Best Miserable Quotes About Life, Love, Family, Person

These miserable quotes will inspire you. Miserable (of a person) wretchedly unhappy or uncomfortable or pitiably small or inadequate.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging miserable quotes, miserable sayings, and miserable proverbs.

Famous Miserable Quotes

  1. “Nobody really cares if you’re miserable, so you might as well be happy, and make the most of where you are” ~ Germany Kent
  2. “Contemplation often makes life miserable. We should act more, think less, and stop watching ourselves live.” ~ Nicolas Chamfort
  3. “There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision.” ~ William James
  4. “There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher.” ~ Victor Hugo

  5. “The trick is in what one emphasizes. We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves happy. The amount of work is the same.” ~ Carlos Castaneda
  6. “Life is divided into the horrible and the miserable.” ~ Woody Allen
  7. “A man’s as miserable as he thinks he is.” ~ Seneca the Younger
  8. “The miserable have no other medicine But only hope.” ~ William Shakespeare

  9. “Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it’s always your choice.” ~ Wayne Dyer
  10. “Most people are good at a handful of things and utterly miserable at most.” ~ Tim Ferriss
  11. “The effort to feel happy is often precisely the thing that makes us miserable. And that it is out constant efforts to eliminate the negative – insecurity, uncertainty, failure, or sadness – that is what causes us to feel so insecure, anxious, uncertain, or unhappy.” ~ Oliver Burkeman , Feeling miserable quotes
  12. “Miserable people focus on what they hate about their life. Happy people focus on what they love about their life.” ~ Zig Ziglar

  13. “I stumbled out into the courtyard to try to flee my misery, but of course, we can never flee the misery that is within us.” ~ Arthur Golden
  14. “Few things are needed to make a wise man happy; nothing can make a fool content; that is why most men are miserable.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  15. “The beginning as well as the end of all his thoughts was hatred of human law, that hatred which, if it be not checked in its growth by some providential event, becomes, in a certain time, hatred of society, then hatred of the human race, and then hatred of creation, and reveals itself by a vague and incessant desire to injure some living being, it matters not who.” ~ Victor Hugo
  16. “Why get married and make one man miserable when I can stay single and make thousands miserable?” ~ Carrie Snow

  17. “We are all the time, from our childhood, trying to lay the blame upon something outside ourselves. We are always standing up to set right other people, and not ourselves. If we are miserable, we say, “Oh, the world is a devil’s world.” We curse others and say, “What infatuated fools!” But why should we be in such a world, if we really are so good? If this is a devil’s world, we must be devils also; why else should we be here? “Oh, the people of the world are so selfish!” True enough; but why should we be found in that company, if we be better? Just think of that.” ~ Swami Vivekananda
  18. “For just one second, look at your life and see how perfect it is. Stop looking for the next secret door that is going to lead you to your real life. Stop waiting. This is it: there’s nothing else. It’s here, and you’d better decide to enjoy it or you’re going to be miserable wherever you go, for the rest of your life, forever.” ~ Lev Grossman
  19. “try to enjoy myself when I can – I’ll be miserable enough as it is.” ~ Marilyn Monroe
  20. “Life is a miserable thing. I have decided to spend my life thinking about it.” ~ Irvin D. Yalom

  21. “This the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.” ~ Miguel de Cervantes
  22. “Generally speaking, the most miserable people I know are those who are obsessed with themselves; the happiest people I know are those who lose themselves in the service of others…By and large, I have come to see that if we complain about life, it is because we are thinking only of ourselves.” ~ Gordon B. Hinckley
  23. “The truth will set you free, but first it will make you miserable.” ~ James A. Garfield

  24. “Life is too short to be miserable.” ~ Rita Mae Brown
  25. “If we live a self-directed, self-motivated, self-centered life, always needing to get our own way, then we’re going to be miserable. In fact, many times we believe it’s our problems that are making us unhappy when, in reality, it’s because we’re focused on ourselves!” ~ Joyce Meyer
  26. “Table talk and Lovers’ talk equally elude the grasp; Lovers’ talk is clouds, table talk is smoke.” ~ Victor Hugo , Miserable quotes about love
  27. “What is Man? A miserable little pile of secrets.” ~ Andre Malraux

  28. “The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  29. “Money can’t buy happiness—but it can buy beer.” ~ Gary Reilly
  30. “They say it is better to be poor and happy than rich and miserable, but how about a compromise like moderately rich and just moody?” ~ Princess Diana
  31. “Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.” ~ Janis Joplin

  32. “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” ~ Clare Boothe Luce , You are miserable quotes
  33. “The poor man shuddered, overflowed with an angelic joy; he declared in his transport that this would last through life; he said to himself that he really had not suffered enough to deserve such radiant happiness, and he thanked God, in the depths of his soul, for having permitted that he, a miserable man, should be so loved by this innocent being.” ~ Victor Hugo
  34. “But O yet more miserable! Myself my sepulcher, a moving grave.” ~ John Milton
  35. “So long as men worship the Caesars and Napoleons, Caesars and Napoleons will duly arise and make them miserable.” ~ Aldous Huxley

  36. “No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.” ~ Adam Smith
  37. “. . . the companions of our childhood always possess a certain power over our minds which hardly any later friend can obtain.” ~ Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  38. “I am now the most miserable man living. If what I feel equally distributed to the whole human family, there would not be one cheerful face on the earth. Whether I shall ever be better, I cannot tell; I awfully forebode I shall not. To remain as I am is impossible. I must die or be better, it appears to me.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  39. “There comes a point when you either embrace who and what you are, or condemn yourself to be miserable all your days. Other people will try to make you miserable; don’t help them by doing the job yourself.” ~ Laurell K. Hamilton

