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Mourning Quotes

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Jealousy is a child of selfishness and distrust.
- Mourning Dove

Related topics: Sad Feeling-Down

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning;
for I still live,
as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
- Quintus Ennius

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

I'm more interested in the meaning of funerals and
the mourning that people do.
It's not a retail experience.
It's an existential one.
- Thomas Lynch

 

They which have no hope of a life to come,
may extend their griefs for the loss of this,
and equal the days of their mourning with the years of the life of man.
- John Pearson

I will die like a true-blue rebel.
Don't waste any time in mourning - organize.
- Joe Hill

Mourning is not forgetting...
It is an undoing.
Every minute tie has to be untied and something permanent
and valuable recovered and assimilated from the dust.
- Margery Allingham

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For years I have been mourning and not for my dead,
it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart
died when his childhood slid out of my arms.
- William Gibson

My fellow Minnesotans join me in mourning the loss
of America's 40th President and celebrating the life
of a man who personified both the greatness and goodness of America.
- Jim Ramstad

And in the afternoon they entered a land -
but such a land!
A land hung in mourning, darkened by gigantic cypresses,
submerged; a land of reptiles, silence,
shadow, decay.
- George Washington Cable

To re-live these characters would be wonderful,
because I know when the show ends it will be huge mourning process.
- Gillian Anderson

You do not see the river of mourning because it lacks one tear of your own.
- Antonio Porchia

Great were the lamentation and the cry when the news
of this mischance was noised about the city.
Such a tumult of mourning was never before heard,
for the whole city was moved.
- Marie de France

I do not believe that sheer suffering teaches.
If suffering alone taught, all the world would be wise,
since everyone suffers.
To suffering must be added mourning,
understanding,
patience, love, openness and the willingness to remain vulnerable.
- Anne Morrow Lindbergh

I want to live 50 more years.
I'm 33 years old...
and I want to live to at least be 80 and see my kids
grow up and see my grandkids.
That's important to me.
- Alonzo Mourning

Mourning Ruby is not a flat landscape:
it is more like a box with pictures painted on every face.
And each face is also a door which opens,
I hope, to take the reader deep into the book.
- Helen Dunmore

I've got to worry about Alonzo Mourning,
because a year or two ago there was a chance that Alonzo
Mourning wouldn't be standing here talking to you.
That's the cold reality of it.
- Alonzo Mourning

It was a huge shock.
I've never had hair that short in my life!
I think the rest of the cast and crew were mourning
my haircut more than I was!
But after a while, I felt liberated,
I learned to embrace it.
- Camilla Belle

After that I could never pass a dead man without stopping to gaze on his face,
stripped by death of that earthly patina which masks the living soul.
And I would ask, who were you? Where was your home?
Who is mourning for you now?
- Ernst Toller

I was hurting.
I had some ailments I was dealing with.
It's not like I was holding out.
- Alonzo Mourning

I can still play this game at a high level;
I've proven that.
I want to be home.
I want to be close to my family.
I want to be close to my foundation and my business interests.
- Alonzo Mourning

When the new ownership came in, they made some decisions I wasn't pleased with.
And when they changed the whole aspect of it,
I just totally lost interest.
- Alonzo Mourning

I consider that 9/11 was the day when war was started
against my own work and against myself.
Even though we are not sure of the links,
Iraq was one of the countries that did not lower its
flags in mourning on 9/11.
- Adam Michnik

There's a disappointment there because I still feel
there's an emptiness in my career that just wasn't filled.
- Alonzo Mourning

The Chinese seemed to be mourning Mao in a heartfelt fashion.
But I wondered how many of their tears were genuine.
People had practiced acting to such a degree that they
confused it with their true feelings.
- Jung Chang

Once my doctor began treating my kidney disease,
my greatest challenge was the constant exhaustion.
Fortunately, my doctor explained that anemia was causing
my exhaustion and that people with serious illnesses,
like kidney disease, may be at increased risk for anemia.
- Alonzo Mourning

For those of true faith, death is not a time to mourn,
but a time to celebrate returning to the Creator.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do not mourn the dead, but comfort the living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The secret of health for both mind and body
is not to mourn for the past,
nor to worry about the future,
but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.
- The Buddha

