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Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
Isaiah 53:4
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 53; Verse: 4.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Sorrow for the lost Lenore — For the rare and radiant maiden whom the angels name Lenore — Nameless here for evermore.
How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow.
Revelation 18:7
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Revelation of St. John the Divine; Common Book Name: Revelation; Chapter: 18; Verse: 7.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
No wearisome days, no sorrowful nights; no hunger or thirst; no anxiety or fears; no envies, no jealousies, no breaches of friendship, no sad separations, no distrusts or forebodings, no self-reproaches, no enmities, no bitter regrets, no tears, no heartaches; "And there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain; for the former things are passed away."
"you don't really care about the trials of tomorrow, rather lay awake in a bed full of sorrow"
She said, "I'll show you a picture, A picture of tomorrow, There's nothing changing, it's all sorrow." "Oh, no, please don't show me I'm a swine, you don't wanna know me!"
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
Isaiah 53:3
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 53; Verse: 3.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The blessing of the LORD, it maketh rich, and he addeth no sorrow with it.
Proverbs 10:22
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Proverbs; Common Book Name: Proverbs; Chapter: 10; Verse: 22.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Writing is Crude hieroglyphs chiseled in pain & sorrow to commemorate an event which is intransmissible.
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak Whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1605), Act IV, scene 3, line 209.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
Matthew 19:22
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Matthew; Common Book Name: Matthew; Chapter: 19; Verse: 22.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
"One is never thinking of the real sorrow," said the strange priest. "One can only be kind when it comes."
So that contrariwise ye ought rather to forgive him, and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one should be swallowed up with overmuch sorrow.
2 Corinthians 2:7
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; Common Book Name: 2 Corinthians; Chapter: 2; Verse: 7.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
I hold it true, whate'er befall; I feel it, when I sorrow most; 'Tis better to have loved and lost Than never to have loved at all.
And I heard a great voice out of heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he will dwell with them, and they shall be his people, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God. And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
He that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Knowledge
• Ecclesiastes. I. 18. Cited in: Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419-23.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Knowledge" (Quotes, ancient history, Bible)
And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
Exodus 3:7
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Book of Moses, called Exodus; Common Book Name: Exodus; Chapter: 3; Verse: 7.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Faith has in it the recognition of the certainty and the justice of a judgment that is coming down crashing on every human head; and then from the midst of these fears and sorrows and the tempest of that great darkness there rises up in the night of terrors the shining of one perhaps pale, quivering, distant, but divinely given hope, "My Saviour! My Saviour! He is righteous; He has died; He lives! I will stay no longer; I will cast myself upon Him!"
O, to have the soul bathed all day long in this thought, " as the pebble in the willow brook " until the words come like the tears, because the heart is full, and we cannot help it; to feel, in the darkest hour, that there is an unseen Spectator whose eyes rest on us like morning on the flowers; and that in the severest sorrow, we can sink into a presence full of love and sympathy, deeper than ever breathed from earth or sky or loving hearts— a presence in which all fears and anxieties melt away as ice-crystals in the warm ocean. This is heaven.
Edward Thomson
• P. 432.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Edward Thomson" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
That text is consecrated for me by the memory of one of the greatest sorrows I have known — the death of my dear father. In those solemn days, when we used to steal, one by one, into the darkened room, to take yet another look at the dear calm face, and to pray for strength, the one feature in the room that I remember was a framed text, illuminated by one of my sisters, "Then are they glad, because they are at rest ; and so he bringeth them into the haven where they would be!" That text will always have, for me, a sadness and a sweetness of its own. Thank you again for sending it me. Please don't mention this when we meet. I can't talk about it.
In much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
Good-night, good-night! Parting is such sweet sorrow That I shall say good-night till it be morrow.
Good-night, good-night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good-night till it be morrow.
Good night, good night! parting is such sweet sorrow, That I shall say good night till it be morrow.
And they were exceeding sorrowful, and began every one of them to say unto him, Lord, is it I?
Matthew 26:22
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Matthew; Common Book Name: Matthew; Chapter: 26; Verse: 22.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Then saith he unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful, even unto death: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
Matthew 26:38
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Matthew; Common Book Name: Matthew; Chapter: 26; Verse: 38.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.
2 Corinthians 7:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; Common Book Name: 2 Corinthians; Chapter: 7; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
No more let sins and sorrows grow, Nor thorns infest the ground; He comes to make His blessings flow Far as the curse is found.
And when they saw him, they were amazed: and his mother said unto him, Son, why hast thou thus dealt with us? behold, thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing.
Luke 2:48
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Luke; Common Book Name: Luke; Chapter: 2; Verse: 48.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
"You," your joys and your sorrows, your memories and your ambitions, your sense of personal identity and free will, are in fact no more than the behavior of a vast assembly of nerve cells and their associated molecules.
Soul
• Francis Crick, The Astonishing Hypothesis: The Scientific Search for the Soul (1994)
• Source: Wikiquote: "Soul" (Quotes)
A woman when she is in travail hath sorrow, because her hour is come: but as soon as she is delivered of the child, she remembereth no more the anguish, for joy that a man is born into the world.
John 16:21
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. John; Common Book Name: John; Chapter: 16; Verse: 21.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
All these are the beginning of sorrows.
Matthew 24:8
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Matthew; Common Book Name: Matthew; Chapter: 24; Verse: 8.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Ecclesiastes 1:18
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Ecclesiastes, or, The Preacher; Common Book Name: Ecclesiastes; Chapter: 1; Verse: 18.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
Proverbs 15:13
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Proverbs; Common Book Name: Proverbs; Chapter: 15; Verse: 13.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Psalms 116:3
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 116; Verse: 3.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy.
Matthew 26:37
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Matthew; Common Book Name: Matthew; Chapter: 26; Verse: 37.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And the ransomed of the LORD shall return, and come to Zion with songs and everlasting joy upon their heads: they shall obtain joy and gladness, and sorrow and sighing shall flee away.
Isaiah 35:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 35; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Therefore the redeemed of the LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away.
Isaiah 51:11
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 51; Verse: 11.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Revelation 21:4
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Revelation of St. John the Divine; Common Book Name: Revelation; Chapter: 21; Verse: 4.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.
Age
• Psalms XC. 10.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Age" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 12-17.)
"The bitterest sorrow that man can know is to aspire to do much and to achieve nothing"… so Herodotus relates that a Persian said to a Theban at a banquet (book ix., chap. xvi.). And it is true. With knowledge and desire we can embrace everything , or almost everything; with the will nothing, or almost nothing. And contemplation is not happiness — no! not if this contemplation implies impotence. And out of this collision between our knowledge and our power pity arises.
He that goes a borrowing goes a sorrowing.
And when he heard this, he was very sorrowful: for he was very rich.
Luke 18:23
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Luke; Common Book Name: Luke; Chapter: 18; Verse: 23.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
But because I have said these things unto you, sorrow hath filled your heart.
John 16:6
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. John; Common Book Name: John; Chapter: 16; Verse: 6.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Sorrow is better than laughter: for by the sadness of the countenance the heart is made better.
Ecclesiastes 7:3
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Ecclesiastes, or, The Preacher; Common Book Name: Ecclesiastes; Chapter: 7; Verse: 3.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, That ye shall weep and lament, but the world shall rejoice: and ye shall be sorrowful, but your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
John 16:20
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. John; Common Book Name: John; Chapter: 16; Verse: 20.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve.
Isaiah 14:3
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 14; Verse: 3.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And they shall be afraid: pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman that travaileth: they shall be amazed one at another; their faces shall be as flames.
Isaiah 13:8
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 13; Verse: 8.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
Leviticus 26:16
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Third Book of Moses, called Leviticus; Common Book Name: Leviticus; Chapter: 26; Verse: 16.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
For behold this selfsame thing, that ye sorrowed after a godly sort, what carefulness it wrought in you, yea, what clearing of yourselves, yea, what indignation, yea, what fear, yea, what vehement desire, yea, what zeal, yea, what revenge! In all things ye have approved yourselves to be clear in this matter.
2 Corinthians 7:11
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; Common Book Name: 2 Corinthians; Chapter: 7; Verse: 11.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
…some say that Happiness is not Good for Mortals & they ought to be answerd that Sorrow is not fit for Immortals & is utterly useless to any one a blight never does good to a tree & if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight.
Bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Hair
• Genesis, XIII. 38.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Hair" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 347-49.)
If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm all hostility.
And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.
John 16:22
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. John; Common Book Name: John; Chapter: 16; Verse: 22.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.
Now I rejoice, not that ye were made sorry, but that ye sorrowed to repentance: for ye were made sorry after a godly manner, that ye might receive damage by us in nothing.
2 Corinthians 7:9
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; Common Book Name: 2 Corinthians; Chapter: 7; Verse: 9.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
In the course of reading he became more and more melancholy and finally became completely gloomy. When the reading was over he uttered in a voice full of sorrow: "Goodness, how sad is our Russia!"
Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.
Genesis 3:16
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of Moses, called Genesis; Common Book Name: Genesis; Chapter: 3; Verse: 16.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
Deuteronomy 28:65
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Fifth Book of Moses, called Deuteronomy; Common Book Name: Deuteronomy; Chapter: 28; Verse: 65.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;
Genesis 3:17
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of Moses, called Genesis; Common Book Name: Genesis; Chapter: 3; Verse: 17.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
A countenance more in sorrow than in anger.
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain That has been, and may be again.
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain, That has been and may be again.
Sorrow
• William Wordsworth, The Solitary Reaper.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
To show an unfelt sorrow is an office Which the false man does easy.
As sorrowful, yet alway rejoicing; as poor, yet making many rich; as having nothing, and yet possessing all things.
2 Corinthians 6:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; Common Book Name: 2 Corinthians; Chapter: 6; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Who hath woe? who hath sorrow? who hath contentions? who hath babbling? who hath wounds without cause? who hath redness of eyes?
Proverbs 23:29
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Proverbs; Common Book Name: Proverbs; Chapter: 23; Verse: 29.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And when Jesus saw that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have riches enter into the kingdom of God!
Luke 18:24
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Luke; Common Book Name: Luke; Chapter: 18; Verse: 24.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, both young men and old together: for I will turn their mourning into joy, and will comfort them, and make them rejoice from their sorrow.
