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The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
W. Somerset Maugham
If we want to make a statement about a man's nature on the basis of his physiognomy, we must take everything into account; it is in his distress that a man is tested, for then his nature is revealed.
Let him who expects one class of society to prosper in the highest degree, while the other is in distress, try whether one side; of the face can smile while the other is pinched.
My parents gave me a strict upbringing, which at times has caused me to suffer distress but today I am grateful to them for it.
Financial problems cause distress and loss of self-respect.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
I just don't want to be the damsel in distress. I'll scream on the balcony, but you've got to let me do a little action here.
The stirrings of morality emerge early in childhood. Toddlers spontaneously offer toys and help to others and try to comfort people they see in distress.
Without realizing it, the individual composes his life according to the laws of beauty even in times of greatest distress.
Affliction's sons are brothers in distress; A brother to relieve, how exquisite the bliss!
By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.
Economic distress, political pressure, and social obloquy already drive us from our homes and from our graves. The Jews are already constantly shifting from place to place.
I have noticed, with much distress, the excessive wartime activity of the investigating bureaus of Congress and the administration, with their impertinent and indecent searching out of the private lives and the past political beliefs of individuals.
Innovation requires resources to invest, and you can see many companies pulling back and going into an intense protective mode in a major extended period of financial distress.
The Lord had been very gracious, and spoke peace to me in the time of my distress, and I now most ungratefully turned again to folly; at times I felt sharp reproof, but I did not get low enough to cry for help.
The 1930s had been a time of tremendous economic distress. And the unemployment rate was enormously high by any historic standard.
'Oscar Wao' for example cohered in a period of terrible distress. All the novels that I wanted to write were not happening.
Many a man in his hour of trial has turned to the Book of Mormon and been enlightened, enlivened, and comforted. The psalms in the Old Testament have a special food for the soul of one in distress.
Ezra Taft Benson
Spending hours stressed out in front of the TV isn't the same as volunteering or donating. Feeling a high level of personal distress makes people feel agitated and emotionally drained, to the point that they lack the energy or detachment to help - or the energy to manage themselves.
Gun crime is a major cause of fear and distress throughout the UK. The problem is deeply entrenched in a wide range of social and cultural factors and therefore not an isolated issue.
Our brain is essentially programmed to enjoy carbohydrates because they give us a sense of fullness and a rush of pleasure. When people go on low-carb diets, they start to almost subconsciously experience distress from eating carbohydrates.
Jesus was a community organizer, Pontius Pilate was a governor. And perhaps they should understand the role of a community organizer is to help people in distress.
I want to live in a place where strangers rush to help someone in distress.
One does not expect to be comfortable in prison. As a matter of fact, one's mental suffering is so much greater than any common physical distress that the latter is almost forgotten.
One way to make a baby cry is to expose it to cries of other babies. There's sort of contagiousness to the crying. It's not just crying. We also know that if a baby sees another human in silent pain, it will distress the baby. It seems part of our very nature is to suffer at the suffering of others.
It is heartrending to read the entries in many an old family Bible - the records of suffering, distress, and blasted hopes.
Alice Morse Earle
They have stolen the public lands. They have grasped all to themselves, and by their unprincipled greed brought a crisis of unparalleled distress on forty millions of people, who have natural resources to feed, clothe and shelter the whole human race.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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