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    misery Quotes

    State governments seek local remedies for the globally fabricated deprivations and miseries in vain - just as the individuals-by-the-decree-of-fate (read: by the impact of deregulation) seek in vain the individual solutions to the socially fabricated life problems.
    tags: problem misery government
    — Zygmunt Bauman
    To do art, one thing should always remember - subjects of people in misery have deep meanings.
    tags: people meaning misery
    — Zhang Yimou
    People in misery is what most important in art.
    tags: people misery
    — Zhang Yimou
    Misery is evil; quarreling, a misfortune. There is only one possibility of avoiding both: a clear division of society. [Otherwise] the strong tyrannize the weak, the intelligent frighten the stupid, the inferior resist the superior, and the young mock the old.
    tags: society young strong misery possibility
    — Xunzi
    Loveless work, boring work, work valued only because others haven't got even that much, however loveless and boring - this is one of the harshest human miseries.
    tags: work human misery
    — Wislawa Szymborska
    Maybe it's the music that enables them to function like that, to always take everything as it comes and never complain about the misery, hardship or injustice.
    tags: misery music
    — Wim Wenders
    To live our lives and miss that great purpose we were designed to accomplish is truly a sin. It is inconceivable that we could be bored in a world with so much wrong to tackle, so much ignorance to reach and so much misery we could alleviate
    tags: live world wrong misery sin ignorance
    — William Wilberforce
    No man has a right to be idle. Where is it that in such a world as this, that health, and leisure, and affluence may not find some ignorance to instruct, some wrong to redress, some want to supply, some misery to alleviate?
    tags: health men world right wrong misery leisure ignorance
    — William Wilberforce
    We have experienced the truth of this prophecy, for England has become the habitation of outsiders and the dominion of foreigners. Today, no Englishman is earl, bishop, or abbott, and newcomers gnaw away at the riches and very innards of England; nor is there any hope for an end of this misery.
    tags: truth misery hope england
    — William of Malmesbury
    Simplicity of life, even the barest, is not a misery, but the very foundation of refinement.
    tags: simplicity misery
    — William Morris
    First impressions of mediaeval life are usually coloured by the courtly romances of Malory and his later refiners. Chaucer brings us down to reality, but his people belong to a prosperous middle-class world, on holiday and in holiday mood. Piers Plowman stands alone as a revelation of the ignorance and misery of the lower classes, whose multiplied grievances came to a head in the Peasants' Revolt of 1381.
    tags: people reality world alone misery romance mood ignorance
    — William Langland
    If you love a Dream Woman ... let her stay the divine Woman of the Dream. To awaken and clasp flesh and blood, no matter how delicately tender, and find that love has sped at the dawn is a misery too deep for tears.
    tags: women tears divine misery blood dreams
    — William John Locke
    It would be hard to find a single instance of a direct assault by positive effort upon poverty, vice, and misery which has not either failed or, if it has not failed directly and entirely, has not entailed other evils greater than the one which it removed.
    tags: evil poverty misery positive
    — William Graham Sumner
    It is almost impossible for anyone, even the most ineffective among us, to continue to choose misery after becoming aware that it is a choice.
    tags: choice impossible misery
    — William Glasser
    Worry is discounting possible future sorrows so that the individual may have present misery.
    tags: future present sorrow worries misery
    — William George Jordan
    Others are affected by what I am, and say, and do. So that a single act of mine may spread and spread in widening circles, through a nation or humanity. Through my vice I intensify the taint of vice throughout the universe. Through my misery I make multitudes sad. On the other hand, every development of my virtue makes me an ampler blessing to my race. Every new truth that I gain makes me a brighter light to humanity.
    tags: humanity truth development sad blessing virtue misery universe race
    — William Ellery Channing
    Misery still delights to traceIts semblance in another's case.
    tags: misery
    — William Cowper
    Man disavows, and Deity disowns me: hell might afford my miseries a shelter; therefore hell keeps her ever-hungry mouths all bolted against me.
    tags: men hell misery
    — William Cowper
    But truths on which depends our main concern, That 'tis our shame and misery not to learn, Shine by the side of every path we tread With such a lustre he that runs may read.
    tags: truth shame misery learn read path
    — William Cowper
    Patience is the most necessary quality for business, many a man would rather you heard his story than grant his request.It is by attempting to reach the top in a single leap that so much misery is produced in the world.
