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Funny Misery Quotes
Funny Quotes about Misery

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

Misery nourishes your ego -
that's why you see so many miserable people in the world.
The basic, central point is the ego.
- Osho

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


 

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
- Henry David Thoreau

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

Art is the stored honey of the human soul,
gathered on wings of misery and travail.
- Theodore Dreiser


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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

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

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

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

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

Choose your life's mate carefully.
From this one decision will come
90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
- Victor Cousin

My school days were the happiest days of my life;
which should give you some indication of the misery
I've endured over the past twenty-five years.
- Paul Merton

I am talking about misery and all of its implications.
- Juan Rulfo

Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.
- Arthur Adamov

People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern:
to stupefy themselves,
to forget their misery, to imagine themselves,
for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.
- Mikhail Bakunin

Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.
- Duke of Wellington

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies,
a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.
- Samuel Richardson

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

The final causes, then, of compassion are to prevent and to relieve misery.
- Joseph Butler

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

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration,
and all the fair examples of renown,
out of distress and misery are grown.
- Samuel Daniel

This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.
- Walter Ulbricht

There is winning and there is misery.
- Bill Parcells

The day that I ever become hip...
please shoot me and put me outta my misery!
- Meat Loaf

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.
- Boethius

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes
will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes
a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.
- James Madison

Amour is the one human activity of any importance in
which laughter and pleasure preponderate,
if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
- Aldous Huxley

People in misery is what most important in art.
- Zhang Yimou

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

Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of human life.
- Alexander Smith

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

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

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

If there is technological advance without social advance,
there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.
- Michael Harrington

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

It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap
that so much misery is produced in the world.
- William Cobbett

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through
man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.
- Ralph Steadman

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

I've learned from experience that the greater part
of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions
and not on our circumstances.
- Martha Washington

Given the amount of unjust suffering and unhappiness in the world,
I am deeply grateful for, sometimes even perplexed by,
how much misery I have been spared.
- Dennis Prager

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

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

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams,
but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance
till they swallow me as a description of his misery.
- John Cleveland

To do art, one thing should always remember -
subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
- Zhang Yimou

Whoever 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

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

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

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.
- Edward Gibbon

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites,
and I know where speech is proper and where silence.
- Aeschylus

There are times when we must sink to the bottom of
our misery to understand truth,
just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to
see the stars in broad daylight.
- Vaclav Havel

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

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

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of
images from the Thirty Years' War.
- Jurgen Habermas

Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery.
- Bertrand Russell

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China -
the greatest and oldest despotism in the world -
for a cheap working slave.
- Denis Kearney

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

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


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