There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don't help them by doing the job yourself.— Laurell K. Hamilton
Powerful Miserable People quotations
You can't change how people treat you or what they say about you. All you can do is change how you react to it.
Righteousness exalts a nation. Hate just makes people miserable.
The happiest people are those who do the most for others.
The most miserable are those who do the least.
There comes a point in your life when you need to stop reading other people's book and write your own.
The more you make this world about you, the more miserable you will be.
Why do some people have to go barefoot so that others can drive luxury cars? Why are some people able to live only 35 years in order that others can live 70 years? Why do some people have to be miserably poor in order that others can be extravagantly rich? I speak for all the children in the world who don't even have a piece of bread.
Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others...By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.
Maturity is learning to walk away from people and situation that threaten your peace of mind, self respect, values, morals and self worth.
Most people would rather be certain they're miserable, than risk being happy.
Success is not a destination: It is a journey.
The happiest people I know are those who are busy working toward specific objectives. The most bored and miserable people I know are those who are drifting along with no worthwhile objectives in mind.
Nothing is miserable unless you think it so;
and on the other hand, nothing brings happiness unless you are content with it.
Thinking is difficult, that's why most people judge.
Happiness is a specific. Misery is a generalization. People usually know exactly why they are happy. They very rarely know why they are miserable.
The people who tried government regulation have lives which are miserable.
Write to amuse? What an appalling suggestion! I write to make people anxious and miserable and to worsen their indigestion.
It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things.
Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That's one of my favorite things to say. So what.
Miserable people focus on what they hate about their life.
Happy people focus on what they love about their life.
People want you to be a crazy, out-of-control teen brat.
They want you miserable, just like them. They don't want heroes; what they want is to see you fall.
The planet does not need more "successful people". The planet desperately needs more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers and lover of all kinds.
People think I'm a miserable sod but it's only because I get asked such bloody miserable questions.
Miserable people love to make other people miserable. I don't hate them, I just feel sorry for them.
There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.
Everyone comes with baggage. Find someone who loves you enough to help you unpack.
The greatest source of unhappiness comes from inside.
We live in a community of people not so that we can suppress and dominate eachother or make each other miserable but so that we can better and more reliably satisfy all life's healthy needs.
The best way to live a miserable life is to pay attention to what other people are saying about you.
When you start seeing your worth, you'll find it harder to stay around people who don't.
Besides, nowadays, almost all capable people are terribly afraid of being ridiculous, and are miserable because of it.
Some people are so addicted to their misery that they will destroy anything that gets in the way of their fix.
If we mistake God's silence for indifference, we are the most miserable of people. If we give up when we no longer understand, we reject His caring, steadfast love and cut ourselves off from our only real hope.
Intelligent people tend to have less friends than the average person. The smarter you are, the more selevtive you become.
There are so many highly esteemed ones who became miserable and humiliated just because of their bad temper and morals; and humble people who have attained eminence and the highest honors because of good temper and morals.
The only person in all the world who can give you pleasure, or deny it, is yourself. No matter how much we love someone, the decision to experience pleasure, and to make room for it in our lives, is an internal one. If you are resistant, you could be around the most joyous people in the world and be miserable.
My theory on life is that life is beautiful.
Life doesn't change. You have a day, and a night, and a month, and a year. We people change - we can be miserable or we can be happy. It's what you make of your life
The less you respond to negative people, the more peaceful your life will become.
None of those material possessions do anything to make your life any better.
... I know a lot of people who have a lot of everything, and they're absolutely the most miserable people in the world. So it won't do anything for you unless you're a happy person and can have peace with yourself.
We’re really lucky to live in a planet that has so much music.
We could be living in some bland planet that had no music, no movies, no books, just a bunch of people going around having jobs and things like that. To me that would be a really miserable place, you know, to me music is what makes this world a really fun place to be, you know?
It isn’t what you have or who you are or where you are or what you’re doing that makes you happy or unhappy. It’s what you think of it. Two people may in the same place doing the same thing, and yet one may be miserable and the other happy. Why? Because of a different mental attitude.
Sometimes the strongest people are the ones who love beyond all faults, cry behind closed doors and fight battles that nobody knows about.
Success is a miserable teacher. It tempts intelligent people to believe they cannot lose. And it is an unreliable guide to the future.
If you wish to be miserable, think about yourself, about what you want, what you like, what respect people ought to pay you, what people think of you; and then to you nothing will be pure. You will spoil everything you touch; you will make sin and misery for yourself out of everything God sends you; you will be as wretched as you choose.
Gay people got a right to be as miserable as everybody else.
Ecstasy is our very nature, not to be ecstatic is simply unnecessary.
To be ecstatic is natural, spontaneous. It needs no effort to be ecstatic, it needs great effort to be miserable. That's why you look so tired, because misery is real hard work; to maintain it is really difficult, because you are doing something against the nature.
The less you want, the richer you are.
The more you need in order to be happy, the more miserable you’ll be.