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45 Misery Quotes

Fire tries gold, misery tries brave men. [Lat., Ignis aurum probat, misera fortes viros.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: De Providentia (V)

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The wretched hasten to hear of their own miseries. [Lat., Miserias properant suas Audire miseri.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Hercules Oetoeus (754)

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Meagre were his looks, Sharp misery had worn him to the bones; And in his needy shop a tortoise hung, An alligator stuffed, and other skins Of ill-shaped fishes; and about his shelves A beggarly account of boxes, Green earthen pots, bladders, and musty seeds, Remnants of packthread, and old cakes of roses Were thinly scattered, to make up a show.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Romeo and Juliet (Romeo at V, i)

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Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tempest (Trinculo at II, i)

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No, misery makes sport to mock itself.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Tragedy of King Richard the Second (Gaunt at II, i)

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All of which misery I saw, part of which I was. [Lat., Quaeque ipse misserrima vidi, et quorum pars magna fui.]

Virgil or Vergil (Publius Virgilius Maro Vergil) Quotes , Source: The Aeneid (l. 5)

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It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.

George Eliot Quotes

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The miserable have no other medicine, But only hope.

William Shakespeare Quotes

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If misery loves company, misery has company enough.

Henry David Thoreau Quotes

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

Francis Picabia Quotes

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People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.

Graham Greene Quotes

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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.

C. S. Lewis Quotes

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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 Quotes

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Man is only miserable so far as he thinks himself so.

Jacopo Sannazaro Quotes

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He that is down need fear no fall.

John Bunyan Quotes

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Laugh not once at one's misfortune for one will laugh twice as much at you later.

Kazi Shams Quotes

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Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.

Addison Mizner Quotes

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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 Quotes

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A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

Joseph Addison Quotes

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There is no greater grief than to remember days of joy when misery is at hand.

Dante Quotes

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