Quotes by misery

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  • Erica Jong
    Erica Jong
    American author 1942-
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    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.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    That he delights in the misery of others no man will confess, and yet what other motive can make a father cruel?
  • Andrew Young
    Andrew Young
    Amercan activisit and minister 1932-
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    Can wealth give happiness? look around and see, what gay distress! what splendid misery! Whatever fortunes lavishly can pour, the mind annihilates and calls for more.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
  • William Cobbett
    William Cobbett
    British journalist 1762-1835
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    Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    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.
  • Rohinton Mistry
    Rohinton Mistry
    Indian-born Canadian writer 1952-
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    If there was an abundance of misery in the world, there was also sufficient joy, yes - as long as one knew where to look for it.
    Source: Faceboek (2016)
  • Matthew Arnold
    Matthew Arnold
    British critic and poet 1822-1888
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    Resolve to be thyself: and know, that he who finds himself, loses his misery.
  • William Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound by shallows and in misery.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
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    A misery is not to be measure from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.
  • Henry Wheeler Shaw
    Henry Wheeler Shaw
    American humorist 1818-1885
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    About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
  • Aldous Huxley
    Aldous Huxley
    English writer 1894-1963
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    Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
  • Bhagat Singh
    Bhagat Singh
    Indian socialist revolutionary 1907-1931
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    By Revolution, we mean the ultimate establishment of an order of society which may not be threatened by such breakdown, and in which the sovereignty of the proletariat should be recognized and a world federation should redeem humanity from the bondage of capitalism and misery of imperial wars.
    Source: As quoted in Bhagat Singh and His Ideology
  • H. Jackson Brown Jr
    H. Jackson Brown Jr
    American author 1940-
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    Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
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