Quotation Explorer - 'Sorrow'

To revive sorrow is cruel. - Sophocles
Fear is a journey, a terrible journey, but sorrow is at least an arriving. - Alan Paton
Pure and complete sorrow is about as impossible as pure and complete joy. - Leo Tolstoy
Regardless of whether a relationship brings us joy or sorrow, each relationship gives us the opportunity to grow stronger, nobler, and more compassionate with ourselves and others. - Tamela Rich
I, answering in the end, began: 'Alas,how many yearning thoughts, what great desire,have lead them through such sorrow to their fate? - Dante Alighieri
The ending of sorrow is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge is always within the shadow of ignorance. Meditation is freedom from thought and a movement in the ecstasy of truth. Meditation is explosion of intelligence. - Krishnamurti
The eye, like a shattered mirror, multiplies the images of sorrow. - Edgar Allan Poe
A small temptation can stop a great glory and turn great joy into a great sorrow - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When a society begins to lack men that, that they stand up against the collapse of equity in their land that is the kind of thing that brings sorrow to the heart of our King - Sunday Adelaja
I have suffered through enough illnesses, trauma and heartbreak to finally understand that life will keep moving forward inexorably, if terribly at times. I am starting to realize that it can be delightful too, if I let it. My love is not diminished if I let go of sorrow. I almost believe that. - Jenny Qi
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. - Ann Landers
My art is an act of creation and destruction, with all the sorrow and joy these engender as well as all the shadow and light these contain. - Kathryn V. White
Though we think we see different things from our windows, in reality we see the same things: Happiness and sorrow! All that is seen from every window! - Mehmet Murat ildan
With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed. - Simone Weil
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion, than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute. - Cicero
People maybe smiling but look to the eyes because they can’t hide the sorrow, pain, and heartache they're trying to hide behind their smile. - Karon Waddell
I had never seen such sorrow; it appalled me. And I was even more appalled by her attempts to overcome it, because they so plainly, pathetically failed and in failing opened up a view of the world I had only begun to suspect, where wounds did not heal, and things did not work out for the best - Tobias Wolff
Love is the greatest magician in the universe; it can turn pain into pleasure, agony into power, sorrow into joy, and gloom into laughter. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Sorrow looks back, Worry looks around, Faith looks up - Ralph Waldo Emerson
Had I owned the words I would've told him what my heart intuited - that joy and sorrow often travel the same road and sometimes, whether by grace or misfortune, they meet and become each other's companion. - Ratner, Vaddey
I went to Maui to stay a week and remained five. I never spent so pleasant a month before, or bade any place goodbye so regretfully. I have not once thought of business, or care or human toil or trouble or sorrow or weariness, and the memory of it will remain with me always. - Mark Twain
What actions are most excellent? To gladden the heart of human beings, to feed the hungry, to help the afflicted, to lighten the sorrow of the sorrowful, and to remove the sufferings of the injured.
