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"What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?" - Thomas A Kempis

"Love is the root of all joy and sorrow." - Meister Eckhart

"When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance. And inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy and their understanding." - Helen Keller

"Why shouldst thou fill to-day with sorrow about to-morrow, my heart?" - Paul Flemming

"(About the movies:) Well, I git enough of sorrow. I like to git away from it." - John Steinbeck

"The writer's job is the job of a clown ...the clown who also talks about sorrow." - Kenzaburo Oe

"Pure and complete sorrow is about as impossible as pure and complete joy." - Leo Tolstoy

"Surely it is not true blessedness to be free of sorrow while there is sorrow and sin in the world. Sorrow is a part of love and love does not seek to throw it off." - George Eliot

"If a man take no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand." - Confucius

"You don't really care about the trials of tomorrow, rather lay awake in a bed full of sorrow" - Kid Cudi

"If a man takes no thought about what is distant, he will find sorrow near at hand." - Confucius

"even though disease and sorrow are all about us, health and happiness are the normal state of man." - Alice Hegan Rice

"There's nothing trite about being consoled in a world that does everything in its power to deliver sorrow." - Jan Karon

"Is not sorrow, all sorrow, selfish?" - Abby May Alcott

"This sorrow weighs upon the melancholy souls of those who lived without infamy or praise." - Dante Alighieri

"Endurance is the free companion of Sorrow, and Patience her master." - H. P. Blavatsky

"Patience makes lighter / What sorrow may not heal. ("sed levius fit patientia quidquid corrigere est nefas")" - Horace

"Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow." - Benjamin Disraeli

"Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow." - Robert Louis Stevenson

"Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it." - Samuel Johnson

"Sorrow makes men sincere." - Henry Ward Beecher

"On sorrow floats laughter." - Gunter Grass

"To drink away sorrow." - Horace

"A fellow gets to thinking. About all the sorrow and afflictions in this world; how it's liable to strike anywhere, like lightning." - William Faulkner

"There is no sorrow I have thought more about than that, - to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail." - George Eliot

"There is no sorrow I have thought more about than that-to love what is great, and try to reach it, and yet to fail." - George Eliot

"About one half the pity in this world is not the result of sorrow, but satisfaction that it ain't our hoss that has his leg broke." - Josh Billings

"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

"It is better to be affected with a true penitent sorrow for sin than to be able to resolve the most difficult cases about it." - Thomas A Kempis

"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 Goeth

"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly." - George Eliot

"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly." - Charles Dickens

"That farewell kiss which resembles greeting, that last glance of love which becomes the sharpest pang of sorrow." - George Eliot

"In sorrow and suffering, go straight to God with confidence, and you will be strengthened, enlightened and instructed." - John of the Cross

"Two in distressmake sorrow less." - Samuel Beckett

"To revive sorrow is cruel." - Sophocles

"Chase away sorrow by living" - Melissa Marr

"Never borrow sorrow from tomorrow." - Helen Steiner Rice

"Sorrow is the great idealizer." - James Russell Lowell

"sorrow is easier than guilt." - Anne Sexton

"Joy surfeited turns to sorrow." - Vittorio Alfieri

"My sorrow is my castle." - Soren Kierkegaard

"Parting is such sweet sorrow" - William Shakespeare

"Sorrow only increased with knowledge." - Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

"Parting is such sweet sorrow." - William Shakespeare

"Sorrow can be a bully." - Amy Waldman

"Great knowledge brings great sorrow." - Sergei Lukyanenko

"Partying is such sweet sorrow." - Robert Byrne

"Silence is medication for sorrow." - Proverbs

"Life goes on after sorrow, in spite of sorrow, as a defense against sorrow." - Cornelia Meigs

"Please don't wait until the doctors tell you that you are going to have a baby to begin to take care of it. It is already there. Whatever you are, whatever you do, your baby will get it. Anything you eat, any worries that are on your mind will be for him or her. Can you tell me that you cannot smile? Think of the baby, and smile for him, for her, for the future generations. Please don't tell me that a smile and your sorrow just don't go together. It's your sorrow, but what about your baby? It's not his sorrow, its not her sorrow." - Nhat Hanh

"By the way, two wars are in an endless state of sorrow. Egypt about burned to the ground and all you people care about is my bullshit... Pathetic. Shame, shame shame" - Charlie Sheen

"Sorrow is better than fear. Fear is a journey,a terrible journey, but sorrow is at least an arrival. When the storm threatens, a man is afraid for his house. But when the house is destroyed, there is something to do. About a storm he can do nothing, but he can rebuild a house." - Alan Paton

"Pain is pain and sorrow is sorrow. It hurts. It limits. It impoverishes. It isolates. It restrains. It works devastation deep within the personality. It circumscribes in a thousand different ways. There is nothing good about it. But the gifts God can give with it are the richest the human spirit can know." - Margaret Clarkson

