SORROW QUOTES

quotations about sorrow

Sorrow quote

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

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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

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Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

THOMAS MOORE, "Come Ye Disconsolate"

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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

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He who has most of heart, knows most of sorrow.

P. J. BAILEY, attributed, Day's Collacon

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In my dream, I was drowning my sorrows
But my sorrows they'd learned to swim

U2, "Until the End of the World"

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Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.

PHILIP JAMES BAILEY, Festus

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

LEO TOLSTOY, War and Peace

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Joy's recollection is no longer joy,
While Sorrow's memory is a sorrow still.

LORD BYRON, Marino Faliero

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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

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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

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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

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Never try to drown your sorrows if she can swim.

KEN ALSTAD, Savvy Sayin's

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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

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Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Macbeth

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Joy, being altogether wanting,
It doth remember me the more of sorrow.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE, Richard II

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Our days and nights
Have sorrows woven with delights.

FRANÇOIS DE MALHERBE, To Cardinal Richelieu

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Enjoy the beauty. When Miss Joy enters, welcome her charming company but don't try to stop her; she is beautiful, but fickle. Let her go; don't lock the door; because Mr Sorrow is coming. Welcome him with open doors lest he breaks the windows. He is not very popular. He stays a little longer. Offer him a mug of beer. He goes; Miss Joy is returning. But give her a glass of diet coke!

SWAMI SWAROOPANANDA, "Manage your sorrows", The Economic Times, April 25, 2017

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Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Nobody knows my sorrow
Nobody knows the trouble I've seen
Glory, Hallelujah

LOUIS ARMSTRONG, "Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen"

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Joy may be a miser,
But Sorrow's purse is free.

RICHARD HENRY STODDARD, Persian Song

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