In the deep places he gives thought to music great and terrible; and the echo of that music runs through all the veins of the world in sorrow and in joy; for if joyful is the fountain that rises in the sun, its springs are in the wells of sorrow unfathomed at the foundations of the Earth. - J.R.R. Tolkien
He feeds upon her face by day and night,And she with true kind eyes looks back on him,Fair as the moon and joyful as the light:Not wan with waiting, not with sorrow dim;Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright;Not as she is, but as she fills his dream. - Christina Rossetti
Yet there be certain times in a young man’s life, when, through great sorrow or sin, all the boy in him is burnt and seared away so that he passes at one step to the more sorrowful state of manhood - Rudyard Kipling
To be always fortunate, and to pass through life with a soul that has never known sorrow, is to be ignorant of one half of nature. - Seneca
The rich of this world will vanish like smoke, and no memory of their past pleasures will remain. But even in their lifetime they do not enjoy them without bitterness, weariness and fear, for the very things whence they derive their pleasures often carry with them the seeds of sorrow. - Kempis 1380-1471 Thomas
Unforgiveness is a shadow of the past; it is behind you, but you always know it is there. Sorrow and bitterness covers your heart like the darkness covers the night. - Deborah Brodie
I find great happiness in my relationships with old friends, living mirrors that reflect histories of laughter and sorrow, triumphs and failures, births and deaths, on both sides. - Diane Von Furstenberg
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow... And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? - William Shakespeare
For the one who ‘enjoys’ (worldly) happiness, there will come a time for him to endure sorrow. - Dada Bhagwan
Classic fairy tales do not deny the existence of heartache and sorrow, but they do deny universal defeat. - Greenhaven
If your Life is full of Sorrow, then beg, steal, or borrow ENTHUSIASM from a great soul to make your Life whole. - RVM
When my mother died, I thought I’d drown in sorrow. But my grandmother said something very wise, and I’ve always held it close to my heart. She said that not even the sea is infinite, and neither is grief. - T. Frohock
Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days. - Ecclesiastes
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time win we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
The all-victorious Christ is like a great rock in a weary land, to whose shelter we may flee in every time of sorrow or trial, finding quiet refuge and peace in him. - J.R. Miller
Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief. - William Shakespeare
But as in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. - Edgar Allan Poe
A cheerful music is a powerful light for the shadows of sorrow! - Mehmet Murat ildan
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities. - Sophocles
Fair as the moon and joyful as the light;Tot wan with waiting, not with sorrow dim; Not as she is, but was when hope shone bright;Not as she is, but as she fills his dreams. - Christina Rossetti
The slaying of multitudes should be mourned with sorrow. A victory should be celebrated with the funeral rite. - Lao Tzu
To hear the faint sound of oars in the silence as a rowboatcomes slowly out and then goes back is truly worthall the years of sorrow that are to come. - Jack Gilbert
In a simple street you can find the whole world: You can find joy and sorrow; you can find good and evil, silence and noise; you can find all the comedies and all the tragedies! An ordinary simple street is the mirror of the whole world! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Soyons fermes, purs et fidèles ; au bout de nos peines, il y a la plus grande gloire du monde, celle des hommes qui n'ont pas cédé. [Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in.] - Charles de Gaulle
If you seek happiness through someone else's perspective, you might as well get comfortable in sorrow. - Unarine Ramaru
Your sorrow is yours--truly yours. No one can borrow or share it. No one can carry it for you. - Debasish Mridha
I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality. - Overstreet
Though the last glimpse of Erin with sorrow I see,Yet wherever thou art shall seem Erin to me;In exile thy bosom shall still be my home,And thine eyes make my climate wherever we roam. - Thomas Moore
I can give not what men call love;But wilt thou accept notThe worship the heart lifts aboveAnd the heavens reject not:The desire of the moth for the star,Of the night for the morrow,The devotion to something afarFrom the sphere of our sorrow? - Percy Bysshe Shelley
it [In Memoriam] expressed exactly the nature of her own shock and sorrow, the very structure and slow process of pain, and the transformations and transmutations of grief, like rot in the earth-mould, like roots and other blind things moving in the grave. - A.S. Byatt
Bitterness and resentment are a bottomless well. They can only be healed by the phenomenon of someone else's sorrow rising to your level of pain... it never happens - save yourself endless hurt. - Steve Maraboli
Although not a very old man, I have yet lived a great deal in my life, and I have known sorrow too bitter and joy too keen to allow me to become either cast down or elated for more than a very brief period over any success or defeat. - Theodore Roosevelt
Love subtracts sorrow, divides trouble, adds blessings, and multiplies joy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
There is an alchemy in sorrow. It can be transmuted into wisdom, which, if it does not bring joy, can yet bring happiness. - Pearl Buck
Dance resides within us all. Some find it when joy conquers sorrow, others express it through celebration of movements; and then there are those... whose existence is dance, - Shah Asad Rizvi
So of course time is necessary. But nevertheless damn painful, for it transforms all the pieces of your life - joy and sorrow, youth and age, love and hate, terror and bliss - from fire into smoke rising up the air and dissipating on a breeze. - Charles Frazier