Jeremiah 31:13
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 31; Verse: 13.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
2 Samuel 22:6
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Book of Samuel, otherwise called the Second Book of the Kings; Common Book Name: 2 Samuel; Chapter: 22; Verse: 6.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Psalms 18:5
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 18; Verse: 5.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
Proverbs 14:13
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Proverbs; Common Book Name: Proverbs; Chapter: 14; Verse: 13.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And saith unto them, My soul is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch.
Mark 14:34
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Mark; Common Book Name: Mark; Chapter: 14; Verse: 34.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
I was dumb with silence, I held my peace, even from good; and my sorrow was stirred.
Psalms 39:2
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 39; Verse: 2.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
Ecclesiastes 11:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Ecclesiastes, or, The Preacher; Common Book Name: Ecclesiastes; Chapter: 11; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Can I see another's woe, And not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, And not seek for kind relief?
For indeed he was sick nigh unto death: but God had mercy on him; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Philippians 2:27
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians; Common Book Name: Philippians; Chapter: 2; Verse: 27.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And Hannah answered and said, No, my lord, I am a woman of a sorrowful spirit: I have drunk neither wine nor strong drink, but have poured out my soul before the LORD.
1 Samuel 1:15
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of Samuel, otherwise called the First Book of the Kings; Common Book Name: 1 Samuel; Chapter: 1; Verse: 15.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Is it nothing to you, all ye that pass by? behold, and see if there be any sorrow like unto my sorrow, which is done unto me, wherewith the LORD hath afflicted me in the day of his fierce anger.
Lamentations 1:12
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Lamentations of Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Lamentations; Chapter: 1; Verse: 12.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
How many of our virtues originate in the fear of Death — & that while we flatter ourselves that we are melting in Christian Sensibility over the sorrows of our human Brethren and Sisteren, we are in fact, tho' perhaps unconsciously, moved at the prospect of our own End — for who sincerely pities Sea-sickness, Toothache, or a fit of the Gout in a lusty Good-liver of 50?
"Most musical, most melancholy" bird! A melancholy bird! Oh! idle thought! In nature there is nothing melancholy. But some night-wandering man, whose heart was pierced With the remembrance of a grievous wrong, Or slow distemper, or neglected love, (And so, poor wretch! filled all things with himself, And made all gentle sounds tell back the tale Of his own sorrow) he, and such as he, First named these notes a melancholy strain.
So smile the Heavens upon this holy act That after hours with sorrow chide us not!
The people shall hear, and be afraid: sorrow shall take hold on the inhabitants of Palestina.
Exodus 15:14
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Book of Moses, called Exodus; Common Book Name: Exodus; Chapter: 15; Verse: 14.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about.
Psalms 32:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 32; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And when he rose up from prayer, and was come to his disciples, he found them sleeping for sorrow,
Luke 22:45
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Luke; Common Book Name: Luke; Chapter: 22; Verse: 45.
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Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god: their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
Psalms 16:4
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 16; Verse: 4.
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And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
Daniel 10:16
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Daniel; Common Book Name: Daniel; Chapter: 10; Verse: 16.
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This sorrow's heavenly; It strikes where it doth love.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Othello (c. 1603), Act V, scene 2, line 21.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
In his neck remaineth strength, and sorrow is turned into joy before him.
Job 41:22
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 41; Verse: 22.
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He that winketh with the eye causeth sorrow: but a prating fool shall fall.
Proverbs 10:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Proverbs; Common Book Name: Proverbs; Chapter: 10; Verse: 10.
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For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; yea, his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is also vanity.
Ecclesiastes 2:23
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Ecclesiastes, or, The Preacher; Common Book Name: Ecclesiastes; Chapter: 2; Verse: 23.
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I walked a mile with Sorrow And ne'er a word said she; But, oh, the things I learned from her When Sorrow walked with me.
Sorrow
• Robert Browning Hamilton, Along the Road.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
My Sorrow, when she’s here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane.
My sorrow when she's here with me, Thinks these dark days of autumn rain Are beautiful as days can be; She loves the bare, the withered tree; She walks the sodden pasture lane.
November
• Robert Frost, My November Guest.
• Source: Wikiquote: "November" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 562.)
That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.
Romans 9:2
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans; Common Book Name: Romans; Chapter: 9; Verse: 2.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
A feeling of sadness and longing, That is not akin to pain, And resembles sorrow only As the mist resembles the rain.
And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I?
Mark 14:19
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Mark; Common Book Name: Mark; Chapter: 14; Verse: 19.
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How long shall I take counsel in my soul, having sorrow in my heart daily? how long shall mine enemy be exalted over me?
Psalms 13:2
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 13; Verse: 2.
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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.
Misattributed to Laozi
• This quotation's origin is actually unknown, however it is not found in the Dao De Jing.
 • 生命是一连串的自发的自然变化。逆流而动只会徒增伤悲。接受现实,万物自然循着规律发展。
• Source: Wikiquote: "Laozi" (Misattributed)
A glooming peace this morning with it brings; The sun for sorrow will not show his head. Go hence, to have more talk of these sad things; Some shall be pardon'd, and some punished: For never was a story of more woe Than this of Juliet and her Romeo.
When you depart from me sorrow abides, and happiness takes his leave.
All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
Karen Blixen
• As quoted in The Human Condition (1958) by Hannah Arendt. This appears as part of a statement in a 1957 interview where she speaks of a friend's comments about her:
I am not a novelist, really not even a writer; I am a storyteller. One of my friends said about me that I think all sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them, and perhaps this is not entirely untrue. To me, the explanation of life seems to be its melody, its pattern. And I feel in life such an infinite, truly inconceivable fantasy.
 • Interview with Bent Mohn in The New York Times Book Review (3 November 1957)
• Paraphrased variant : All suffering is bearable if it is seen as part of a story.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Karen Blixen" (Quotes)
Myrrh is mine, its bitter perfume Breathes a life of gathering gloom; Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, Sealed in the stone cold tomb.
And Jabez was more honourable than his brethren: and his mother called his name Jabez, saying, Because I bare him with sorrow.
1 Chronicles 4:9
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of the Chronicles; Common Book Name: 1 Chronicles; Chapter: 4; Verse: 9.
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A Creature not too bright or good For human nature's daily food; For transient sorrows, simple wiles, Praise, blame, love, kisses, tears and smiles.
Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit.
Isaiah 65:14
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 65; Verse: 14.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
I sent him therefore the more carefully, that, when ye see him again, ye may rejoice, and that I may be the less sorrowful.
Philippians 2:28
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Philippians; Common Book Name: Philippians; Chapter: 2; Verse: 28.
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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.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
Psalms 127:2
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 127; Verse: 2.
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But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
1 Thessalonians 4:13
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Thessalonians; Common Book Name: 1 Thessalonians; Chapter: 4; Verse: 13.
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And in that day they shall roar against them like the roaring of the sea: and if one look unto the land, behold darkness and sorrow, and the light is darkened in the heavens thereof.
Isaiah 5:30
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 5; Verse: 30.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.
Psalms 69:29
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 69; Verse: 29.
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Sorrowing most of all for the words which he spake, that they should see his face no more. And they accompanied him unto the ship.
Acts 20:38
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Acts of the Apostles; Common Book Name: Acts; Chapter: 20; Verse: 38.
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For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
Mark 13:8
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Gospel According to St. Mark; Common Book Name: Mark; Chapter: 13; Verse: 8.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
In the day shalt thou make thy plant to grow, and in the morning shalt thou make thy seed to flourish: but the harvest shall be a heap in the day of grief and of desperate sorrow.
Isaiah 17:11
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 17; Verse: 11.
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And I wrote this same unto you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow from them of whom I ought to rejoice; having confidence in you all, that my joy is the joy of you all.
2 Corinthians 2:3
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Second Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Corinthians; Common Book Name: 2 Corinthians; Chapter: 2; Verse: 3.
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Then Jesus spoke: "Bring here thy burden, And find in me a full release; Bring all thy sorrows, all thy longings, And take instead my perfect peace. Trying to bear thy cross alone! — Child, the mistake is all thine own."
And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Genesis 42:38
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of Moses, called Genesis; Common Book Name: Genesis; Chapter: 42; Verse: 38.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The trees that whisper in the evening Carried away by a moonlight shadow Sing a song of sorrow and grieving Carried away by a moonlight shadow All she saw was a silhouette of a gun Far away on the other side. He was shot six times by a man on the run And she couldn't find how to push through.
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, But in battalions.
California is a tragic country — like Palestine, like every Promised Land. Its short history is a fever-chart of migrations — the land rush, the gold rush, the oil rush, the movie rush, the Okie fruit-picking rush, the wartime rush to the aircraft factories — followed, in each instance, by counter-migrations of the disappointed and unsuccessful, moving sorrowfully homeward.
Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.
Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.
Sorrow
• Oscar Wilde, De Profundis.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.
Psalms 107:39
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 107; Verse: 39.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.
Jeremiah 31:25
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 31; Verse: 25.
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The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid.
Psalms 18:4
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 18; Verse: 4.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Patience makes lighter / What sorrow may not heal. ("sed levius fit patientia quidquid corrigere est nefas")
He that begetteth a fool doeth it to his sorrow: and the father of a fool hath no joy.
Proverbs 17:21
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Proverbs; Common Book Name: Proverbs; Chapter: 17; Verse: 21.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Day and night they go about it upon the walls thereof: mischief also and sorrow are in the midst of it.
Psalms 55:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 55; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.
Translation: " … / That we wished to fly in heaven, two birds with the wings of one, And to grow together on the earth, two branches of one tree." Earth endures, heaven endures; some time both shall end, While this unending sorrow goes on and on for ever.
Bai Juyi
• Source: Wikiquote: "Bai Juyi" (Sourced, The Song of Long Sorrow: Original title: 『長恨歌』 Translation is taken from http://afpc.asso.fr/wengu/wg/wengu.php?l=Tangshi&no=71)
Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, and shall flow together to the goodness of the LORD, for wheat, and for wine, and for oil, and for the young of the flock and of the herd: and their soul shall be as a watered garden; and they shall not sorrow any more at all.
