quotations about sorrow
Trouble comes to us all in this life: we set our hearts on things which it isn't God's will for us to have, and then we go sorrowing.
GEORGE ELIOT, Adam Bede
Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen.
MOTHER TERESA, A Gift for God
Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.
PHILIP JAMES BAILEY, Festus
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
THOMAS MOORE, "Come Ye Disconsolate"
Sorrow does not predicate annihilation, but development. There is compensation in all things around us. There must be in this experience. The real counterstroke to the pulse of mortal anguish is not the full stop of death, but the vibration of immortality.
E. H. CHAPIN, Living Words
He who has most of heart, knows most of sorrow.
P. J. BAILEY, attributed, Day's Collacon
Joy's recollection is no longer joy,
While Sorrow's memory is a sorrow still.
LORD BYRON, Marino Faliero
Every heart has its secret sorrows which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.
HENRY WADSWORTH LONGFELLOW, Hyperion
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace
Sorry is the Kool-Aid of human emotions. It's what you say when you spill a cup of coffee or throw a gutterball when you're bowling with the girls in the league. True sorrow is as rare as true love.
STEPHEN KING, Carrie
Joy may be a miser,
But Sorrow's purse is free.
RICHARD HENRY STODDARD, Persian Song
It is the peculiar nature of the world to go on spinning no matter what sort of heartbreak is happening.
SUE MONK KIDD, The Secret Life of Bees
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and to have recovered hope.
GEORGE ELIOT, Adam Bede
Our comforts come from God; our sorrows, from ourselves.
IVAN PANIN, Thoughts
The burdens of life I'll take up now,
But never my heart will they stain.
If sorrows of earth fit me for heaven,
No reason have I to complain.
ARDELIA COTTON BARTON, "No Reason Have We to Complain"
A sorrow's crown of sorrow
Is remembering happier things.
ALFRED TENNYSON, Locksley Hall
Life's joys and sorrows meet us every day,
But some are blinded by their tears of sorrow
And see no joy.
S. MOORE, "Sonnet"
That thorny path, those stormy skies,
Have drawn our spirits nearer;
And rendered us, by sorrow's ties,
Each to the other dearer.
BERNARD BARTON, Not Ours the Vows
There would be far less suffering amongst mankind, if men -- and God knows why they are so fashioned -- did not employ their imaginations so assiduously in recalling the memory of past sorrow, instead of bearing their present lot with equanimity.
JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, The Sorrows of Young Werther
What an insidious drug memory can be. Especially the memory of unhappiness.
HORACE HOLLEY, His Luck