The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people.
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.
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
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.
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.
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.
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
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.
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.
Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it.
Nature has made us frivolous to console us for our miseries.
The two scourges feed off each other, locking their populations into a cycle of misery.
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.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Human misery is too great for men to do without faith.
Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm.
Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
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.
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.
There is no greater sorrowThan to be mindful of the happy timeIn misery.
Morality becomes hypocrisy if it means accepting mothers suffering or dying in connection with unwanted pregnancies and illegal abortions - and unwanted children living in misery.
Pride is seldom delicate, it will please itself with very mean advantages; and envy feels not its own happiness, but when it may be compared with the misery of others.
The man who loves his country prefers its liberty to all other considerations, well knowing that without liberty life is a misery.
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