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

Someone who is about to die does not mourn the dead.
- Friedrich Durrenmatt

Men mourn for what they have lost; women for what they ain't got.
- Josh Billings

To mourn and bewail your ill-fortune,
when you will gain a tear from those who listen,
this is worth the trouble.
- Aeschylus

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

We should not clap our hands and mourn,
for he is out of trouble.
You are still in it.
- David Ruffin

I don't mourn the dead.
I mourn the living.
- Stephen Evans

Man's inhumanity to man makes countless thousands mourn!
- Robert Burns

Mourn for me rather as living than as dead.
- Aeschylus

But let them sleep, Lord, and me mourn a space.
- John Donne

When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from
friend is snatched forlorn;
when man is left alone to mourn,
oh!
then how sweet it is to die!
- Anna Letitia Barbauld

And, in a funny way, each death is different and you
mourn each death differently and each death brings
back the death you mourned earlier and you get into a bit of a pile-up.
- Nigella Lawson

And yet, I suppose you mourn the loss or the death
of what you thought your life was,
even if you find your life is better after.
You mourn the future that you thought you'd planned.
- Lynn Redgrave

Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice,
but again and again.
- Morrie Schwartz

Do not think too much of the dead husk of your friend,
or mourn too much over it, but send your thoughts out
towards the real soul or self which has escaped -
to reach it.
- Edward Carpenter

One and the same thing can at the same time be good,
bad, and indifferent, e.g., music is good to the melancholy,
bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
- Baruch Spinoza

I think illness is a family journey,
no matter what the outcome.
Everybody has to be allowed to process it and mourn
and deal with it in their own way.
- Marcia Wallace

Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
- William Wordsworth

There are many things we do not want about the world.
Let us not just mourn them.
Let us change them.
- Ferdinand Marcos

President Reagan is now at rest.
We mourn his passing, but we are grateful for the gifts he gave us:
a safer world,
strong economic base, and a renewed belief in America's greatness.
- Elton Gallegly

We always knew how to honor fallen soldiers.
They were killed for our sake, they went out on our mission.
But how are we to mourn a random man killed in a terrorist
attack while sitting in a cafe? How do you mourn a
housewife who got on a bus and never returned?
- A. B. Yehoshua

The mind that is wise mourns less for what age takes away;
than what it leaves behind.
- William Wordsworth

A man should be mourned at his birth,
not at his death.
- Charles de Secondat

Beloved, till life can charm no more;
And mourned,
till Pity's self be dead.
- William Collins

We all had lots of stories of our sad experiences -
they mourned the death of my wife with me -
but we were hopeful that the children would return.
- Otto Frank

What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that
of chief mourner at a funeral.
- James Russell Lowell

Inheritance taxes are so high that the happiest mourner
at a rich man's funeral is usually Uncle Sam.
- Olin Miller

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

Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.
- Franz Liszt

In my dreams I hear again the crash of guns,
the rattle of musketry, the strange,
mournful mutter of the battlefield.
- Douglas MacArthur

Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation.
Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate,
robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
- David K. Shipler

The wailing owl Screams solitary to the mournful moon.
- David Mallet

And all around is the desert; a corner of the mournful kingdom of sand.
- Pierre Loti

When we are thirsty, we drink the white waters of the pool,
the sweetness of our mournful childhood.
- Georg Trakl

Misfortune is never mournful to the soul that accepts it;
for such do always see that every cloud is an angel's face.
- Lydia M. Child

Santa Barbara is a paradise; Disneyland is a paradise;
the U.S.
is a paradise.
Paradise is just paradise.
Mournful, monotonous, and superficial though it may be,
it is paradise.
There is no other.
- Jean Baudrillard

Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.
- Lao Tzu

To know yet to think that one does not know is best;
Not to know yet to think that one knows
will lead to difficulty.
- Lao Tzu

Every child comes with the message
that God is not yet discouraged of man.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We all live with the objective of being happy;
our lives are all different and yet the same.
- Anne Frank

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Nothing is softer or more flexible than water,
yet nothing can resist it.
- Lao Tzu


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