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Picture quote by Annette Funicello about life

Pain is a part of life, misery is an option. ⏤ Annette Funicello

Picture quote by Tim Fargo about misery

The day being miserable starts solving problems, is the day I'll rush to the front of the misery line. ⏤ Tim Fargo

Picture quote about joy

Joy is natural phenomenon, misery is your creation.

Picture quote by Vincent Van Gogh about art

Though I am often in the depths of misery, there is still calmness, pure harmony, and music inside me. I see paintings or drawings in the poorest cottages, in the dirtiest corners. And my mind is driven toward these things with an irresistible momentum. ⏤ Vincent Van Gogh

Picture quote by Anne Frank about beautiful

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains. ⏤ Anne Frank

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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.

Anne Frank, diarist

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

Winston Churchill, politician

I simply can't build my hopes on a foundation of confusion, misery and death... I think... peace and tranquillity will return again.

Anne Frank, diarist

There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy.

Dante Alighieri, poet

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

You may be hurt if you love too much, but you will live in misery if you love too little.

Napoleon Hill, writer

Life is full of misery, loneliness, and suffering - and it's all over much too soon.

Woody Allen, director

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin.

Charles Darwin, naturalist

We all want to help one another. Human beings are like that. We want to live by each other's happiness, not by each other's misery.

Charlie Chaplin, actor

The second office in the government is honorable and easy; the first is but a splendid misery.

Thomas Jefferson, president

I don't think of all the misery but of the beauty that still remains.

Anne Frank, diarist

I've led this empty life for over forty years and now I can pass that heritage on and ensure that the misery will continue for at least one more generation.

Larry David, actor

Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.

Ambrose Bierce, journalist

I have always considered that choosing a companion for life was a very important affair and that my happyness or misery in this life depended on the choice.

Ezra Cornell, businessman

Failure and its accompanying misery is for the artist his most vital source of creative energy.

Montgomery Clift, actor

Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice.

Wim Wenders, director

I have no doubt but that the misery of the lower classes will be found to abate whenever the Government assumes a freer aspect and the laws favor a subdivision of Property.

James Madison, president

The misery of a child is interesting to a mother, the misery of a young man is interesting to a young woman, the misery of an old man is interesting to nobody.

Eric Hoffer, writer

One does not kill oneself for love of a woman, but because love - any love - reveals us in our nakedness, our misery, our vulnerability, our nothingness.

Cesare Pavese, poet

I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances.

Martha Washington, first lady

For in all adversity of fortune the worst sort of misery is to have been happy.

Boethius, philosopher

Poverty, to be picturesque, should be rural. Suburban misery is as hideous as it is pitiable.

Anthony Trollope, author

My tears will keep no channel, know no laws to guide their streams, but like the waves, their cause, run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery.

John Cleveland, poet

Misery is a communicable disease.

Martha Graham, dancer

Беда́ (никогда́) не прихо́дит одна́.

Russian Proverbs,

The logs of wood which move down the river together Are driven apart by every wave. Such inevitable parting Should not be the cause of misery.

Nagarjuna, philosopher

The shock caused by the September 11 events has also lead to a thorough reflection on the existing disparity between rich and poor countries, on the misery of populations of the South.

Omar Bongo, politician

Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.

Fiona Shaw, actress

Religion has caused more misery to all of mankind in every stage of human history than any other single idea.

Madalyn Murray O'Hair, writer

Let us embrace, and from this very moment vow an eternal misery together.

Thomas Otway, dramatist

At some stages of your life you will deal with things and at others you are overwhelmed with misery and anxiety.

Nigella Lawson, journalist

The histories which we have of the great tragedy give no idea of the general wretchedness, the squalid misery, which entered into every individual life in the region given up to the war. Where the armies camped the destruction was absolute.

Rebecca Harding Davis, author

I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger.

Jon Crosby, musician

I would say to my colleague that the misery index, inflation and unemployment, when added together is the lowest it has been in the last series of Presidents, even going back to Jimmy Carter. So I think the Bush administration is doing a good job.

Cliff Stearns, politician

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.

George Mason, statesman

They who grasp the world, The Kingdom, and the power, and the glory, Must pay with deepest misery of spirit, Atoning unto God for a brief brightness.

Stephen Phillips, poet

I thought I saw him for what he was-or what I thought he was. And he was talented, no doubt about that. But, he thought his talent was based on misery and that if he became happy it would just go. He believed that.

Fay Wray, actress

This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.

Walter Ulbricht, politician

Evil is always devising more corrosive misery through man's restless need to exact revenge out of his hate.

Ralph Steadman, cartoonist

By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration, and all the fair examples of renown, out of distress and misery are grown.

Samuel Daniel, poet

To do art, one thing should always remember - subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.

Zhang Yimou, director

People in misery is what most important in art.

Zhang Yimou, director

Not to discontinue our allegiance, in this case, would be to join with the sovereign in promoting the slavery and misery of that society, the welfare of which, we ourselves, as well as our sovereign, are indispensably obliged to secure and promote, as far as in us lies.

Jonathan Mayhew, clergyman

It would be stupid tameness, and unaccountable folly, for whole nations to suffer one unreasonable, ambitious and cruel man, to wanton and riot in their misery.

Jonathan Mayhew, clergyman

To add to our misery and despair, a bloated aristocracy has sent to China - the greatest and oldest despotism in the world - for a cheap working slave.

Denis Kearney, politician

I am talking about misery and all of its implications.

Juan Rulfo, novelist

As men are not able to fight against death, misery, ignorance, they have taken it into their heads, in order to be happy, not to think of them at all.

