Sorrow Quotes

Shared sorrow is half sorrow

Danish Proverb

Those who are held wise among men, and who search for the reason of things, are those who bring the most sorrow upon themselves


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

Chinese Proverb

Sorrow is tranquillity remembered in emotion.

Dorothy Parker

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.

Victor Hugo

Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends

African Proverb

Joy and sorrow are next door neighbors

German Proverb

Sorrow is brief but joy is endless

Friedrich von Schiller

There is peace and rest and comfort in sorrow

Soren Kierkegaard

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

Jean Paul Richter

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

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


All sorrows are bearable, if there is bread.

Miguel de Cervantes

Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.

Philip James Bailey

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

Thomas Gray

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

Jean Paul Richter

There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.

Marcus T. Cicero

Sorrow makes us children again.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

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

Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

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

St. Thomas Aquinas

Smoking has a sedative effect upon the nerves, and enables a man to bear the sorrows of this life (of which every one has his share) not only decently, but dignifiedly.

George Henry Borrow

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

Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Thus while I journey on, my Lord to meet,My thoughts and meditations are so sweet,Of Him on whom I lean, my strength, my stay,I can forget the sorrows of the way.

Horatius Bonar

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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