Sorrow Quotes

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

Yevgeny Yevtushenko

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

Idleness, sorrow, a friend, and a foe.

Dorothy Parker

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

Kahlil Gibran

Shallow sorrows and shallow loves live on. The loves and sorrows that are great are destroyed by their own plenitude.

Oscar Wilde

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

Eudora Welty

How soon my sorrow hath destroyed my face

William Shakespeare

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


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

William Shakespeare

When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions!

William Shakespeare

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


Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground

Oscar Wilde

Sorrow is to the soul what the worm is to wood

Turkish Proverb

They who increase knowledge, increase sorrow


Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.

Emily Bronte

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

William Blake

There are some men above grief and some men below it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The deeper the sorrow the less tongue it hath.

The Talmud

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.

Stefan Kanfer

Prayer has comforted us in sorrow and will help strengthen us for the journey ahead.

George W. Bush

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow

Samuel Johnson

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

C. Fitzhugh

Heart, my heart, so battered with misfortune far beyond your strength, up, and face the men who hate us. Bare your chest to the assault of the enemy, and fight them off. Stand fast among the beamlike spears. Give no ground; and if you beat them, do not brag in open show, nor, if they beat you, run home and lie down on your bed and cry. Keep some measure in the joy you take in luck, and the degree you give way to sorrow. All our life is up-and-down like this.


In the journal of my misery, each sorrow competes for the first place in length and strength.

Ivo Andric

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Updated On : October 27, 2013
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