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UNHAPPINESS
[ Also see Affliction Disappointment Discontent Dissatisfaction Grief Happiness Melancholy Misery Misfortune Pain Sadness Sorrow Suffering Woe ]

A man should always consider how much more unhappy he might be than he is.
      - Joseph Addison

The good time when I was unhappy.
      - Sophie Arnould

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness.
      - Samuel Beckett, Endgame

A perverse temper and fretful disposition will, wherever they prevail render any state of life whatsoever unhappy.
      - Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) (often called "Tully" for short)

Whoever makes me unhappy for a day, I will make suffer a lifetime.
      - Empress Dowager Cixi

True happiness is exotic; its birthplace is in heaven; unhappiness is of native growth.
      - Du Coeur

Unhappy is the man whom man can make unhappy.
      - Ralph Waldo Emerson

When men are unhappy, they do not imagine they can ever cease to be so; and when some calamity has fallen on them, they do not see how they can get rid of it. Nevertheless, both arrive; and the gods have ordered it so, in the end men seek it from the gods.
      - Epictetus

Unhappiness does make people look stupid.
      - Jacques Anatole I. France (Jacques Anatole Thibault)

A moment of time may make us unhappy forever.
      - John Gay

Man can only endure a certain degree of unhappiness; what is beyond that either annihilates him or passes by him and leaves him apathetic.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What do people mean when they talk about unhappiness? It is not so much unhappiness as impatience that from time to time possesses men, and then they choose to call themselves miserable.
      - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want and killing ourselves to get it.
      - Don Herold

The most unhappy of all men is he who believes himself to be so.
      - Henry Home, Lord Kames

I believe that man to be wretched whom none can please.
      - Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis)

The sole cause of man's unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room.
      - Blaise Pascal

As soon as one is unhappy one becomes moral.
      - Marcel Proust

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
      - Bertrand Arthur William Russell

What leads to unhappiness, is making pleasure the chief aim.
      - William Shenstone

I am one of those unhappy persons who inspire bores to their greatest flights of art.
      - Edith Sitwell

What thing so good which not some harm may bring?
      - John Sterling

Of all the unhappy people in the world, the unhappiest are those who have not found something they want to do.
      - Lin Yutang


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