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'Tis the only comfort of the miserable to have partners in their woes.
~ Miguel De Cervantes

 

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A soul that is reluctant to share does not as a rule have much of its own. Miserliness is here a symptom of meagerness.
~ Eric Hoffer

 

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All man's miseries derive from not being able to sit quietly in a room alone.
~ Blaise Pascal

 

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Do not discourage your children from hoarding, if they have a taste to it; whoever lays up his penny rather than part with it for a cake, at least is not the slave of gross appetite; and shows besides a preference always to be esteemed, of the future to the present moment.
~ Samuel Johnson

 

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Friends love misery, in fact. Sometimes, especially if we are too lucky or too successful or too pretty, our misery is the only thing that endears us to our friends.
~ Erica Jong

 

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Go miser go, for money sell your soul. Trade wares for wares and trudge from pole to pole, So others may say when you are dead and gone. See what a vast estate he left his son.
~ John Dryden

 

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I am as comfortless as a pilgrim with peas in his shoes -- and as cold as Charity, Chastity or any other Virtue.
~ Lord Byron

 

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It was said of old Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, that she never puts dots over her I s, to save ink.
~ Horace Walpole

 

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Man hands on misery to man. It deepens like a coastal shelf. Get out as early as you can, and don't have any kids yourself.
~ Philip Larkin

 

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Man hoards himself when he has nothing to give away.
~ Edward Dahlberg

 

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Maybe men are separated from each other only by the degree of their misery.
~ Francis Picabia

 

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Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows.
~ William Shakespeare

 

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Never was a miser a brave soul.
~ George Herbert

 

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Oh, I wish I were a miser; being a miser must be so occupying.
~ Gertrude Stein

 

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Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
~ C. S. Lewis

 

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Penny wise is often pound foolish.
~ French Proverb

 

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People talk about the courage of condemned men walking to the place of execution: sometimes it needs as much courage to walk with any kind of bearing towards another person's habitual misery.
~ Graham Greene

 

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Some men have a necessity to be mean, as if they were exercising a faculty which they had to partially neglect since early childhood.
~ Anonymous

 

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The only way to avoid being miserable is not to have enough leisure to wonder whether you are happy or not.
~ George Bernard Shaw

 

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The sage does not hoard. Having bestowed all he has on others, he has yet more; having given all he has to others, he is richer still.
~ Lao-Tzu

 

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