misery Quotes

Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope. It is a tool for daily life in modern society. It is a bulwark against poverty, and a building block of development, an essential complement to investments in roads, dams, clinics and factories.
 
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— Kofi Annan
Asked whether donor nations may be becoming fatigued ... The fatigue may be there, but I don't think we can justify it in the face of such misery. We may need to wake up our conscience and our conscience must force us to act.
 
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— Kofi Annan
Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope... Especially for girls and women, it is an agent of family health and nutrition...
 
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— Kofi Annan
Economic and social misery increases in direct proportion to the size and power of the central government of a nation or state.
 
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— Kirkpatrick Sale
If your knowledge teaches you not to rise above human weakness and misery and lead your fellow man on the right path, you are indeed a man of little worth and will remain such till Judgment Day.
 
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— Khalil Gibran
We may have the best of intentions in trying to discern God's will, but we should really stop putting ourselves through the misery of overspiritualizing every decision. Our misdirected piety makes following God more mysterious than it was meant to be
 
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— Kevin DeYoung
Misery, in cold truth, is a weight less upon those who undergo it than upon the minds of those who see it; for he who is cold and starving is so busy in his efforts to obtain warmth and food that he has little time for self-pity, and endures his unhappy condition better than those who take it upon themselves to suffer for him.
 
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— Kenneth Roberts
I turned around and headed back to the stairwell, planning to go downstairs and buy a chocolate bar from the vending machine. Maybe it would fall on me and end my misery.
 
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— Kenneth Oppel
We must forgive each other our arising, for our existence always torments others. The golden rule in the midst of this mutual misery has always been, not to do no harm, but as little as possible; and not to love one another, but as much as you can.
 
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— Ken Wilber
I was coming to be an adult, the AIDS epidemic happened. Moving to New York, watching that unfold, and watching the activism around that... it was complete chaos of life, and then this horrific non-response from the powers that be. There was a lot of misery and sadness tied up in that.
 
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— Kelly Reichardt
The world where you would go hand in hand with the flower maiden has neither perfect happiness nor joy nor life. This is because it also does not contain perfect sadness nor misery nor death. What lies in waiting is a paradise for wolves alone, the unclean humans are no more...come with me Cheza, it is time.
 
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— Keiko Nobumoto
A lot of guys come up talking about The Waterboy. I get a lot of that. Misery, Delores Claiborne and The Waterboy, those are the main ones I get.
 
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— Kathy Bates
As anyone who has ever fallen foul of an airport, a conventional hospital or a bad restaurant knows, misery is made up of little things ...
 
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— Katharine Whitehorn
She has a choice. She can either accept a life of misery or she can struggle against it. And she chooses to struggle...she fails in the end but there's something beautiful and even heroic in her rebellion.
 
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— Kate Winslet
Philosophers should consider the fact that the greatest happiness principle can easily be made an excuse for a benevolent dictatorship. We should replace it by a more modest and more realistic principle - the principle that the fight against avoidable misery should be a recognized aim of public policy, while the increase of happiness should be left, in the main, to private initiative.
 
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— Karl Popper
There must be something rotten in the very core of a social system which increases its wealth without diminishing its misery
 
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— Karl Marx
Accumulation of wealth at one pole is at the same time accumulation of misery, agony of toil, slavery, ignorance, brutality, mental degradation, at the opposite pole
 
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— Karl Marx
Misery motivates, not utopia.
 
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— Karl Marx
There is no greater stupidity than for people...to marry and so surrender themselves to the small miseries of domestic and private life.
 
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— Karl Marx
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.
 
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— Kanye West
Capitalism, racism and inhuman technocracy quietly develop in their own way. The causes of misery are no longer to be found in the inner attitudes of men, but have long been institutionalized.
 
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— Jürgen Moltmann
The misery in war-torn Afghanistan is reminiscent of images from the Thirty Years' War
 
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— Jurgen Habermas
As a child, my idea of the West was that it was a miasma of poverty and misery, like that of the homeless 'Little Match Girl'in the Hans Christian Andersen story. When I was in the boarding nursery and did not want to finish my food, the teacher would say:'Think of all the starving children in the capitalist world!
 
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— Jung Chang
Self worth is everything. Without it life is a misery.
 
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— Julie Walters
If you're trying to be something you're not, whether it's an age or a certain type of personality, you're just going to be in misery. You have to own who you are, and part of who you are is your age.
 
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— Julie Chen
Whatever your religious persuasion, if you believe that that the universe is governed by benign forces, at some point you have to explain why there is so much suffering, misfortune and misery in the world.
 
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— Julian Baggini
fully half of Household miseries arise from a lack of order.
 
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— Julia McNair Wright
Control cannot be called conscience until we are able to take it inside us and make it our own, until-in spite of the fact that the wrongs we have done or imagined will never be punished or known-we nonetheless feel that the clutch in the stomach, that chill upon the soul, that self-inflicted misery called guilt.
 
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— Judith Viorst
I am talking about misery and all of its implications.
 
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— Juan Rulfo
frustration, complication and misery are available in abundance, but so is God's grace.
 
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— Joyce Meyer
God is speaking to us. But are we listening to Him? When our conscience begins to nudge us for whatever reason, we might have this low-level misery or uneasiness about whatever it is we've done or we're about to do. At times like this, it's wise to prayerfully consider whether we're offending God with our actions.
 
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— Joyce Meyer
You can either keep walking in misery or make the decision to begin taking steps out of it.
 
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— Joyce Meyer
I had forgotten that time wasn't fixed like concrete but in fact was fluid as sand, or water. I had forgotten that even misery can end.
 
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— Joyce Carol Oates
Many Christians, though keenly sensitive to the dangers of greed and discontent that come with an economy of continually increasing consumption, nevertheless feel that it is worth risking if only it can end man's physical miseries. The trouble is that it can't. In a finite world, continually increasing consumption is just not possible.
 
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— Joy Davidman
In a world filled with misery and uncertainty, it is a great comfort to know that, in the end, there is light in the darkness.
 
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— Joshua
Real artists take the misery and sadness of life and translate it into art.
 
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— Josh Peck
About the only difference between the poor and the rich, is this, the poor suffer misery, while the rich have to enjoy it.
 
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— Josh Billings
Threescore years and ten is enough; if a man can't suffer all the misery he wants in that time, he must be numb.
 
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— Josh Billings
Friends, to me for years St. Louis represented a city of fear... humiliation... misery and terror... A city where in the eyes of the white man a Negro should know his place and had better stay in it.
 
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— Josephine Baker
Misery is almost always the result of thinking.
 
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— Joseph Joubert