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Hope is the best possession. None are completely wretched but those who are without hope. Few are reduced so low as that.
Nothing is more wretched than the mind of a man conscious of guilt.
Call not that man wretched, who whatever ills he suffers, has a child to love.
Death is easier than a wretched life; and better never to have born than to live and fare badly.
Is life so wretched? Isn't it rather your hands which are too small, your vision which is muddled? You are the one who must grow up.
We see many who are struggling against adversity who are happy, and more although abounding in wealth, who are wretched.
Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.
It's such a nice change to get to play a wretched, shallow, mergers-and-acquisitions woman. My true colors come out.
I like nonfiction books about people with wretched lives.
Men often are valued high, when they are most wretched.
I think the biggest mistake I made was this wretched ability to see both sides of an argument.
The old, subjective, stagnant, indolent and wretched life for woman has gone. She has as many resources as men, as many activities beckon her on. As large possibilities swell and inspire her heart.
Anna Julia Cooper
It makes me so desperately sad to witness just how unforgivably wretched our world has become.
Consider then, O man! whether there can be anything more wretched and poor, more naked and miserable, than man when he dies, if he be not clothed with Christ's righteousness, and enriched in his God.
Not only does the proportion of the poor increase with the growth of the city, but their condition becomes more wretched.
Never keep a line of retreat: it is a wretched invention.
I myself, however wretched I may be, have been occasionally privileged to sit at the feet of the Lord Jesus, and to the extent that his merciful love allowed, have embraced with all my heart, now one, now the other, of these feet.
You gotta understand, there are two different kinds of Asians - the kind who are good at school, obey their parents, go to college - that kind of stuff. And then you have my family - me, my brother, all of my cousins - we're just wretched people.
For the wretched one night is like a thousand; for someone faring well death is just one more night.
Christ: I dislike him very much. Still, I can stand him. What I cannot stand is the wretched band of people whose profession is to hoodwink us about him.
Mother Teresa was the very embodiment of saintliness: white-clad, sad-eyed, ascetic and often photographed with the wretched of the earth.
These wretched babies don't come until they are ready.
Queen Elizabeth II
In falling markets, there is nothing that has not happened before. The bear or pessimist sees only the past, which imprisons the wretched financial soul in eternal circles of boom and bust and boom again.
If happy I and wretched he, Perhaps the king would change with me.
How sick one gets of being 'good', how much I should respect myself if I could burst out and make everyone wretched for twenty-four hours; embody selfishness.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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