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Sorrow Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Sorrow

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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

Related topics: Sympathy Grief Death Dying

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
- Chief Seattle

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow,
it only saps today of its joy.
- Leo Buscaglia

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Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow...
but only empties today of its strength.
- C. H. Spurgeon

If you are patient in one moment of anger,
you will escape a hundred days of sorrow.
- Chinese Proverb

Farewell My Friend
It was beautiful as long as it lasted
The journey of my life.
I have no regrets whatsoever
save the pain I'll leave behind.
Those dear hearts who love and care...
And the strings pulling at the heart and soul...
The strong arms that held me up
When my own strength let me down.
At every turning of my life
I came across good friends,
Friends who stood by me,
Even when the time raced me by.
Farewell, farewell my friends
I smile and bid you goodbye.
No, shed no tears for I need them not
All I need is your smile.
If you feel sad do think of me
for that's what I'll like
when you live in the hearts
of those you love, remember then
you never die.
- Gitanjali Ghei


 

I give you this one thought to keep -
I am with you still - I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the sweet uplifting rush,
of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft starts that shine at night.
Do not think of me as gone -
I am with you still in each new dawn.
- Traditional Native American Prayer

Do not mourn the dead, but comfort the living.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died.
Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
- George S. Patton

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

For those of true faith, death is not a time to mourn,
but a time to celebrate returning to the Creator.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The River of Life is the source of all joy -
and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy -
and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.
Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow.
Let reality be reality.
Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
- Lao Tzu

Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
- Anonymous

In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for;
as for me,
I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
- H. L. Mencken

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot

There's no such thing as old age, there is only sorrow.
- Fay Weldon

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow,
for the root of all grief is attachment.
Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
- Chanakya

Parting is such sweet sorrow.
- William Shakespeare

I Did Not Die
Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there. I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain,
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there. I did not die.
- Anonymous

I cannot know the pain you feel.
I cannot share your memories or your loss.
My words of sympathy are beneath measure, yet
know that my heart reaches out with love to your heart.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Make the most of your regrets;
never smother your sorrow,
but tend and cherish it till it comes to have
a separate and integral interest.
To regret deeply is to live afresh.
- Henry David Thoreau

If a friend of mine gave a feast, and did not invite me to it,
I should not mind a bit.
but if a friend of mine had a sorrow
and refused to allow me to share it,
I should feel it most bitterly.
If he shut the doors of the house of mourning against me,
I would move back again and again and beg to be admitted
so that I might share in what I was entitled to share.
If he thought me unworthy, unfit to weep with him,
I should feel it as the most poignant humiliation.
- Oscar Wilde

How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to
feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage,
you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him.
You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
- Clarissa Pinkola Estes

The River of Life has no meaning, no good, no bad,
no better, no worse, no love, no hate, no fear, no anger, no joy.
The River of Life has no judgment, no expectation.
The River of Life just IS. There is nothing to do.
There is nothing to say.
There is nothing to think.
There is nothing to feel.
The River just flows. The River is the source of all nourishment -
the source of all obstacles.
The River is the source of all life - the source of all death.
The River is the source of all joy - and the source of all sorrow.
Yet the River has no joy - and the River has no sorrow.
The River is just the River.
One can flow harmoniously with the River -
or one can struggle fearfully against the River -
and the River just flows.
One can accept the River - or one can deny the River -
and the River just flows.
One can worship the River of Life - or one can curse the River of Life -
and the River just flows. There is nothing to do - and the River flows.
There is nothing to say - and the River flows.
There is nothing to think - and the River flows.
There is nothing to feel - and the River flows.
The River flows - and all else is our drama.
The River flows - and all else is our invention.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Endings: sometimes a season of sorrow and grief.
Endings: what must precede new beginnings.
Life is an endless cycle of endings and beginnings.
Renewal and rebirth cannot occur without endings -
as the new year's crop can only be planted and flourish
in the decay of last year.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If future generations are to remember us
more with gratitude than sorrow,
we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology.
We must also leave them a glimpse of the world
as it was created, not just as it looked
when we got through with it.
- Lyndon B. Johnson

Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.
- Ernest Renan

There is no worse sorrow than remembering happiness in the day of sorrow.
- Alfred de Musset

People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told
that sorrow knows how to swim.
- Ann Landers

There is one type of ideal woman very seldom described in poetry -
the old maid,
the woman whom sorrow or misfortune prevents from fulfilling her natural destiny.
- Lafcadio Hearn

Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't
get mad they'll bite you -
but stay mad and you'll never be bitten.
Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.
- Jack Kerouac

It appears to me impossible that I should cease to exist,
or that this active, restless spirit,
equally alive to joy and sorrow, should be only organized dust.
- Mary Wollstonecraft

The saloon is a liar.
It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.
- Billy Sunday

Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this,
that I have found it easier to read the mystery told
in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy.
- George William Russell

There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too;
and goodness that is not greenness,
either, no more than sorrow is.
- Herman Melville

What else does anxiety about the future bring you but sorrow upon sorrow?
- Thomas Kempis

The cure for sorrow is to learn something.
- Barbara Sher

Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light,
so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
- Meister Eckhart

Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart.
As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Old age is not a matter for sorrow.
It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
- Thomas Carlyle

As this world was not intended to be a state of any
great satisfaction or high enjoyment,
so neither was it intended to be a mere scene of unhappiness and sorrow.
- Joseph Butler

Not in sorrow freely is never to open the bosom to
the sweets of the sunshine.
- William Gilmore Simms

Life has never been easy.
Nor is it meant to be.
It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
- Dirk Benedict

I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it,
but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born
to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
- Voltaire

I found more joy in sorrow than you could find in joy.
- Sara Teasdale

Waste brings woe, and sorrow hates despair.
- Robert Greene

I believe the Negro blood counts, and counts to my advantage -
though it has caused me at times a life of great humiliation and sorrow.
- Henry Ossawa Tanner

I have been in Sorrow's kitchen and licked out all the pots.
Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows,
with a harp and sword in my hands.
- Zora Neale Hurston

The source of one's joy is also often the source of one's sorrow.
- Jessamyn West

It is the youth who must inherit the tribulation,
the sorrow...
that are the aftermath of war.
- Herbert Hoover

It has been said that our anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow,
but only empties today of its strength.
- Charles Spurgeon

Genius is sorrow's child.
- John Adams

The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the
sole cause of all our adversities.
- Sophocles

Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which
can be foreseen and known:
but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
- Freya Stark

Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, no winter in thy year.
- John A. Logan

I cannot sleep - great joy is as restless as great sorrow.
- Fanny Burney

This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief,
and constructed at the brink of despair,
contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph
over the powers of darkness.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Heaven is high, Earth Wide.
Bitter between them flies my sorrow.
- Li Po

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
- Rene Descartes

Partying is such sweet sorrow.
- Robert Byrne

You can try to take sorrow and make it into something enduring,
meaningful and beautiful.
I always feel guilty that this is my job,
that I get to do this.
- Alice Hoffman

Above all things let us never forget that mankind constitutes one great brotherhood;
all born to encounter suffering and sorrow,
and therefore bound to sympathize with each other.
- Albert Pike

Every where the years bring to all enough of sin and sorrow;
but in slavery the very dawn of life is darkened by these shadows.
- Harriet Ann Jacobs

When I wished to sing of love, it turned to sorrow.
And when I wished to sing of sorrow,
it was transformed for me into love.
- Franz Schubert

Excessive sorrow laughs.
Excessive joy weeps.
- William Blake

Patience is sorrow's salve.
- Charles Churchill

Our common liberty is consecrated by a common sorrow.
- George William Curtis

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep.
- Francis J. Braceland

What is the life of man!
Is it not to shift from side to side? From sorrow to
sorrow? To button up one cause of vexation!
And unbutton another!
- Laurence Sterne


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