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

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A perverse temper, and a discontented, fretful disposition, wherever they prevail, render any state of life unhappy.

All mankind's unhappiness derives from one thing: his inability to know how to remain in repose in one room.

As the ivy twines around the oak, so do misery and misfortune encompass the happiness of man. Felicity, pure and unalloyed, is not a plant of earthly growth; her gardens are the skies.

By becoming more unhappy, we sometimes learn how to be less so.

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.

Hardly a man, whatever his circumstances and situation, but if you get his confidence, will tell you that he is not happy. It is however certain that all men are not unhappy in the same degree, though by these accounts we might almost be tempted to think so. Is not this to be accounted for, by supposing that all men measure the happiness they possess by the happiness they desire, or think they deserve?

If we cannot live so as to be happy, let us at least live so as to deserve it.

In this world of resemblances, we are content with personating happiness; to feel it is in art beyond us.

Irresolution on the schemes of life which offer themselves to our choice, and inconstancy in pursuing them, are the greatest causes of all our unhappiness.

Is anyone in all the world safe from unhappiness?

It is better not to be than to be unhappy.

Just try to be happy. Unhappiness starts with wanting to be happier.

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Men are the only animals that devote themselves, day in and day out, to making one another unhappy. It is an art like any other. Its virtuosi are called altruists.

Much unhappiness has come into the world because of bewilderment and things left unsaid.

None think the great unhappy but the great. See quote detail

O Lord! Unhappy is the man whom man can make unhappy.

Oh, how bitter a thing it is to look into happiness through another man's eyes!

Perfect happiness, I believe, was never intended by the Deity to be the lot of one of his creatures in this world; but that he has very much put in our power the nearness of our approaches to it is what I have steadfastly believed.

Sadness is a state of sin.


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