Sorrow Quotes

Sorrow is to the soul what the worm is to wood

Turkish Proverb

Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground

Oscar Wilde

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.

William Shakespeare

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

Confucius

How soon my sorrow hath destroyed my face

William Shakespeare

The excursion is the same when you go looking for your sorrow as when you go looking for your joy.

Eudora Welty

He who has not looked on Sorrow will never see Joy.

Kahlil Gibran

Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Dorothy Parker

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

Chinese Proverb

Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

Sweet is the voice of a sister in the season of sorrow.

Benjamin Disraeli

Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, "I'm glad to go," for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, "I try to be willing," while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together.

Alcott, Louisa May

Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.

Henry David Thoreau

Deficiency will result in shame and sorrow but caution and foresight will bring peace and security.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

The state of severance of union with sorrow is known by the name of yoga.

Bhagavad Gita

Cast away care; he that loves sorrow lengthens not a day, nor can he buy tomorrow.

Thomas Dekker

Impatience turns an ague into a fever, a fever to the plague, fear into despair, anger into rage, loss into madness, and sorrow to amazement.

Jeremy Taylor

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

Nicholas Rowe

Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do it tomorrow; Best, while you have it, use your breath; There is no drinking after death

Ben Jonson

Excess of sorrow laughs, excess of joy weeps.

William Blake

To me so deep a silence portends some dread event; a clamorous sorrow wastes itself in sound.

Sophocles

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.

Samuel Smiles

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.

Buddha

Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal.

Horace
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