Quotations list about distressing captions citing Marcus Aurelius, Friedrich Nietzsche and Thomas Paine sayings.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
— Marcus Aurelius
Not that you lied to me but that I no longer believe you - that is what has distressed me.
— Friedrich Nietzsche distressing quote
The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.
— Thomas Paine
The mind is ever ingenious in making its own distress.
— Oliver Goldsmith
If your emotional abilities aren't in hand, if you don't have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can't have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how smart you are, you are not going to get very far.
— distressing quotation by Daniel Goleman
One may survive distress, but not disgrace.
Whenever you hold a fellow creature in distress, remember that he is a man.
Beauty in distress is much the most affecting beauty.
The superior man is distressed by the limitations of his ability;
he is not distressed by the fact that men do not recognize the ability that he has.
Distressed valor challenges great respect, even from an enemy.
I have never known any distress that an hour's reading did not relieve.
Let your heart feel for the afflictions and distress of everyone, and let your hand give in proportion to your purse.
Even if it is to be, what end do you serve by running to distress?
The world is quickly bored by the recital of misfortune, and willing avoids the sight of distress.
Whoever is in the distress can call me. I will come running wherever they are.
Absence of occupation is not rest; A mind quite vacant is a mind distressed.
You pray in your distress and in your need;
would that you might also pray in the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.
The writer has a grudge against society, which he documents with accounts of unsatisfying sex, unrealized ambition, unmitigated loneliness, and a sense of local and global distress. The square, overpopulation, the bourgeois, the bomb and the cocktail party are variously identified as sources of the grudge. There follows a little obscenity here, a dash of philosophy there, considerable whining overall, and a modern satirical novel is born.
To be sure, our mental processes often go wrong, so that we imagine God to have gone away. What should be done then? Do exactly what you would do if you felt most secure. Learn to behave thus even in deepest distress and keep yourself that way in any and every estate of life. I can give you no better advice than to find God where you lost him.
No woman has ever so comforted the distressed or distressed the comfortable. On Eleanor Roosevelt
What a distressing contrast there is between the radiant intelligence of the child and the feeble mentality of the average adult.
Should we try to account for all the gifts of life there would be no time for distress and uneasiness.
All the perplexities, confusions, and distresses in America arise, not from defects in their constitution or confederation, not from a want of honor or virtue, so much as from downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit, and circulation.
For Mercy has a human heartPity, a human face:And Love, the human form divine,And Peace, the human dress. Then every man of every clime,That prays in his distress,Prays to the human form divineLove Mercy Pity Peace.
Twenty to twenty-five! These are the years! Dont be content with things as they are. Dont take No for an answer. Never submit to failure. Do not be fobbed off with mere personal success or acceptance. You will make all kinds of mistakes; but as long as you are generous and true, and also fierce, you cannot hurt the world or even seriously distress her. She was made to be wooed and won by youth. She has lived and thrived only by repeated subjugations.
To pity, distress it but human; to relieve it is Godlike.
I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death.
The non permanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of summer and winter seasons.
An active propaganda machinery controlled bv the world's largest corporations constantly reassures us that consumerism is the path to happiness, governmental restraint of market excess is the cause our distress, and economic globalization is both a historical inevitability and a boon to the human species.
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.
Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance;
depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance. It is tumbleweed distress that thrives on thin air, growing despite its detachment from the nourishing earth. It can be described only in metaphor and allegory
He is not affected by the reality of distress touching his heart, but by the showy resemblance of it striking his imagination. He pities the plumage, but forgets the dying bird.
The missionary is no longer a man, a conscience.
He is a corpse, in the hands of a confraternity, without family, without love, without any of the sentiments that are dear to us. Emasculated, in a sense, by his vow of chastity, he offers us the distressing spectacle of a man deformed and impotent or engaged in a stupid and useless struggle with the sacred needs of the flesh, a struggle which, seven times out of ten, leads him to sodomy, the gallows, or prison.
I am deeply distressed by what I only can call in our Christian culture the idolatry of the Scriptures. For many Christians, the Bible is not a pointer to God but God himself... God cannot be confined within the covers of a leather-bound book. I develop a nasty rash around people who speak as if mere scrutiny of its pages will reveal precisely how God thinks and precisely what God wants.
No more distressing moment can ever face a British government than that which requires it to come to a hard, fast and specific decision.