Quotes: sorrow

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  • Thomas Moore
    Thomas Moore
    Irish poet 1779-1852
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    Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
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    A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
  • Albert Pike
    Albert Pike
    American attorney, soldier, writer, and Freemason 1809-1891
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    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.
  • Ovid
    Ovid
    Roman poet 43 BC - 17 AD
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    Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    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 Shakespeare
    William Shakespeare
    English playwright and poet 1564-1616
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    Canst thou not minister to a mind diseased, pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, raze out the written troubles of the brain, and with some sweet oblivious antidote cleanse the fraught bosom of that perilous stuff which weighs upon the heart?
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
  • William Blake
    William Blake
    English poet 1757-1827
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    Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
  • Aeschylus
    Aeschylus
    Greek dramatist BC 525-456
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    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.
  • Benjamin Franklin
    Benjamin Franklin
    American statesman and physicist 1706-1790
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    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.
  • How many young hearts have revealed the fact that what they had been trained to imagine the highest earthly felicity was but the beginning of care, disappointment, and sorrow, and often led to the extremity of mental and physical suffering.
  • Alfred Lord Tennyson
    Alfred Lord Tennyson
    English poet 1809-1892
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    I hold it true, whatever befall;
    I feel it, when I sorrow most;
    'Tis better to have loved and lost
    Than never to have loved at all.

    Source: In Memoriam A. H. H.

  • Agatha Christie
    Agatha Christie
    British writer 1891-1976
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    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.

    Source: An Autobiography (1977)

  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
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    I would advise you Sir, to study algebra, if you are not already an adept in it: your head would be less muddy, and you will leave off tormenting your neighbors about paper and packthread, while we all live together in a world that is bursting with sin and sorrow.
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