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Positive Quotes about Misery

Let these Misery quotes help you to have a positive attitude toward life, and to think positively.

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

Related topics: Inspirational

Our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

The greater part of our happiness or misery
depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

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

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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

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 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

 

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman,
but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness,
our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.
- Cesare Pavese

As men are not able to fight against death,
misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads,
in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.
- Blaise Pascal

Renunciation - that is the great fact we all,
individuals and classes, have to learn.
In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.
- Beatrice Potter Webb

Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
- Fiona Shaw

My life has run from misery to happiness.
- Loretta Lynn

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

When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal,
either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery,
and clear thinking can begin.
- Cyril Connolly

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

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

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

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

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also
lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity
between rich and poor countries,
on the misery of populations of the South.
- Omar Bongo

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in
every stage of human history than any other single idea.
- Madalyn Murray O'Hair

Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting
that it can only be misery to live in folly,
illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
- Desiderius Erasmus

Hype is the awkward and desperate attempt to convince
journalists that what you've made is worth the misery of having to review it.
- Federico Fellini

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

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

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
- Bertrand Russell

You don't necessarily have to be in misery to be talented.
- Brooke Shields

Human misery must somewhere have a stop;
there is no wind that always blows a storm.
- Euripides

There is winning and there is misery.
- Bill Parcells

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

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.
- Addison Mizner

Misery is a communicable disease.
- Martha Graham

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

Our principles are the springs of our actions.
Our actions, the springs of our happiness or misery.
Too much care, therefore, cannot be taken in forming our principles.
- Red Skelton

At some stages of your life you will deal with things
and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.
- Nigella Lawson

The superior power of population cannot be checked
without producing misery or vice.
- Thomas Malthus

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

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

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

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.
- Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

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

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

Misery is a match that never goes out.
- Thomas Huxley

May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down:
write down what you feel.
It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.
- Robertson Davies

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

Misery is manifold.
The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.
- Matt LeBlanc

You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery.
- Gordon Parks

Thank the Gods!
My misery exceeds all my hopes!
- Jean Racine

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that,
to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery,
hardship or injustice.
- Wim Wenders

The law was made for one thing alone,
for the exploitation of those who don't understand it,
or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it.
- Bertolt Brecht

The supposed great misery of our century is the lack of time.
- John Fowles

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
- Joseph Joubert

I am about to be married, and am of course in all the
misery of a man in pursuit of happiness.
- Lord Byron

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering -
and it's all over much too soon.
- Woody Allen


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