Sorrow Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Sorrow

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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 ~


Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
~By Joseph Campbell ~


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


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


Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
~By Soren Kierkegaard ~


I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow.
~By Fanny Burney ~


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


Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words and suffer noble sorrows.
~By Charles Reade ~


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


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 ~


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


Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.
~By George William Curtis ~


A lost but happy dream may shed its light upon our waking hours, and the whole day may be infected with the gloom of a dreary or sorrowful one; yet of neither may we be able to recover a trace.
~By Walter de La Mare ~


If people would dare to speak to one another unreservedly, there would be a good deal less sorrow in the world a hundred years hence.
~By Samuel Butler ~


I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage - though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow.
~By Henry Ossawa Tanner ~


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 ~


Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age.
~By Hesiod ~


Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.
~By Jack Kerouac ~


Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.
~By John A. Logan ~


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


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 ~


If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
~By Lyndon B. Johnson ~


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


He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.
~By Richard Barnfield ~


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 ~


Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy.
~By Franz Schubert ~


There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.
~By Greta Garbo ~


Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week.
~By Basil C. Hume ~


Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past.
~By Nikolai Gogol ~


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 ~


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


Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
~By Corrie Ten Boom ~


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


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 ~


The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
~By Sophocles ~


Parting is such sweet sorrow.
~By William Shakespeare ~


My every action is to liberate God from his sorrow.
~By Sun Myung Moon ~


Partying is such sweet sorrow.
~By Robert Byrne ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
~By Agatha Christie ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Does the world have nothing inside but sorrow?
~By Andrei Platonov ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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


It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
~By Amelia Barr ~


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 ~


But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.
~By Sophocles ~


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


When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love.
~By Franz Schubert ~


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


Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow.
~By Honore De Balzac ~


A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.
~By David Hume ~


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


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 ~


What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
~By Thomas Kempis ~


Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.
~By Victor Hugo ~


A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
~By William Winwood Reade ~


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


I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.
~By Frida Kahlo ~


Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
~By Lord Byron ~


Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
~By Peter S. Beagle ~


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


We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


Lonesome. Lonesome. I know what it means. Here all by my lonesome, dreaming empty dreams. Weary. Weary at the close of day, wondering if tomorrow brings me joy or sorrow.
~By Leon Redbone ~


People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.
~By Ann Landers ~


If we could read the secret history of our enemies we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


Only when human sorrows are turned into a toy with glaring colors will baby people become interested - for a while at least. The people are a very fickle baby that must have new toys every day.
~By Emma Goldman ~


There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened.
~By Abu Bakr ~


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


There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
~By Lafcadio Hearn ~


Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights.
~By Francois de Malherbe ~


Words will not be able to ever express how sorry I am for this, and I have profound regret and sorrow for the multitude of mistakes and harm I have caused.
~By Jack Abramoff ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


There are people who are always anticipating trouble, and in this way they manage to enjoy many sorrows that never really happen to them.
~By Josh Billings ~


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 ~


I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
~By Voltaire ~


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 ~


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


What is the life of man! Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation! And unbutton another!
~By Laurence Sterne ~


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 ~


If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.
~By Dirk Benedict ~


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 ~


Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
~By Freya Stark ~

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