Quotes: miserable

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  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation.
  • 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
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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
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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
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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.
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