A moment spent in Sorrow or a moment spent in Pain is a waste of a Great Treasure that you will never get again. - - RVM
Every bond is a bond to sorrow. - James Joyce
Don't let your sorrow come higher than your knees. - Swedish Proverb
Though sorrow may impede my heart,It is of great love to have known you. - C. Elizabeth
Life is a sea of sorrow in the midst of islands of happiness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
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. - Kahlil Gibran
I kiss your tear-stained cheeks, tasting the saltiness of a hidden sea of sorrow. - John Mark Green
Oppose vigorously any tendency to sadness ... You must persevere. By means of sorrow the enemy tries to make us weary of good works, but if he sees that we don't give them up and that being done in spite of his opposition they have become very meritorious, he will stop troubling us. - Francis de Sales
I have known sorrow and learned to aid the wretched. - Virgil
We resent the thought that anything can please us when someone we love is no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almost feel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when we find our interest in life returning to us. - L. M. Montgomery
She did not want to talk of her sorrow, but with that sorrow in her heart she could not talk of outside matters. - Leo Tolstoy
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all... Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better... And yet this is a mistake. You are sure to be happy again. - Abraham Lincoln
There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
Dancy closes her eyes, remembering all the times that have been so much worse than this, all the horror and shame and sorrow to give her strength. The burning parts of her no one and nothing can ever touch, the fire where her soul used to be. - Caitlín R. Kiernan
No time for happiness, no time for sorrow. Work is the best of physicians. - Buddhadeva Bose
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
Think of Today, not Tomorrow. It’s time to be Happy, not live a Life of Sorrow. Find out those things that make you Glad & eliminate those that make you Sad. - RVM
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
A happy person is not without sorrow or grief. Happiness is the acceptance of pain, not the lack of it. - Vironika Tugaleva
Do you remember your first real teacher? Your first real teacher is your first sorrow, your first crying! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I can't think of any sorrow in the world that a hot bath wouldn't help, just a little bit. - Susan Glaspell
'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. - William Shakespeare
Life is fragile and temporary. The faces of today quickly become the faces of the past. Sorrow, pain, and anger... it all fades- except love. Love is forever and there after, even when we've fallen to our graves. - Lee Argus
I gives birth to mind; Mind gives birth to ego,Ego gives birth to sense of separation,From where originates suffering and sorrow. - Gian Kumar
When in pain and sorrow, you ask why God allows bad things to happen to good people, remember God allowed His Son, the best of us, to suffer the most so that Christ would have the ability to heal us. - Leslie G Nelson
Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. - Amelia Burr
I believe that much of the world's sorrow is caused by people who are this, but allow themselves to be treated like that.
Your words will either give you joy or give you sorrow, but if they were spoken without regret, they give you peace. - Shannon L. Alder
My mother is such a lousy cook that Thanksgiving at her house is a time of sorrow. - Rita Rudner
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow, and the triumphs that are aftermath of war. - Herbert Hoover
The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives. - Rob Liano
There are three types of tears; Tears of joy, Tears of sorrow, and Tears of love; a mix of Both. - AX
Happiness comes from physical activity; sorrow from thought. - Marty Rubin
There is sorrow enough in the natural wayFrom men and woman to fill our day;But when we are certain of sorrow in store,Why do we always arrange for more?Brothers & Sisters, I bid you bewareOf giving your heart to a dog to tear. - Rudyard Kipling
I wish I could have healed your misery, quenched your sorrow. - Ana Chapman
And it seemed at last that there were two musics progressing at one time before the seat of Ilúvatar, and they were utterly at variance. The one was deep and wide ad beautiful, but slow and blended with an immeasurable sorrow from which its beauty chiefly came. - J.R.R. Tolkien
Some of you say, 'Joy is greater thar sorrow,' and others say, 'Nay, sorrow is the greater.'But I say unto you, they are inseparable.Together they come, and when one sits, alone with you at your board, remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. - Kahlil Gibran
She came and she went, in sorrow for the death of dreams, and she came no more. - Glen Cook
Stay away from any minute of joy that can bring you a lifetime of sorrow. - Dennis E. Adonis
It was not the sorrow of the world that broke the heart of Christ, but its wickedness. He was equal to its sorrow ... He began by being the world's healer. But what broke him was its sin. - P.T. Forsyth
One learns wisdom from sorrow, but pleasure is one of the fruits of wisdom. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I walked a mile with Pleasure;She chatted all the way;But left me none the wiserFor all she had to say.I walked a mile with Sorrow;And ne’er a word said she;But, oh! The things I learned from her,When Sorrow walked with me. - Robert Browning Hamilton
There is no greater sorrow than to recall in misery the time when we were happy. - Dante Alighieri
The irony is that there is nothing purer than sorrow. - Saim .A. Cheeda
In between reason and faith is a happy place, an inch away from where lies sorrow, an inch away from where lie peace - Anonymous
Mere sorrow, which weeps and sits still, is not repentance. Repentance is sorrow converted into action; into a movement toward a new and better life.