Jeremiah 31:12
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 31; Verse: 12.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Fade far away, dissolve, and quite forget What thou among the leaves hast never known, The weariness, the fever, and the fret Here, where men sit and hear each other groan; Where palsy shakes a few, sad, last gray hairs, Where youth grows pale, and spectre-thin, and dies; Where but to think is to be full of sorrow And leaden-eyed despairs.
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them.
Lamentations 3:65
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Lamentations of Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Lamentations; Chapter: 3; Verse: 65.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
We meet this evening, not in sorrow, but in gladness of heart.
Happiness
• Abraham Lincoln, last public address (April 11, 1865); in Roy P. Basler, ed., The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, vol. 8, p. 399 (1953). On April 9, Lee had surrendered.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Happiness" (Quotes)
For I am ready to halt, and my sorrow is continually before me.
Psalms 38:17
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Psalms; Common Book Name: Psalms; Chapter: 38; Verse: 17.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
When I would comfort myself against sorrow, my heart is faint in me.
Jeremiah 8:18
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 8; Verse: 18.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Damascus is waxed feeble, and turneth herself to flee, and fear hath seized on her: anguish and sorrows have taken her, as a woman in travail.
Jeremiah 49:24
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 49; Verse: 24.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
And the land shall tremble and sorrow: for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon, to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.
Jeremiah 51:29
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 51; Verse: 29.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
All his days also he eateth in darkness, and he hath much sorrow and wrath with his sickness.
Ecclesiastes 5:17
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Ecclesiastes, or, The Preacher; Common Book Name: Ecclesiastes; Chapter: 5; Verse: 17.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Yet I will distress Ariel, and there shall be heaviness and sorrow: and it shall be unto me as Ariel.
Isaiah 29:2
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 29; Verse: 2.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
Why criest thou for thine affliction? thy sorrow is incurable for the multitude of thine iniquity: because thy sins were increased, I have done these things unto thee.
Jeremiah 30:15
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 30; Verse: 15.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
What do you get when you fall in love? You only get lies and pain and sorrow So, for at least, until tomorrow I'll never fall in love again
Wherefore the king said unto me, Why is thy countenance sad, seeing thou art not sick? this is nothing else but sorrow of heart. Then I was very sore afraid,
Nehemiah 2:2
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Nehemiah; Common Book Name: Nehemiah; Chapter: 2; Verse: 2.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Ashkelon shall see it, and fear; Gaza also shall see it, and be very sorrowful, and Ekron; for her expectation shall be ashamed; and the king shall perish from Gaza, and Ashkelon shall not be inhabited.
Zechariah 9:5
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Zechariah; Common Book Name: Zechariah; Chapter: 9; Verse: 5.
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It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.
Genesis 44:31
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of Moses, called Genesis; Common Book Name: Genesis; Chapter: 44; Verse: 31.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
From childhood's hour I have not been As others were — I have not seen As others saw — I could not bring My passions from a common spring — From the same source I have not taken My sorrow — I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone — And all I lov'd — I lov'd alone —
Down, thou climbing sorrow.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, King Lear (1608), Act II, scene 4, line 57.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
Since sorrow never comes top late, And happiness too swiftly flies.
Sorrow
• Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
Because it shut not up the doors of my mother's womb, nor hid sorrow from mine eyes.
Job 3:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 3; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
But he bears both the sentence and the sorrow That, to pay grief, must of poor patience borrow.
Ere sin could blight or sorrow fade, Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to heaven conveyed, And bade it blossom there.
Yet, ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise.
Fate
• Thomas Gray, On a Distant Prospect of Eton College.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Fate" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 261-65.)
I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden.
Zephaniah 3:18
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Zephaniah; Common Book Name: Zephaniah; Chapter: 3; Verse: 18.
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You take my hand, I'll take your hand Together we may get away This much madness is too much sorrow It's impossible to make it today.
Behold, all ye that kindle a fire, that compass yourselves about with sparks: walk in the light of your fire, and in the sparks that ye have kindled. This shall ye have of mine hand; ye shall lie down in sorrow.
Isaiah 50:11
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Isaiah; Common Book Name: Isaiah; Chapter: 50; Verse: 11.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
As the days wherein the Jews rested from their enemies, and the month which was turned unto them from sorrow to joy, and from mourning into a good day: that they should make them days of feasting and joy, and of sending portions one to another, and gifts to the poor.
Esther 9:22
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Esther; Common Book Name: Esther; Chapter: 9; Verse: 22.
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When thou art departed from me to day, then thou shalt find two men by Rachel's sepulchre in the border of Benjamin at Zelzah; and they will say unto thee, The asses which thou wentest to seek are found: and, lo, thy father hath left the care of the asses, and sorroweth for you, saying, What shall I do for my son?
1 Samuel 10:2
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of Samuel, otherwise called the First Book of the Kings; Common Book Name: 1 Samuel; Chapter: 10; Verse: 2.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Parking is such street sorrow.
There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery.
And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
Genesis 44:29
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The First Book of Moses, called Genesis; Common Book Name: Genesis; Chapter: 44; Verse: 29.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The day goes by like a shadow o’er the heart, With sorrow where all was delight; The time has come when the darkies have to part: Then my old Kentucky home, good night!
But when the melancholy fit shall fall Sudden from heaven like a weeping cloud, That fosters the droop-headed flowers all, And hides the green hill in an April shroud; Then glut thy sorrow on a morning rose.
Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd, Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow, Raze out the written troubles of the brain, And with some sweet oblivious antidote Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart?
Medicine
• Source: Wikiquote: "Medicine" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 502-04.)
There is sorrow enough in the natural way From men and women to fill our day; But when we are certain of sorrow in store Why do we always arrange for more? Brothers and sisters I bid you beware Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
Dogs
• Rudyard Kipling, The Power of the Dog.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Dogs" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 198-200.)
The old world order changed when this war-storm broke. The old international order passed away as suddenly, as unexpectedly, and as completely as if it had been wiped out by a gigantic flood, by a great tempest, or by a volcanic eruption. The old world order died with the setting of that day's sun and a new world order is being born while I speak, with birth-pangs so terrible that it seems almost incredible that life could come out of such fearful suffering and such overwhelming sorrow.
All sorrows are less with bread.
I will instruct my sorrows to be proud.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, King John (1598), Act III, scene 1, line 68.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
The things that my soul refused to touch are as my sorrowful meat.
Job 6:7
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 6; Verse: 7.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Wherefore came I forth out of the womb to see labour and sorrow, that my days should be consumed with shame?
Jeremiah 20:18
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 20; Verse: 18.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
It was a fine cry — loud and long — but it had no bottom and it had no top, just circles and circles of sorrow.
Thou didst say, Woe is me now! for the LORD hath added grief to my sorrow; I fainted in my sighing, and I find no rest.
Jeremiah 45:3
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 45; Verse: 3.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Concerning Damascus. Hamath is confounded, and Arpad: for they have heard evil tidings: they are fainthearted; there is sorrow on the sea; it cannot be quiet.
Jeremiah 49:23
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 49; Verse: 23.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Yea, though they have hired among the nations, now will I gather them, and they shall sorrow a little for the burden of the king of princes.
Hosea 8:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Hosea; Common Book Name: Hosea; Chapter: 8; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come upon him: he is an unwise son; for he should not stay long in the place of the breaking forth of children.
Hosea 13:13
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: Hosea; Common Book Name: Hosea; Chapter: 13; Verse: 13.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Hang sorrow! care'll kill a cat.
Work is the best antidote to sorrow.
Hang sorrow, care 'll kill a cat.
Sorrow
• Ben Jonson, Every Man in his Humour, Act I, scene 3.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy.
The deeper sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
My plenteous joys, Wanton in fulness, seek to hide themselves In drops of sorrow.
Joy
• William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1605), Act I, scene 4, line 35.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Joy" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source)
Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company.
Sleep
• William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream (c. 1595-96), Act III, scene 2, line 435.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sleep" (Quotes)
An hour will come, with pleasure to relate Your sorrows past, as benefits of Fate.
Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young heads against their mothers— And that cannot stop their tears.
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.
Do ye hear the children weeping, O my brothers, Ere the sorrow comes with years? They are leaning their young heads against their mothers, And that cannot stop their tears.
Childhood
• Elizabeth Barrett Browning, The Cry of the Children.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Childhood" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 109-113.)
What wilt thou say when he shall punish thee? for thou hast taught them to be captains, and as chief over thee: shall not sorrows take thee, as a woman in travail?
Jeremiah 13:21
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Jeremiah; Chapter: 13; Verse: 21.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
'Tis all men's office to speak patience To those that wring under the load of sorrow, But no man's virtue nor sufficiency To be so moral when he shall endure The like himself.
Patience
• William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing (1598-99), Act V, scene 1, line 27.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Patience" (Quotes)
It is hard to eulogize any man — to capture in words not just the facts and the dates that make a life, but the essential truth of a person — their private joys and sorrows; the quiet moments and unique qualities that illuminate someone’s soul. How much harder to do so for a giant of history, who moved a nation toward justice, and in the process moved billions around the world.
There are only two answers for the handling of people from 2.0 down on the Tone Scale, neither one of which has anything to do with reasoning with them or listening to their justification of their acts. The first is to raise them on the Tone Scale by un-enturbulating some of their theta by any one of the three valid processes. The other is to dispose of them quietly and without sorrow.
All good books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel that all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse, and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was. If you can get so that you can give that to people, then you are a writer.
Is it enough to be an Extreme Snowboarding National Champion? An on air TV host? A professional fly fisherman? Not for Greta Gaines. This multifaceted woman also has just released her fifth studio album, Lighthouse & The Impossible Love, and what a rollicking ride it is. Dripping with vintage tone and sultry but gritty vocals, Gaines' latest effort is a study in tension and release. Sweetness and sorrow. A good old-fashioned stomp juxtaposed with a bluesy narrative. And you know what? It’s all good.
When you are old and gray and full of sleep, And nodding by the fire, take down this book, And slowly read, and dream of the soft look Your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep;How many loved your moments of glad grace, And loved your beauty with love false or true, But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you, And loved the sorrows of your changing face.And bending down beside the glowing bars, Murmur, a little sadly, how Love fled And paced upon the mountains overhead And hid his face amid a crowd of stars.'''
The tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow.
Tears
• William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra (1600s), Act I, scene 2, line 176.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Tears" (Quotes)
The saloon is a liar. It promises good cheer and sends sorrow.
