Quotes: miserable

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  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    'Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
  • Francis Bacon
    Francis Bacon
    English philosopher and statesman 1561-1626
    Francis Bacon
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    A bachelor's life is a fine breakfast, a flat lunch, and a miserable dinner.


  • John Stuart Mill
    John Stuart Mill
    English economist 1806-1873
    John Stuart Mill
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    A man who has nothing which he cares about more than he does about his personal safety is a miserable creature who has no chance of being free, unless made and kept so by the existing of better men than himself.
  • Hesiod
    Hesiod
    Greek poet 8th century BC
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    Acquisition means life to miserable mortals.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Always leave something to wish for; otherwise you will be miserable from your very happiness.
  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
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    At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
  • Wayne Dyer
    Wayne Dyer
    American philosopher, self-help author, and a motivational speaker. 1940-2015
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    Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.
  • Besides paid white laborers, there was everywhere a class of white servants bound without wages for a term of years, and a more miserable class of Negro slaves.
  • Bob Schieffer
    Bob Schieffer
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    But if you don't enjoy doing something, you'll be miserable no matter how much money you make.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    Education is the path from cocky ignorance to miserable uncertainty.
  • Don Marquis
    Don Marquis
    American writer 1878-1937
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    Fate often puts all the material for happiness and prosperity into a man's hands just to see how miserable he can make himself with them.
  • Carol Berg
    Carol Berg
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    For the 'Rai-kirah' books, I began with the image of Aleksander riding the great wastelands, and that quickly morphed into the desert. Because I wanted my slave market cold and miserable, I chose to set the opening scene in the empire's summer capital in the mountains.
  • Henry Louis Mencken
    Henry Louis Mencken
    American journalist and critic 1880-1956
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    God is the immemorial refuge of the incompetent, the helpless, the miserable. They find not only sanctuary in His arms, but also a kind of superiority, soothing to their macerated egos: He will set them above their betters.
  • Thomas Traherne
    Thomas Traherne
    British Clergyman, Poet, Mystic 1636-1674
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    Happiness was not made to be boasted, but enjoyed. Therefore tho others count me miserable, I will not believe them if I know and feel myself to be happy; nor fear them.
  • Cass Sunstein
    Cass Sunstein
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    Having a constant productive anxiety doesn't mean that people are miserable and wailing but that people know they will be held accountable if things do not go right.
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