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways. - Edith Wharton
If you take steps based on fantasies and illusions, you shall meet realities and remember the had I knows in sorrow - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
His strength for your weakness! His wisdom for your folly! His drive for your drift! His grace for your greed! His love for your lust! His peace for your problems! His joy for your sorrow! His plenty for your poverty! - Major Thomas
Edgar Allan Poe’s writings showed me perfectly that there can be such fragile beauty and purity located in darkness and sorrow. - Nicholas Trandahl
It is difficult for sorrow to intrude on a busy life. - Unknown
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. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
If the weak hand, that has recorded this tale, has, by its scenes, beguiled the mourner of one hour of sorrow, or, by its moral, taught him to sustain it - the effort, however humble, has not been vain, nor is the writer unrewarded. - Ann Radcliffe
Each tear longs to kiss sorrow - Munia Khan
The depth of my sorrow is the height of my joy. - Genevieve Gerard
Was then not all sorrow in time, all self-torment and fear in time? Were not all difficulties and evil in the world conquered as soon as one conquered time, as soon as one dispelled time? - Hermann Hesse
You may marry Miss Grey for her fifteen pounds but you will always be my Willoughby. My nightmare. My sorrow. My past. My mistake. My regret. My love. - Shannon L. Alder
Sorrow comes in great waves...but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain. - Henry James
If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow. - Chinese Proverb
There is a bond of fellowship in sorrow that knows no conventionality. - Harold Bell Wright
In sorrow and in pain, still do remember your Master Jehovah; He can make things that do not matter, matter. - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
When men allow other people to ridicule, laugh and jeer at the truth, that cannot but bring sorrow to the heart of God - Sunday Adelaja
Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of Christ risen. - Mother Teresa
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. - 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. - Robert Frost
The deeper sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. - Kahlil Gibran
He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy - Kahlil Gibran
Bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. - Bible
His mother's words faded to myth, concocted by a gentle soul to delight the imagination of a boy.Until one day, they were no longer a myth. One day, he would wish he had never heard them at all because they spelled his happiness--and his eternal sorrow. - Natalia Marx
It's only natural to feel lonely after the enjoyable moments pass. But as you experience new joys those feelings of sorrow will start to fade. - Mizu Sahara
it’s not enough for Christians merely to recognize that the world isn’t what it ought to be and that people are suffering in ways they shouldn’t have to suffer. Instead, our sorrow and indignation should prompt us to act in ways that subvert that brokenness. - Ed Stetzer
Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. Corrie Ten Boom - Corrie ten Boom
The source of all humor is not laughter, but sorrow. - Mark Twain
Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow. - Yoko Ono
If your Life is full of Sorrow, then beg, steal, or borrow ENTHUSIASM from a great soul to make your Life whole. - - RVM
Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow. - William Shakespeare
I wish for sorrow to be a full stop and happiness to be a comma in my life. - Luffina Lourduraj
Humor and paradox are often the only ways to respond to life's sorrow with grace. - Matthew Fox
it is good to have wealth. It is great to leave in comfort. It is awesome to obtain possessions but, don't be too eager for material possessions for the same material possessions that bring joy are the same possessions that bring sorrow and pain and also leave a big had I know on our minds - Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
This is a tale of woe. This is a tale of sorrow. A love denied, a love restored, to live beyond tomorrow. Lest we think silence is the place to hide a heavy heart, remember, to love and be loved is life itself without which we are nought. - Abi Morgan
A smile or a tear has not nationality; joy and sorrow speak alike to all nations, and they, above all the confusion of tongues, proclaim the brotherhood of man - Frederick Douglass
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
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. - George Eliot
He will be sorry for the way he treated you, Don't you worry about that. Focus on your growth and watch his eyes gaze in sorrow as he knows, he was the bastard that made you strong. - Nikki Rowe
All that grieved me - that I was half one thing and half another and nothing wholly - was the sorrow of my childhood, but the strength and use of my life after I grew up. - Ursula K. Le Guin
You can never be truly happy in a life unless you have known a sorrow. All terrible things we have gone through in life have created spaces inside us where happiness can live Not to mention love. - Lisa Kleypas
When you confront, you save yourself a lot of sorrow. - Sunday Adelaja
The slightest sorrow for sin is sufficient if it produce amendment, and the greatest insufficient if it do not.
