unhappiness

A Quote by Søren Aabye Kierkegaard on anguish, heart, music, poets, and unhappiness

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

Soren Kierkegaard (1813 - 1855)

Source: EITHER/OR VOL. 1 1843

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A Quote by Socrates on mankind, order, sharing, and unhappiness

If all the misfortunes of mankind were cast into a public stack in order to be equally distributed among the whole species, those who now think themselves the most unhappy would prefer the share they are already possessed of before that which would fall to them by such a division.

Socrates (469 - 399 BC)

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A Quote by Sigmund Freud on losing, love, suffering, and unhappiness

We are never so defenseless against suffering as when we love, never so forlornly unhappy as when we have lost our love object or its love.

Sigmund Freud (1856 - 1939)

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A Quote by Lucius Annaeus Seneca on admiration, courage, unhappiness, and world

There is nothing in the world so much admired as a man who knows how to bear unhappiness with courage.

Seneca (4 BC - 65 AD)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on equality, happiness, and unhappiness

It is better that some should be unhappy than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Boswell’s Life of Johnson

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A Quote by Hector Hugh Munro [Saki] on good, instinct, love, soul, and unhappiness

You needn't tell me that a man who doesn't love oysters and asparagus and good wines has got a soul, or a stomach either. He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.

Saki (1870 - 1916)

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A Quote by Hector Hugh Munro [Saki] on instinct and unhappiness

He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.

Saki (1870 - 1916)

Source: Misc.

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A Quote by Ruth E. Renkel on time and unhappiness

You live longer once you realize that any time spent being unhappy is wasted.

Ruth E. Renkel

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A Quote by Rush H. Limbaugh III on anger, elections, extremism, feeling, future, government, insecurity, kindness, majorities, media, men, myth, people, theory, thinking, uncertainty, unhappiness, voting, and women

The Myth of the Angry White Male What has sprung up is a strange kind of thinking. . . . Americans are unhappy with their lot. They are feeling insecure - layoffs and corporate downsizing have made their future uncertain. Stirred up by talk radio, the theory goes, large numbers of formerly sensible people have embraced 'hate' and 'extremism.' Most of these, according to the media, are white guys. A Washington Post/ABC pre-election poll asked voters if they were angry 'about the way the federal government works.' Four out of five white males said no. 62 percent of white men voted for Republican House candidates (38 percent for Democrats in 1994, a ten-point increase from the 1990 midterm elections). But was this special to their gender? In 1994 white women voted for Republican House candidates by a 55 to 45 percent majority. Significantly, there isn't single article decrying 'angry white females.'

Rush Limbaugh (1951 -)

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A Quote by Robertson Davies on happiness, life, temperament, and unhappiness

Happiness is always a byproduct. It is probably a matter of temperament, and for anything I know it may be glandular. But it is not something that can be demanded from life, and if you are not happy you had better stop worrying about it and see what treasures you can pluck from your own brand of unhappiness.

Robertson Davies (1913 - 1995)

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