"... I have read in your face, as plain as if it was a book, that but for some trouble and sorrow we should never know half the good there is about us." - Charles Dickens

"People seem to think themselves in some ways superior to heaven itself, when they complain of the sorrow and want round about them. And yet it is not the devil for certain who puts pity into their hearts." - Anne Isabella Thackeray Ritchie

"All of us know about learning life's lessons through pain, struggle, and loss. But few of us realize that it is often the gentlest lessons that teach us most. Serendipity can instruct us as much as sorrow." - Sarah Ban Breathnach

"Some people simply bury their heads in the sand and refuse to think about the sorrow of the world, but this is an unwise course, because, if we are entirely unprepared, the tragedy of life can be devastating." - Karen Armstrong

"Recording happiness made it last longer, we felt, and recording sorrow dramatized it and took away its bitterness; and often we settled some problem which beset us even while we wrote about it." - Dorothy Day

"I was born and raised to entertain other people. I've heard laughter and applause and known a lot of sorrow. Everything about me is based on show business - I think it will bring me happiness. I hope so." - Donald O'Connor

"One of the things about grief is that it can bring a deeper perspective into your life; in the end, it has, for me, though it's also brought sorrow." - Meghan O'Rourke

"I think the French have come to grips with their past, and that was true up until about - until the '70s. And then there were things like the film "The Sorrow And The Pity."" - Robert O. Paxton

"It's difficult for me to be around anyone for longer than an hour. Love, death, elation, sorrow, I just don't care all that much about any of it. I am at this point, more of an observer/journalist." - Henry Rollins

"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 Hume

"To understand at all what life means, one must begin with Christian belief. And I think knowledge may be sorrow with a man unless he loves." - William Mountford

"Half my life is full of sorrow, Half of joy, still fresh and new; One of these lives is a fancy, But the other one is true." - Adelaide Anne Procter

"All my life I still have found, and I will forget it never; Every sorrow hath its bound, and no cross endures forever." - Paul Gerhardt

"In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all, and it comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible, except with the passing of time." - Abraham Lincoln

"A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain." - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"Rapture's self is three parts sorrow." - Amy Lowell

"Social sorrow loses half its pain." - Samuel Johnson

"Pools of sorrow. Waves of joy." - John Lennon

"Sorrow also fulfills Desire. Example: the Soaps." - Mason Cooley

"All things are dark to sorrow." - Augusta Jane Evans

"The more heart, the more sorrow." - Suzanne Curchod

"Death is not the worst sorrow." - Elizabeth Stuart Phelps Ward

"It is wrong to sorrow without ceasing." - Homer

"Wisely weigh our sorrow with our comfort." - William Shakespeare

"Alas! sorrow from happiness is oft evolved." - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow." - Horace Bushnell

"Your joy is your sorrow unmasked." - Khalil Gibran

"Sorrow eats your heart and courage." - Ernst Moritz Arndt

"There is no sorrow except in captivity." - Rajneesh

"Sorrow has produced more melody than mirth." - C. Fitzhugh

"Great sorrow makes sacred the sufferer." - Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton

"Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair." - Leigh Hunt

"Tis held that sorrow makes us wise." - Alfred Lord Tennyson

"Sorrow makes for sincerity, I think." - Tennessee Williams

"Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion." - Dorothy Parker

"Hang sorrow, care'll kill a cat." - Ben Jonson

"Sorrow makes us all children again." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Employment is the surest antidote to sorrow." - Ann Radcliffe

"I saw sorrow turning into clarity." - Yoko Ono

"The finishing stroke of all sorrow." - Juvenal

"A lean sorrow is hardest to bear." - Sarah Orne Jewett

"Nothing lasts. Not even a great sorrow." - Storm Jameson

"Sorrow is brief but joy is endless" - Friedrich Schiller

"Sorrow, like rain makes roses and mud." - Austin O'Malley

"Friendship multiplies joy and divides sorrow." - Nicky Gumbel

"And her joy was nearly like sorrow." - John Steinbeck

"Inopportune consolations increase a deep sorrow." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau

"Patience is a remedy for every sorrow." - Publilius Syrus

"In sorrow thou shalt bring forth children." - Bible

"He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow." - Bible

"Hang sorrow! care'll kill a cat." - Ben Jonson

"Everything is sorrow for the wise." - Patanjali

"Sorrow is a silence in the heart." - Robert Nathan

"Sorrow is tranquillity remembered in emotion." - Dorothy Parker

"Tis held that sorrow makes us wise." - Alfred Tennyson

"Sing away sorrow, cast away care." - Miguel De Cervantes

"Red hair is my life long sorrow." - Lucy Maud Montgomery

"Every bond is a bond to sorrow." - James Joyce

"Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair." - Robert Greene

"Endless sorrow has fallen upon my heart." - Olympia Brown

"Sorrow makes an ugly face odious." - Samuel Richardson

"Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps." - William Blake

"Resignation is the courage of Christian sorrow." - Alexandre Vinet

"Men die but sorrow never dies." - Sarah Chauncey Woolsey

"The heart forgets its sorrow and ache." - James Russell Lowell

"God has created me to do Him some definite service; He has committed some work to me which he has not committed to another, I have my mission ... He has not created me for naught ... If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. He does nothing in vain. He knows what He is about." - John Henry Newman

