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    sorrow Quotes

    For me, it's owning the fact that I have a sensitive disposition along with a rampant imagination that makes up stories and convinces me they're true. I feel things intensely, and that sometimes brings me on wave of profound sorrow.
    — Zosia Mamet
    In the mind engaged in struggling with hardship, one always finds something delightful. The sorrow of disappointment arises in the complacency of satisfaction.
    — Zicheng Hong
    Goods and possessions are no gain in his eyes. He stays far from wealth and honor. Long life is no ground for joy, nor early death for sorrow. Success is not for him to be pround of, failure is no shame. Had he all the world's power he would not hold it as his own. If he conquered everything he would not take it to himself. His glory is in knowing that all things come together in One and life and death are equal.
    — Zhuangzi
    Joy, anger, sorrow, happiness, find no place in that man's breast; for to him all creation is ONE. And all things being thus united in ONE, his body and limbs are but as dust of the earth, and life and death, beginning, and end, are but as night and day, and cannot destroy his peace. How much less such trifles as gain or loss, misfortune or good fortune?
    — Zhuangzi
    The birth of a man is the birth of his sorrow. The longer he lives, the more stupid he becomes, because his anxiety to avoid unavoidable death becomes more and more acute. What bitterness! He lives for what is always out of reach! His thirst for survival in the future makes him incapable of living in the present.
    — Zhuangzi
    Tape the sound of the moon fading at dawn. Give it to your mother to listen to when she's in sorrow.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: sorrow  moon  mother 
    I saw sorrow turning into clarity.
    — Yoko Ono
    tags: sorrow  clarity 
    Happiness and sorrow are twins, let them come and go like clouds.
    — Yogaswami
    tags: happiness  sorrow 
    The only thing pain can wring from a soul that has abandoned resistance and from a mind that has lost its hate is sorrow
    — Yi Mun-yol
    tags: pain  hate  sorrow  soul  lost  mind 
    Sorrow happens, hardship happens, the hell with it, who never knew the price of happiness, will not be happy.
    — Yevgeny Yevtushenko
    tags: happiness  sorrow  hell 
    It is only our exactions of life that are terrible. It is only our impossible conceptions of beauty and good and justice that are terrible-because they never are realized, and at the same time they prevent us taking life as it is. That is the real source of all our sorrow and suffering.
    — Wladyslaw Stanislaw Reymont
    Sorrow and frustration have their power. The world is moved by people with great discontents. Happiness is a drug. It can make men blind and deaf and insensible to reality. There are times when only sorrow can give to sorrow.
    — Winifred Holtby
    I advise nobody to drown sorrow in cocoa. It is bad for the figure and it does not alleviate the sorrow.
    — Winifred Holtby
    tags: sorrow  bad 
    Sulky labor, and the labor of sorrow are little worth: if you could only shed tranquility over the conscience and infuse joy into the soul, you would do more to make the man a thorough worker than if you could lend him the force of Hercules, or the hundred arms of Briareus.
    — William Wilberforce
    tags: men  joy  sorrow  soul  conscience 
    Oh! faint delicious spring-time violet, Thine odor like a key, Turns noiselessly in memory's wards to let A thought of sorrow free.
    — William Wetmore Story
    tags: thoughts  sorrow  key 
    Prostrate on earth the bleeding warrior lies,And Isr'el's beauty on the mountains dies.How are the mighty fallen!Hush'd be my sorrow, gently fall my tears,Lest my sad tale should reach the alien's ears:Bid Fame be dumb, and tremble to proclaimIn heathen Gath, or Ascalon, our shameLest proud Philistia, lest our haughty foe,With impious scorn insult our solemn woe.
    — William Somervile
    tags: beauty  sad  sorrow  earth  fame  insult 
    In the rest of Nirvana all sorrows surcease: Only Buddha can guide to that city of Peace Whose inhabitants have the eternal release.
    — William Rounseville Alger
    tags: peace  sorrow  buddha 
    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 
    To understand at all what life means, one must begin with Christian belief. And I think knowledge may be sorrow with a man unless he loves.
    — William Mountford
    tags: belief  men  sorrow  christian 
    It is not in the bright, happy day, but only in the solemn night, that other worlds are to be seen shining in their long, long distances. And it is in sorrow - the night of the soul - that we see farthest, and know ourselves natives of infinity, and sons and daughters of the Most High.
