If I was more complacent and I let things slide, my life would be easier, but you all wouldn't be as entertained. My misery is your pleasure.
You sensed that you should be following a different path, a more ambitious one, you felt that you were destined for other things but you had no idea how to achieve them and in your misery you began to hate everything around you.
Ignorance is the primary source of all misery and vice.
Wars have not solved anything in our region. They have only caused misery, suffering, bereavement, and hatred.
Communism is born out of misery, and if the West does not show more understanding, those people will take up arms and turn to others, that is the Soviet Union.
It is He who gave to this intellectual nature free-will of such a kind, that if he wishes to forsake God his blessedness, misery should forthwith result.
Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.
Acting doesn't have to be threadbare misery all the time.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
Misery and poverty are so absolutely degrading, and exercise such a paralysing effect over the nature of men, that no class is ever really conscious of its own suffering. They have to be told of it by other people, and they often entirely disbelieve them.
People prefer the certainty of misery to the misery of uncertainty
There is something deeply attractive, at least to quite a lot of people, about squalor, misery and vice. They are regarded as more authentic, and certainly more exciting, than cleanliness, happiness, and virtue.
Anthony Malcolm Daniels