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The comfort derived from the misery of others is slight. [La., Levis est consolatio ex miseria aliorum] - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]

If misery loves company, misery has company enough. - Henry David Thoreau

It often happens, that misery will follow a marriage when the dowry is too large. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]

Marriages that made out of love (so-called 'love-matches') have error as their father and misery (necessity) as their mother. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

There is always more misery among the lower classes than there is humanity in the higher. - Victor Hugo

Give beer to those who are perishing, wine to those who are in anguish; let them drink and forget their poverty and remember their misery no more. - Bertrand Russell

Human beings are like parts of a body, created from the same essence. When one part is hurt and in pain, the others cannot remain in peace and be quiet. If the misery of others leaves you indifferent and with no feelings of sorrow, You cannot be called a human being. - Moslih Eddin Saadi

If the misery of the poor be caused not by the laws of nature, but by our institutions, great is our sin. - Charles Robert Darwin

The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions, and not on our circumstances. We carry the seeds of the one or the other about with us in our minds wherever we go. - Martha Washington