A Quote by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow on affliction, death, humanity, lies, misery, patience, and suffering

O suffering, sad humanity! O ye afflicted ones, who lie Steeped to the lips in misery, Longing, yet afraid to die, Patient, though sorely tried!

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807 - 1882)

Source: The Goblet of Life.

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A Quote by Henry David Thoreau on company, love, and misery

If misery loves company, misery has company enough.

Henry David Thoreau (1817 - 1862)

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A Quote by Hannah More on misery


Since trifles make the sum of human things, And half our misery from our foibles springs.

Hannah More (1745 - 1833)

Source: Sensibility.

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A Quote by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. on boldness, commitment, courage, decisions, discipline, enthusiasm, generosity, good, happiness, heart, honesty, improvement, life, love, loyalty, misery, modesty, money, people, persistence, possessions, power, quality,

1 Marry the right person. This one decision will determine 90% of your happiness or misery. 2 Work at something you enjoy and that's worthy of your time and talent. 3 Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully. 4 Become the most positive and enthusiastic person you know. 5 Be forgiving of yourself and others. 6 Be generous. 7 Have a grateful heart. 8 Persistence, persistence, persistence. 9 Discipline yourself to save money on even the most modest salary. 10 Treat everyone you meet like you want to be treated. 11 Commit yourself to constant improvement. 12 Commit yourself to quality. 13 Understand that happiness is not based on possessions, power or prestige, but on relationship with people you love and respect. 14 Be loyal. 15 Be honest. 16 Be a self-starter. 17 Be decisive even it it means you'll sometimes be wrong. 18 Stop blaming others. Take responsibility for every area of your life. 19 Be bold and courageous. When you look back on your life, you'll regret the things you didn't do more than the ones you did. 20 Take good care of those you love. 21 Don't do anything that wouldn't make your Mom proud.

H. Jackson Brown

Source: web site: Success by H. Jackson Brown, Jr

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A Quote by Gunnar Myrdal on ability, life, majorities, misery, and people

The big majority of Americans, who are comparatively well off, have developed an ability to have enclaves of people living in the greatest misery without almost noticing them.

Gunnar Myrdal

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A Quote by George Eliot on belief, misery, and seriousness

There is hardly any mental misery worse than that of having our own serious phrases, our own rooted beliefs, caricatured by a charlatan or a hireling.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

Source: Felix Holt, The Radical, ch. 11 (1866).

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A Quote by George Eliot on misery and world

It is seldom that the miserable of the world can help regarding their misery as a wrong inflicted by those who are less miserable.

George Eliot (1819 - 1880)

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A Quote by Georg Christoph Lichtenberg on indolence and misery

The greater part of human misery is caused by indolence.

Georg Lichtenberg (1742 - 1799)

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A Quote by Fred A. McGrand on animals, children, crime, cruelty, family, impossibility, kindness, learning, misery, pets, and pleasure

Cruelty has cursed the human family for countless ages. It is almost impossible for one to be cruel to animals and kind to humans. If children are permitted to be cruel to their pets and other animals, they easily learn to get the same pleasure from the misery of fellow-humans. Such tendencies can easily lead to crime.

Fred A. McGrand (1895 - 1988)

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A Quote by Edwin Hubble Chapin on happiness, home, life, and misery

There is no happiness in life and there is no misery like that growing out of the dispositions which consecrate or desecrate a home.

Edwin Hubble Chapin (1814 - 1880)

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