"Happiness in nature is a double happiness; sorrow in nature is a half sorrow!" - Mehmet Murat Ildan

"From sorrow to sorrow love crosses its islands and establishes roots that are watered by weeping." - Pablo Neruda

""Existence is sorrow." Understand, and go beyond sorrow. This is the way of brightness." - Gautama Buddha

"The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to a land where sorrow is unknown." - William Cowper

"Joy is more divine than sorrow; for joy is bread, and sorrow is medicine." - Henry Ward Beecher

"To the old, sorrow is sorrow; to the young, it is despair." - George Eliot

"The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced." - Washington Irving

"Joy is more divine than sorrow, for joy is bread and sorrow is medicine." - Henry Ward Beecher

"But sorrow is better than fear. For fear impoverishes always, while sorrow may enrich." - Alan Paton

"The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the lands where sorrow is unknown." - William Cowper

"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow." - Proverbs

"People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim." - Ann Landers

"Guilt is a tireless horse. Grief ages into sorrow, and sorrow is an enduring rider." - Dean Koontz

"How beautiful, if sorrow had not made Sorrow more beautiful than Beauty's self." - John Keats

"The path of sorrow, and that path alone, leads to the land where sorrow is unknown." - William Cowper

"The very word "sorrow" colours the fact of sorrow, the pain of it." - Jiddu Krishnamurti

"There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow." - Alfred De Musset

"Care draws on care, woe comforts woe again, Sorrow breeds sorrow, on grief brings forth twain." - Michael Drayton

"I said: what about my eyes? God said: Keep them on the road. I said: what about my passion? God said: Keep it burning. I said: what about my heart? God said: Tell me what you hold inside it? I said: pain and sorrow? He said: Stay with it. The wound is the place where the Light enters you." - Rumi

"I think the underlying purpose is expression. It's not about technique, it's not about hitting the right note, writing the perfect prose, having the perfect brushstroke. It's about expression of oneself, the things around you, and the emotions. I think expression is the one word that I would use, whether it's for sorrow, tragedy, joy, or even the need to express and be heard." - Charlie Albright

"And in the end, of course, a true war story is never about war. It's about sunlight. It's about the special way that dawn spreads out on a river when you know you must cross the river and march into the mountains and do things you are afraid to do. It's about love and memory. It's about sorrow. It's about sisters who never write back and people who never listen." - Tim O'Brien

"I write about the power of trying, because I want to be okay with failing. I write about generosity because I battle selfishness. I write about joy because I know sorrow. I write about faith because I almost lost mine, and I know what it is to be broken and in need of redemption. I write about gratitude because I am thankful - for all of it." - Kristin Armstrong

"Although it may not seem like it, this is' a story about darkness. It's about light. Kahlil Gibran says Your joy can fill you only as deeply your sorrow has carved you. If you"ve never tasted bitterness, sweet is just another pleasant flavor on your tongue. One day I'm going to hold a lot of joy." - Karen Marie Moning

"When you are so full of sorrow that you can't walk, can't cry anymore, think about the green foliage that sparkles after the rain. When the daylight exhausts you, when you hope a final night will cover the world, think about the awakening of a young child." - Omar Khayyam

"Although it may not seem like it, this isn't a story about darkness. It's about light. Kahlil Gibran says Your joy can fill you only as deeply your sorrow has carved you. If you've never tasted bitterness, sweet is just another pleasant flavor on your tongue. One day I'm going to hold a lot of joy." - Karen Marie Moning

"Happiness follows sorrow, sorrow follows happiness, but when one no longer discriminates happiness and sorrow, a good deal and a bad deed, one is able to realize freedom." - Gautama Buddha

"Wherever sorrow is, relief would be. If you sorrow at my grief in live, My giving love your sorrow and my grief Were both extermined." - William Shakespeare

"Sorrow has a name, and its name is loneliness. Sorrow has a shape, and its shape is absence. Sorrow is a sickness like any other." - Gregory Maguire

"Another of the hard things about being in a war, grandchildren, is that although there are times of quiet when the fighting has stopped, you know you will soon be fighting again. Those quiet times give you the chance to think about what has happened. Some of it you would rather not think about, as you remember the pain and the sorrow. You also have time to worry about what will happen when you go into battle again." - Joseph Bruchac



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