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

Misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows.

William Shakespeare

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

Suzanne Heller

There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up.

Oscar Wilde

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

Margaret Drabble

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


Misery loves company.

English proverb

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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