Best 874 of Misery quotes - MyQuotes

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jill Stein

The economic misery: who passed NAFTA? You know, Bill Clinton signed that with Hillary's [Clinton] support.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Mary Shelley

What is there in our nature that is for ever urging us on towards pain and misery?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Blaise Pascal

All the miseries of mankind come from one thing, not knowing how to remain alone.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Decimius Magnus Ausonius

It often happens, that misery will follow a marriage when the dowry is too large.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Munia Khan

Our miseries are inseparable, so is our every single blessing.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Petter Dass

Nu hører du Læser, hvad Handel og Kaar Vi fattig' Nord-lændinger daglig udstaar, Og hvorpaa vi faar os at lave.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Joseph Lewis

Anesthesia was discovered. Do you know what it means to relieve man of his pain and suffering? Anesthesia is the most humane of all of man's accomplishments, and what a merciful accomplishment it was. For this great discovery we are indebted to Dr. W. T. G. Morton. Do you know that the religionists opposed the use of anesthesia on the ground that God sent pain as a punishment for sin, and it was considered the greatest of sacrileges to use it—just think of it, a sin to relieve man of his misery! What a monstrous perversion! This one instance alone should convince you of the difference in believing in God or not. No believer in God would have spent his energies to discover anesthesia. He would have been in mortal fear of the wrath of his God for interfering with his 'divine plan,' of making man suffer for having eaten of the fruit of the 'Tree of Knowledge.' The very crux of the matter is in this one instance. Man seeks to relieve his fellow man from the suffering of disease and the pangs of mental agony. The believers in God are content that man's suffering is ordained, and therefore he accepts life and its trials and tribulations as a penance for living. The fear of the wrath of God has been a stumbling block to progress.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Steve Maraboli

The path to misery is paved by the tears of those trying to make others happy.

By Anonym 18 Sep

George Macdonald

She would be one of those who kneel to their own shadows till feet grow on their knees; then go down on their hands till their hands grow into feet; then lay their faces on the ground till they grow into snouts; when at last they are a hideous sort of lizards, each of which believes himself the best, wisest, and loveliest being in the world, yea, the very centre of the universe. And so they run about for ever looking for their own shadows that they may worship them, and miserable because they cannot find them, being themselves too near the ground to have any shadows; and what becomes of them at last, there is but one who knows.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Tanya Tagaq

These foxes will die of starvation; better to put them out of their misery. These foxes will harm schoolchildren; better to put them out of their misery. These humans will destroy the earth; better to put them out of their misery.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Marty Rubin

Always doubting and questioning everything strikes me as a very miserable way to live.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Judith Mcnaught

Either give me your hand, or end it now, and put us both out of our misery

By Anonym 17 Sep

June Carter Cash

One morning, about four o'clock, I was driving my car just about as fast as I could. I thought, 'Why am I out on the highway this time of night?' I was miserable, and it all came to me: 'I'm falling in love with somebody I have no right to fall in love with. I can't fall in love with this man, but it's just like a ring of fire.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Victor Cousin

Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Joseph Heller

He was pinched perspinngly in the epistemological dilemma of the skeptic, unable to accept solutions to problems he was unwilling to dismiss as unsolvable. He was never without misery, and never without hope.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Abhijit Naskar

Whenever there is an uprising of misery, discrimination and sectarianism - whenever there is an upheaval in human dignity, goodness, unity and uniformity - whenever the primitive urge for judgement overwhelms the humane quality of understanding - whenever the light of truth begins to scare the people more than the darkness of ignorance, and whenever humankind begins to forget its innate humanity, I shall rise from the deepest fathoms of the neuronal galaxy in one brain or another, over and over again, to take humanity with me in the path of sweet, innocent, self-aware, non-conflicting and progressive harmony.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Jessica Warman

Sometimes kindness doesn’t beget anything but misery. My mother didn’t have to learn that until she was in her thirties; I’ve known it nearly all my life. I’m not sure which of us is better off.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Orhan Pamuk

