Sorrow Quotes

Patience makes lighter what sorrow may not heal.


The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.

Henry Maudsley

It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.

Amelia Barr

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?

Thomas Kempis

What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life- to strengthen each other in all labor, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories ...

George Eliot

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.


There is this difference between the grief of youth and that of old age: youth's burden is lightened by as much of it as another shares; old age may give and give, but the sorrow remains the same.

O. Henry

There is something in sorrow more akin to the course of human affairs than joy.

C. Fitzhugh

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow

Samuel Johnson

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

William Shakespeare

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

No greater grief than to remember days of gladness when sorrow is at hand

Friedrich von Schiller

If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.

Chinese Proverb

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.

George Moore

Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours, Makes the night morning, and the noontide night.

William Shakespeare

There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.

Alfred De Musset

There is the kiss of welcome and of parting, the long, lingering, loving, present one; the stolen, or the mutual one; the kiss of love, of joy, and of sorrow; the seal of promise and receipt of fulfillment.

Thomas C. Haliburton

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven.

Mark Twain

"Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe."

Dorothy Parker

A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow.

Swedish Proverb

Silence is medication for sorrow.

Arab Proverb quotes

Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends.

African Proverb quotes

Sorrow is one of the vibrations that prove the fact of living.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery
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