Misery Quotes

The miserable have no other medicine but hope.

Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

Albert Schweitzer

Money can't buy you happiness but it does bring you a more pleasant form of misery.

Spike Milligan

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill

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,

Joseph Addison

Misery acquaints a man with strange bed-fellows.

William Shakespeare

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

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

Suzanne Heller

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.

Eric Hoffer

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world.

William Cobbett

While the miser is merely a capitalist gone mad, the capitalist is a rational miser.

Karl Marx

All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.

Blaise Pascal

The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.

George Bernard Shaw

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

Oscar Wilde

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

Never was a miser a brave soul.

George Herbert

A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.

Eric Hoffer

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.

Samuel Johnson

The wonderful fortune of some writers deludes and leads to misery a great number of young people.

Jean-Antoine Petit-Senn

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.

Joseph Butler

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

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

Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.

Jacopo Sannazaro

Misers get up early in the morning; and burglars, I am informed, get up the night before.

Gilbert Keith Chesterton

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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