Come, and take choice of all my library, And so beguile thy sorrow.
Libraries
• William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus (c. 1584-1590), Act IV, scene 1, line 34.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Libraries" (Quotes: listed alphabetically by author, S-T)
How beautiful, if sorrow had not made Sorrow more beautiful than Beauty's self.
When at the close of each sad, sorrowing day, Fancy restores what vengeance snatch'd away.
Fancies
• Alexander Pope, Eloisa to Abelard, line 225.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Fancies" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 260.)
I will indulge my sorrows, and give way To all the pangs and fury of despair.
The path of sorrow, and that path alone, Leads to the land where sorrow is unknown.
I am afraid of all my sorrows, I know that thou wilt not hold me innocent.
Job 9:28
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 9; Verse: 28.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.
Ezekiel 23:33
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of the Prophet Ezekiel; Common Book Name: Ezekiel; Chapter: 23; Verse: 33.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most Must mourn the deepest o’er the fatal truth, The Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.
For the desire of money is the root of all evils; which some coveting have erred from the faith, and have entangled themselves in many sorrows.
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.
Job 6:10
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 6; Verse: 10.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
The LORD is righteous; for I have rebelled against his commandment: hear, I pray you, all people, and behold my sorrow: my virgins and my young men are gone into captivity.
Lamentations 1:18
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Lamentations of Jeremiah; Common Book Name: Lamentations; Chapter: 1; Verse: 18.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Nor doth the general care Take hold on me, for my particular grief Is of so flood-gate and o'erbearing nature That it engluts and swallows other sorrows And it is still itself.
Grief
• William Shakespeare, Othello (c. 1603), Act I, scene 3, line 54.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Grief" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 342-44.)
Each new morn, New widows howl, new orphans cry, new sorrows Strike heaven on the face, that it resounds As if it felt with Scotland and yell'd out Like syllable of dolour.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Macbeth (1605), Act IV, scene 3, line 4.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
"What is the harvest of thy saints, O God! who dost abide? Where grow the garlands of thy chiefs In blood and sorrow dyed? What have thy servants for their pains?" "This only — to have tried."
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 have recovered hope.
"I have often felt a bitter sorrow at the thought of the German people, which is so estimable in the individual and so wretched in the generality. A comparison of the German people with other peoples arouses a painful feeling, which I try to overcome in every possible way." Goethes Gespraeche, December 13, 1813
No sound of joy or sorrow Was heard from either bank; But friends and foes in dumb surprise, With parted lips and straining eyes, Stood gazing where he sank; And when above the surges, They saw his crest appear, All Rome sent forth a rapturous cry, And even the ranks of Tuscany Could scarce forbear to cheer.
Who goeth a borrowing Goeth a sorrowing.
The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself.
One sorrow never comes but brings an heir, That may succeed as his inheritor.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Pericles, Prince of Tyre (c. 1607-08), Act I, scene 4, line 63.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
As long as skies are blue, and fields are green, Evening must usher night, night urge the morrow, Month follow month with woe, and year wake year to sorrow.
The Pilgrim of Eternity, whose fame Over his living head like Heaven is bent, An early but enduring monument, Came, veiling all the lightnings of his song In sorrow.
Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.
In Affectionate Remembrance of ENGLISH CRICKET, which died at the Oval on 29th AUGUST, 1882, Deeply lamented by a large circle of sorrowing friends and acquaintances R.I.P. N.B. - The body will be cremated and the ashes taken to Australia.
Cricket
• Reginald Shirley Brooks, published in The Sporting Times (1882).
• See wikipedia on The Ashes.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Cricket" (Quotes)
In spite of illness, in spite even of the archenemy sorrow, one can remain alive long past the usual date of disintegration if one is unafraid of change, insatiable in intellectual curiosity, interested in big things, and happy in small ways.
I need only suggest what kind of sermons are still listened to in the most enlightened countries. There are such words as joy and sorrow, but they are only the burden of a psalm, sung with a nasal twang, while we believe in the ordinary and mean.
The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal — every other affliction to forget: but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open — this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.
As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts. Give us strength, too - strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces. And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
Patience is sorrow's salve.
That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.
Sorrow
• Alfred Tennyson, Locksley Hall (1835, published 1842), Stanza 38. Churton Collins, in Illustrations of Tennyson, p. 62, refers to Pindar, Pythian 4. 510, and Thucydides II. 44, as inspiring these lines.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced)
In every pang that rends the heart The Man of Sorrows had a part
In every pang that rends the heart The Man of Sorrows had a part.
About Jesus
• Michael Bruce, Gospel Sonnets, Christ Ascended. Attributed to John Logan, who issued the poems with emendations of his own. "Every pang that rends the heart." See also Oliver Goldsmith, The Captivity.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Jesus" (Quotes about Jesus: Sorted by historical period and date, with sections for quotes from major religious works., The Twentieth Century, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 114–115.)
Here I and sorrows sit; Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it.
Here I and sorrows sit: Here is my throne, bid kings come bow to it.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, King John (1598), Act III, scene 1, line 73.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
A propensity to hope and joy is real riches: One to fear and sorrow, real poverty.
Mine eye also is dim by reason of sorrow, and all my members are as a shadow.
Job 17:7
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 17; Verse: 7.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
I drank because I wanted to drown my sorrows, but now the damned things have learned to swim.
Frida Kahlo
• Letter to Ella Wolfe, "Wednesday 13," 1938, quoted in Frida: A Biography of Frida Kahlo by Hayden Herrera (1983) ISBN 0-06-091127-1 , p. 197. In a footnote (p.467), Herrera writes that Kahlo had heard this joke from her friend, the poet José Frías.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Frida Kahlo" (Sourced)
The desire of the moth for the star, Of the night for the morrow, The devotion to something afar From the sphere of our sorrow.
The mighty Mahmud, Allah-breathing Lord That all the misbelieving and black Horde Of Fears and Sorrows that infest the Soul Scatters before him with his whirlwind Sword. LXI.
To Sorrow I bade good-morrow, And thought to leave her far away behind; But cheerly, cheerly, She loves me dearly: She is so constant to me, and so kind.
The sorrows of those who have bartered for another god will be multiplied; I shall not pour out their drink offerings of blood, Nor will I take their names upon my lips.
Under the pressure of the cares and sorrows of our mortal condition, men have at all times, and in all countries, called in some physical aid to their moral consolations — wine, beer, opium, brandy, or tobacco.
To love means to open ourselves to the negative as well as the positive — to grief, sorrow, and disappointment as well as to joy, fulfillment, and an intensity of consciousness we did not know was possible before.
To Sorrow I bade good-morrow, And thought to leave her far away behind; But cheerly, cheerly, She loves me dearly; She is so constant to me, and so kind: I would deceive her And so leave her, But ah! she is so constant and so kind.
And others came... Desires and Adorations, Winged Persuasions and veiled Destinies, Splendours, and GloOms, and glimmering Incarnations Of hopes and fears, and twilight Phantasies; And Sorrow, with her family of Sighs, And Pleasure, blind with tears, led by the gleam Of her own dying smile instead of eyes, Came in slow pomp; — the moving pomp might seem Like pageantry of mist on an autumnal stream.
We rest. — A dream has power to poison sleep; We rise. — One wandering thought pollutes the day; We feel, conceive or reason, laugh or weep; Embrace fond woe, or cast our cares away: It is the same! — For, be it joy or sorrow, The path of its departure still is free: Man's yesterday may ne'er be like his morrow; Nought may endure but Mutability.
I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, Your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy golden storm, Yes many loved before us, I know that we are not new, In city and in forest they smiled like me and you, But let's not talk of love or chains and things we can't untie, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye.
Oh, when we are journeying through the murky night and the dark woods of affliction and sorrow, it is something to find here and there a spray broken, or a leafy stem bent down with the tread of His foot and the brush of His hand as He passed; and to remember that the path He trod He has hallowed, and thus to find lingering fragrance and hidden strength in the remembrance of Him as " in all points tempted like as we are," bearing grief for us, bearing grief with us, bearing grief like us.
Affliction
• Alexander Maclaren, p. 11.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Affliction" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
The slave is a man, "the image of God," but "a little lower than the angels;" possessing a soul, eternal and indestructible; capable of endless happiness, or immeasurable woe; a creature of hopes and fears, of affections and passions, of joys and sorrows, and he is endowed with those mysterious powers by which man soars above the things of time and sense, and grasps, with undying tenacity, the elevating and sublimely glorious idea of a God. It is such a being that is smitten and blasted. The first work of slavery is to mar and deface those characteristics of its victims which distinguish men from things, and persons from property. Its first aim is to destroy all sense of high moral and religious responsibility. It reduces man to a mere machine. It cuts him off from his Maker, it hides from him the laws of God, and leaves him to grope his way from time to eternity in the dark, under the arbitrary and despotic control of a frail, depraved, and sinful fellow-man. As the serpent-charmer of India is compelled to extract the deadly teeth of his venomous prey before he is able to handle him with impunity, so the slaveholder must strike down the conscience of the slave before he can obtain the entire mastery over his victim.
Genius is sorrow's child.
Misattributed to John Adams
• Adams used this statement in a letter to Benjamin Waterhouse (21 May 1821), but he may have been quoting the poem "To Mr. Stuart, On his Portrait of Mrs. M" by Sarah Wentworth Apthorp Morton, first published in 1803:
Genius is sorrow's child — to want allied —
Consoled by glory, and sustained by pride
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• Source: Wikiquote: "John Adams" (Misattributed: Statements originally made by others, that have become wrongly attributed to John Adams )
Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.
Bear sorrows and calamities patiently, otherwise you will never be happy.
There's no such thing as old age; there is only sorrow.
Remember that finding God will mean the funeral of all sorrows.
Since knowledge is but sorrow’s spy, It is not safe to know.
William Davenant
The Just Italian (licensed Oct. 2, 1629; printed 1630), Act v. Sc. 1. Compare: "From ignorance our comfort flows", Matthew Prior, To the Hon. Charles Montague; "Where ignorance is bliss, ’T is folly to be wise", Thomas Gray, Eton College, Stanza 10.
• Source: Wikiquote: "William Davenant" (Quotes)
Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No winter in thy year.
My plenteous joys, Wanton in fullness, seek to hide themselves In drops of sorrow.
