Wretchedness Quotes

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Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We love being mentally strong, but we hate situations that allow us to put our mental strength to good use.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone else’s opinion that we do not look happy.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Jane Austen
“No, no," cried Marianne, "misery such as mine has no pride. I care not who knows that I am wretched. The triumph of seeing me so may be open to all the world. Elinor, Elinor, they who suffer little may be proud and independent as they like-may resist insult, or return mortification-but I cannot. I must feel-I must be wretched-and they are welcome to enjoy the consciousness of it that can.”
Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility

Wayne Gerard Trotman
“Wretched are those preoccupied with insulting, belittling and discrediting others.”
Wayne Gerard Trotman

Jean-Jacques Rousseau
“The ever-recurring law of necessity soon teaches a man to do what he does not like, so as to avert evils which he would dislike still more... this foresight, well or ill used, is the source of all the wisdom or the wretchedness of mankind.”
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Emile or On Education

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“It is usually unbearably painful to read a book by an author who knows way less than you do, unless the book is a novel.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana
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Anthony Liccione
“In all you do, try being a WOW, and not a woe.”
Anthony Liccione

Charles Dickens
“His shoes looked too large; his sleeve looked too long; his hair looked too limp; his features looked too mean; his exposed throat looked as if a halter would have done it good.”
Charles Dickens, Martin Chuzzlewit

Guy de Maupassant
“Some people never have any luck. All at once, as though a thick veil had been whisked aside, he clearly saw the wretchedness―the bottomless, monotonous wretchedness―of his existence. The wretchedness which had been, which was, and which was yet to come. His last days indistinguishable from the first, with nothing ahead of him or behind him or around him, nothing in his heart, nothing anywhere.”
Guy de Maupassant, A Day in the Country and Other Stories

Anthony Liccione
“You will be remembered more for your bangs in life, than the bling.”
Anthony Liccione

“As the new year began, [Patricia Highsmith] felt completely paralysed, incapable of reading or picking up the phone. 'I can feel my grip loosening on my self,' she wrote. 'It is like strength failing in the hand that holds me above an abyss.' She wished there was a more awful-sounding word for what she was feeling than simply 'depression'. She wanted to die, she said, but then realised that the best course of action would be to endure the wretchedness until it passed. Her wish was, 'Not to die, but not to exist, simply, until this is over'.”
Andrew Wilson, Patricia Highsmith, Ζωή στο σκοτάδι

Lailah Gifty Akita
“The Sacred Word of God shall sanctifies us of any wretchedness.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Criss Jami
“Imagine a personality so taking that others would pay their last simply to be in its presence. Then of course a number of people go for the polar opposite, too (the one not 'as well'): the one so toxic, others would rather pay their last for it to go away.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Jean Genet
“If I can not have the most brilliant destiny, I want the most wretched, not for the purpose of a sterile solitude, but in order to achieve something new with such rare matter.”
Jean Genet, The Thief's Journal

“Contrary to popular belief, YOUR SENSUALITY IS NOT YOUR SINFUL SIDE nor what validates your wretchedness. That's like saying money is evil or the root of all evil.”
Lebo Grand