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Misery Quotes

These Motivational Quotes about Misery are dedicated to your career and personal success in life.

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

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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

 

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Misery is the company of lawsuits.
- Francois Rabelais

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

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

The day that I ever become hip...
please shoot me and put me outta my misery!
- Meat Loaf

The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
- Joseph Butler

Misery loves company.
- John Ray

The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
- Frederick Douglass

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

Misery is a communicable disease.
- Martha Graham

Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
- Duke of Wellington

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

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

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in
which laughter and pleasure preponderate,
if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
- Aldous Huxley

Unending was the stream, unending the misery,
unending the sorrow.
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann

Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror,
starvation and death characterize the process of war
and form a principal part of the product.
- Louis Mumford

More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
- Thomas Traherne

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

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

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
- Bertrand Russell

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

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
- Ambrose Bierce

People in misery is what most important in art.
- Zhang Yimou

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

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

For there is no one so great or mighty that he can
avoid the misery that will rise up against him when
he resists and strives against God.
- John Calvin

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

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

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

He gave to misery (all he had) a tear.
- Thomas Gray

Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself,
loses his misery.
- Matthew Arnold

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

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

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.
- Walter Ulbricht

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

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

To live by one man's will becomes the cause of all misery.
- Richard Hooker

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

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist
his most vital source of creative energy.
- Montgomery Clift

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

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

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

They who grasp the world, The Kingdom,
and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit,
Atoning unto God for a brief brightness.
- Stephen Phillips

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
- Philip Larkin

Very little changed fundamentally, except that the
proud German soldier had turned into a defeated bundle
of misery and the great German army had disintegrated.
- George Grosz

I have always considered that choosing a companion
for life was a very important affair and that my happyness
or misery in this life depended on the choice.
- Ezra Cornell

There is winning and there is misery.
- Bill Parcells

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

Misery no longer loves company.
Nowadays it insists on it.
- Russell Baker


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