Childhood has no forebodings; but then, it is soothed by no memories of outlived sorrow.
I see your brows are full of discontent, Your hearts of sorrow and your eyes of tears.
To weep with them that weep doth ease some deal; But sorrow flouted at is double death.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Titus Andronicus (c. 1584-1590), Act III, scene 1, line 245.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
It quieted pain and sorrow, Like love overcoming strife; It seemed the harmonious echo From our discordant life.
The tears that you spill, the sorrowful, are sweeter than the laughter of snobs and the guffaws of scoffers.
When you hold a grudge, you want someone else's sorrow to reflect your level of hurt but the two rarely meet.
Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array,— Days of absence, I am weary: She I love is far away.
All strange and terrible events are welcome, But comforts we despise; our size of sorrow, Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great.
Days of absence, sad and dreary, Clothed in sorrow's dark array,— Days of absence, I am weary; She I love is far away.
Absence
• Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Days of Absence.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Absence" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 2-3.)
How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
Job 21:17
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 21; Verse: 17.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Who ne'er his bread in sorrow ate, Who ne'er the mournful midnight hours Weeping upon his bed has sate, He knows you not, ye Heavenly Powers.
‘T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow.
The wild swan's death-hymn took the soul Of that waste place with joy Hidden in sorrow: at first to the ear The warble was low, and full and clear.
Swans
• Alfred Tennyson, The Dying Swan.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Swans" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 772-73.)
When there were periods of crisis, you stood beside him. When there were periods of happiness, you laughed with him. And when there were periods of sorrow, you comforted him.
See mother earth her offspring's fate bemoan, And nations gaze at scenes before unknown! See the bright beams of heaven's revolving light Involved in sorrows and the veil of night! The goddess comes, she moves divinely fair,
To the legion of the lost ones, to the cohort of the damned, To my brethren in their sorrow overseas, Sings a gentleman of England cleanly bred, machinely crammed, And a trooper of the Empress, if you please.
"Whatever crazy sorrow saith, No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly long'd for death. "'Tis life, whereof our nerves are scant, Oh life, not death, for which we pant; More life, and fuller, that I want."
It would be an endless task to trace the variety of meannesses, cares, and sorrows, into which women are plunged by the prevailing opinion that they were created rather to feel than reason, and that all the power they obtain, must be obtained by their charms and weakness.
Whoever recites the first four verses of Suratul Baqarah, Ayatul Kursi (verse 255 of Suratul Baqarah) along with the two verses which follow it (verses 256 and 257 up to ‘Wa Hum Fiha Khalidun’), and the last three verses (of this same Surah) will not see any bad or sorrow in his life or his wealth; Satan will not come near him; and he will not forget the Qur’an.
America could carry on a two years' war by the confiscation of the property of disaffected persons, and be made happy by their expulsion. Say not that this is revenge, call it rather the soft resentment of a suffering people, who, having no object in view but the good of all, have staked their own all upon a seemingly doubtful event. Yet it is folly to argue against determined hardness; eloquence may strike the ear, and the language of sorrow draw forth the tear of compassion, but nothing can reach the heart that is steeled with prejudice.
'Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.
Sorrow ends not when it seemeth done.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Richard II (c. 1595), Act I, scene 2, line 61.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
A bellyful is one of meat, drink, or sorrow.
Joy, being altogether wanting, It doth remember me the more of sorrow.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Richard II (c. 1595), Act III, scene 4, line 13.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
There's enough sorrow in the world, isn't there, without trying to invent it.
To these crocodile tears they will add sobs, fiery sighs, and sorrowful countenance.
Any mind that is capable of a real sorrow is capable of good.
Affliction may one day smile again; and till then, sit thee down, sorrow!
Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours, Makes the night morning, and the noon-tide night.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Richard III (c. 1591), Act I, scene 4, line 76.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
They bow themselves, they bring forth their young ones, they cast out their sorrows.
Job 39:3
• King James Version of the Bible originally published in 1611. Full KJV Authorized Book Name: The Book of Job; Common Book Name: Job; Chapter: 39; Verse: 3.
• The data for the years individual books were written is according to Dating the Bible on Wikipedia.
Never to blend our pleasure or our pride With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels.
And thus I see among these pleasant things Each care decays, and yet my sorrow springs!
The writer’s job is the job of a clown …the clown who also talks about sorrow.
In durance vile here must I wake and weep, And all my frowsy couch in sorrow steep.
But sorrow return'd with the dawning of morn, And the voice in my dreaming ear melted away.
Labour without joy is base. Labour without sorrow is base. Sorrow without labour is base. Joy without labour is base.
If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.
'Tis now the summer of your youth: time has not cropped the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
Youth
• Edward Moore, The Gamester, Act III, scene 4.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Youth" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 921-24.)
Not a day passes over the earth, but men and women of no note do great deeds, speak great words, and suffer noble sorrows.
O Sorrow, wilt thou live with me No casual mistress, but a wife, My bosom-friend and half of life; As I confess it needs must be.
O soldier and hero of God, where for thee is sorrow or shame or suffering? For thy life is a glory, thy deeds a consecration, victory thy apotheosis, defeat thy triumph.
Smoking has a sedative effect upon the nerves, and enables a man to bear the sorrows of this life (of which every one has his share) not only decently, but dignifiedly.
Each substance of a grief hath twenty shadows, Which shows like grief itself, but is not so; For sorrow's eye, glazed with blinding tears, Divides one thing entire to many objects.
Grief
• William Shakespeare, Richard II (c. 1595), Act II, scene 2, line 14.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Grief" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 342-44.)
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.
These bitter sorrows of childhood! when sorrow is all new and strange, when hope has not yet got wings to fly beyond the days and weeks, and the space from summer to summer seems measureless.
I never meant 2 cause u any sorrow I never meant 2 cause u any pain I only wanted 2 one time see u laughing I only wanted 2 see u laughing in the purple rain.
Patchwork? Ah, no! It was memory, imagination, history, biography, joy, sorrow, philosophy, religion, romance, realism, life, love and death; and over all, like a halo, the love of the artist for his work and the soul's longing for earthly immortality.
Eliza Calvert Hall
• Hall, Eliza Calvert. Aunt Jane of Kentucky. Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1907. Aunt Jane's Album p. 82.
• Hall, Eliza Calvert, and Melody Graulich. Aunt Jane of Kentucky. Masterworks of literature series. Albany, NY: NCUP, 1992. In the reprinted edition, Graulich discusses the quote on page xxiv.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Eliza Calvert Hall" (Sourced, Aunt Jane of Kentucky (1907): Aunt Jane of Kentucky, a collection of nine short stories that are set in rural western Kentucky in the late 19th Century, recounts an elderly spinster Aunt Jane's memories of life in the rural south. The first story in the book Sally Ann's Experience was originally published approximately ten years earlier and was the most famous story that she wrote.)
When the baptism of the penguins was known in Paradise, it caused neither joy nor sorrow, but an extreme surprise. The Lord himself was embarrassed. He gathered an assembly of clerics and doctors, and asked them whether they regarded the baptism as valid.
And as, in ethics, Evil is a consequence of Good, so, in fact, out of Joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day, or the agonies which are, have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been.
There is no fate that can not be surmounted by scorn. If the descent is thus sometimes performed in sorrow, it can also take place in joy. This word is not too much. Again I fancy Sisyphus returning toward his rock, and the sorrow was in the beginning.
'''There is a very life in our despair, Vitality of poison, — a quick root Which feeds these deadly branches; for it were As nothing did we die; but Life will suit Itself to Sorrow's most detested fruit, Like to the apples on the Dead Sea's shore, All ashes to the taste.
Patience is the ballast of the soul, that will keep it from rolling and tumbling in the greatest storms: and he, that will venture out without this to make him sail even and steady will certainly make shipwreck, and drown himself; first, in the cares and sorrows of this world; and, then, in perdition.
This is a sad time for all people. We have suffered a loss that cannot be weighed. For me, it is a deep, personal tragedy. I know the world shares the sorrow that Mrs. Kennedy and her family bear. I will do my best; that is all I can do. I ask for your help and God's.
Lyndon B. Johnson
• First official statement as President after the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, televised live from Andrews Air Force Base (22 November 1963).
• Source: Wikiquote: "Lyndon B. Johnson" (Quotes, 1960s, 1963, Statement on the Assassination of John F. Kennedy (1963))
It was a life, she eventually concluded, that had been lived in the middle ground, where contentment and love were found in the smallest details of people's lives. It was a life of dignity and honor, not without sorrows yet fulfilling in a way that few experiences ever were. She knew Tuck understood that more than anyone.
How are we to reconcile our supreme duty towards memory with the need to forget that is essential to life? No generation has had to confront this paradox with such urgency. The survivors wanted to communicate everything to the living: the victim's solitude and sorrow, the tears of mothers driven to madness, the prayers of the doomed beneath a fiery sky.
When Siddhartha listened attentively to this river, to the song of a thousand voices; when he did not listen to the sorrow or laughter, when he did not bind his soul to any one particular voice and absorb it in his Self, but heard them all, the whole, the unity; then the great song of a thousand voices consisted of one word: Om — perfection.
Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment. Therefore remove sorrow from thy heart, and put away evil from thy flesh: for childhood and youth are vanity.
'''Time is a fluid condition which has no existence except in the momentary avatars of individual people. There is no such thing as was — only is.''''' If was'' existed, there would be no grief or sorrow. I like to think of the world I created as being a kind of keystone in the universe; that, small as that keystone is, if it were ever taken away the universe itself would collapse.
In all things success depends on previous preparation, and without such previous preparation there is sure to be failure. If what is to be spoken be previously determined, there will be no stumbling. If affairs be previously determined, there will be no difficulty with them. If one's actions have been previously determined, there will be no sorrow in connection with them. If principles of conduct have been previously determined, the practice of them will be inexhaustible.
I communed with mine own heart, saying, Lo, I am come to great estate, and have gotten more wisdom than all they that have been before me in Jerusalem: yea, my heart had great experience of wisdom and knowledge. And I gave my heart to know wisdom, and to know madness and folly: I perceived that this also is vexation of spirit. For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.
