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Misery loves company.

Misery loves company.

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

Misery so little appertains to our nature, and happiness so much so, that we lament over that which has pained us, but leave unnoticed that which has rejoiced us.

Misery's fine - as long as you know you can get out of it when you want to.

No scene of life but teems with mortal woe.

Nothing is miserable unless you think it so.

Notwithstanding the sight of all the miseries which wring us and threaten our destruction, we have still an instinct that we cannot repress, which elevates us above our sorrows.

Small miseries, like small debts, hit us in so many places, and meet us at so many turns and corners, that what they want, in weight, they make up in number, and render it less hazardous to stand the fire of one cannon ball, than a volley composed of such a shower of bullets.

The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight. See quote detail

The misery of human life is made up of large masses, each separated from the other by certain intervals. One year the death of a child; years after, a failure in trade; after another longer or shorter interval, a daughter may have married unhappily; in all but the singularly unfortunate, the integral parts that compose the sum total of the unhappiness of a man's life are easily counted and distinctly remembered.

The sort of misery that brings no moral reward, misery that is of no value to the mind and soul, that is the true misery, it is hopeless, bestial and nothing else. See quote detail

The true recipe for a miserable existence is to quarrel with Providence.

There are a good many real miseries in life that we cannot help smiling at, but they are the smiles that make wrinkles and not dimples. See quote detail

Twins, even from the birth, are misery and man.

We should pass on from crime to crime, heedless and remorseless, if misery did not stand in our way, and our own pains admonish us of our folly.


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