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Misery Quotes


Famous Quotes & Quotations About Misery:

Misery is a communicable disease.
~ Martha Graham.

Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy you the kind of misery you prefer.
~ Author Unknown.

All of us have had the experience of a sudden joy that came when nothing in the world had forewarned us of its coming - a joy so thrilling that if it was born of misery we remembered even the misery with tenderness.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Wind, Sand and Stars, 1939, translated from French by Lewis Galantière.

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
~ Theodore Dreiser, Life, Art, and America, 1917.

At one time my only wish was to be a police official. It seemed to me to be an occupation for my sleepless intriguing mind. I had the idea that there, among criminals, were people to fight: clever, vigorous, crafty fellows. Later I realized that it was good that I did not become one, for most police cases involve misery and wretchedness - not crimes and scandals.
~ Soren Kierkegaard.

Enduring habits I hate.... Yes, at the very bottom of my soul I feel grateful to all my misery and bouts of sickness and everything about me that is imperfect, because this sort of thing leaves me with a hundred backdoors through which I can escape from enduring habits.
~ Friedrich Nietzsche, The Gay Science.

Frugality is misery in disguise.
~ Publilius Syrus.

I keep my ideals, because 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. I see the world gradually being turned into a wilderness, I hear the ever-approaching thunder, which will destroy us too, I can feel the sufferings of millions and yet, if I look up into the heavens, I think that it will all come right, that this cruelty too will end, and that peace and tranquility will return again.
~ Anne Frank.

I learned early about the misery and dangers of life, and about the afterlife, about the external punishment which awaited the children of sin in Hell.
~ Edvard Munch.

If men as individuals surrender to the call of their elementary instincts, avoiding pain and seeking satisfaction only for their own selves, the result for them all taken together must be a state of insecurity, of fear, and of promiscuous misery.
~ Albert Einstein.

My adolescence progressed normally: enough misery to keep the death wish my usual state, an occasional high to keep me from actually taking the gas-pipe.
~ Faye Moskowitz.

Happiness: An agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

Hope is the physician of each misery.
~ Irish Proverb.

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.
~ Anne Frank, The Diary of a Young Girl.

No one is so miserable as the poor person who maintains the appearance of wealth.
~ Charles Spurgeon.

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