Smile though your heart is aching Smile even though its breaking When there are clouds in the sky, you'll get by If you smile with your fear and sorrow Smile and maybe tomorrow You'll find that life is still worthwhile If you just Light up your face with gladness Hide every trace of sadness Although a tear may be ever so near That's the time you must keep on trying Smile, what's the use of crying? You'll find that life is still worthwhile.
To these trusted public servants and to my family and those close friends of mine who have followed me down a long, winding road, and to all the people of this Union and the world, I will repeat today what I said on that sorrowful day in November 1963: "I will lead and I will do the best I can." But you must look within your own hearts to the old promises and to the old dream. They will lead you best of all.
When I read the epitaphs of the beautiful, every inordinate desire goes out; when I meet with the grief of parents upon a tombstone, my heart melts with compassion; when I see the tomb of the parents themselves, I consider the vanity of grieving for those whom we must quickly follow: when I see kings lying by those who deposed them, when I consider rival wits placed side by side, or the holy men that divided the world with their contests and disputes, I reflect with sorrow and astonishment on the little competitions, factions, and debates of mankind.
The people of the unconquered territories beyond the borders might think: "What is the king's intentions towards us?" My only intention is that they live without fear of me, that they may trust me and that I may give them happiness, not sorrow. Furthermore, they should understand that the king will forgive those who can be forgiven, and that he wishes to encourage them to practice Dhamma so that they may attain happiness in this world and the next. I am telling you this so that I may discharge the debts I owe, and that in instructing you, that you may know that my vow and my promise will not be broken. Therefore acting in this way, you should perform your duties and assure them (the people beyond the borders) that: "The king is like a father. He feels towards us as he feels towards himself. We are to him like his own children."
Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy.
Sorrow is held the eldest child of sin.
Love is the root of all joy and sorrow.
Drink today, and drown all sorrow; You shall perhaps not do't tomorrow.
O, sorrow! Why dost borrow Heart's lightness from the merriment of May?
We are the zanies of sorrow. We are clowns whose hearts are broken.
Days that need borrow No part of their good morrow From a fore-spent night of sorrow.
Days, that need borrow No part of their good morrow From a fore-spent night of sorrow.
Day
• Richard Crashaw, Wishes to His Supposed Mistress.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Day" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 161-63.)
Days that need borrow No part of their good morrow, From a fore-spent night of sorrow.
Today
• Richard Crashaw, Wishes to his (Supposed) Mistress, Stanza 27.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Today" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 806.)
Even if loving meant leaving, or solitude, or sorrow, love was worth every penny of its price.
Whatever crazy sorrow saith, No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly long'd for death.
Death
• Alfred Tennyson, The Two Voices (1832; 1842), Stanza 132.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Death" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source , Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 163-81.)
Wept o'er his wounds, or tales of sorrow done, Shoulder'd his crutch, and shew'd how fields were won.
Sleep, sleep, beauty bright, Dreaming o'er the joys of night. Sleep, sleep: in thy sleep Little sorrows sit and weep.
Sorrow and scarlet leaf, Sad thoughts and sunny weather: Ah me, this glory and this grief Agree not well together!
Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each to-morrow Finds us further than to-day.
Well, there is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is.
Wherever good fortune enters, envy lays siege to the place and attacks it; and when it departs, sorrow and repentance remain behind.
At the end of the season of sorrows comes the time of rejoicing. Spring, like a well-oiled clock, noiselessly indicates this time.
The Moon's my constant mistress And the lovely owl my marrow. The flaming drake and the night-crow make Me music to my sorrow.
Tom o' Bedlam
• St. 4
• Source: Wikiquote: "Tom o' Bedlam" (Tom o' Bedlam's Song: "Tom o' Bedlam's Song" has a complex textual history and can be found in many widely divergent forms. The quotations here are cited from Robert Graves The Common Asphodel (London: Hamish Hamilton, 1949) pp. 209-211.)
Sweet bird! thy bower is ever green, Thy sky is ever clear; Thou hast no sorrow in thy song, No winter in thy year.
Cuckoos
• John Logan, To the Cuckoo, attributed also to Michael Bruce. Arguments in favor of Logan in Notes and Queries, April, 1902, pg 309; in favor of Bruce, June 14, 1902. pg. 469.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Cuckoos" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 153.)
But ask not bodies (doomed to die), To what abode they go; Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.
Knowledge
• William Davenant (1606–1668), The Just Italian, Act V, scene 1. Quote reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 419-23.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Knowledge" (Quotes, modern history, 17th century)
Fair Elphin, dry your cheeks! Such sorrow does not become you, Although you consider yourself cheated Excessive sorrow gains nothing, Nor will doubting God's miracles.
Something the heart must have to cherish, Must love and joy and sorrow learn; Something with passion clasp, or perish And in itself to ashes burn.
Elphin of noble generosity, Do not sorrow at your catch. Though I am weak on the floor of my basket, There are wonders on my tongue.
Something the heart must have to cherish, Must love, and joy, and sorrow learn; Something with passion clasp, or perish, And in itself to ashes burn.
Half my life is full of sorrow, Half of joy, still fresh and new; One of these lives is a fancy, But the other one is true.
Life
• Adelaide Anne Procter, Dream-Life.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Life" (Anonymous, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 440-55.)
O sorrow, wilt thou rule my blood, Be sometimes lovely, like a bride, And put thy harsher moods aside, If thou wilt have me wise and good.
Time, thy name is sorrow, says the stricken Heart of life, laid waste with wasting flame Ere the change of things and thoughts requicken, Time, thy name.
Sorrow
• Algernon Charles Swinburne, Time and Life, Stanza 1.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
I am not a Hindu, Nor a Muslim am I! I am this body, a play Of five elements; a drama Of the spirit dancing With joy and sorrow.
About Kabir
• Source: Wikiquote: "Kabir" (Quotes, Azfar Hussain translations: Poems of Kabir, as translated by Azfar Hussain, in Reading About the World, Vol. 2 ISBN 0-8281-0849-8 )
Let all thy joys be as the month of May And all thy days be as a marriage day: Let sorrow, sickness, and a troubled mind Be stranger to thee.
To the down Bow of Death His Forte gave way, All the Graces in sorrow were drown'd; Hallelujah Cresendo Shall be his glad lay When Da'Capo the Trumpet shall sound.
About Epitaphs
• Epitaph to Samuel Taylor, in Youlgreaves Churchyard, Derbyshire, England; reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 235.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Epitaphs" (Quotes about epitaphs, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 229-35.)
Questo misero modo Tengon l'anime triste di coloro Che visser senza infamia e senza lodo. This sorrow weighs upon the melancholy souls of those who lived without infamy or praise.
Life
• Dante Alighieri, Inferno, III. 36.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Life" (Anonymous, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 440-55.)
There was a period when our nation brought to bear great sufferings upon the people of the Korean Peninsula. The deep sorrow that I feel over this will never be forgotten.
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.
If a man sings of God and hears of Him, And lets love of God sprout within him, All his sorrows shall vanish, And in his mind, God will bestow abiding peace''.
Drop, drop—in our sleep, upon the heart sorrow falls, memory's pain, and to us, though against our very will, even in our own despite, comes wisdom by the awful grace of God.
Wisdom
• Aeschylus, Agamemnon. The above lines are from Edith Hamilton, trans., Three Greek Plays, p. 170 (1937). Other translations of this passage from Aeschylus vary. Robert F. Kennedy, delivering an extemporaneous eulogy to Martin Luther King, Jr., the evening of April 4, 1968, in Indianapolis, Indiana, said, "Aeschylus wrote: 'In our sleep, pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God.'" These words, lacking "own", have been used as one of the inscriptions at the Robert F. Kennedy gravesite in Arlington National Cemetery.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Wisdom" (, Respectfully Quoted: A Dictionary of Quotations (1989))
For once in my life I won’t let sorrow hurt me, Not like it’s hurt me before, oh For once I have something I know won't desert me ‘Cause I’m not alone anymore.
Not a sorrow, not a burden, not a temptation, not a bereavement, not a disappointment, not a care, not a groan or tear, but has its antidote in God's rich and inexhaustible resources.
A woman's counsel brought us first to woe, And made her man his paradise forego, Where at heart's ease he liv'd; and might have been As free from sorrow as he was from sin.
Women
• John Dryden, The Cock and the Fox, line 557.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Women" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 886-97.)
I do not think that any sorrow of youth or manhood equalled in intensity or duration the black and hopeless misery which followed the wrench of transference from a happy home to a school.
A religion so cheerless, a philosophy so sorrowful, could never have succeeded with the masses of mankind if presented only as a system of metaphysics. Buddhism owed its success to its catholic spirit and its beautiful morality.
Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime? Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle, Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime!
Lord Byron
• Canto I, stanza 1; this can be compared to: "Know'st thou the land where the lemon-trees bloom, / Where the gold orange glows in the deep thicket's gloom, / Where a wind ever soft from the blue heaven blows, / And the groves are of laurel and myrtle and rose!" Goethe, Wilhelm Meister
• Source: Wikiquote: "Lord Byron" (Quotes, The Bride of Abydos (1813): Text at readytogoebooks.com.)
Know ye the land where the cypress and myrtle Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime, Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle Now melt into sorrow, now madden to crime?
The bright days of my youth They were full of hope The great journey that was before me then Was what was destined to be, bye bye. Now I'm sorrowful, The day is long past. Alas and woe, oh.
Enya
• "The Bright Days of My Youth" (original Irish Gaelic title "Na Laetha Geal M'óige")
• Source: Wikiquote: "Enya" (Song lyrics: Note: Though all vocals and instrumentals on her albums are done entirely by Enya, nearly all the lyrics to her music are written by Roma Ryan, or taken from traditional sources., Watermark (1988))
A sacred burden is this life ye bear, Look on it, lift it, bear it solemnly, Stand up and walk beneath it steadfastly; Fail not for sorrow, falter not for sin, But onward, upward, till the goal ye win.
Life
• Fanny Kemble, Lines to the Young Gentlemen leaving the Lennox Academy, Mass.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Life" (Anonymous, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 440-55.)
To Love is to reach God. Never will a Lover's chest feel any sorrow. Never will a Lover's robe be touched by mortals. Never will a Lover's body be found buried in the earth. To Love is to reach God.
