unhappiness

A Quote by David Ignatow on death, despair, loneliness, and unhappiness

One leaf left on a branch and not a sound of sadness or despair. One leaf left on a branch and no unhappiness. One leaf left all by itself in the air and it does not speak of loneliness or death. One leaf and it spends itself in swaying mildly in the breeze.

David Ignatow

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A Quote by Dame Edith Sitwell on art, boredom, inspiration, and unhappiness

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to the greatest flights of art.

Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 - 1964)

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A Quote by Confucius on bravery, good, and unhappiness

He who is really good can never be unhappy. He who is really wise can never be perplexed. He who is really brave is never afraid.

Confucius (c. 551 - c. 479 BC)

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A Quote by Boethius on adversity, fortune, happiness, kindness, misfortune, and unhappiness

In omni adversitate fortunæ, infelicissimum genus est infortunii fuisse felicem In every adversity of fortune, to have been happy is the most unhappy kind of misfortune.

Boethius (c. 475 - 525)

Source: De Consolatione Philosophiæ, liber ii.

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A Quote by Blaise Pascal on unhappiness

The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.

Blaise Pascal (1623 - 1662)

Source: Pensées. 1670.

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on feeling, happiness, inspiration, philosophy, and unhappiness

If a philosophy is to bring happiness it should be inspired by kindly feelings. Marx pretended that he wanted the happiness of the proletariat; what he really wanted was the unhappiness of the bourgeois.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on desires, happiness, paradise, people, unhappiness, and world

If there were in the world today any large number of people who desired their own happiness more than they desired the unhappiness of others, we could have a paradise in a few years.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on facts, men, sleep, and unhappiness

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

Source: W.H.Auden & L.Kronenberger (eds.)The Viking Book of Aphorisms, NY:Viking Press, 1966

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A Quote by Bertrand Arthur William Russell on happiness, suicide, and unhappiness

Drunkeness is temporary suicide: the happiness that it brings is merely negative, a momentary cessation of unhappiness.

Bertrand Russell (1872 - 1970)

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A Quote by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov on unhappiness

The more refined one is, the more unhappy.

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov (1860 - 1904)

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