Sorrow Quotes

When there is plenty of wine, sorrow and worry take wing.

Ovid

Since water still flows, though we cut it with swords And sorrow returns, though we drown it with a wine, Since the world can in no way answer to our craving, I will loosen my hair tomorrow and take to a fishing boat.

Li Po

Those who eat too much or eat too little, who sleep too much or sleep too little, will not succeed in meditation. But those who are temperate in eating and sleeping, work and recreation, will come to the end of sorrow through meditation.

Bhagavad Gita

Weapons are the tools of violence;all decent men detest them.Weapons are the tools of fear;a decent man will avoid themexcept in the direst necessityand, if compelled, will use themonly with the utmost restraint.Peace is his highest value.If the peace has been shattered,how can he be content?His enemies are not demons,but human beings like himself.He doesn't wish them personal harm.Nor does he rejoice in victory.How could he rejoice in victoryand delight in the slaughter of men?He enters a battle gravely,with sorrow and with great compassion,as if he were attending a funeral

Lao Tzuć

It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, but only empties today of its strength.

Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Guilt is the source of sorrow; 'tis the fiend, The avenging fiend, that follows us behind With whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe

Guilt is the source of sorrow, 'tis the fiend,Th' avenging fiend, that follows us behindWith whips and stings.

Nicholas Rowe

Guilt is the very nerve of sorrow

Horace Bushnell

Fallen from his lofty and heroic station; now finally restored to the perception of truth; weighed to earth by the recollection of his own deeds; consoled no longer by a consciousness of rectitude, for the loss of offspring and wife a loss for which he was indebted to his own misguided hand; Wieland was transformed at once into the man of sorrow?

Charles Brockden Brown

The busy bee has no time for sorrow.

William Blake

How fast we learn in the day of sorrow! Scripture shines out in a new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendor; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain.

Horatius Bonar

Distant or near, in joy or in sorrow, each in the other sees his true helper to brotherly freedom.

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

For that mist may break when the sun is high And this soul forget its sorrow And the rose ray of the closing day May promise a brighter morrow.

Emily Jane Bront

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine

St. Thomas Aquinas

Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

A man who is master of himself can end a sorrow as easily as he can invent a pleasure. I don't want to be at the mercy of my emotions. I want to use them, to enjoy them, and to dominate them.

Oscar Wilde

Sorrow makes us children again.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.

Marcus T. Cicero

Since sorrow never comes too late And happiness too swiftly flies.

Thomas Gray

Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.

Philip James Bailey

There is something pleasurable in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.

Cicero

Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.

George Jackson

The deeper the sorrow the less tongue it hath.

The Talmud

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

William Blake
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