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    I was given life because it was my time, and now I take leave of it according to the same law. Content with the natural sequence of these events, I am touched neither by joy nor by grief. I am simply hanging in the air ... incapable of freeing myself, tied by the threads of things.
    — Zhuangzi
    tags: time  joy  grief  law 
     
    Wealth and honor, benefits and blessings shall enrich my life; poverty and failures, grief and anxiety shall help fulfill it. In my life, I will serve heaven and earth; in death I will find peace.
    — Zhang Zai
    Grief is illness. You cannot breathe; you cannot walk or eat or sleep. The sickness is entire, the body and the spirit.
    — Zelda Popkin
    tags: grief  sleep  illness  body  spirit 
     
    The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory. You have to get to know the meaning not just of joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin.
    — Yuri Gagarin
    tags: joy  grief  meaning  path 
     
    This is a racist and imperialist war. The warmongers who stole the White House have hijacked a nation's grief and turned it into a perpetual war on any non-white country they choose to describe as terrorist.
    — Woody Harrelson
    tags: grief  war 
     
    But to write - that is grief and labor; and to read what one has written - how unlike the story as one saw it; how dull, how spirtless - that is enough to send one weeping to bed.
    — Winifred Holtby
    tags: grief  stories  write  read 
     
    Youth knows no remedy for grief but death.
    — Winifred Holtby
    tags: death  youth  grief 
     
    Grief is so far from retrieving a loss that it makes it greater; but the way to lessen it is by a comparison with others' losses.
    — William Wycherley
    tags: grief  loss 
     
    Conversation augments pleasure and diminishes pain by our having shares in either; for silent woes are greatest, as silent satisfaction leas; since sometimes our pleasure would be none but for telling of it, and our grief insupportable but for participation.
    — William Wycherley
    tags: pain  grief  pleasure  shares 
     
    Ye lover of the picturesque, if ye wish to drown your grief, take my advice and visit the ancient town of Crieff.
    — William Topaz McGonagall
    tags: advice  grief  wishes  lover 
     
    What this country needs... what this great land of ours needs is something to happen to it. Something ferocious and tragic, like what happened to Jericho or the cities of the plain - something terrible I mean, son, so that when the people have been through hellfire and the crucible, and have suffered agony enough and grief, they'll be people again, human beings, not a bunch of smug contented cows rooting at the trough.
    — William Styron
    tags: people  grief  human  son 
     
    We live in grief for having left the womb, for having left the teat, then school, then home. In my case, it was leaving marriages, and the death of my wife.
    — William Shatner
    tags: death  live  grief  school  marriage  wife 
     
    Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.
    — William Ralph Inge
    tags: death  friends  grief 
     
    The true poetry of life: the poetry of the commonplace, of the ordinary man, of the plain, toil-worn woman, with their loves and their joys, their sorrows and their griefs.
    — William Osler
    tags: men  women  joy  grief  sorrow  true  poetry 
     
    Speak not, move not, but listen, the sky is full of gold. No ripple on the river, no stir in field or fold, All gleams but naught doth glisten, but the far-off unseen sea. Forget days past, heart broken, put all memory by! No grief on the green hillside, no pity in the sky, Joy that may not be spoken fills mead and flower and tree.
    — William Morris
    tags: heart  joy  past  memory  grief  sky  broken  flowers 
     
    Forgetfulness of grief I yet may gain;In some wise may come ending to my pain;It may be yet the Gods will have me glad!Yet, Love, I would that thee and pain I had!
    — William Morris
    tags: pain  grief  god  wise 
     
    There is far too much talk of love and grief benumbing the faculties, turning the hair gray, and destroying a man's interest in his work. Grief has made many a man look younger.
    — William McFee
    tags: men  work  grief 
     
    True repentance has as its constituent elements not only grief and hatred of sin, but also an apprehension of the mercy of God in Christ. It hates the sin, and not simply the penalty; and it hates the sin most of all because it has discovered God's love.
    — William Mackergo Taylor
    tags: grief  hate  true  hatred  mercy  god  sin  christ 
     
    Great sorrows have no leisure to complain:Least ills vent forth, great griefs within remain.
    — William Goffe
    tags: grief  sorrow  leisure 
     
    No man can cause more grief than that one clinging blindly to the vices of his ancestors.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: men  grief 
     
    Between grief and nothing, I will take grief.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: grief 
     
    There is no such thing as was - only is. If was existed, there would be no grief or sorrow.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: grief  sorrow 
     
    They bore within their breasts the grief That fame can never heal- That deep, unutterable woe Which none save exiles feel.
    — William Edmondstoune Aytoun
    tags: grief  fame 
     
    Sleep, Silence's child, sweet father of soft rest, Prince whose approach peace to all mortals brings Indifferent host to shepherds and kings Sole comforter to minds with grief oppressed.
    — William Drummond
    Grief is itself a medicine.
    — William Cowper
    tags: grief  medicine 
     
    Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure; Married in haste, we may repent at leisure.
    — William Congreve
    tags: grief  leisure 
     
    Hell take curtains! Go with some show of inconvenience; sit openly - to the weather as to grief. Or do you think you can shut your grief in?
    — William Carlos Williams
    tags: grief  hell 
     
    There is a day of sunny restFor every dark and troubled night;And grief may hide an evening guest,But joy shall come with early light.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: joy  grief  dark 
     
    Gently - so have good men taught -Gently, and without grief, the old shall glideInto the new; the eternal flow of things,Like a bright river of the fields of heaven,Shall journey onward in perpetual peace.
    — William C. Bryant
    tags: men  peace  grief  journey 
     
    Grief is nature's most powerful aphrodisiac.
    — Will Ferrell
    tags: nature  grief  powerful 
     
    Avoid the question 'why me?.' It saves a lot of grief
    — Wilhelmina Baird
    tags: grief  questions 
     
    Joy mingled with sadness, even with grief, is the deepest human joy. It winds itself about the soul with indescribable sweetness, with a dim but unerring sense for what will some day be born of it.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    tags: joy  sadness  grief  human  soul 
     
    Happiness is so nonsynonymous with joy or pleasure that it is not infrequently sought and felt in grief and deprivation.
    — Wilhelm von Humboldt
    tags: happiness  joy  grief  pleasure 
     
    The old happiness is unreturning. Boy's griefs are not so grievous as youth's yearning. Boys have no sadness sadder than our hope.
    — Wilfred Owen
    tags: happiness  youth  sadness  grief  boys  hope 
     
    My soul's a little grief, grappling your chest,To climb your throat on sobs; easily chasedOn other sighs and wiped by fresher winds.
    — Wilfred Owen
    tags: grief  soul 
     
    Grief dejects and wrings the tortured soul.
    — Wentworth Dillon, 4th Earl of Roscommon
    tags: grief  soul 
     
    I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: time  peace  live  world  grief  grace  wild  tax 
     
    New grief, when it came, you could feel filling the air. It took up all the room there was. The place itself, the whole place, became a reminder of the absence of the hurt or the dead or the missing one. I don't believe that grief passes away. It has its time and place forever. More time is added to it; it becomes a story within a story. But grief and griever alike endure.
    — Wendell Berry
    Returning from the wilderness a man becomes a restorer of order, a preserver. He sees the truth, recognizes his true heir, honors his forbears and his heritage, and gives his blessing to his successors. He embodies the passing of human time, living and dying within the human limits of grief and joy.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: time  truth  men  joy  living  grief  human  blessing  true  dying  honor 
     
    The mercy of the world is time. Time does not stop for love, but it does not stop for death and grief, either.
    — Wendell Berry
    tags: death  time  world  grief  mercy 
     
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