You came to me to learn the Pleasure of Life and the Pleasure of Art. Perhaps I am chosen to teach you something much more wonderful, the meaning of Sorrow and its beauty. - Oscar Wilde
I've learned that from a war ignited by revenge, nothing can be born, but sorrow. - Aladdin - Shinobu Ohtaka
Ithink we all experience the same thing. We resent thethought that anything can please us when someone we loveis no longer here to share the pleasure with us, and we almostfeel as if we were unfaithful to our sorrow when wefind our interest in life returning to us. - L.M. Montgomery
Righteousness is light;wickedness is darkness.Righteousness and joy are brothers;evil and sorrow are cousins. - Matshona Dhliwayo
I like life. 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. - Agatha Christie
When I look out on such a night as this, I feel as if there could be neither wickedness nor sorrow in the world; and there certainly would be less of both if the sublimity of Nature were more attended to, and people were carried more out of themselves by contemplating such a scene. - Jane Austen
There is no greater sorrow than having to live with an untold experience. - Ane Krstevska
Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you. - Dietrich Bonhoeffer
When someone who is suffering looks to you for compassion, it's indeed a blessing; you are chosen to be their Light in a moment of sorrow. - Michelle Cruz-Rosado
A wise man's sorrow is better than a fool's happiness. - Matshona Dhliwayo
If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand - Confucius
The black of the ocean waves was the color of the sorrow in my breast, a sorrow that was never far away and always visible. - Barbara T. Cerny
Sorrow and self-pity consume enormous quantities of energy. If you only can desist from feeling victimized by fate and look for a new solution instead, not only would you conserve old energies but at the same time also feel the surge of the new. New hope is kindled in the process. - G.R. Gopinath
I am being adult day by day but the first sorrow of my life is still fresh as warm ash. - Agha Kousar
I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
The damps of autumn sink into the leaves and prepare them for the necessity of their fall; and thus insensibly are we, as years close around us, detached from our tenacity of life by the gentle pressure of recorded sorrow. - Walter Savage Landor
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. - Clarissa Pinkola Estés
Worrying is carrying tomorrow's load with today's strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. - Corrie ten Boom
The journey is made up of the most genuine and honest wonders of the mind, but also includes unfathomable sorrow and despair; yet, this is what makes up a journey as well as the human experience in entirety. - Forrest Curran
She wept a river of tears holy water, sent to soften the sharp edges of sorrow a gentle hollowing out, carving new chambers in her hearta hallowed vessel for holding sacred, the tears of others... - Kate Mullane Robertson
Worry does not empty tomorrow of sorrow - it empties today of strength.
