Misery Quotes

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.

Unknown

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.

Samuel Johnson

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

Andrew Hamilton

The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.

Theodore Parker

As I give thought to the matter, I find four causes for the apparent misery of old age; first it withdraws us from active accomplishments; second, it renders the body less powerful; third, it deprives us of almost all forms of enjoyment; fourth, it.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Time draweth wrinkles in a fair face, but addeth fresh colors to a fast friend, which neither heat, nor cold, nor misery, nor place, nor destiny, can alter or diminish.

John Lyly

Happiness and misery depend not on how high up or low down you are - they depend not upon these, but on the direction in which you are tending.

Samuel Butler

The miser, starving his brother's body, starves also his own soul, and at death shall creep out of his great estate of injustice, poor and naked and miserable.

Theodore Parker

The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight.

Cicero on Misery

Misery loves company.

English proverb

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

William Shakespeare

Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.

Francis Picabia

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.

Alexandre Dumas

Fire tries gold, misery tries brave men.

Seneca

Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.

Matt LeBlanc

I have learned now that while those who speak about ones miseries usually hurt, those who keep silence hurt more.

C.S. Lewis

The power of fortune is confessed only by the miserable; for the happy impute all their success to prudence and merit.

Jonathan Swift

Sometimes I found that in my happy moments I could not believe that I had ever been miserable.

Joanna Field

Work is the source of nearly all the misery in the world. Almost any evil you'd care to name comes from working or from living in a world designed for work. In order to stop suffering, we have to stop working.

Bob Black

The happiness and misery of men depend no less on temper than fortune.

François de la Rochefoucauld

He that is down need fear no fall.

John Bunyan

Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.

Unknown

Misfortune shows those who are not really friends.

Aristotle

Say does your heart expand to all mankind And would you ever to your neighbour do, The weak, the strong, the enlightened and the blind As you would have your neighbour do to you? And, when you, looking on your fellow men Behold them doomed to endless misery, How can you talk of joy and rapture then? May God withhold such cruel joy from me!

Anne Bront

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Updated On : March 02, 2014
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