Rumi
• Source: Wikiquote: "Rumi" (Quotes, Hush Don't Say Anything to God (1999): Hush Don't Say Anything to God : Passionate Poems of Rumi (1999) as translated by Shahram Shiva)
How fast we learn in the day of sorrow! Scripture shines out in a new effulgence; every verse seems to contain a sunbeam, every promise stands out in illuminated splendor; things hard to be understood become in a moment plain.
Horatius Bonar
• P. 555.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Horatius Bonar" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
One cannot too soon forget his errors and misdemeanors. To dwell long upon them is to add to the offense. Repentance and sorrow can only be displaced by something better, which is as free and original as if they had not been.
Stop all your attachments to false values. In an ever changing world, there is nothing worthwhile for us to desire or weep for. Joys and sorrows are bound come in human life; they are just like the two sides of the same coin.
Behold, we live through all things,—famine, thirst, Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery, All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst On soul and body,—but we cannot die, Though we be sick, and tired, and faint, and worn,— Lo, all things can be borne!
Experience
• Elizabeth Akers Allen, Endurance.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Experience" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 244-45.)
Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief, and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
“As I luxuriate in the discovery that I am no special sponge for sorrow, but merely another fallible animal in this stone maze of a city, I come simultaneously to see that I am the focus of some vast device fueled by an obscure desire.”
To each his suff'rings; all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan; The tender for another's pain, Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise.
Suffering
• Thomas Gray, Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College (1742), Stanza 10.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Suffering" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 762-63.)
Someone to hold onto And keep me from all fear Someone to be my guiding light And keep me ever dear To keep me from my selfishness To keep me from my sorrow To lead me on to givingness So I can see a new tomorrow.
'Twas a hand White, delicate, dimpled, warm, languid, and bland. The hand of a woman is often, in youth, Somewhat rough, somewhat red, somewhat graceless in truth; Does its beauty refine, as its pulses grow calm, Or as sorrow has crossed the life line in the palm?
Hands
• Owen Meredith (Lord Lytton), Lucile (1860), Part I, Canto III, Stanza 18
• Source: Wikiquote: "Hands" (Quotes)
The vapours linger round the Heights, They melt, and soon must vanish; One hour is theirs, nor more is mine,— Sad thought, which I would banish, But that I know, where'er I go, Thy genuine image, Yarrow! Will dwell with me,—to heighten joy, And cheer my mind in sorrow.
இழவுக்கு வந்தவள் தாலி அறுப்பாளா ? Would a women who came to attend a funeral throw away her Thali? Sorrow and misery could be understood only by the people who are experiencing it and at the same time you cannot expect other to empathise for your miseries. ” The comforter’s head never aches”
Who brought this to pass? Who has brought the flaming imperial anger? Who has brought the army with drums and with kettle-drums? Barbarous kings. A gracious spring, turned to blood-ravenous autumn, A turmoil of wars-men, spread over the middle kingdom, Three hundred and sixty thousand, And sorrow, sorrow like rain.
And as the company passed from the valley, into a higher ground, The rain beat on the ridge and on the meadow, and on the mound, Until nothing was left, nothing at all except the body of Sorrow, That rose in time, to float upon the surface of the eaten soil.
Servant of God has chance of greater sin And sorrow, than the man who serves a king. For those who serve the greater cause may make the cause serve them, Still doing right: and striving with political men May make that cause political, not by what they do But by what they are.
So great was her sorrow, as the Music unfolded, that her song turned to lamentation long before its end, and the sound of mourning was woven into the themes of the World before it began. But she does not weep for herself; and those who hearken to her learn pity, and endurance in hope.
Pity
• J. R. R. Tolkien, about Nienna, a goddess of sorrow, in The Silmarillion (published 1977).
• Source: Wikiquote: "Pity" (Quotes)
I wonder what your idea of heaven would be — A beautiful vacuum filled with wealthy monogamists. All powerful and members of the best families all drinking themselves to death. And hell would probably an ugly vacuum full of poor polygamists unable to obtain booze or with chronic stomach disorders that they called secret sorrows.
In democratic ages men rarely sacrifice themselves for another, but they show a general compassion for all the human race. One never sees them inflict pointless suffering, and they are glad to relieve the sorrows of others when they can do so without much trouble to themselves. They are not disinterested, but they are gentle.
O Damsel Dorothy! Dorothy Q.! Strange is the gift that I owe to you; Such a gift as never a king Save to daughter or son might bring,— All my tenure of heart and hand, All my title to house and land; Mother and sister and child and wife And joy and sorrow and death and life!
Life
• Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr., "Dorothy Q"., stanza 5, in The Poetical Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes (1975), p. 187. Dorothy Quincy was Holmes's great-grandmother, and, as he explained in a head-note to the poem, p. 186–87, "the daughter of Judge Edmund Quincy, and the aunt of Josiah Quincy, junior, the young patriot and orator who died just before the American Revolution, of which he was one of the most eloquent and effective promoters".
• Source: Wikiquote: "Life" (H)
I am persuaded that those who quite sincerely attribute their sorrows to their views about the universe are putting the cart before the horse: the truth is they are unhappy for some reasons of which they are not aware, and this unhappiness leads them to dwell upon the less agreeable characteristics of the world in which they live.
Among the tales of sorrow and of ruin that come down to us from the darkness of those days there are yet some in which amid weeping there is joy and under the shadow of death light that endures. And of these histories most fair still in the ears of the Elves is the tale of Beren and Lúthien.
I hated the devil and was sick with his temptations and tortures; and I could not tell why the voice in his departing words was so sweet that when he returned often and offered himself to me, it was with sorrow I refused him. Then I discovered it was Krishna at His tricks and my hate was changed into laughter.
Macbeth: Canst thou not minister to a mind diseas'd; Pluck from the memory a rooted sorrow; Raze out the written troubles of the brain; And with some sweet oblivious antidote, Cleanse the stuff'd bosom of that perilous stuff Which weighs upon the heart? Doctor: Therein the patient Must minister to himself. Macbeth: Throw physic to the dogs; — I'll none of it.
Labor, like Israel, has many sorrows. Its women weep for their fallen and they lament for the future of the children of the race. It ill behooves one who has supped at labor's table and who has been sheltered in labor's house to curse with equal fervor and fine impartiality both labor and its adversaries when they become locked in deadly embrace.
For Lycidas your sorrow is not dead, Sunk though he be beneath the watery floor; So sinks the day-star in the ocean bed; And yet anon repairs his drooping head, And tricks his beams, and with new-spangled ore Flames in the forehead of the morning sky. So Lycidas sunk low, but mounted high, Through the dear might of him that walked the waves.
There is an incessant influx of novelty into the world, and yet we tolerate incredible dullness. I need only suggest what kind of sermons are still listened to in the most enlightened countries. There are such words as joy and sorrow, but they are only the burden of a psalm, sung with a nasal twang, while we believe in the ordinary and mean.
I hated Kerner, and one day I met him and we became friends. He was young and gloriously melancholy because his spirits were so high and life had so much in store for him. Yes, he was almost riotously sad. That was his youth. When a man begins to be hilarious in a sorrowful way you can bet a million that he is dyeing his hair.
They kissed each other with a deep joy. What greater thing is there for two human souls, than to feel that they are joined for life — to strengthen each other in all labour, to rest on each other in all sorrow, to minister to each other in all pain, to be one with each other in silent unspeakable memories at the moment of the last parting?
To the people of the United States, the death of Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States from March 4, 1913, to March 4, 1921, which occurred at 11:15 o'clock today at his home at Washington, District of Columbia, deprives the country of a most distinguished citizen, and is an event which causes universal and genuine sorrow. To many of us it brings the sense of a profound personal bereavement.
We're in a freefall into future. We don't know where we're going. Things are changing so fast, and always when you're going through a long tunnel, anxiety comes along. And all you have to do to transform your hell into a paradise is to turn your fall into a voluntary act. It's a very interesting shift of perspective and that's all it is... joyful participation in the sorrows and everything changes.
That emperor, who sways The realm of sorrow, at mid breast from th' ice Stood forth; and I in stature am more like A giant, than the giants are in his arms. Mark now how great that whole must be, which suits With such a part. If he were beautiful As he is hideous now, and yet did dare To scowl upon his Maker, well from him May all our mis'ry flow.
Satan
Inferno Canto 34, lines 28-30; 31-33; 34-36
• Source: Wikiquote: "Satan" (Fiction, The Divine Comedy (c. 1308–1321), The Book of Adam and Eve)
Love's arms were wreathed about the neck of Hope, And Hope kiss'd Love, and Love drew in her breath In that close kiss and drank her whisper'd tales. They said that Love would die when Hope was gone. And Love mourn'd long, and sorrow'd after Hope; At last she sought out Memory, and they trod The same old paths where Love had walked with Hope, And Memory fed the soul of Love with tears.
Descend where you will into the lower class, in Town or Country, by what avenue you will, by Factory Inquiries, Agricultural Inquiries, by Revenue Returns, by Mining-Labourer Committees, by opening your own eyes and looking, the same sorrowful result discloses itself: you have to admit that the working body of this rich English Nation has sunk or is fast sinking into a state, to which, all sides of it considered, there was literally never any parallel.
For many Americans, these four months have brought sorrow, and pain that will never completely go away. Every day a retired firefighter returns to Ground Zero, to feel closer to his two sons who died there. At a memorial in New York, a little boy left his football with a note for his lost father: Dear Daddy, please take this to heaven. I don't want to play football until I can play with you again some day.
Keep both heart and hand in your own possession, till you see good reason to part with them; and if such an occasion should never present itself, comfort your mind with this reflection, that though in single life your joys may not be very many, your sorrows, at least, will not be more than you can bear. Marriage may change your circumstances for the better, but, in my private opinion, it is far more likely to produce a contrary result.
Man is born to suffer; pain is the means of his preservation. His childhood is happy, knowing only pain of body. These bodily sufferings are much less cruel, much less painful, than other forms of suffering, and they rarely lead to self-destruction. It is not the twinges of gout which make a man kill himself, it is mental suffering that leads to despair. We pity the sufferings of childhood; we should pity ourselves; our worst sorrows are of our own making.
Where I say that He abideth sorrowfully and moaning, it meaneth all the true feeling that we have in our self, in contrition and compassion, and all sorrowing and moaning that we are not oned with our Lord. And all such that is speedful, it is Christ in us. And though some of us feel it seldom, it passeth never from Christ till what time He hath brought us out of all our woe. For love suffereth never to be without pity.
