Sorrow Quotes

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them.

Kahlil Gibran

Don't let your sorrow come higher than your knees

Swedish Proverb

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

Alfred De Musset

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

William Shakespeare

Silence is medication for sorrow

Arab Proverb

The worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.

Arthur Christopher Benson

Abandon learning and there will be no sorrow


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

Marcus T. Cicero

There is no greater sorrow than to be mindful of the happy time in misery.

Dante Alighieri

Sorrow makes men sincere.

Henry Ward Beecher

Sorrow is the mere rust of the soul. Activity will cleanse and brighten it.

Samuel Johnson

Sorrow makes us all children again.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The busy have no time for tears.

Lord Byron

Sorrows are like thunderclouds - in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.

Jean Paul Richter

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.

Jean Paul Richter

Never borrow sorrow from tomorrow.

Helen Steiner Rice

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

Francis Braceland

Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

Dorothy Parker

Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.

Joni Mitchell

Sorrow comes to all...Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You cannot now realize that you will ever feel better and yet you are sure to be happy again.

Abraham Lincoln

One of the advantages of a great sorrow is that nothing else seems painful.

Giacomo Casanova

There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.

Durante degli Alighieri

To these crocodile tears they will add sobs, fiery sighs, and sorrowful countenance.

Robert Burton

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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