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45 Misery Quotes

I don't think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that still remains

Anne Frank Quotes

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The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery

Frederick Douglass Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Horatio looked handsomely miserable, like Hamlet slipping on a piece of orange-peel.

Charles Dickens Quotes , Source: Sketches by Boz--Horatio Sparkins, (omitted in some editions)

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Sweet recreation barred, what doth ensue But moody and dull melancholy, Kinsman to a grim and comfortless despair, And at her heels a huge infectious troop Of pale distemperatures and foes to life?

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Comedy of Errors (Lady Abbess at V, i)

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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 Quotes

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

Spike Milligan Quotes

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Hope is the physician of each misery.

Irish Proverb Quotes

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Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joseph Joubert Quotes

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Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.

Bertrand Russell Quotes

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The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.

Carlos Castaneda Quotes

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The miserable have no other medicine but hope.

Friedrich Nietzsche Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight. [Lat., Levis est consolatio ex miseria aliorum.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Epistles (VI, 3)

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The worst of misery Is when a nature framed for noblest things Condemns itself in youth to petty joys, And, sore athirst for air, breathes scanty life Gasping from out the shallows.

George Eliot (pseudonym of Mary Ann Evans Cross) Quotes , Source: The Spanish Gypsy (bk. III)

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Grim-visaged, comfortless despair.

Thomas Gray Quotes , Source: Ode on Eton College

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There are a good many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at, but they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples.

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. Quotes , Source: Poet at the Breakfast Table (III)

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This, this is misery! the last, the worst, That man can feel.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. XXII, l. 106), (Pope's translation)

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That to live by one man's will became the cause of all men's misery.

Richard Hooker Quotes , Source: Ecclesiastical Polity (bk. I, ch. X, 5)

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We ought never to scoff at the wretched, for who can be sure of continued happiness? [Fr., Il ne se faut jamais moquer des miserables, Car qui peut s'assurer d'etre toujours heureux?]

Jean de La Fontaine Quotes , Source: Fables (V, 17)

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The child of misery, baptized in tears!

John Langhorne Quotes , Source: The Country Justice (pt. I, l. 166)

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But O yet more miserable! Myself my sepulchre, a moving grave.

John Milton Quotes , Source: Samson Agonistes (l. 101)

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And bear about the mockery of woe To midnight dances and the public show.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: To the Memory of an Unfortunate Lady (l. 57)

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Misery travels free through the whole world! [Ger., Frei geht das Ungluck durch die ganze Erde!]

Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller Quotes , Source: Wallenstein's Tod (IV, 11, 31)

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