    tags: men world patience misery stories business quality
    — William Cobbett
    I view tea drinking as a destroyer of health, an enfeebler of the frame, an en-genderer of effeminancy and laziness, a debaucher of youth and maker of misery for old age. Thus he makes that miserable progress towards that death which he finds ten or fifteen years sooner than he would have found it if he had made his wife brew beer instead of making tea.
    tags: death health youth progress age misery drinking wife year
    — William Cobbett
    It is by attempting to reach the top at a single leap that so much misery is caused in the world.
    tags: world misery
    — William Cobbett
    Without bread all is misery.
    tags: misery
    — William Cobbett
    Happiness, or misery, is in the mind. It is the mind that lives.
    tags: happiness live misery mind
    — William Cobbett
    I pick the hair from her eyes and watch her misery with compassion.
    tags: compassion eyes misery
    — William Carlos Williams
    Here I stand before you - brown. Color of the mountains Colossal as the earth Wrapped so deliciously within my own joy and misery Feathers of my wings paralyzed by the distance of my mind Here I stand before you, the color of the night Frozen by the potential of me.
    tags: joy earth night potential misery mind wings
    — Will Smith
    You yourself create all your misery, hour after hour, day after day. You think the goal justifies the means, even the vile means. You are wrong: The goal is in the path on which you arrive at it. Every step of today is your life of tomorrow. No great goal can be reached by vile means. That you have proven in every social revolution. The vileness or inhumanity of the path to the goal makes you vile or inhuman, and the goal unattainable.
    tags: misery revolution goal path tomorrow
    — Wilhelm Reich
    The character structure of modern man, who reproduces a six-thousand-year-old patriarchal authoritarian culture is typified by characterological armoring against his inner nature and against the social misery which surrounds him. This characterolgical armoring of the character is the basis of isolation, indigence, craving for authority, fear of responsibility, mystic longing, sexual misery, and neurotically impotent rebelliousness.
    — Wilhelm Reich
    In brief, the goal of sexual suppression is that of producing an individual who is adjusted to the authoritarian order and who will submit to it in spite of all misery and degradation. . . The formation of the authoritarian structure takes place through the anchoring of sexual inhibition and sexual anxiety.
    tags: anxiety misery sexual goal
    — Wilhelm Reich
    Saloons provide moments of genuine ecstasy - but only if your soul is at peace and the rest of your life bears contemplating. Otherwise, they are palaces of misery.
    tags: peace soul moment misery
    — Wilfrid Sheed
    I want to live as long as I can do good; but not an hour longer than I can live in fellowship with the Holy Spirit, with my Father in heaven, my Savior, and with the faithful Latter-day Saints. To live any longer than this would be torment and misery to me. When my work is done I am ready to go; but I want to do what is required of me.
    tags: work live misery holy spirit father heaven
    — Wilford Woodruff
    The trees are in misery, and the birds are in misery. I don't think they sing. They just screech in pain. "Taking a close look at what's around us, there is some sort of harmony: it's the harmony of overwhelming and collective murder.
    tags: pain murder misery harmony
    — Werner Herzog
    This hunger for profits causes great misery for the people.
    tags: people hunger misery
    — Walter Ulbricht
    The misery of keeping a dog is his dying so soon. But, to be sure, if he lived for fifty years and then died, what would become of me?
    tags: dying misery dog year
    — Walter Scott
    In the hours of distress and misery, the eyes of every mortal turn to friendship; in the hours of gladness and conviviality, what is our want? It is friendship. When the heart overflows with gratitude, or with any other sweet or sacred sentiment, what is the word to which it would give utterance? A friend.
    tags: friendship heart friends gratitude eyes misery sacred
    — Walter Savage Landor
    I have suffered more from my bad dancing than from all the misfortunes and miseries of my life put together.
    tags: bad misery
    — Walter Savage Landor
    This is a sharp medicine, but it is a physician for all diseases and miseries.
    tags: medicine misery
    — Walter Raleigh
    In a word, we may gather out of History a policy no less wise than I eternal; by the comparison and application of other mens fore-passed miseries with our own like errours and ill-deservings.
    tags: misery wise
    — Walter Raleigh
    The best anti-depressant pill for me would be one the size of a house so you could drop it on me and put me out of my misery.
    tags: misery
    — Walter Kirn
    It seems perverse to focus too much on the casualties or hardship in Afghanistan ...[Showing the misery of Afghanistan ran the risk of] promoting enemy propaganda...we must talk about how the Taliban are using civilian shields and how the Taliban have harboured the terrorists responsible for killing close up to 5,000 innocent people.
    tags: enemies people focus risk enemy misery
    — Walter Isaacson
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