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. - Agatha Christie
Employment is the surest antidote to sorrow. - Ann Radcliffe
Sorrow is a sanctuary as long as self is kept outside. [...] let us not foster, embrace, rekindle and indulge our grief. For then our sorrow is a selfish and luxurious fiction, a ground in which the Holy Spirit will not dig. - Frederick William Faber
Her heart broke. Because of sorrow. Because of guilt. Because of repressed dreams, visions and fantasies. Because almost nothing in her life had gone as she'd hoped. - Jonas Jonasson
Tears of joy are better than smiles of sorrow. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The melancholy river bears us on. When the moon comes through the trailing willow boughs, I see your face, I hear your voice and the bird singing as we pass the osier bed. What are you whispering? Sorrow, sorrow. Joy, joy. Woven together, like reeds in moonlight. - Virginia Woolf
Partying is such sweet sorrow. - Robert Byrne
It may be difficult, but thru sorrow, it’s important to find happiness in our memories and be very thankful to have them! - Wendy Card
Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever. - Homer
you felt like you always been sadand sorrow used to live in you dailyonly hope keep you alive sometimesyou should always remember that,without sorrow and sadnessyou won't known the essenceof happiness and success - Uche Daniel Oluwaseun
Every sorrow and every pain is a good reminding to us to be serious because we are living in a dangerous universe! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Just know the night won’t last forever, and the daybreak is just around the corner. The rain only lasts so long, until it has to stop again. There won’t always be sorrow. Tomorrow is another day for daylight. - Jennifer Megan Varnadore
Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise. - Thomas Gray
Childhood has no forebodings, but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow. - George Eliot
But thou art with us, with us in the past,The present, with us in the times to come.There is no grief, no sorrow, no despair,No languor, no dejection, no dismay,No absence scarcely can there be, for thoseWho love as we do. Speed thee well! - William Wordsworth
The dark today leads into light tomorrow; There is no endless joy, ...and yet no endless sorrow. - Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Only tears can understand the joy of sorrow. - Cecil Thounaojam
I am the lover's gift; I am the wedding wreath;I am the memory of a moment of happiness;I am the last gift of the living to the dead;I am a part of joy and a part of sorrow. - Kahlil Gibran
Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering, and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character, and increase our compassion for others. - Joseph B. Wirthlin
It's a time of sorrow and sadness when we lose a loss of life. - George W. Bush
When hearts speak, they touch each other and transform the deepest sorrow. - Na'ama Yehuda
If only sorrow could bring hope, I'd learn to live again - Britany Lopez
For some, memories are a blessing. They give one something to look at and cherish in dark times. For some, memories are a curse. They give one pain, guilt, and sorrow. But for all, memories make up who we are now. - Taylor Chackowsky
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. - Leo Tolstoy
Sorrow was like the wind. It came in gusts. - Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Peaceful is the one who's not concerned with having more or less.Unbound by name and fame, he is free from sorrow from the world and mostly from himself. - Jalaluddin Rumi
We think that mercy is a sweeter and easier thing than justice, but it is not so; for justice takes us as we are, but mercy assaults us and batters at the gates of our heart, demanding that we be made new...Sometimes sorrow is easier than joy, and despair more comforting that hope. - Anthony Esolen
To be afraid of sorrow is to be afraid of joy also. - Rebecca West
Loss leaves us empty- but learn not to close your heart and mind to grief. Allow life to replinish you. When sorrow comes it seems impossible- but new - Pam Brown
Love! In this world of sorrow, you're my source of joy. - Debasish Mridha
Weep hard as much as you need; but do not let your tears pursue the sorrow for the rest of your life. - Munia Khan
I have not yet met with a sorrow that could not be borne, nor with one who's passing did not leave me stronger. - Kathryn L. Nelson
Worry is a down payment on a problem you may never have. It doesn't empty tomorrow of its sorrow, just empties today of its strength. - Ziad K. Abdelnour
A true friend is not the one you share laughter with. But the one you share laughter and sorrow with. - Unarine Ramaru
Ah, cruel fate, how swiftly joy and sorrow alternate! - Raimbaut de Vaqueyras