Initially, the talk of misery spreads throughout the neighborhood, becoming in turn the rumor of ill-fortune and later the certainty of doom.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

No sadder proof can be given by a man of his own littleness than disbelief in great men.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Sylvia Plath

Of course, you have another year at college yet,' Jay Cee went on a little more mildly. 'What do you have in mind after you graduate?' What I always thought I had in mind was getting some big scholarship to graduate school or a grant to study all over Europe, and then I thought I'd be a professor and write books of poems or write books of poems and be an editor of some sort. Usually I had these plans on the tip of my tongue. 'I don't really know,' I heard myself say. I felt a deep shock, hearing myself say that, because the minute I said it, I knew it was true. It sounded true, and I recognized it, the way you recognize some nondescript person that's been hanging around your door for ages and then suddenly comes up and introduces himself as your real father and looks exactly like you, so you know he really is your father, and the person you thought all your life was your father is a sham. 'I don't really know.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Jorge Luis Borges

Misery requires paradises lost

By Anonym 18 Sep

Erik Pevernagie

Should happiness and success be hidden, in view of the misery and poverty around. Would it be a sign of selfishness and un-intellectual behavior, if we admit to a pursuit of happiness? Could it, on the contrary, not work out as a motivation and an incentive? When giving voice to our happiness, could it not be perceived as a positive challenge? Could happiness not be contagious and become a salutary infectious syndrome? A beneficial infection. ( "Happy days are back again" )

By Anonym 18 Sep

Pascal Garnier

People are always ashamed of the misery that has befallen them, as though it were an act of divine retribution for a long-forgotten sin of theirs

By Anonym 13 Sep

Milton Friedman

Because we live in a largely free society, we tend to forget how limited is the span of time and the part of the globe for which there has ever been anything like political freedom: the typical state of mankind is tyranny, servitude, and misery.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Don Roff

The recipe for great art has always been misery and a good bowel movement.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ben H. Winters

There is no shortage of ways that people profit indirectly from the misery and cruelty in other places. Even now, the shirts we wear and the tomatoes we eat. There are unfortunately unfair and inhumane conditions - including literal slavery - all over the world.

By Anonym 18 Sep

Steven Pressfield

The marine corps teaches you how to be miserable. This is invaluable for an artist. Marines love to be miserable. Marines derive a perverse satisfaction in having colder chow, crappier equipment, and higher casualty rates than any outfit of dogfaces, swabjockies, or flyboys, all of whom they despise. Why? Because those candyasses don't know how to be miserable. The artist committing himself to his calling has to be miserable. The artist committing himself to his calling has volunteered for hell, whether he knows it or not, he will be dining for the duration on a diet of isolation, rejection, self-doubt, despair, ridicule, contempt, and humiliation. The artist must be like that marine: he has to know how to be miserable. He has to love being miserable. He has to take pride in being more miserable than any soldier, or swabbie, or desk jockey, because this is war, baby, and war is hell.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Liza Minnelli

She (Judy Garland) was a friend of mine, a trying friend, but a friend. That is what I tell myself: She did everything she ever wanted to do. She never really denied herself anything for me. See, I say, she had a wonderful life; she did what she wanted to do. And I have no right to change her fulfillment into my misery. I'm on my own broom now.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Rebecca Mcnutt

If you were me you’d do the right thing, help your friends, because you’re not a coward,” Mandy sighed sadly. “I covered up a murder because I was scared to go to jail and I did the wrong thing… well, now’s my chance to do the right thing, to save someone’s life, because I don’t want you to die.” “Save someone’s life? I’m no one,” Alecto laughed morbidly. “A hundred and twelve years is definitely way too long to have survived. You’d be wasting your time and risking your own life….” “This is my life,” Mandy declared, smiling sincerely. Alecto just looked concerned and very doubtful as the rain drizzled down the roads and sidewalks, towards the harbour where it fell into the ocean, indistinguishable from all the other water in the world.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Vladislav Tamarov

There's nothing I can do to erase the shadow of misery and despair from the eyes looking back at me from the photos [that I took in Afghanistan].

