Sorrow Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Sorrow

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


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


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


Parting is such sweet sorrow.
~By William Shakespeare ~


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 ~


The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone, that never mused on sorrow but its own.
~By Thomas Campbell ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
~By Charles Dickens ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Cast away care, he that loves sorrow Lengthens not a day, nor can buy tomorrow; Money is trash, and he that will spend it, Let him drink merrily, fortune will send it.
~By Thomas Dekker ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


However, without considering this connection, there is no doubt but that more good than evil, more delight than sorrow, arises from compassion itself; there being so many things which balance the sorrow of it.
~By Joseph Butler ~


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


Partying is such sweet sorrow.
~By Robert Byrne ~


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


So that godly sorrow may be discerned by this train of graces wherewith it is accompanied, that worldly sorrow wants, at least in the truth of them, though it may have some shadows of them.
~By Thomas Hooker ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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