Sorrow Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Sorrow

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Seek not to know what must not be reveal, for joy only flows where fate is most concealed. A busy person would find their sorrows much more; if future fortunes were known before!
~By John Dryden ~


We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.
~By Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton ~


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


The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.
~By Eudora Welty ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


There's so much more to life than that, though I think that acting is fascinating because you can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else.
~By Beatrice Wood ~


He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
~By Jeremy Taylor ~


But to the slave mother New Year's day comes laden with peculiar sorrows. She sits on her cold cabin floor, watching the children who may all be torn from her the next morning; and often does she wish that she and they might die before the day dawns.
~By Harriet Ann Jacobs ~


Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
~By Joseph Addison ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us.
~By Walter Pater ~


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 ~


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


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


Parting is such sweet sorrow.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Partying is such sweet sorrow.
~By Robert Byrne ~


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


But I must own that I also felt stirred by an unselfish desire to voice all the joys and sorrows, the hopes and ambitions, of the American Negro, in classic musical form.
~By James Weldon Johnson ~


The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
~By Barbara Sher ~


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


We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled the terrible human suffering, and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific. It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan.
~By Shigeru Yoshida ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


I like living. 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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.
~By Charles Spurgeon ~


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


In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
~By H. L. Mencken ~


Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
~By Thomas Aquinas ~


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


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 ~


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


'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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations - wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
~By Edmund Burke ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
~By Mark Twain ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~

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