"Art is the stored honey of the human soul, gathered on wings of misery and travail."
"Your dear baby has died innocent and blameless, and has been called away by an all wise and merciful Creator, most probably from a life to misery and misfortune, and most certainly to one of happiness and bliss."
"The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not our circumstances."
"Happiness: an agreeable sensation arising from contemplating the misery of another."
"The law was made for one thing alone, for the exploitation of those who don't understand it, or are prevented by naked misery from obeying it."
"I've learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not on our circumstances."
"He who has not the spirit of this age, has all the misery of it."
"I find that people find a way out of misery through humor and it's humor that's often unacceptable to people who are not in quite such a state of misery."
"I guess lyrically they're similar because they're talking about escaping the kind of misery that likes company. 'The Last One Alive,' for me, is very simple. It's just about alienation, really, that causes anger."
"Human misery is too great for men to do without faith."