Quotation Explorer - 'Misery'

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. - William Shakespeare
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. - Martha Washington
There are two means of refuge from the misery of life music and cats. - Albert Schweitzer
who accompany ignorants, lives in misery. - Imam Ali Ibn Abi Talib
It is my wish that you may have at better and freer life than I have had. Recommend virtue to your children; it alone, not money, can make them happy. I speak from experience; this was what upheld me in time of misery. - Ludwig van Beethoven
There's nothing quite as funny as someone else's misery - Cassel Sharpe - Holly Black
My life's misery and tragedy is my wealth and splendor. - Debasish Mridha
Don’t ever feel bad for making a decision about your own life that upsets other people. You are not responsible for their happiness. You’re responsible for your own happiness. Anyone who wants you to live in misery for their happiness should not be in your life anyway. - Isaiah Hankel
Everyone loses their class when they travel through hell, but only a few will regain it if they remain humble and accept the part they played in their own misery. - Shannon L. Alder
While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery. - Groucho Marx
Even though everybody hates you, you'll always have a friend who protects you and wishes to uplift you from pain, misery and suffering and that will always turn and remain the hardest blow to those who hate you. - Auliq Ice
Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery. - Matthew Arnold
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness through others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven towards these things with an irresistible momentum. - Vincent Van Gogh
There is no greater sorrowThan to be mindful of the happy timeIn misery. - Dante Alighieri
If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
If you see a person who is suffering from misery and sadness, wash it away with your compassion and kindness. - Debasish Mridha
Dare to feel the joy of life even in the midst of misery. - Debasish Mridha
The intrinsic and extrinsic heart is always at odds, so which heart is yours? For one will bask in true joy, while the other lives in self-loathing misery. - Joel T. McGrath
Must it so be that whatever makes man happy must later become the source of his misery? - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. - Martha Washington
Our happiness or misery depends upon our perception, not on the situation. - Debasish Mridha
Please don´t drown into his fears, his concrete fists don´t let him again, break the bridge of your nose with his cruel born hits. Then disappear into that mask of misery. - Anthony Liccione
If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure. - Kanye West
Wherefore is light given to him that is in misery, And life unto the bitter in soul; Which long for death, but it cometh not; And dig for it more than for hid treasures; Which rejoice exceedingly, and are glad, when they can find the grave? - Compton Gage
When Your Smile At Someone's Misery, Its Does Not Shows Your Tolerance. Its Reveals lack of Tears For Feeling. - Yaganesh Derasari
Perhaps the rare and simple pleasure of being seen for what one is compensates for the misery of being it. - Margaret Drabble
A hater is a person with a complete understanding of your destiny but assigns him or her self as a representative to work tirelessly on your misery. - Johnnie Dent Jr.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon. - Woody Allen
Even one day lost in misery is a great loss, for the day will never come back again. You lose 24 hours of happiness, joy & bliss. Live each day in happiness. - - RVM
Misery and poverty of a nation is associated with the conscious of its people not leaders. - M.F. Moonzajer
Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.
