Quotation Explorer - 'Consolation'

Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, "I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction". - Tryon Edwards
In this sublime hour, therefore, He calls all His children to the pulpit of the Cross, and every word He says to them is set down for the purpose of an eternal publication and an undying consolation. - Fulton J. Sheen
But Ana, how could I have been such a lousy judge of character?" I groaned."Because you don't much care to judge people's characters," she answered after a moment's thought. "It's a strength, you know, as well as weakness."It was small consolation. - Chris Stewart
Solitude was my only consolation - deep, dark, deathlike solitude. - Mary Shelley
Love is just a mask. All we search is a Comfort, Acceptance. Consolation. Affirmation. Assurance. Indulgence. Isolation. Absolution and Remission. - Sarvesh Jain
Being rich is an untalented artist’s consolation prize. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. - Thomas Paine
Criticism has plucked the imaginary flowers on the chain not in order that man shall continue to bear that chain without fantasy or consolation, but so that he shall throw off the chain and pluck the living flower. - Karl Marx
I would often invent this dream for myself at the edge of sleep, and then it was strange how content it would make me, how it would make peace and consolation flow, and I would close my eyes and float on it into my real dreams which were never so kind [...]. - Alice Munro
I think one of the things you and I have to learn is that we have to live without the consolation of belonging to a Church....Of one thing I am certain. The religion of the future will have to be extremely ascetic, and by that I don't mean just going without food and drink. - Ludwig Wittgenstein
sex is the consolation you have when you can't have love - Gabriel García Márquez
Those who believe that they believe in God, but without passion in their hearts, without anguish in mind, without uncertainty, without doubt, without an element of despair even in their consolation, believe only in the God idea, not God Himself. - Miguel de Unamuno
Many of us saw religion as harmless nonsense. Beliefs might lack all supporting evidence but, we thought, if people needed a crutch for consolation, where's the harm? September 11th changed all that. - Richard Dawkins
Love is not consolation. It is light. - Simone Weil
I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty. - Thomas Jefferson
CONSOLATION, n. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself. - Ambrose Bierce
Sex is one's consolation when love is not enough
For me, the consolation of history resides in the fact that hypothetically returning to any point in time feels like coming home. - Martha M. Moravec
Ethel and Frances found a means for consolation together: travel. - Nancy Carpentier Brown
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery. - Publilius Syrus
It is no consolation to reflect that every cause itself is an effect, making the search for causes and reasons a fool’s errand. - Zia Haider Rahman
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
When you're in the muck you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things too. That's the consolation of philosophy. - David Cronenberg
If it's any consolation, Princess, I think he's a supercilious, salacious sap.""You've been reading the dictionary!""My only hope of comprehending your conversation, my petite sesquipedalian. - Lynn Gardener
Those who seek consolation in existing churches often pay for their peace of mind with a tacit agreement to ignore a great deal of what is known about the way the world works. - Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Making God a man is the consolation prize that our forefathers gave themselves for not being the ones who were each blessed with a vagina. - Mokokoma Mokhonoana
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize."[Modernism's Patriarch (Time Magazine, June 10, 1996)] - Robert Hughes
I have lost the consolation of faith/ though not the ambition to worship - Forrest Gander
consolation is a beautiful word. everyone skins his knee-that doesnt make yours hurt anyless. - Amy Hempel
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