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Sorrows Quotes

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

Related topics: Sad Feeling-Down Choice Happiness

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

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

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.
- Jean Paul

 

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.
- James Weldon Johnson

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

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

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

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

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

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.
- Vladimir Mayakovsky

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

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

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

Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
- Emily Bronte

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!
- John Dryden

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

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

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not;
and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

And almost every one, when age, Disease,
or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God,
Or something very like him.
- Arthur Hugh Clough

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

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

When you are old and grey and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read, and dream of the soft look
Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;
How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim Soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face;
And bending down beside the glowing bars,
Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled
And paced upon the mountains overhead
And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.
- William Butler Yeats

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

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

In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender
shadows which our sorrows cast.
- Henry Ward Beecher

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

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.
- Sophocles

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

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

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.
- Andrew Greeley

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.
- Joseph Addison

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.
- Jim Cole

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.
- Greta Garbo

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.
- Edmund Burke

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.
- Saint Augustine

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.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

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.
- Lydia M. Child

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.
- Emma Goldman

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
- Chief Seattle

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

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

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Anonymous

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

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

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.
- Lao Tzu

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

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

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

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.
- Chanakya

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

The River of Life is the source of all joy -
and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy -
and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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.
- H. L. Mencken

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 Did Not Die
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
- Anonymous

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

'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped
the roses from your cheek,
though sorrow long has washed them.
- Edward Moore

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!
- Laurence Sterne

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


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