Sorrow Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Sorrow

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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


'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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Parting is such sweet sorrow.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow.
~By Li Po ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is.
~By Herman Melville ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
~By Logan P. Smith ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


Partying is such sweet sorrow.
~By Robert Byrne ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
~By Mark Twain ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
~By Arthur Schopenhauer ~


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 ~


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


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


Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany.
~By Hjalmar Schacht ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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

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