Quotes by melancholy
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Greek philosopher 384 BC - 322 BC
Great men are always of a nature originally melancholy.
Lydia M. Child
American Abolitionist, Writer, Editor 1802-1880
A comfortable old age is the reward of a well-spent youth. Instead of its bringing sad and melancholy prospects of decay, it would give us hopes of eternal youth in a better world.
American historian and journalist 1899-1978
Abraham Lincoln was not all brooding and melancholy and patient understanding. There was a hard core in him, and plenty of toughness. He could recognize a revolutionary situation when he saw one, and he could act fast and ruthlessly to meet it.
British poet, essaywriter 1784-1859
Affection, like melancholy, magnifies trifles; but the magnifying of the one is like looking through a telescope at heavenly objects; that of the other, like enlarging monsters with a microscope.
English writer 1709-1784
It is very strange, and very melancholy, that the paucity of human pleasures should persuade us ever to call hunting one of them.
British novelist and teacher 1831-1919
All changes are more or less tinged with melancholy, for what we are leaving behind is part of ourselves.
American author, journalist, and lecturer 1937-
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter into another!
French writer (ps. of J. A. Thibault) 1844-1924
All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another.
American writer, filmmaker, teacher, and political activist 1933-2004
Depression is melancholy minus its charms - the animation, the fits.
French Writer 1651-1715
Do not make best friends with a melancholy sad soul. They always are heavily loaded, and you must bear half.
Italian writer and academic 1943-
Eco sees the intellectual as an organizer of culture, someone who can run a magazine or a museum. An administrator, in fact. I think this is a melancholy situation for an intellectual.
American singer and songwriter 1940-
Every so often, if I'm in a melancholy mood, I'll sing 'Desperado' in my shows. I'll sit alone at the piano and play it as a solo. The song feels like an old friend - except now it's saying, 'You were a desperado once, but you worked your way out of it.'
I get melancholy if I don't [write]. I need the company of people who don't exist.
Sir John Vanbrugh
English architect and dramatist 1664-1726
I never had but one intrigue yet: but I confess I long to have another. Pray heaven it end as the first did tho , that we may both grow weary at a time; for 'Tis a melancholy thing for lovers to outlive one another.
German writer 1927-2015
If work and leisure are soon to be subordinated to this one utopian principle - absolute busyness - then utopia and melancholy will come to coincide: an age without conflict will dawn, perpetually busy - and without consciousness.
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