Sorrow Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Sorrow

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Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane.
~By Robert Frost ~


The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
~By Washington Irving ~


The tortures of present death disturb him not, but the recollection of his fall, fills him with a holy sorrow.
~By John Strachan ~


Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
~By Samuel Richardson ~


Old age is the supreme evil, for it deprives man of all pleasures while allowing his appetites to remain, and it brings with it every possible sorrow. Yet men fear death and desire old age.
~By Giacomo Leopardi ~


The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal - every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open - this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
~By Washington Irving ~


Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.
~By Robert Greene ~


I found more joy in sorrow than you could find in joy.
~By Sara Teasdale ~


The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
~By Saadi ~


For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
~By Aeschylus ~


As this world was not intended to be a state of any great satisfaction or high enjoyment, so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
~By Joseph Butler ~


When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


The time to read is any time: no apparatus, no appointment of time and place, is necessary. It is the only art which can be practiced at any hour of the day or night, whenever the time and inclination comes, that is your time for reading; in joy or sorrow, health or illness.
~By Holbrook Jackson ~


Remember, the burden of sorrow is doubled when it is borne alone.
~By Goran Persson ~


Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.
~By William Davenant ~


Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.
~By Greta Garbo ~


Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy.
~By Helen Hunt Jackson ~


Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
~By Harriet Beecher Stowe ~


Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.
~By Stefan Kanfer ~


He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
~By Benjamin Franklin ~


The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow.
~By Jessamyn West ~


When sparrows build and the leaves break forth My old sorrow wakes and cries.
~By Jean Ingelow ~


When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.
~By Ernest Renan ~


Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
~By Lao Tzu ~


With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed.
~By Simone Weil ~


And almost every one, when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like him.
~By Arthur Hugh Clough ~


Patience is sorrow's salve.
~By Charles Churchill ~


The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.
~By A. C. Benson ~


Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don't know the answer, I know only that I can't.
~By Elizabeth Wurtzel ~


Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
~By Ovid ~


Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow.
~By Alexandre Vinet ~


We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
~By Confucius ~


It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war.
~By Herbert Hoover ~


Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.
~By Jean Paul ~


Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin.
~By John Webster ~


Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
~By Meister Eckhart ~


Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.
~By Orison Swett Marden ~


Unending was the stream, unending the misery, unending the sorrow.
~By Karl Amadeus Hartmann ~


The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.
~By Billy Sunday ~


'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
~By Edward Moore ~


It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
~By William Shakespeare ~


He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
~By Chanakya ~


Given my last position, that I was the first U.S attorney post 9/11 in New Jersey, I understand acutely the pain and sorrow and upset of the family members who lost loved ones that day at the hands of radical Muslim extremists. And their sensitivities and concerns have to be taken into account.
~By Chris Christie ~


The cure for all the ills and wrongs, the cares, the sorrows, and the crimes of humanity, all lie in the one word 'love'. It is the divine vitality that everywhere produces and restores life.
~By Lydia M. Child ~


Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
~By Thomas More ~


There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
~By Dante Alighieri ~


The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.
~By Amelia Barr ~


Genius is sorrow's child.
~By John Adams ~


Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
~By Emily Bronte ~


Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace.
~By Victor Hugo ~


Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
~By William Blake ~


Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
~By Joni Mitchell ~


An adolescent is somebody who is in between things. A teenager is somebody who's kind of permanently there. And so living with them through the various teenage hopes and sorrows and joys was curiously enough a maturing experience for me.
~By Andrew Greeley ~


The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.
~By Francis J. Braceland ~


The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.
~By Samuel Smiles ~


It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.
~By Jean Paul ~


Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.
~By Jean Paul ~


We turned the switch, saw the flashes, watched for ten minutes, then switched everything off and went home. That night I knew the world was headed for sorrow.
~By Leo Szilard ~


It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist, or that this active, restless spirit, equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft ~


Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
~By George William Russell ~


All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
~By Isak Dinesen ~


The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
~By Percy Bysshe Shelley ~


How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
~By Clarissa Pinkola Estes ~


There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear.
~By Frank Luntz ~


Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to the sweets of the sunshine.
~By William Gilmore Simms ~


A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
~By Alfred Lord Tennyson ~


Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
~By Franz Liszt ~


Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
~By Albert Pike ~


Drink today, and drown all sorrow; you shall perhaps not do tomorrow.
~By John Fletcher ~


I want to be as honest as I can about the things I've been through - the sorrows and joys, victories and defeats - and to use those experiences as a well to draw from. Hopefully, the songs that result from that kind of writing will be songs that mean something to others.
~By Jim Cole ~


Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow; but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.
~By Harriet Ann Jacobs ~


Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
~By Thomas Carlyle ~


Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.
~By Yevgeny Yevtushenko ~


Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
~By Rene Descartes ~


Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
~By Steven Tyler ~


Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
~By George Eliot ~


In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
~By Henry Ward Beecher ~


I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices.
~By Franz Liszt ~


You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring, meaningful and beautiful. I always feel guilty that this is my job, that I get to do this.
~By Alice Hoffman ~


There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
~By Fay Weldon ~


I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.
~By Zora Neale Hurston ~


Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.
~By David Hume ~


Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
~By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~


We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift.
~By Rose Schneiderman ~


Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
~By Leo Buscaglia ~


Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed.
~By Joseph Butler ~


Go, forget me - why should sorrow, O'er that brow a shadow fling? Go, forget me - and tomorrow, brightly smile and sweetly sing. Smile - though I shall not be near thee; Sing - though I shall never hear thee.
~By Charles Wolfe ~


Love's boat has been shattered against the life of everyday. You and I are quits, and it's useless to draw up a list of mutual hurts, sorrows, and pains.
~By Vladimir Mayakovsky ~


What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
~By Saint Augustine ~


My parents wanted me to solace them for sorrows they denied having had.
~By Mason Cooley ~


Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
~By William Blake ~


This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph over the powers of darkness.
~By Isaac Mayer Wise ~


There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.
~By Alfred de Musset ~

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