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I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.
Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
An example I often use to illustrate the reality of vanity, is this: look at the peacock; it's beautiful if you look at it from the front. But if you look at it from behind, you discover the truth... Whoever gives in to such self-absorbed vanity has huge misery hiding inside them.
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
Balance is good, because one extreme or the other leads to misery, and I've spent a lot of my life at one of those extremes.
Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.
I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.
In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can't build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go.
The superior power of population cannot be checked without producing misery or vice.
August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
Men and women who decide to flirt with adultery just once can become enmeshed in misery and unhappiness for themselves and their precious families.
Joseph B. Wirthlin
If misery loves company, misery has company enough.
Henry David Thoreau
Life is not an easy matter... You cannot live through it without falling into frustration and cynicism unless you have before you a great idea which raises you above personal misery, above weakness, above all kinds of perfidy and baseness.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
My school days were the happiest days of my life; which should give you some indication of the misery I've endured over the past twenty-five years.
Tolerance, openness to argument, openness to self-doubt, willingness to see other people's points of view - these are very liberal and enlightened values that people are right to hold, but we can't allow them to delude us to the point where we can't recognise people who are needlessly perpetrating human misery.
Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss.
Now I believe I can hear the philosophers protesting that it can only be misery to live in folly, illusion, deception and ignorance, but it isn't -it's human.
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
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