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Misery Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Misery.

I don't think of all the misery
but of the beauty that still remains.
- Anne Frank

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We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I have always held firmly to the thought
that each one of us can do a little
to bring some portion of misery to an end.
- Albert Schweitzer

Whosoever 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

 

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

If we fail to plan, we merely bob helplessly -
like a cork on the sea of life.
If we resist whatever life delivers to us,
we create untold misery for ourselves.
If we act with vision and commitment,
and then accept whatever Spirit provides,
we live a life of purpose and joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If the misery of the poor be caused
not by the laws of nature,
but by our institutions,
great is our sin.
- Charles Darwin

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- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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Choose your life's mate carefully.
From this one decision will come
90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Friends love misery, in fact.
Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky
or too successful or too pretty,
our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
- Erica Jong

In spite of everything, I still believe
that people are really good at heart.
I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation
consisting of confusion, misery and death.
- Anne Frank

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Life ... full of loneliness, and misery,
and suffering, and unhappiness,
and it's all over much too quickly.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

I am determined to be cheerful and happy
in whatever situation I may find myself.
For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness
is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
- Martha Washington

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation
of confusion, misery and death...
I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
- Anne Frank

Ecstasy is our very nature;
not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous.
It needs no effort to be ecstatic,
it needs great effort to be miserable.
That's why you look to tired,
because misery is really hard work;
to maintain it is really difficult,
because you are doing something against nature.
- Osho

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
- Henry David Thoreau

Happiness lies in accepting everyone
in our lives EXACTLY as they are.
We cause ourselves untold misery whenever
we believe others to be imperfect and try to change them.
This is the number one rule for a happy relationship.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser

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

The second office in the government is honorable and easy;
the first is but a splendid misery.
- Thomas Jefferson

Misery is manifold.
The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.
- Matt LeBlanc

We can never flee the misery that is within us.
- Arthur Golden

Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information.
Television makes us a witness to such misery.
- Gates McFadden

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after
us will have to pay the price of misery,
degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.
- Gifford Pinchot

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also
lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity
between rich and poor countries,
on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo

There is winning and there is misery.
- Bill Parcells

Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.
- Alexander Smith

Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't
suffer all the misery he wants in that time,
he must be numb.
- Josh Billings

My school days were the happiest days of my life;
which should give you some indication of the misery
I've endured over the past twenty-five years.
- Paul Merton

At some stages of your life you will deal with things
and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.
- Nigella Lawson

I am talking about misery and all of its implications.
- Juan Rulfo

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now
I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery
will continue for at least one more generation.
- Larry David

There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
- Dante Alighieri

You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery.
- Gordon Parks

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

About the only difference between the poor and the rich,
is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

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

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
- Addison Mizner

He who has not the spirit of this age,
has all the misery of it.
- Voltaire

The law was made for one thing alone,
for the exploitation of those who don't understand it,
or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
- Bertolt Brecht

The rare pleasure of being seen for what one is,
compensates for the misery of being it.
- Margaret Drabble

It's been a misery for me, living with Christine Keeler.
- Christine Keeler

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering -
and it's all over much too soon.
- Woody Allen

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
- Edward Gibbon

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies,
a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
- Samuel Richardson

That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess,
and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
- Joseph Addison

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

We all want to help one another.
Human beings are like that.
We want to live by each other's happiness,
not by each other's misery.
- Charlie Chaplin

That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods -
we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling
ourselves things that simply are not true.
- David D. Burns

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
- Bertrand Russell

The superior power of population cannot be checked
without producing misery or vice.
- Thomas Malthus

Thank the Gods!
My misery exceeds all my hopes!
- Jean Racine

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

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly,
for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable,
ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.
- Jonathan Mayhew

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

If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience.
- Brian Moore

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for
centuries and is not yet half full.
- Boyle Roche

So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get
critical attention focused on me.
So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews,
but I will be wracked with misery as a result.
- Emily Mortimer

I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I
am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.
- Matt LeBlanc

The logs of wood which move down the river together
Are driven apart by every wave.
Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.
- Nagarjuna

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural.
Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.
- Anthony Trollope

To do art, one thing should always remember -
subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
- Zhang Yimou

You don't necessarily have to be in misery to be talented.
- Brooke Shields

Let other pens dwell on guilt and misery.
- Jane Austen

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter
in history acknowledge what they want;
not the alleviation but the silencing of misery.
- Albert Camus

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman,
but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness,
our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
- Cesare Pavese


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