|Robert Christy, comp. Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages. 1887.|
|He bears misery best who hides it most.|| 1|
|He is miserable indeed who must lock up his miseries.|| 2|
|He is miserable once who feels it, but twice who fears it before it comes.|| 3|
|Misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. Shakespeare.|| 4|
|Misery doth brave minds abate. Spenser.|| 5|
|Misery is always unjust.|| 6|
|Misery must be the mother,|
When one beggar begets another.
|Sacred even to gods, is misery. Homer.|| 8|
|The miseries of the virtuous are the scandal of the good. Publius Syrus.|| 9|
|This iron world brings down the stoutest heart to lowest state,|
For misery doth bravest minds abate. Spenser.
|When misery is highest, help is nighest.|| 11|