misery

A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on art, happiness, misery, and study

There is nothing too little for so little a creature as man. It is by studying little things that we attain the great art of having as little misery and as much happiness as possible.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

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A Quote by Ruth Pitter on interest, love, and misery

All in November's soaking mist We stand and prune the naked tree, While all our love and interest Seem quenched in the blue-nosed misery.

Ruth Pitter (1897 - 1992)

Source: The Diehards, 1941

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A Quote by Russell Baker on company, love, and misery

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

Russell Baker

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A Quote by Romain Rolland on art, desires, fanaticism, misery, people, popularity, and superstition

You desire a popular art? Begin by having a "people" whose minds are liberated, a people not crushed by misery and ceaseless toil, not brutalized by every superstition and every fanaticism, a people of itself, and victor in the fight that is being waged today.

Romain Rolland (1866 - 1944)

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A Quote by Pietro Aretino on contentment, merit, misery, praise, suffering, and temper

They merit more praise who know how to suffer misery than those who temper themselves in contentment.

Pietro Aretino (1492 - 1556)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on existence and misery

It were much better that a sentient being should never have existed, than that it should have existed only to endure unmitigated misery.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Percy Bysshe Shelley on chastity, happiness, misery, sensuality, and superstition

Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.

Percy Shelley (1792 - 1822)

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A Quote by Paul Hamilton Hayne on anguish, art, brothers, danger, glory, grief, heart, hope, joy, misery, play, reason, temper, temptation, truth, and words

Art thou in misery, brother? Then I pray Be comforted. Thy grief shall pass away. Art thou elated? Ah, be not too gay; Temper thy joy: this, too, shall pass away. Art thou in danger? Still let reason sway, And cling to hope: this, too, shall pass away. Tempted art thou? In all thine anguish lay One truth to heart: this, too, shall pass away. Do rays of loftier glory round thee play? Kinglike art thou? This, too, shall pass away! Whate'er thou art, wher'er thy footsteps stray, Heed these wise words: This, too, shall pass away.

Paul Hamilton Hayne

Source: This, Too, Shall Pass Away

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on christ, eternity, existence, fatherhood, god, history, jesus, kindness, lies, life, misery, purpose, suffering, and understanding

It is one of the great ironies of human history that some mortals with incorrect understanding of God and life's purposes sometimes scold God because of the abundance of human misery and suffering-which, indeed, lies all about us. Such individuals almost dare God to demonstrate His existence by straightening things out-and at once! But He is a much different kind of Father than that. Surely it is requisite to eternal life that we come to know God and Jesus Christ whom He has sent (see John 17:3).

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: Sermons Not Spoken, p.21, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by Neal A. Maxwell on beginning, christ, fatherhood, god, misery, soul, women, and world

The submissive will make it through to that final scene, for the word of God will lead the man and woman of Christ "in a straight and narrow course across that everlasting gulf of misery . . . and land their souls . . . at the right hand of God in the kingdom, to sit down with Abraham, and Isaac, and with Jacob, and with all our holy fathers" (Helaman 3:30) "who have been ever since the world began . . . to go no more out." (Alma 7:25)

Neal Maxwell (1926 -)

Source: “Not My Will, But Thine”, page 142, © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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