Melancholy Quotes

Aristotle said melancholy men of all others are most witty.

Robert Burton

All my joys to this are folly Naught so sweet as melancholy.

Robert Burton

The nature of this melancholy becomes clearer, once one asks the question, with whom does the historical writer of historicism actually empathize. The answer is irrefutably with the victor. Those who currently rule are however the heirs of all those who have ever been victorious. Empathy with the victors thus comes to benefit the current rulers every time.

Walter Bendix Schnflies Benjamin

Even after making up one's mind to the sacrifices I had decided upon, there is always left a trace of envy for those who have triumphed in the melancholy struggle for literary supremacy.

Paul Charles Joseph Bourget

Thus falling, falling from afar, As if some melancholy star Had mingled with her light her sighs, And dropped them from the skies.

Washington Allston

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere.

William Cullen Bryant

And that dismal cry rose slowly And sank slowly through the air, Full of spirit's melancholy And eternity's despair; And they heard the words it said, "Pan is dead! great Pan is dead! Pan, Pan is dead!"

Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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