Misery is sadness or despair. No man is without despair, which is a part and parcel of this human life. Misery arises only from our thoughts and actions. The only remedy to misery is hope. “Extreme hopes are born of extreme misery “said Bertrand Russell. To have a positive perspective to life, it is advisable to look only at the brighter things in life rather than the gloomy ones. “I don’t think of all the misery but of all the beauty that still remains,” said Anne frank. Even when a person is full of misery and feels that he or she has lost everything, they still have hope in them which can do marvels. So, misery is a phenomenon that is only temporary and when you have someone to share it with, it is easier to get rid of misery and stay calm and composed. Here are quotes on misery given by philosophers which are inspiring and can be shared with others to give a lot of hope to life.