Quotes of misery

  1. I schooled in misery know many purifying rites and I know where speech is proper and where silence – Aeschylus
  2. As far as we are concerned we are ready to leave today tomorrow at any time to join the people of Haiti to share in their suffering help rebuild the country moving from misery to poverty with dignity – Jean-Bertrand Aristide
  3. My tears will keep no channel know no laws to guide their streams but like the waves their cause run with disturbance till they swallow me as a description of his misery – John Cleveland
  4. When we have ceased to love the stench of the human animal either in others or in ourselves then are we condemned to misery and clear thinking can begin – Cyril Connolly
  5. I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company 'The Last One Alive for me is very simple It's just about alienation really that causes anger – Jon Crosby
  6. By adversity are wrought the greatest works of admiration and all the fair examples of renown out of distress and misery are grown – Samuel Daniel
  7. May I make a suggestion hoping it is not an impertinence Write it down write down what you feel It is sometimes a wonderful help in misery – Robertson Davies
  8. Let us lose none of their humble words let us note their slightest gestures and tell me tell me that we will think of them together now and later when we realise the misery of the times and the magnitude of their sacrifice – Georges Duhamel
  9. Misery is a communicable disease – Martha Graham
  10. There are times when we must sink to the bottom of our misery to understand truth just as we must descend to the bottom of a well to see the stars in broad daylight – Vaclav Havel
  11. Not to discontinue our allegiance in this case would be to join with the sovereign in promoting the slavery and misery of that society the welfare of which we ourselves as well as our sovereign are indispensably obliged to secure and promote as far as in us lies – Jonathan Mayhew
  12. Life is so fast these days and we're exposed to so much information Television makes us a witness to such misery – Gates McFadden
  13. Extreme hopes are born from extreme misery – Bertrand Russell
  14. I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances – Martha Washington
  15. Renunciation that is the great fact we all individuals and classes have to learn In trying to avoid it we bring misery to ourselves and others – Beatrice Potter Webb

Usage examples for misery

  1. The hopeless misery of her voice was not noticed by Gurley who had dropped on his knees beside Goddard ” – The Lost Despatch by Natalie Sumner Lincoln
  2. There was nothing but misery to come now – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  3. Put out of my misery is what I mean – Little Eve Edgarton by Eleanor Hallowell Abbott
  4. “ Mrs Hillmer is an old friend of mine whom I have helped from a state of misery to one of comfort and comparative happiness – A Mysterious Disappearance by Gordon Holmes
  5. Yes yes that's where my misery do lie – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  6. “ I know that it is quite a misery to you that you should be made a happy woman of at last – Can You Forgive Her? by Anthony Trollope
  7. Half the misery in the world comes from trying to look instead of trying to be what one is not – The Flight of the Shadow by George MacDonald
  8. She cannot want to bring misery on them both – Prince Fortunatus by William Black
  9. “ I think Christina is quite capable of making it a means of misery but there is no position that would be sacred to her – Roderick Hudson by Henry James
  10. She already began to see a fate before her which would make even her past misery as nothing to that which was to come – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  11. Put him out of his misery – From the Housetops by George Barr McCutcheon
  12. Poor fellow said Edward he has for a time forgotten his misery – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  13. Let me behold my misery – The Seven Plays in English Verse by Sophocles
  14. “ Helena suddenly felt the thick clouds of misery lift from her soul – Helena Brett's Career by Desmond Coke
  15. He felt in the misery of the moment as if he could never go to that green door again or walk by her sweet side to that service in which they had joined so lately – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  16. The end of this is misery it must be so it cannot by law be anything else – Temporal Power by Marie Corelli
  17. So they have come to misery – Timar's Two Worlds by Mór Jókai
  18. Somehow out of our misery a sudden understanding and sympathy was born – Comrade Yetta by Albert Edwards
  19. It is misery to remain there now – The Children of the New Forest by Captain Marryat
  20. It is quite just that I should bring you misery – A Singer from the Sea by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr