Quotes and Sayings about Sorrow



"Genius is sorrow's child."
- John Adams
(Related: Genius, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

"I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair."
- Joseph Addison
(Related: Despair, Will)

"For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness."
- Aeschylus
(Related: Happiness, Heart, Burden, Disease, Hatred, Poison, Sorrow)

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery."
- Dante Alighieri
(Related: Happiness, Misery, Sorrow)

"Three conditions are necessary for Penance: contrition, which is sorrow for sin, together with a purpose of amendment; confession of sins without any omission; and satisfaction by means of good works."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Purpose, Confession, Satisfaction, Sin, Sorrow)

"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine."
- Thomas Aquinas
(Related: Sleep, Sorrow, Wine)

"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
(Related: Love, Men, Eyes, Feet, Help, Misery, Poor, Want)

"There is no harm in patience, and no profit in lamentation. Death is easier to bear (than) that which precedes it, and more severe than that which comes after it. Remember the death of the Apostle of God, and your sorrow will be lessened."
- Abu Bakr
(Related: Death, God, Harm, Patience, Profit, Sorrow, Will)

"Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow."
- Honore De Balzac
(Related: Excess, Joy, Sorrow)

"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."
- Richard Barnfield
(Related: Heart, Friend, Grief, Help, Sleep, Sorrow, Will)

"There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Quiet, Sorrow, Woman)

"It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it."
- Amelia Barr
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Weather)

"Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed."
- Peter S. Beagle
(Related: Greatness, Heroes)

"In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast."
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Related: Shadows, World)

"If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Difficulty, Sorrow)

"Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow."
- Dirk Benedict
(Related: Life, Being, Sorrow)

"The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears."
- A. C. Benson
(Related: Life)

"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
(Related: People, Trouble)

"Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?"
- William Blake
(Related: Grief, Sorrow)

"Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps."
- William Blake
(Related: Joy, Sorrow)

"Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength."
- Corrie Ten Boom
(Related: Strength, Sorrow, Today, Tomorrow, Worry)

"The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep."
- Francis J. Braceland
(Related: May, Sorrow, Tears)

"Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves."
- Emily Bronte
(Related: People)

"We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows."
- Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton
(Related: Crowds)

"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
(Related: Men, Beer, Countries, Opium, Pressure, Wine)

"I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow."
- Fanny Burney
(Related: Joy, Sleep, Sorrow)

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."
- Leo Buscaglia
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Today, Tomorrow, Worry)

"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."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Balance, Being, Compassion, Connection, Delight, Doubt, Evil, Sorrow)

"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."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Enjoyment, Satisfaction, Sorrow, State, Unhappiness, World)

"Pain and sorrow and misery have a right to our assistance: compassion puts us in mind of the debt, and that we owe it to ourselves as well as to the distressed."
- Joseph Butler
(Related: Compassion, Debt, Mind, Misery, Pain, Right, Sorrow)

"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."
- Samuel Butler
(Related: People, Sorrow, World, Years)

"Partying is such sweet sorrow."
- Robert Byrne
(Related: Sorrow)

"Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life."
- Lord Byron
(Related: Life, Knowledge, Sorrow)

"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: Cure, Joy, World)

"The proud, the cold untroubled heart of stone, that never mused on sorrow but its own."
- Thomas Campbell
(Related: Heart, Sorrow)

"Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us."
- Thomas Carlyle
(Related: Age, Work, Old, Sorrow)

"It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow."
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Related: Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Family, Fear, Grief, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Life, Lie, Cure, Humanity, Vitality, Word, Wrongs)

"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
(Related: Living, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Sorrow)

"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."
- Chris Christie
(Related: Family, Muslim, Day, First, Pain, Post, Radical, Sorrow)

"Patience is sorrow's salve."
- Charles Churchill
(Related: Patience, Sorrow)

"It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness."
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Related: Grief, Hair, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: God, Age, Disease)

"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
(Related: Result, Songs, Want, Will, Writing)

"We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression."
- Confucius
(Related: Oppression, Sorrow)

"My parents wanted me to solace them for sorrows they denied having had."
- Mason Cooley
(Related: Parents)

"Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow."
- George William Curtis
(Related: Liberty, Sorrow)

"Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know."
- William Davenant
(Related: Knowledge, Sorrow)

"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."
- Thomas Dekker
(Related: Money, Care, Day, Fortune, Sorrow, Tomorrow, Will)

"Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow."
- Rene Descartes
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Worth)

"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly."
- Charles Dickens
(Related: Renunciation, Sorrow)

"All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them."
- Isak Dinesen
"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
(Related: Fate, Future, Joy)

"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."
- Meister Eckhart
(Related: Darkness, Light, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Hope, Despair, First, Moments, Sorrow)

"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 Estes
(Related: Circumstance, Nothing, Sorrow)

"Drink today, and drown all sorrow; you shall perhaps not do tomorrow."
- John Fletcher
(Related: Sorrow, Today, Tomorrow)

"He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too."
- Benjamin Franklin
(Related: Family, Pleasure, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Autumn, Rain, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Heart)

"Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them."
- Greta Garbo
"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."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Truth, Heart, Deep, Delight, Giving, Joy, Sorrow, Weeping)

"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."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Truth, Heart, Delight, Weeping)

"We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them."
- Khalil Gibran
(Related: Experience)

"Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid."
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
(Related: Destiny, Joy, Sorrow)

"Everywhere across whatever sorrows of which our life is woven, some radiant joy will gaily flash past."
- Nikolai Gogol
(Related: Life, Joy, Past, Will)

"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
(Related: People, Baby, Colors, Day, Will)

"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
(Related: Experience, Living, Teenage)

"Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair."
- Robert Greene
(Related: Despair, Sorrow, Waste)

"Unending was the stream, unending the misery, unending the sorrow."
- Karl Amadeus Hartmann
(Related: Misery, Sorrow)

"There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry - the old maid, the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny."
- Lafcadio Hearn
(Related: Poetry, Destiny, Misfortune, Old, Sorrow, Woman)

"Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age."
- Hesiod
(Related: Age, Marriage, Women, Cause, Old)

"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."
- Alice Hoffman
(Related: Job, Sorrow)

"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."
- Thomas Hooker
(Related: Truth, May, Shadows, Sorrow)

"It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow... that are the aftermath of war."
- Herbert Hoover
(Related: War, Sorrow, Youth)

"Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: God, Sorrow)

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace."
- Victor Hugo
(Related: Life, Peace, Courage, Patience, Sleep)

"Death remains about the one certain fact in the lives of each one of us, and there will be suffering, sorrow, and sadness next week as there was last week."
- Basil C. Hume
(Related: Death, Fact, Sadness, Sorrow, Suffering, Will)

"Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence."
- David Hume
(Related: Death, Friend, Company, Influence, Nothing, Pleasure, Sorrow)

"A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty."
- David Hume
(Related: Fear, Hope, Joy, Poverty, Sorrow)

"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."
- Zora Neale Hurston
(Related: Kitchen, Rainbows, Sorrow)

"When sparrows build and the leaves break forth My old sorrow wakes and cries."
- Jean Ingelow
(Related: Old, Sorrow, Sparrows)

"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."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Affliction, Duty, Open, Solitude, Sorrow)

"The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind."
- Washington Irving
(Related: Effect, Mind, Sorrow)

"Words are less needful to sorrow than to joy."
- Helen Hunt Jackson
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Words)

"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."
- Holbrook Jackson
(Related: Art, Health, Time, Day, Illness, Joy, Night, Reading, Sorrow)

"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."
- Harriet Ann Jacobs
(Related: Life, Dawn, Shadows, Sin, Slavery, Sorrow, Years)

"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
(Related: Mother, Children, Day, May, New year)

"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
(Related: American, Desire, Voice)

"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
(Related: Technology, Gratitude, Future, Generations, Miracles, Sorrow, World)

"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
(Related: Feeling, Now)

"Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions."
- Stefan Kanfer
(Related: Life, Grief, Loss, Possessions)

"What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?"
- Thomas Kempis
(Related: Anxiety, Future, Sorrow)

"Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow."
- Jack Kerouac
(Related: Gods, Dogs, Humility, Mankind, Respect, Sorrow)

"Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die."
- Soren Kierkegaard
(Related: Heart, Childhood, Sorrow)

"People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim."
- Ann Landers
(Related: People, Sorrow)

"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."
- Giacomo Leopardi
(Related: Age, Death, Men, Fear, Desire, Evil, Man, Old, Sorrow)

"I foster a sorrowful conception of affection. Make no sacrifices."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Affection)

"Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny."
- Franz Liszt
(Related: Artist, Destiny)

"Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year."
- John A. Logan
(Related: Song, Sorrow, Winter)

"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
(Related: Man, World)

"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
(Related: History, Life, Enemies, Man, Sorrow, Suffering)

"The heart forgets its sorrow and ache."
- James Russell Lowell
(Related: Heart, Sorrow)

"There are people still in the Republican Party that I believe practice the communication of anger, of disappointment, of regret, of pain, of sorrow, of suffering. That's not what the American people want to hear."
- Frank Luntz
(Related: Anger, People, American, Communication, Disappointment, Pain, Party, Practice, Regret, Republican, Sorrow, Suffering, Want)

"Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights."
- Francois de Malherbe
"Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us."
- Orison Swett Marden
(Related: Trials)

"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."
- Walter de La Mare
(Related: Dream, Day, Light, May, Waking)

"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
(Related: Life, Love)

"There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is."
- Herman Melville
(Related: Goodness, Sorrow, World)

"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
(Related: Republican, Sin, Sorrow, World)

"Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell."
- Joni Mitchell
(Related: Sorrow)

"My every action is to liberate God from his sorrow."
- Sun Myung Moon
(Related: God, Action, Sorrow)

"'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them."
- Edward Moore
(Related: Time, Now, Roses, Sorrow, Summer)

"Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal."
- Thomas More
(Related: Earth, Heaven, Sorrow)

"There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow."
- Alfred de Musset
(Related: Happiness, Day, Sorrow)

"Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good."
- Ovid
(Related: Day, Sorrow, Will)

"Great passions may give us a quickened sense of life, ecstasy and sorrow of love, the various forms of enthusiastic activity, disinterested or otherwise, which comes naturally to many of us."
- Walter Pater
(Related: Life, Love, Ecstasy, May, Sense, Sorrow)

"Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray."
- Jean Paul
"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
(Related: Mountains, Storms)

"There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know."
- Jean Paul
(Related: Joy, Sorrow)

"Remember, the burden of sorrow is doubled when it is borne alone."
- Goran Persson
(Related: Burden, Sorrow)

"Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood; all born to encounter suffering and sorrow, and therefore bound to sympathize with each other."
- Albert Pike
(Related: Brotherhood, Forget, Mankind, Sorrow, Suffering)

"Does the world have nothing inside but sorrow?"
- Andrei Platonov
(Related: Nothing, Sorrow, World)

"Heaven is high, Earth Wide. Bitter between them flies my sorrow."
- Li Po
(Related: Earth, Flies, Heaven, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Men, Women, Day, Deeds, Earth, Words)

"A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality."
- William Winwood Reade
(Related: Religion, Success, Morality, Buddhism, Mankind, Metaphysics, Philosophy, Spirit)

"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."
- Leon Redbone
(Related: Dreams, Day, Joy, Sorrow, Tomorrow)

"Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things."
- Ernest Renan
(Related: Sorrow)

"Sorrow makes an ugly face odious."
- Samuel Richardson
(Related: Sorrow, Ugly)

"Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy."
- George William Russell
(Related: Joy, Mystery, Sorrow, Spirit, Tears)

"The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together."
- Saadi
(Related: Sorrow)

"Only the closest collaborators of the Fuehrer know how difficult is the burden of this responsibility; how sorrowful are the hours during which decisions must be made which bear upon the well being and the fate of all of Germany."
- Hjalmar Schacht
(Related: Being, Burden, Decisions, Fate, Germany, Responsibility)

"We have tried you citizens; we are trying you now, and you have a couple of dollars for the sorrowing mothers, brothers and sisters by way of a charity gift."
- Rose Schneiderman
(Related: Brothers, Charity, Mothers, Now, Sisters, Trying)

"Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people."
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Related: People, Spring)

"Nobody understands another's sorrow, and nobody another's joy."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Joy, Sorrow)

"When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow, it was transformed for me into love."
- Franz Schubert
(Related: Love, Sorrow)

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions."
- William Shakespeare
"Parting is such sweet sorrow."
- William Shakespeare
(Related: Parting, Sorrow)

"The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself."
- Percy Bysshe Shelley
(Related: Pleasure, Sorrow)

"The cure for sorrow is to learn something."
- Barbara Sher
(Related: Cure, Sorrow)

"Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to the sweets of the sunshine."
- William Gilmore Simms
(Related: Open, Sorrow)

"The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty."
- Samuel Smiles
(Related: Thoughts, Difficulty, Hardship, Inventions, Sorrow)

"There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail."
- Logan P. Smith
(Related: Income)

"The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities."
- Sophocles
(Related: Cause, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Children, Enemies, Laughter)

"Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Strength, Anxiety, Today, Tomorrow)

"It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength."
- Charles Spurgeon
(Related: Strength, Anxiety, Sorrow, Today, Tomorrow)

"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."
- Freya Stark
(Related: Fear, Causes, Debt, Hunger, Pain, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Life, Cause, Sorrow)

"Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good."
- Harriet Beecher Stowe
(Related: Mind, Sorrow)

"The tortures of present death disturb him not, but the recollection of his fall, fills him with a holy sorrow."
- John Strachan
(Related: Death, Present, Sorrow)

"The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow."
- Billy Sunday
(Related: Promises, Sorrow)

"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."
- Leo Szilard
(Related: Home, Night, Sorrow, World)

"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."
- Henry Ossawa Tanner
(Related: Life, Blood, Sorrow)

"He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows."
- Jeremy Taylor
(Related: Home, Wife, Children)

"I found more joy in sorrow than you could find in joy."
- Sara Teasdale
(Related: Joy, Sorrow)

"A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times."
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
(Related: Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Interest, Regret, Sorrow)

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Heaven, Joy, Sorrow)

"The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven."
- Mark Twain
(Related: Humor, Heaven, Joy, Sorrow)

"Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us."
- Steven Tyler
(Related: Life, Measure, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Life, Reality, Sorrow)

"Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow."
- Alexandre Vinet
(Related: Courage, Christian, Resignation, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Life, Flies, Man, Nothing, Sorrow, Spiders, Years)

"Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin."
- John Webster
(Related: Sin, Sorrow)

"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
(Related: Being, Misfortune, Sorrow)

"There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow."
- Fay Weldon
(Related: Age, Old, Sorrow)

"The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy."
- Eudora Welty
(Related: Joy, Sorrow)

"The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow."
- Jessamyn West
(Related: Joy, Sorrow)

"This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph over the powers of darkness."
- Isaac Mayer Wise
(Related: Soul, Thoughts, Darkness, Despair, Grief, Mind, Sorrow)

"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."
- Charles Wolfe
(Related: Forget, Shadow, Smile, Sorrow, Tomorrow)

"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."
- Mary Wollstonecraft
(Related: Joy, Sorrow, Spirit)

"There's so much more to life than that, though I think that acting is fascinating because you can forget your own sorrow as you act and become somebody else."
- Beatrice Wood
(Related: Life, Act, Acting, Forget, Sorrow)

"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."
- Elizabeth Wurtzel
(Related: Hypocrisy, Rest, Sorrow, World)

"Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy."
- Yevgeny Yevtushenko
(Related: Happiness, Hardship, Hell, Sorrow, Will)

"We have listened here to the delegates who have recalled the terrible human suffering, and the great material destruction of the late war in the Pacific. It is with feelings of sorrow that we recall the part played in that catastrophic human experience by the old Japan."
- Shigeru Yoshida
(Related: Experience, War, Feelings, Destruction, Old, Sorrow, Suffering)