Sorrow concealed, like an oven stopp'd, doth burn the heart to cinders where it is. - William Shakespeare
The greatest sorrow in the life of a peasant is that his donkey is lost. And the greatest happiness is that he finds it back. - Khalid Farooq
Sorrow is what I feel for people who aren’t doing what they love. I keep my distance from them as though they’re contagious. They are, I believe. - Darnell Lamont Walker
The jewels of sorrow last forever - James Thurber
I'm two days away from day after tomorrowCounting the hours to my upcoming sorrow Suddenly I lookinto the eyes of my childThen all sadness goneas I smile the way she smiled - Munia Khan
I found myself in a sea in which the waves of joy and sorrow were clashing against each other. - Naguib Mahfouz
If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand. - Confucius
Those who suffer great adversity and sorrow and go on to serve their fellowmen develop a great capacity to understand others. Like the prophets, they have acquired a higher understanding of the mind and will of Christ. - CARLOS H. AMADO
The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy. - Eudora Welty
One day of happiness is worth more than a lifetime of sorrow .... Under ordinary circumstances, jealousy is a suspicion to the person who excites it and degrading to the person who indulges it. - Victor Hugo
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
He who can suppress a moment's anger may prevent a day of sorrow. - Tryon Edwards
I love you. I used to pity your sorrow. But now, were you sorrowless, without fear or any lack, still i would love you. - J. R. R. Tolkien
Well, there's a piece of Maria in every song that I sing. And the price of a memory is the memory of the sorrow it brings. And there is always one last light to turn out and one last bell to ring. And the last one out of the circus has to lock up everything. - Counting Crows
We all move on from history to chance, sorrow to sorrow, hope to hope, joy to joy. Read the book of fiction on the theme. its title is FROM HISTORY TO CHANCE - Jamaluddin Jamali
I started writing a story twenty years ago..yet remain unfinished until this time..'.couldn't not think how I end this story because it covers entirely pain, grief, and sorrow... If one story like this, how should it end...? - J.B. AC
From darkness; take me unto Light.O God! Help me today, make my maiden flight.From sorrow; give me the strength to break. And help me to love and to care.From darkness take me unto Light.O God! Hear my prayers and let in the sunlight. (excerpts of my poem from my book 'From the Silence Within') - Madhavi Sood
In that one moment, I wrapped a thousand others. A lifetime of joy, sorrow, laughter, frowns, smiles, tears... life! - Faraaz Kazi
I already know sorrow. Today I choose joy. - Lynda Cheldelin Fell
What omniscience has music! So absolutely impersonal, yet every sufferer feels his secret sorrow soothed. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
When love begs hatred & sorrow, show it your heart. For what you sow you reap, what you feel you seek. - Robert Vanleeuwen
Pebbles that bring you joy are better than diamonds that bring you sorrow. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Henry liked fun and avoided when he could any solemn or serious matter, for he confused these with sorrow. - John Steinbeck
When sorrow knocks at your door, tell it you're busy finding happiness. - Saru Singhal
Change the world, I know I won’t,Enthralling as always I hope it remains,A kaleidoscope of joy, sorrow and pain.But my only wish as I take this jaunt,Is for my words on you to impress upon,A smile, a tear or even an angry frown. - Anurag Anand
I never know which is worse: the sorrow when you hit the bird or the shame when you miss it. - Julian Fellowes
When you are innocently covered by sorrow, It shall be turned into joy. - Auliq Ice
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength. - Corrie ten Boom
Every time I go look for God amidst sorrow, I always find Jesus at the cross, in death and resurrection. This is our God. - Nadia Bolz-Weber
Life turns to be colorless when people you trust the most ignore in times of sorrow. - Srinivas Shenoy
Think of Today, not Tomorrow. It’s time to be Happy, not live a Life of Sorrow. Find out those things that make you Glad & eliminate those that make you Sad. -RVM - R.v.m.
Find expression for a sorrow and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.
Love that brings you sorrow is better than hate that brings you joy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
As the bell rang he would look back at the departing year. He always found it a moving experience. Sometimes he was racked by sorrow and regret. Even when the sentimentality of the announcers repelled him, the tolling of the bells echoed in his heart. - Yasanuri Kawabata
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us. - Steven Tyler
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