Quotes by sorrow

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  • Buddha
    Buddha
    Spiritual leader, born as Siddhartha Gautama ca. 450 BC - ca. 370 BC
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    The foolish man conceives the idea of 'self.' The wise man sees there is no ground on which to build the idea of 'self;' thus, he has a right conception of the world and well concludes that all compounds amassed by sorrow will be dissolved again, but the truth will remain.
  • Larry Mcmurtry
    Larry Mcmurtry
    American novelist, essayist, bookseller, and screenwriter 1936-
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    The lives of happy people are dense with their own doings - crowded, active, thick. But the sorrowing are nomads, on a plain with few landmarks and no boundaries; sorrow's horizons are vague and its demands are few.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
  • William Cowper
    William Cowper
    English poet 1731-1800
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    The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to a land where sorrow is unknown.
  • Percy Bysshe Shelley
    Percy Bysshe Shelley
    English poet 1792-1822
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    The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
  • Barry Cornwall
    Barry Cornwall
    English poet (pen name of Bryan Procter) 1787-1874
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    The progress from infancy to boyhood is imperceptible. In that long dawn of the mind we take but little heed. The years pass by us, one by one, little distinguishable from each other. But when the intellectual sun of our life is risen, we take due note of joy and sorrow.
  • Saadi
    Saadi
    Persian poet and literary of the medieval period
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    The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
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    The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
  • Washington Irving
    Washington Irving
    American writer 1783-1859
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    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.
  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    There are times when sorrow seems to me to be the only truth.
    Source: De Profundis (1905)
  • Miguel de Cervantes
    Miguel de Cervantes
    Spanish writer 1547-1616
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    There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously removes or at least alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
  • Amelia Barr
    Amelia Barr
    British novelist and teacher 1831-1919
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    There is no corner too quiet, or too far away, for a woman to make sorrow in it.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    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.
  • Alighieri Dante
    Alighieri Dante
    Italian philosopher and poet 1265-1321
    Alighieri Dante
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    There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
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