  40. “I’ve come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element in the classroom. It’s my personal approach that creates the climate. It’s my daily mood that makes the weather. As a teacher, I possess tremendous power to make a student’s life miserable or joyous. I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis will be escalated or de-escalated and a student humanized or de-humanized.” ~ Haim Ginott
  41. “Perhaps, somewhere, someday, at a less miserable time, we may see each other again.” ~ Vladimir Nabokov
  42. “He who desires anything but God deceives himself, and he who loves anything but God errs miserably.” ~ Philip Neri
  43. “The more you make this world about you, the more miserable you will be.” ~ Matt Chandler

  44. “The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation, because occupation means pre-occupation; and the pre-occupied person is neither happy nor unhappy, but simply alive and active. That is why it is necessary to happiness that one should be tired.” ~ George Bernard Shaw
  45. “Oftentimes. when people are miserable, they will want to make other people miserable, too. But it never helps.” ~ Daniel Handler
  46. “If you covet fame, if you covet all the superficial accolades, you’re gonna be miserable ’cause you’re never going to get enough praise. If you covet contributing something substantive to movies, music, literature, then you won’t be unhappy.” ~ Ethan Hawke
  47. “My wife is the most awesome person in the universe. She’s made this experience much less miserable for me, with her compassion, patience and understanding.” ~ Wil Wheaton

  48. “The miserable’s name is Man; he is agonizing in all climes, and he is groaning in all languages.” ~ Victor Hugo
  49. “For 40 years we were led to think of the Russians as godless, materialistic and an evil empire. When the Cold War ended, we suddenly discovered that Russia was a poor Third World country. They had not been equipped to take over the world. In fact, they were just trying to improve a miserable standard of oppressive living, and couldn’t. They had to spend too much on arms build-up. We didn’t win the Cold War; we bankrupted the Russians. In effect, it was a big bank exhausting the reserves of a smaller one.” ~ Norman Mailer
  50. “Vain are the beliefs and teachings that make man miserable, and false is the goodness that leads him into sorrow and despair, for it is man’s purpose to be happy on this earth and lead the way to felicity and preach its gospel wherever he goes.” ~ Khalil
  51. “Why should I bring happiness to those I loathe by obliterating myself, when I can make them miserable just by existing?” ~ Jessica Zafra

  52. “I, for one, will join in with anyone — I don’t care what color you are — as long as you want to change this miserable condition that exists on this earth.” ~ Malcolm X
  53. “Misery is not given by anyone or anything in life. It is your own mind which makes you miserable or happy and uplifted.” ~ Sri Sri Ravi Shankar
  54. “How do you expect mankind to be happy in pairs when it is miserable separately?” ~ Peter De Vries
  55. “If we could only snap the fetters of the body that bind the feet of the soul, we shall experience a great joy. Then we shall not be miserable because of the body’s sufferings. We shall become free.” ~ Vinoba Bhave

  56. “I don’t believe in marriage. I think at worst it’s a hostile political act, a way for small-minded men to keep women in the house and out of the way, wrapped up in the guise of tradition and conservative religious nonsense. At best, it’s a happy delusion – these two people who truly love each other and have no idea how truly miserable they’re about to make each other. But, but, when two people know that, and they decide with eyes wide open to face each other and get married anyway, then I don’t think it’s conservative or delusional. I think it’s radical and courageous and very romantic.” ~ Tina Modotti
  57. “You can’t be miserable when you’re running. It’s such a simple and pure way to feel alive.” ~ Veronica Rossi
  58. “A man never is happy, but spends his whole life in striving after something which he thinks will make him so; he seldom attains his goal, and when he does, it is only to be disappointed; he is mostly shipwrecked in the end, and comes into harbor with mast and rigging gone. And then, it is all one whether he has been happy or miserable; for his life was never anything more than a present moment always vanishing; and now it is over.” ~ Arthur Schopenhauer
  59. “I am grateful for all those people who said no. It is because of them that I did it myself. Practice an attitude of gratitude. You can either be miserable dwelling on the troubles you have or grateful for the ones you don’t have. Your troubles don’t care but it makes a huge difference in your life.” ~ Michael Josephson

  60. “He, who for an ordinary cause, resigns the fate of his patient to mercury, is a vile enemy to the sick; and, if he is tolerably popular, will, in one successful season, have paved the way for the business of life, for he has enough to do, ever afterward, to stop the mercurial breach of the constitutions of his dilapidated patients. He has thrown himself in fearful proximity to death, and has now to fight him at arm’s length as long as the patient maintains a miserable existence.” ~ Nathaniel Chapman
  61. “There are very few theorems in advanced analysis which have been demonstrated in a logically tenable manner. Everywhere one finds this miserable way of concluding from the special to the general and it is extremely peculiar that such a procedure has led to so few of the so-called paradoxes.” ~ Niels Henrik Abel
  62. “You can make yourself happy or miserable – it’s the same amount of effort.” ~ Ray Bradbury

  63. “Those who have given themselves the most concern about the happiness of peoples have made their neighbors very miserable.” ~ Anatole France
  64. “We look back, already, with astonishment, at the daring outrages committed by despotism, on the reason and rights of man; we look forward with joy, to the period, when it shall be despoiled of all its usurpations, and bound forever in the chains, with which it had loaded its miserable victims.” ~ James Madison

Miserable very unhappy or distressed or very unsatisfactory.

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