Blaise Pascal, mathematician

People go to church for the same reasons they go to a tavern: to stupefy themselves, to forget their misery, to imagine themselves, for a few minutes anyway, free and happy.

Mikhail Bakunin, revolutionary

When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal, either in others or in ourselves, then are we condemned to misery, and clear thinking can begin.

Cyril Connolly, intellectual

My life has run from misery to happiness.

Loretta Lynn, musician

As far as we are concerned, we are ready to leave today, tomorrow, at any time, to join the people of Haiti, to share in their suffering, help rebuild the country, moving from misery to poverty with dignity.

Jean-Bertrand Aristide, statesman

Misery is almost always the result of thinking.

Joseph Joubert, writer

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.

Paul Merton, comedian

Misery is manifold. The wretchedness of the earth is multiform.

Matt LeBlanc, actor

I find the earth to be a place of misery in which I am surrounded by the conformity that kills society.

Matt LeBlanc, actor

Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.

Russell Baker, journalist

If there is technological advance without social advance, there is, almost automatically, an increase in human misery.

Michael Harrington, writer

Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.

Victor Cousin, philosopher

The cup of Ireland's misery has been overflowing for centuries and is not yet half full.

Boyle Roche, politician

Life is so fast these days, and we're exposed to so much information. Television makes us a witness to such misery.

Gates McFadden, actress

Misery, mutilation, destruction, terror, starvation and death characterize the process of war and form a principal part of the product.

Louis Mumford, historian

While money can't buy happiness, it certainly lets you choose your own form of misery.

Groucho Marx, comedian

The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of images from the Thirty Years' War.

Jurgen Habermas, philosopher

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.

Desiderius Erasmus, philosopher

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances.

Martha Washington, first lady

Human misery must somewhere have a stop; there is no wind that always blows a storm.

Euripides, poet

Companions, in misery and worse, that is what we all are, and to try to change this substantially avails us nothing.

Franz Liszt, composer

The prosperous can not easily form a right idea of misery.

Quintilian, educator

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.

Martha Washington, first lady

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.

Henry David Thoreau, author

Next to a battle lost, the greatest misery is a battle gained.

Duke of Wellington, royalty

A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.

P.G. Wodehouse,

Today, for a Jew who writes in the German language, it is totally impossible to make a living. In no group do I see as much misery, disappointment, desperation and hopelessness as in Jewish writers who write in German.

Stefan Zweig, writer

So far I haven't really been prominent enough to get critical attention focused on me. So, of course, I fully expect bad reviews, but I will be wracked with misery as a result.

Emily Mortimer, actress

For there is no one so great or mighty that he can avoid the misery that will rise up against him when he resists and strives against God.

John Calvin, theologian

Renunciation - that is the great fact we all, individuals and classes, have to learn. In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others.

Beatrice Webb, sociologist

As a child is indulged or checked in its early follies, a ground is generally laid for the happiness or misery of the future man.

Samuel Richardson, novelist

Misery loves company, but company does not reciprocate.

Addison Mizner, architect

Unless we practice conservation, those who come after us will have to pay the price of misery, degradation, and failure for the progress and prosperity of our day.

Gifford Pinchot, politician

My music is homegrown from the garden of New Orleans. Music is everything to me short of breathing. Music also has a role to lift you up - not to be escapist but to take you out of misery.

Allen Toussaint,

Today's misery is real unemployment, home foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index and its at a record high. Its going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work - its going to take a new president.

Mitt Romney, politician

Misery loves company. This is a Hollywood soap opera, and I'm not going to be a star in another Bryant soap opera.

Karl Malone, basketball player

Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail.

Theodore Dreiser, novelist

He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it.

Voltaire, writer

August, the summer's last messenger of misery, is a hollow actor.

Henry Rollins, musician

I, schooled in misery, know many purifying rites, and I know where speech is proper and where silence.

Aeschylus, poet

If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience.

Brian Moore, novelist

Misery loves company.

John Ray, environmentalist

When God loves a creature he wants the creature to know the highest happiness and the deepest misery He wants him to know all that being alive can bring. That is his best gift. There is no happiness save in understanding the whole.

Thornton Wilder, novelist

The day that I ever become hip... please shoot me and put me outta my misery!

Meat Loaf, musician

You know, the camera is not meant just to show misery.

Gordon Parks, photographer

I have always held firmly to the thought that each one of us can do a little to bring some portion of misery to an end.

Albert Schweitzer, theologian

May I make a suggestion, hoping it is not an impertinence? Write it down: write down what you feel. It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery.

Robertson Davies, novelist

To those peoples in the huts and villages of half the globe struggling to break the bonds of mass misery, we pledge our best efforts to help them help themselves, for whatever period is requirednot because the communists may be doing it, not because we seek their votes, but because it is right. If a free society cannot help the many who are poor, it cannot save the few who are rich.

John F. Kennedy, president

Apple is a wonderful company for its customers and investors. So, too, Pixar. (NeXT, not so much...) But Apple is also an engine of misery for its subcontracted Chinese workers.

Eric Alterman, writer

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.

Leon Trotsky, revolutionary

Depend upon it that if a man talks of his misfortunes there is something in them that is not disagreeable to him; for where there is nothing but pure misery there never is any recourse to the mention of it.

Samuel Johnson, author

Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.

Arthur Adamov, playwright

When the baby dies, On every side Rose stranger's voices, hard and harsh and loud. The baby was not wrapped in any shroud. The mother made no sound. Her head was bowed That men's eyes might not see Her misery.

Helen Hunt Jackson, writer

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