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All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.

Jean de la Bruyère (1645-1696) French satiric moralist.

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) Irish writer.

Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.

Simone Weil (1910-1943) French Philosopher

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881) British historian and essayist.

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.

George Santayana (1863-1952) American philosopher and poet.

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness -- the sense that is where we really belong.

Graham Greene (1904-1991) English writer.

The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be super added.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.

Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) Irish writer, dramatist and poet,

Let no one till his death be called unhappy. Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861) British poet.