There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
Whoever is spared personal pain must feel himself called to help in diminishing the pain of others. We must all carry our share of the misery which lies upon the world.
Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another.
Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional. We cannot avoid pain, but we can avoid joy.
More company increases happiness, but does not lighten or diminish misery.
Trifles make up the happiness or the misery of mortal life.
Choose your life's mate carefully. From this one decision will come 90 percent of all your happiness or misery.
The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery.
All misery and pain come from attachment.
I'd been so set on an escape that was now impossible, and the only form of freedom left to me was death. It was a terrible kind of freedom—one from misery and pain, yes, but also one from lightness and laughter and life. It was an absence of everything.
Look, it's a monster. He's walking alone. Look, he's pulling something out of his pocket. He threw it on the ground. Let's go see what it is. It's a black box. You open it... ok... Look, it's sorrow, misery and pain. It's loneliness and longing. Boy, he'll be sorry he lost these.
Amour is the one human activity of any importance in which laughter and pleasure preponderate, if ever so slightly, over misery and pain.
There is not much to be got anywhere in the world. It is filled with misery and pain; if a man escapes these, boredeom lies in wait for him at every corner. Nay more; it is evil which generally has the upper hand, and folly that makes the most noise. Fate is cruel and mankind pitiable.
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