A Quote by Edward Gibbon on misery and sympathy

Our sympathy is cold to the relation of distant misery.

Edward Gibbon (1737 - 1794)

Source: Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (1776). Chap. xlix.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on life, misery, quiet, rest, soul, time, and tragedy

Finally on Sunday morning, October 7, 1849, "He became quiet and seemed to rest for a short time. Then, gently, moving his head, he said, "Lord help my poor soul." As he had lived so he died-in great misery and tragedy.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: Last Words

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A Quote by François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld on fortune, happiness, misery, and temperament

Happiness and misery depend as much on temperament as on fortune.

Duc de La Rochefoucauld (1613 - 1680)

Source: Réflexions ou Sentences et Maximes Morales

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A Quote by Dr. Albert Schweitzer on misery and thought

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 (1875 - 1965)

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A Quote by David Starr Jordan on action, chance, charity, effort, evil, good, happiness, laws, life, energy, losing, misery, power, success, and wealth

The physiological law of Transfer of Energy is the basis of human success and happiness. There is no action without expenditure of energy, and if energy be not expended the power to generate it is lost. This law shows itself in a thousand ways in the life of man. The arm which is not used becomes palsied. The wealth which comes by chance weakens and destroys. The good which is unused turns to evil. The charity which asks no effort cannot relieve the misery she creates.

David Starr Jordan (1851 - 1931)

Source: The Strength of Being Clean

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A Quote by David Oman McKay on abuse, adultery, chance, character, choice, commitment, divinity, effort, evil, extremism, good, greed, heart, human rights, jesus, men, misery, murder, nobility, perfection, theft, thinking, thought, vices, and world

That from the heart come good thoughts and bad thoughts is the message of the Savior. By the right choice, and through application of thought, man ascends to divine perfection; by the abuse and wrong application of thought, he descends below the level of the beasts. Between these two extremes are all the grades of character and man in their maker and master. Jesus taught that from within the heart of man come evil thoughts, sexual vice, acts of theft, murder, adultery, greed. When men commit these crimes individually or collectively, they trespass upon human rights and, of course, bring misery into the world. A noble and godlike character is no thing of favor or chance, but is a natural result of continued effort and right thinking, the effect of long cherished associations with godlike thoughts.

David McKay (1873 - 1970)

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A Quote by David D. Burns, MD on misery


That's one of the peculiar things about bad moods---we often fool ourselves and create misery by telling ourselves things that simply are not true.

David D. Burns

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A Quote by Dante Alighieri on happiness, misery, sorrow, and time

There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.

Dante Alighieri (1265 - 1321)

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A Quote by Daniel Webster on darkness, duty, happiness, and misery

A sense of duty pursues us ever. It is omnipresent, like the Deity. If we take to ourselves the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, duty performed or duty violated is still with us, for our happiness or our misery. If we say the darkness shall cover us, in the darkness as in the light our obligations are yet with us.

Daniel Webster (1782 - 1852)

Source: Webster's Works. Boston. 1857, P. 105.

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A Quote by Charles Kingsley on god, misery, people, purity, respect, and wishes

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.

Charles Kingsley (1819 - 1875)

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