The drafts from the regiments at Ticonderoga are a miserable set; indeed the men on board the fleet, in general, are not equal to half their number of good men.
What a wretched and apostate state is this! To be offended with excellence, and to hate a man because we approve him! The condition of the envious man is the most emphatically miserable; he is not only incapable of rejoicing in another's merit or success, but lives in a world wherein all mankind are in a plot against his quiet, studying their own happiness and advantage.
It was very good of God to let Carlyle and Mrs Carlyle marry one another and so make only two people miserable instead of four.
Morally, spiritually, we are fettered. What have we achieved in mowing down mountain ranges, harnessing the energy of mighty rivers, or moving whole populations about like chess pieces, if we ourselves remain the same restless, miserable, frustrated creatures we were before. To call such activity progress is utter delusion.
To be weak is miserable Doing or suffering, but of this be sure, To do aught good never will be our task, But ever to do ill our sole delight.john milton
Before my eyes are many miserable scenes, the suffering of others and myself forces my hands to move. I become a machine for writing.ba jin
Duties are ours; events are God's. This removes an infinite burden from the shoulders of a miserable, tempted, dying creature. On this consideration only, can he securely lay down his head, and close his eyes.richard cecil
The festivals of the pitiful and miserable Jews are soon to march upon us one after the other and in quick succession …john chrysostom
This president is a miserable failure on foreign policy and on the economy and he's got to be replaced.dick gephardt
"Nude" is about an relationship I was in during that period and there is a joyful beginning and creepy end … yeah life can be cruel, but god dammit how I love to write when my life is miserable.jaani peuhu
Stop pathetically believing that you deserve Fame or Fame deserves you. It's yucky, and it's only making you miserable, so stop.
Who, doomed to go in company with Pain, And Fear, and Bloodshed, miserable train! Turns his necessity to glorious gain.william wordsworth
It's so miserable and so easy to keep slamming Titanic -- I'll shut up.Peter Greenaway
When I am tired, it is easy to believe that my exhaustion is the reason I am depressed and lonely and uninspired. But when I am well-rested [sic], I can realize that these negative feelings are not a result of too little sleep. They are a result of my being a miserable, hopeless, misanthropic wretch.john s. hall
Who knows what true loneliness is not the conventional word, but the naked terror? To the lonely themselves it wears a mask. The most miserable outcast hugs some memory or some illusion.joseph conrad
I will have nothing to do with your immortality; we are miserable enough in this life, without the absurdity of speculating upon another.
I fly from pleasure, because pleasure has ceased to please: I am lonely because I am miserable.samuel johnson
Duties are ours; events are God's. This removes an infinite burden from the shoulders of a miserable, tempted, dying creature. On this consideration only, can he securely lay down his head, and close his eyes.
A man's subconscious self is not the ideal companion. It lurks for the greater part of his life in some dark den of its own, hidden away, and emerges only to taunt and deride and increase the misery of a miserable hour.P. G. Wodehouse
Where theory lags behind the facts, we are dealing with miserable degenerating research programmes."
I say let them marry. Why shouldn't they be as miserable as the rest of us?
Immorality and surliness makes the human's life miserable and bitter.
Happiness is largely a matter of self-hypnotism. You can think yourself happy or you can think yourself miserable
miserable , ephemeral race, children of hazard and hardship , why do you force me to say what it would be much more fruitful for you not to hear?