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We live so little time in this world that it is no matter how wretched and miserable we are, if it prepares us for heaven.
Blinding ignorance does mislead us. O! Wretched mortals, open your eyes!
Leonardo da Vinci
He who commits injustice is ever made more wretched than he who suffers it.
The greatness of man is great in that he knows himself to be wretched. A tree does not know itself to be wretched.
Gentle reader, the Fountain of Youth is radioactive, and those who imbibe its poisonous heavy waters will suffer the hideous fate of decaying metal. Yet almost without exception, the wretched idiot inhabitants of our benighted planet would gulp down this radioactive excrement if it were offered.
William S. Burroughs
Wretched are those who are vindictive and spiteful.
This wretched brain gave way, and I became a wreck at random driven, without one glimpse of reason or heaven.
Indeed, wretched the man whose fame makes his misfortunes famous.
When you're away, I'm restless, lonely, Wretched, bored, dejected; only here's the rub, my darling dear, I feel the same when you're near.
Happy is he who has gained the wealth of divine thoughts, wretched is he whose beliefs about the gods are dark.
My good works, however wretched and imperfect, have been made better and perfected by Him Who is my Lord: He has rendered them meritorious. As to my evil deeds and my sins, He hid them at once. The eyes of those who saw them, He made even blind; and He has blotted them out of their memory.
Saint Teresa of Avila
War is wretched beyond description, and only a fool or a fraud could sentimentalize its cruel reality.
It was a somber place, haunted by old jokes and lost laughter. Life, as I discovered, holds no more wretched occupation than trying to make the English laugh.
Furthermore, the slaves cannot be put into a more wretched situation, ourselves being judges, and the community cannot take a more lively step to escape ruin, and obtain the smiles and protection of Heaven.
It is a wretched taste to be gratified with mediocrity when the excellent lies before us.
What a beautiful art, but what a wretched profession.
Nothing is so wretched or foolish as to anticipate misfortunes. What madness is it to be expecting evil before it comes.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Thus so wretched is man that he would weary even without any cause for weariness... and so frivolous is he that, though full of a thousand reasons for weariness, the least thing, such as playing billiards or hitting a ball, is sufficient enough to amuse him.
I regarded finding I had a form of Alzheimer's as an insult and decided to do my best to marshal any kind of forces I could against this wretched disease. I have posterior cortical atrophy or PCA. They say, rather ingenuously, that if you have Alzheimer's it's the best form of Alzheimer's to have.
Life is a wretched gray Saturday, but it has to be lived through.
O wretched man, wretched not just because of what you are, but also because you do not know how wretched you are!
Marcus Tullius Cicero
There is no class so pitiably wretched as that which possesses money and nothing else.
Better times perhaps await us who are now wretched.
Of all virtues and dignities of the mind, goodness is the greatest, being the character of the Deity; and without it, man is a busy, mischievous, wretched thing.
One seeks to make the loved one entirely happy, or, if that cannot be, entirely wretched.
Jean de la Bruyere
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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