If one speaks or acts with a cruel mind, misery follows, as the cart follows the horse... If one speaks or acts with a pure mind, happiness follows, as a shadow follows its source. - the Dhammapada
I want to escape from myself. For when I do start up and stare myself seedily in the face, as happens to be my case at present, my blankness is inconceivable--indescribable--my misery amazing. - Charles Dickens
In order to attain extraordinary greatness, first you need to be drowned in the deepest fathoms of helplessness, misery and heartache. - Abhijit Naskar
I am glad you are happy--but I never believe much in happiness. I never believe in misery either. Those are things you see on the stage or the screen or the printed page, they never really happen to you in life. - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Nothing is interesting other than deleting your name from the book of poverty and misery. - Auliq Ice
sometimes I wish I would just disappear into thin air, leave the pain and the misery of this cold hearted world,I wonder who would miss me if anyone would even show a little sympathy to my family, probably no one I was just a little no one anyways. - kashmir foley
There is no credulity so eager and blind as the credulity of covetness, which, in its universal extent, measures the moral misery and the intellectual destitution of mankind. - Joseph Conrad
I wonder, among all the tangles of this mortal coil, which one contains tighter knots to undo, and consequently suggests more tugging, and pain, and diversified elements of misery, than the marriage tie. - Edith Wharton
Bored with the same type of misery over and over and over again. - Greg Behrendt
It always strikes me, and it is very peculiar, that, whenever we see the image of indescribable and unutterable desolation—of loneliness, poverty, and misery, the end and extreme of things—the thought of God comes into one's mind. - Vincent Van Gogh
Forgive everyone. Forgive every misery and misfortune with love. - Debasish Mridha
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief - Marcus Tullius Cicero
All the stress and misery of life comes from fear of loss. Remember that you can never lose anything without gaining something. To avoid misery, concentrate on what you will gain. - Debasish Mridha
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaud display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
Create memories; forget misery. - Debasish Mridha
I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our disposition and not on our circumstances. - Martha Washington
The pride of aiming at more knowledge, and pretending to more perfection, is the cause of Man's error and misery. - Alexander Pope
Even one day lost in misery is a great loss, for the day will never come back again. You lose 24 hours of happiness, joy & bliss. Live each day in happiness. - RVM
Everything takes place at a right time. It’s your anxiety to achieve everything before time or grab things more than you required, add misery to your life. - Roshan Sharma
Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony and music inside me. - Vincent Van Gogh
Where there is not the slightest of misery; that is where the Soul is. - Dada Bhagwan
Depression exist without you knowing it, even denying it. It is not an illusion. You don't even know you're in it. It takes awhile before you realize it. If you deny it, it means your still in there or else you won't talk about your misery and the dramas in your life. - Ann Marie Aguilar
Let us talk about our love, joy and happiness. Let us forgive and forget talking about misery and sadness. - Debasish Mridha
Happiness is often hidden in misery; light appears brighter in darkness. - Debasish Mridha
I was so tired of this ceaseless, day-to-day tug-of-war between my hormones and my head, my vanity and my virtue. I felt very much as though I were caught in the middle of some dreadful battle in which taking a side of my own would mean certain misery in either case. - Emily Tomko
Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it. - Russell Baker
Loving is misery for women always. I shall never forgive God for making me a woman and dearly am I beginning to pay for the honour of owning a pretty face. - Thomas Hardy
Hope is the nurse of misery. - American Proverb
As long as you can savor the humorous aspect of misery and misfortune, you can overcome anything.
Deep down a broken heart, all the sadness one can bear is misery. - Auliq Ice
If my journey was so easy, I would have missed out on life's invaluable lessons. From misery I learnt to comfort those in tears, from lack I learnt to give to the needy; from uncertainty I learnt to understand others and from my silence I learnt to speak for the voiceless. - Gugu Mona
Don't miss a chance at happiness because of your past misery. - Dustin Cruz
When I left, they were stuck with the burden of finding someone else to blame for their life... Pointing their anger everywhere, but never looking in the mirror... Continuing the cycle that led to their misery. - Steve Maraboli
The celebrated Galen said that employment was nature's physician. It is indeed so important to happiness that indolence is justly considered the parent of misery.
Perhaps better we not obscure the idea that happiness and misery, kindness and greed, and good works and bad deeds are within the capacities of us all, not merely a select few. - David P. Mikkelson
In all the important preparations of the mind she was complete: being prepared for matrimony by an hatred of home, restraint, and tranquillity; by the misery of disappointed affection, and contempt of the man she was to marry. - Jane Austen
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
The sweetest misery is that caused by love. - Alexandria Heather
When will our consciences grow so tender that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it? - Eleanor Roosevelt
In life; threats, misery and pain weigh the same. - Auliq Ice
I would cling to unhappiness because it was a known, familiar state. When I was happier, it was because I knew I was on my way back to misery. I've never been convinced that happiness is the object of the game. I'm wary of happiness. - Hugh Laurie
Misery loves company. For the sake of your sanity, avoid entertaining her. - Andrena Sawyer
Supreme happiness will be the greatest cause of misery, and the perfection of wisdom the occassion of folly. - Leonardo da Vinci
Whatever change you desire for the world, create that change in your own life. You are here for a purpose. Seek it out. Hunt it down. The greatest misery is to be purposeless. The great depression of our age is not economic, but spiritual. Our spiritual poverty is rooted in our purposelessness. - Matthew Kelly
Some will make you Dance, some will make you Smile, and some will make your misery longer than a mile! Pleasure or Pain, the Choice is thine. - R.v.m.