    — William Mountford
    tags: world  sorrow  soul  night  son  daughter 
    When we feel how God was in our sorrows, we shall trust the more blessedly that He will be in our deaths.
    — William Mountford
    tags: death  trust  sorrow  god 
    It is a kind and wise arrangement of Providence that weaves our sorrows into the elements of character and that all the disappointments, and conflicts, and afflictions of life may, if rightly used, become the means of improvement, and create in us the sinews of strength.... the dross is left in the crucible, the baser metals are transmuted, and the character is enriched with gold.
    — William Morley Punshon
    Life, with all it's sorrows, cares, perplexities and heart-breaks, is more interesting than bovine placidity, hence more desirable. The more interesting it is, the happier it is.
    — William Lyon Phelps
    tags: sorrow  care 
    The possibilities were endless. Battles would be fought. Wonders revealed. Many journeys. Many lands. Many joys. Many sorrows. But stories all...
    — William Joyce
    The Bible is the light of my understanding, the joy of my heart, the fullness of my hope, the clarified of my affections, the mirror of my thoughts, the consoler of my sorrows, the guide of my soul through this gloomy labyrinth of time, the telescope went from heaven to reveal to the eye of man the amazing glories of the far distant world.
    — William Jones
    It is important to me that everybody who has been hurt know that the sorrow I feel is genuine. First and most important, my family, my friends, my staff, my cabinet, Monica Lewinsky and her family and the American people. I have asked all for their forgiveness.
    — William J. Clinton
    We need not borrow and take up sorrows upon use of the morrow, to make up our present load; as we read of daily bread, so of a daily cross, Luke ix. M, which we are bid to take, not to make.
    — William Gurnall
    tags: present  sorrow  read 
    Great sorrows have no leisure to complain:Least ills vent forth, great griefs within remain.
    — William Goffe
    tags: grief  sorrow  leisure 
    Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to the sweets of the sunshine.
    — William Gilmore Simms
    tags: sorrow 
    We know nothing of the trials, sorrows and temptations of those around us, of pillows wet with sobs, of the life-tragedy that may be hidden behind a smile, of the secret cares, struggles, and worries that shorten life and leave their mark in hair prematurely whitened, and a character changed and almost recreated in a few days. Let us not dare to add to the burden of another the pain of our judgment.
    — William George Jordan
    Worry is discounting possible future sorrows so that the individual may have present misery.
    — William George Jordan
    There is no such thing as was - only is. If was existed, there would be no grief or sorrow.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: grief  sorrow 
    Then Ben wailed again, hopeless and prolonged. It was nothing. Just sound. It might have been all time and injustice and sorrow become vocal for an instant by a conjunction of planets.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: time  sorrow 
    A fellow gets to thinking. About all the sorrow and afflictions in this world; how it's liable to strike anywhere, like lightning.
    — William Faulkner
    tags: sorrow  thinking 
    The domestic relations precede, and in our present existence are worth more than all our other social ties. They give the first throb to the heart, and unseal the deep fountains of its love. Home is the chief school of human virtue. Its responsibilities, joys, sorrows, smiles, tears, hopes, and solicitudes form the chief interest of human life.
    — William Ellery Channing
    Never forget that the purpose for which a man lives is the improvement of the man himself, so that he may go out of this world having, in his great sphere or his small one, done some little good for his fellow creatures and labored a little to diminish the sin and sorrow that are in the world.
    — William E. Gladstone
    tags: men  live  improvement  world  sorrow  sin 
    The wars come and go in blood and tears; but whether they are bad wars, or what are comically called good wars, they are of one effect in death and sorrow.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: death  sorrow  bad  blood  war 
    Lord, for the erring thoughtNot unto evil wrought:Lord, for the wicked willBetrayed, and baffled still:For the heart from itself kept,Our thanksgiving accept.For ignorant hopes that wereBroken to our blind prayer:For pain, death, sorrow, sentUnto our chastisement:For all loss of seeming good,Quicken our gratitude.
    — William Dean Howells
    tags: death  evil  pain  heart  loss  sorrow  gratitude  hope 
    How beautiful is sorrow when it is dressed by virgin innocence! it makes felicity in others seem deformed.
    — William Davenant
    tags: beautiful  sorrow 
    Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.
    — William Davenant
    tags: sorrow 
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