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Misery Quotes


These are some of the best 'Misery' quotations and sayings.

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A misery is not to be measured from the nature of the evil, but from the temper of the sufferer.

A tree does not know itself to be miserable. It is true that it is misery indeed to know one's self to be miserable; but then it is greatness also. In this way all man's miseries go to prove his greatness. They are the miseries of a mighty potentate, of a dethroned monarch.

As small letters hurt the sight, so do small matters him that is too much intent upon them: they vex and stir up anger, which begets an evil habit in him in reference to greater affairs.

Fire tries gold, misery tries brave men.

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

Half the misery in the world comes of want of courage to speak and to hear the truth plainly, and in a spirit of love.

He that is down need fear no fall.

Horatio looked handsomely miserable, like Hamlet slipping on a piece of orange-peel. See quote detail

If misery be the effect of virtue, it ought to be reverenced; if of ill-fortune, to be pitied; and if of vice, not to be insulted, because it is, perhaps, itself a punishment adequate to the crime by which it was produced; and the humanity of that man can deserve no panegyric who is capable of reproaching a criminal in the hands of the executioner.

If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself; about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, what people think of you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make sin and misery for yourself out of everything God sends you; you will be as wretched as you choose.

It is often better to have a great deal of harm happen to one than a little: a great deal may rouse you to remove what a little will only accustom you to endure.

Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.

Misery assails riches, as lightning does the highest towers; or as a tree that is heavy laden with fruit breaks its own boughs, so do riches destroy the virtue of their possessor.

Misery is a communicable disease.

Misery is a match that never goes out.

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Misery is caused for the most part, not by a heavy crush of disaster, but by the corrosion of less visible evils, which canker enjoyment, and undermine security. The visit of an invader is necessarily rare, but domestic animosities allow no cessation.

Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.

Misery is the company of Lawsuits.

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.


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