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief. - Joseph Addison
I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances. a - Martha Washington
If you surround yourself with people who don't care about you, be prepared for a life of misery. - Wayne Gerard Trotman
Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. - Charles Dickens
A revolutionary career does not lead to banquets and honorary titles, interesting research and professorial wages. It leads to misery, disgrace, ingratitude, prison and a voyage into the unknown, illuminated by only an almost superhuman belief. - Max Horkheimer
Life has its enigmatic events, that can make it a mystery, or my misery. It all depends on how I view it. - Anthony Liccione
If religion has nothing to do with poverty and misery; then why the Muslims are the largest charity takers of the world - M.F. Moonzajer
No one can usurp the heights...But those to whom the miseries of the worldAre misery, and will not let them rest. - John Keats
Remember, pain and misery are transient and ephemeral but love has the healing power,which is eternal. - Debasish Mridha
Let us be the wind of love that touches every heart and blows away all of the misery and sadness. - Debasish Mridha
The recipe for great art has always been misery and a good bowel movement. - Don Roff
A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer. - Joseph Addison
Puritanism...helps us enjoy our misery while we are inflicting it on others.
All the joy the world contains has come through wishing happiness for others. All the misery the world contains has come through wanting pleasure for oneself. Is there need for lengthy explanation? - Dalai Lama XIV
As a people we practiced excess. Excess in everything - pleasure, gaudy display, endless toil, and death. Vagrant children slept in the alleys. Ragpicking was a profession. A conspicuously self-satisfied class of new wealth and weak intellect was all aglitter in a setting of mass misery. - E.L. Doctrow
Either enjoy happiness or enjoy misery. The choice is yours. - Debasish Mridha
I wish I could have healed your misery, quenched your sorrow. - Ana Chapman
I do believe God gave me a spark of genius, but he quenched it in misery. - Edgar Allan Poe
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
You have the power within you to choose a life of love and beauty or choose a life of misery and destruction. What you chose, that you will attract and that you will manifest. - Debasish Mridha
Any kind of misery there is in the worldly life; the cause of it is moha (illusory vision). - Dada Bhagwan
Resolve to be thyself; and know, that he Who finds himself, loses his misery. - Matthew Arnold
Humility is truth, therefore in all sincerity we must be able to look up and say, "I can do all things in Him who strengthens me." By yourself you can do nothing, have nothing but sin, weakness and misery. All the gifts of nature and grace you have them from God. - Mother Teresa
When it becomes above normal, material happiness will feel like misery. - Dada Bhagwan
The path to misery is paved by the tears of those trying to make others happy. - Steve Maraboli
Turn your past wound of misery and sadness into a wonder of life. - Debasish Mridha
Some people dance with singing rain; some people get wet with misery and pain. - Debasish Mridha
Educate your children to self-control, to the habit of holding passion and prejudice and evil tendencies subject to an upright and reasoning will, and you have done much to abolish misery from their future and crimes from society. - Benjamin Franklin
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
Why do we come to the world, only to suffer and depart? This is a unsolved misery. - Lailah Gifty Akita
Never be the cause of someone's misery; nobody will be the cause of your misery. - Debasish Mridha
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.-- Circular Letter to My Friends in Italy - Mikhail Bakunin
Don’t let your outer pain, misery, and suffering touch your inner calmness and happiness. - Debasish Mridha
Our happiness or misery depends upon our perception Not on the situation. - Debasish Mridha
Today, in the face of abjection and solitude, his heart said: 'No'. And in the great distress that washed over him, Mersault realised that his rebellion was the only authentic thing in him, and that everything elsewhere was misery and submission". - Albert Camus
The mind is a powerful force. It can enslave us or empower us. It can plunge us into the depths of misery or take us to the heights of ecstasy. Learn to use the power wisely. - David Cuschieri
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
Maintaining equanimity in misery is called penance (tapa). - Dada Bhagwan
No misery ever so beautiful than the one this mind creates. - Vivid Darkness
I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains. - Anne Frank
If my journey was so easy, I would have missed out on life's invaluable lessons. From misery I learnt to comfort those in tears, from lack I learnt to give to the needy; from uncertainty I learnt to understand others and from my silence I learnt to listen to the voiceless. - Gugu Mona
