Misery Quotes

Most popular misery quotes

Misery is a communicable disease.


Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.


Misery no longer loves company; nowadays it insists on it.
Just because you're miserable doesn't mean you can't enjoy your life.


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


Her own misery filled her heart; there was no room in it for other people's sorrow.


Misery is a guest that we are glad to part with, however certain of her speedy return.
To drink for pleasure may be a distraction, but to drink from misery is always a danger.


One never again quite trusts human happiness, I find, after one has experienced great misery.
It is in the middle of misery that so much becomes clear.  The one who says nothing good comes of this is not yet listening.
Misery won't touch you gentle.  It always leaves its thumbprints on you; sometimes it leaves them for others to see, sometimes for nobody but you to know of.
Life is so full of miseries, minor and major; they press so close upon us at every step of the way, that it is hardly worthwhile to call one's attention to their presence.
Unsentimental, unheroic, some will say unchristian, as it may sound, our right or wrong use of money is the utmost test of character, as well as the root of happiness or misery, throughout our whole lives.


At least two thirds of our miseries spring from human stupidity, human malice, and those great motivators and justifiers of malice and stupidity, idealism, dogmatism, and proselytizing zeal on behalf of religious or political idols.
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.


I am still determined to be cheerful and to be happy in whatever situation I may be, for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances; we carry the seeds of the one, or the other about with us, in our minds wherever we go.