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There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
Egotism is the source and summary of all faults and miseries.
If faith in ourselves had been more extensively taught and practiced, I am sure a very large portion of the evils and miseries that we have would have vanished.
Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.
Friendship is but another name for an alliance with the follies and the misfortunes of others. Our own share of miseries is sufficient: why enter then as volunteers into those of another?
Hope is necessary in every condition. The miseries of poverty, sickness and captivity would, without this comfort, be insupportable.
William Samuel Johnson
All men's miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.
I conceive that the great part of the miseries of mankind are brought upon them by false estimates they have made of the value of things.
All the miseries and evils which men suffer from vice, crime, ambition, injustice, oppression, slavery and war, proceed from their despising or neglecting the precepts contained in the Bible.
There is some pleasure even in words, when they bring forgetfulness of present miseries.
All ambitions are lawful except those which climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing.
Right now, they feel they have lost their voice, and their miseries have increased since my departure.
Humanity needs dreams to be able to survive the miseries of daily existence, even if only for an instant.
I'm comfortable in my miseries. I have no choice.
All ambitions are lawful except those that climb upward on the miseries or credulities of mankind.
Henry Ward Beecher
Television's escapist programming naturally continues to endorse living beyond one's means as the time-tested American Way and rarely depicts families or individuals wracked by the pressures and miseries that come with excess.
I love Dickens because it makes me chuckle to myself so. He has taken me to another world and out of so many earthly miseries.
People love coming on television, even if they have to show their miseries.
To doubt is worse than to have lost; and to despair is but to antedate those miseries that must fall on us.
It is with an old love as it is with old age a man lives to all the miseries, but is dead to all the pleasures.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
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