Let them call me a rebel and welcome. I feel no concern from it. But should I suffer the misery of devils, were I to make a whore of my soul. - Thomas Paine
The moment of writing is not an escape...it is only an insistence, through the imagination, upon human ecstasy, and a reminder that such ecstasy remains as much a birthright in this world as misery remains a condition of it. - Larry Levis
Show me a culture where honesty is considered ridiculous, where nobody's ever accountable for anything, where anger gets admired as a sign of strength, and I'll show you a place where misery is permanent - Anthony Steyning
That is the key to history. Terrific energy is expended - civilizations are built up - excellent institutions devised; but each time something goes wrong. Some fatal flaw always brings the selfish and the cruel people to the top and it all slides back into misery and ruin. - C.S. Lewis
Happiness, noun. An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another. - Ambrose Bierce
Create all the happiness you are able to create; remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you, --will invite you to add something to the pleasure of others, --or to diminish something of their pains. - Jeremy Bentham
Religion starts with desolation and ends with misery. - M.F. Moonzajer
…falling in love is a state of mental misery which has a restricting, impoverishing, and paralyzing effect upon the development of our consciousness. - José Ortega y Gasset
Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained. - Arthur Wellesley
Ignore the misery. Custom invites you to ignore the misery."SHOW YOUR TONGUE - Günter Grass
Sometimes, it is how you shine in the darkness during other people's misery that is remembered more than anything you could have said or done when you have suffered just as much. - Shannon L. Alder
Absence of worldly misery - that is called eternal bliss. - Dada Bhagwan
They have no idea what a bottomless pit of misery I am. - Elizabeth Wurtzel
Pain and misery are two different words, which both hurt. - Auliq Ice
If the misery of our poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Darwin
Not being able to sleep is terrible. You have the misery of having partied all night... without the satisfaction. - Lynn Johnston
It is better to sing songs of hope than to sing songs of misery. - Debasish Mridha
Self-denial in the pursuit of purpose generates true pleasure while self-indulgence in the pursuit of pleasure generates true misery. - Orrin Woodward
If people become ecstatic the whole society will have to change, because this society is based on misery. If people are blissful you cannot lead them to war -- to Vietnam, or to Egypt, or to Israel. No. Someone who is blissful will just laugh and say: This is nonsense!
Preventing a suicide is not necessarily a beneficent act if it forces the potential suicide to continue in a life of misery. - Gene Lester David Lester
Misery can be easily drown within a good tune. - Martin M Stupak
Why couldn't my heart have picked him? Life would have been so much easier.""Because hearts are ornery, sneaky little bastards, designed to cause misery. They want what they want, and they don't give a damn about what would make life easier or harder for the heart's owner." Della snapped. - C.C. Hunter
Prayer is our yearning for God, the cry of our poverty and misery, stretching out toward the throne of His divine mercy. - Emmanuel D'Alzon
Misery and poverty of a nation does not depend on how fertile their land is but the fertility of their thoughts. - Debasish Mridha
Your tears proves that you are an emotional human being; love, joy, sadness and misery touches you deeply. - Debasish Mridha
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery. - Publilius Syrus
There is no greater misery than false joys. - Bernard of Clairvaux
First impression is not the last reflection of a true friend, so if you are head over heels for someone who just bought you a cake, you'd better think twice before devouring your misery. - Michael Bassey Johnson
Nothing good ever comes out of hurry and frustration, only misery. - Auliq Ice
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery. - Frederick Douglass
Life is neither misery nor bliss. Life is an empty canvas, paint your life with color of your choice, start with a day. Let horses of your imagination run wild. - Jasz Gill
You can't build a peaceful world on empty stomachs and human misery. - Norman Borlaug
A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour. - P. G. Wodehouse
Despite all the sadness, violence and misery, I still believe in universal peace, goodness, and beauty of humanity. - Debasish Mridha
When citizens of a country or nation believe in superstitions or dogma, they will inevitably suffer from tremendous misery or tragedy. - Debasish Mridha
Misery generates hate. - Charlotte Brontë
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. - Victor Hugo
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time win we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
Misery teaches you more than joy. - Abhijit Naskar
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