athirst for air, breathes scanty life Gasping from out the shallows.

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By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.

Samuel Daniel

When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin.

Cyril Connolly

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

Nature has made us frivolous to console us for our miseries.

Voltaire

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

Peter Eigen

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

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

Ambrose Bierce

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

Heinrich Heine

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

Euripides

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

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

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

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

Andrew Hamilton

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

Durante degli Alighieri

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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