By Anonym 15 Sep

James Baldwin

All that hatred down there," he said, "all that hatred and misery and love. It's a wonder it doesn't blow the avenue apart.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Sanhita Baruah

Those were the three words seldom asked to her. Yet, she knew they hold a healing power in them; For they bring a million thoughts to the mind and more to the soul; For the answer is far deeper than what is simply said on the face. She understood, so she asked him what was seldom asked to her, "How are you?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Kathy Bates

A lot of guys come up talking about The Waterboy. I get a lot of that. Misery, Delores Claiborne and The Waterboy, those are the main ones I get.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Petter Dass

Hvad som ey dit Øye, Ser nøye, Kandst du uden Harme fordøye.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Edmond Mbiaka

A staggering amount of people blame their lives for their miseries, but little do they know that one's repeated interpretations of one's life create one's constant feelings.

By Anonym 13 Sep

John Milton

Anger and just rebuke, and judgment given, That brought into this world a world of woe, Sin and her shadow Death, and Misery, Death's harbinger.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Wayne Gerard Trotman

Dwell in the past, worry about the future and find misery in the present.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Chamisso

I am a solitary wave in the dark and desolate sea: and the sparkling glass I drank was drugged with misery.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Sissela Bok

Psychologists have found that we are more likely, in looking back at our lives, to remember high points and dramatic shifts in far greater proportion than ongoing stretches of happiness or misery.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Malcolm Muggeridge

The "pursuit of happiness" is responsible for a good part of the ills and miseries of the modern world.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Donna Tartt

I was deluded, and I knew it. Worse: my love for Pippa was muddied-up below the waterline with my mother, with my mother's death, with losing my mother and not being able to get her back. All that blind, infantile hunger to save and be saved, to repeat the past and make it different, had somehow attached itself, ravenously, to her. There was an instability in it, a sickness. I was seeing things that weren't there. I was only one step away from some trailer park loner stalking a girl he'd spotted in the mall. For the truth of it was: Pippa and I saw each other maybe twice a year; we e-mailed and texted, though with no great regularity; when she was in town we loaned each other books and went to the movies; we were friends; nothing more. My hopes for a relationship with her were wholly unreal, whereas my ongoing misery, and frustration, were an all-too-horrible reality. Was groundless, hopeless, unrequited obsession any way to waste the rest of my life?

By Anonym 14 Sep

Gordon B. Hinckley

It is selfishness which is the cause of most of our misery.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Friedrich Schiller

False fancy brings real misery.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Dada Bhagwan

Happiness and misery are both delusions. One has a delusion of misery in the heat and a delusion of happiness under the shade of a tree. If he is made to sit under the tree the whole night, then he will feel misery even there.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Stephen King

Die Anzahl der Lebensmittel sagte etwas aus über die verschwommene Grenze zwischen dem Unabhängigen Staat Realität und der Volksrepublik Paranoia.

By Anonym 17 Sep

Bahaa Taher

Misery is a scar on the soul, that if it begins in childhood, it lasts the whole lifetime. I understand that no two scars are alike, but I also ask myself; even if these scars are not alike, aren’t these things engraved on our souls signed by which we know each other?Aren’t we also alike?

By Anonym 18 Sep

Stephen King

Tal vez el otro mundo es mejor que éste, para las ratas y para las personas y no es que haya gran diferencia entre unas y otras

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jonathan Aitken

As far as the physical miseries go, I am sure I will cope. I lived at Eton in the 1950s and I know all about life in uncomfortable quarters.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Thich Nhat Hanh

Contemplating a beautiful sunrise, you’re not distracted by thinking about the past or the future. The more concentrated you become, the more you see the beauty all around you. So concentration is a source of happiness.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Thomas Carlyle

Misery which, through long ages, had no spokesman, no helper, will now be its own helper and speak for itself.