If ever there was a book calculated to make a man in love with its author, this appears to me to be the book. She speaks of her sorrows, in a way that fills us with melancholy, and dissolves us in tenderness, at the same time that she displays a genius which commands all our admiration. Affliction had tempered her heart to a softness, almost more than human; and the gentleness of her spirit seems precisely to accord with all the romance of unbounded attachment.
Abandon the search for God and the creation and other matters of a similar sort. Look for him by taking yourself as the starting point. Learn who it is within you who makes everything his own and says, "My God, my mind, my thought, my soul, my body." Learn the sources of sorrow, joy, love, hate. Learn how it happens that one watches without willing, rests without willing, becomes angry without willing, loves without willing. If you carefully investigate these matters you will find him in yourself.
The Bible is the treasure of the poor, the solace of the sick, and the support of the dying; and while other books may amuse and instruct in a leisure hour, it is the peculiar triumph of that book to create light in the midst of darkness, to alleviate the sorrow which admits of no other alleviation, to direct a beam of hope to the heart which no other topic of consolation can reach; while guilt, despair, and death vanish at the touch of its holy inspiration.
Robert Hall
• P. 30.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Robert Hall" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
Create all the happiness you are able to create: remove all the misery you are able to remove. Every day will allow you to add something to the pleasure of others, or to diminish something of their pains. And for every grain of enjoyment you sow in the bosom of another, you shall find a harvest in your own bosom; while every sorrow which you pluck out from the thoughts and feelings of a fellow creature shall be replaced by beautiful peace and joy in the sanctuary of your soul.
For all mankind that shall be saved by the sweet Incarnation and blissful Passion of Christ, all is the Manhood of Christ: for He is the Head and we be His members. To which members the day and the time is unknown when every passing woe and sorrow shall have an end, and the everlasting joy and bliss shall be fulfilled; which day and time for to see, all the Company of Heaven longeth. And all that shall be under heaven that shall come thither, their way is by longing and desire.
Hinduism as I know it entirely satisfies my soul, fills my whole being … When doubts haunt me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and when I see not one ray of light on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita, and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow. My life has been full of tragedies and if they have not left any visible and indelible effect on me, I owe it to the teachings of the Bhagavad Gita.
O ye fair ones, how could ye have departed from the ways of the Lord! O ye fair ones, how could ye have rejected that Jesus, who stood with open arms to receive you! Behold, if ye had not done this, ye would not have fallen. But behold, ye are fallen, and I mourn your loss. O ye fair sons and daughters, ye fathers and mothers, ye husbands and wives, ye fair ones, how is it that ye could have fallen! But behold, ye are gone, and my sorrows cannot bring your return.
If only we try to live sincerely, it will go well with us, even though we are certain to experience real sorrow, and great disappointments, and also will probably commit great faults and do wrong things, but it certainly is true, that it is better to be high-spirited, even though one makes more mistakes, than to be narrow-minded and all too prudent. It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love, is well done.
Vincent van Gogh
The Letters of Vincent van Gogh to his Brother, 1872-1886 (1927) Constable & Co
  • As quoted in Wisdom for the Soul : Five Millennia of Prescriptions for Spiritual Healing (2006) by Larry Chang, p. 483
• Source: Wikiquote: "Vincent van Gogh" (Quotes)
And how madly we did worship! And how sweet it was to worship! Ah, lad, cherish love's young dream while it lasts! You will know too soon how truly little Tom Moore sang when he said that there was nothing half so sweet in life. Even when it brings misery it is a wild, romantic misery, all unlike the dull, worldly pain of after-sorrows. When you have lost her—when the light is gone out from your life and the world stretches before you a long, dark horror, even then a half-enchantment mingles with your despair.
Let me say finally that I oppose the war in Vietnam because I love America. I speak out against this war, not in anger, but with anxiety and sorrow in my heart, and, above all, with a passionate desire to see our beloved country stand as the moral example of the world. I speak out against this war because I am disappointed with America. And there can be no great disappointment where there is not great love. I am disappointed with our failure to deal positively and forthrightly with the triple evils of racism, economic exploitation, and militarism.
What brings understanding is love. When your heart is full, then you will listen to the teacher, to the beggar, to the laughter of children, to the rainbow, and to the sorrow of man. Under every stone and leaf, that which is eternal exists. But we do not know how to look for it. Our minds and hearts are filled with other things than understanding of "what is". Love and mercy, kindliness and generosity do not cause enmity. When you love, you are very near truth. For, love makes for sensitivity, for vulnerability. That which is sensitive is capable of renewal. Then truth will come into being. It cannot come if your mind and heart are burdened, heavy with ignorance and animosity.
There can be understanding of life, and of the significance and beauty of death, only when the mind on the instant perceives "what is." You know, sirs, although we differentiate them, love, death, and sorrow are all the same; because, surely, love, death, and sorrow are the unknowable. The moment you know love, you have ceased to love. Love is beyond time; it has no beginning and no end, whereas knowledge has; and when you say, "I know what love is", you don’t. You know only a sensation, a stimulus. You know the reaction to love, but that reaction is not love. In the same way, you don’t know what death is. You know only the reactions to death, and you will discover the full depth and significance of death only when the reactions have ceased.
A long time ago my father told me what his father told him, that there was once a Lakota holy man, called Drinks Water, who dreamed what was to be; and this was long before the coming of the Wasichus. He dreamed that the four-leggeds were going back into the earth and that a strange race had woven a spider's web all around the Lakotas. And he said: "When this happens, you shall live in square gray houses, in a barren land, and beside those square gray houses you shall starve." They say he went back to Mother Earth soon after he saw this vision, and it was sorrow that killed him. You can look about you now and see that he meant these dirt-roofed houses we are living in, and that all the rest was true. Sometimes dreams are wiser than waking.
"Every man is a suffering-machine and a happiness-machine combined. The two functions work together harmoniously, with a fine and delicate precision, on the give-and-take principle. For every happiness turned out in the one department the other stands ready to modify it with a sorrow or a pain - maybe a dozen. In most cases the man's life is about equally divided between happiness and unhappiness. When this is not the case the unhappiness predominates - always; never the other. Sometimes a man's make and disposition are such that his misery-machine is able to do nearly all the business. Such a man goes through life almost ignorant of what happiness is. Everything he touches, everything he does, brings a misfortune upon him. You have seen such people? To that kind of a person life is not an advantage, is it? It is only a disaster. Sometimes for an hour's happiness a man's machinery makes him pay years of misery. Don't you know that? It happens every now and then. I will give you a case or two presently. Now the people of your village are nothing to me - you know that, don't you?"
About Satan
• Source: Wikiquote: "Satan" (Fiction, ''The Mysterious Stranger (1916): The Satan In Twain's story claims he is only an angel of the Satan family, and not The Satan who famously has fallen from heaven. He remarks: "It is a good family - ours," said Satan; "there is not a better. He is the only member of it that has ever sinned." When asked about The Satan who has fallen he replies: "Yes - he is my uncle.")
Sing away sorrow, cast away care.
Sorrowful and great is the artist's destiny.
Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly.
Happiness is lost by criticizing it; sorrow by accepting it.
Ambrose Bierce
• p. 371
• Source: Wikiquote: "Ambrose Bierce" (Quotes, Epigrams: Page numbers refer to The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce, Vol. 8 (1911), § "Epigrams" (p. 343 ff.). Individual epigrams first appeared elsewhere.)
How short our happy days appear! How long the sorrowful!
An ounce of wit is worth a pound of sorrow.
Wit
• Richard Baxter, Of Self-Denial.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Wit" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 883-86.)
I, the righteous man in desperate sorrow set fire to myself
There is a sweet joy which comes to us through sorrow.
Joy
• Charles Spurgeon, Gleanings Among the Sheaves, Sweetness in Sorrow.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Joy" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 409-10.)
Joy shared, joy doubled: sorrow shared, sorrow halved. (Strauss, 1994 p. 249)
Spare no effort to suppress selfishness, unless that effort would entail sorrow.
Misattributed to Stonewall Jackson
• Source: Wikiquote: "Stonewall Jackson" (Misattributed, Jackson's personal book of maxims: This was a book of statements by others which Jackson had copied into a small book for his own use; published in Ch. 3 of Memoirs of Stonewall Jackson by His Widow Mary Anna Jackson (1895) they are sometimes quoted as statements by Jackson. )
The craving for sympathy is the common boundary-line between joy and sorrow.
Sympathy
• J. C. and A. W. Hare, Guesses at Truth.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sympathy" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 775-76.)
Hang sorrow, care will kill a cat, And therefore let's be merry.
Sorrow
• George Wither, Christmas.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
Sorrows humanize our race; Tears are the showers that fertilize this world.
Sorrow
• Jean Ingelow, p. 557.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
The very word "sorrow" colours the fact of sorrow, the pain of it.
Hang sorrow! care will kill a cat, And therefore let ’s be merry.
George Wither
Poem on Christmas; reported in Bartlett's Familiar Quotations, 10th ed. (1919). Compare: "Hang sorrow! care ’ll kill a cat", Ben Jonson, Every Man in his Humour, Act i. Sc. 3.
• Source: Wikiquote: "George Wither" (Sourced)
If sorrow can admit society, Tell o'er your woes again by viewing mine.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Richard III (c. 1591), Act IV, scene 4, line 38.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
One of the advantages of a great sorrow is that nothing else seems painful.
Giacomo Casanova
• Source: Wikiquote: "Giacomo Casanova" (Quotes, Memoirs of J. Casanova de Seingalt (1894): This work exists in two French editions and translations: The "Laforgue edition" (1826-1838), heavily rewritten and censored: translated as Memoirs of J. Casanova de Seingalt (trans. Machen 1894) and The "Brockhaus-Plon edition" (1960-1962), the original text translated as History of My Life (trans. Trask 1967), and as the digest The Story of My Life (trans. Sartarelli/Hawkes 2001), 500pg of excerpts from the 4000pg text. These quotes are primarily from the Full text online as translated by Arthur Machen in 1894, with additional material discovered by Arthur Symons. This was translated from the heavily rewritten and censored edition established by Jean Laforgue, the only version available until the original French text was published in 1960. )
Don't let the tide of your sorrow Drown your nights and flood your days
I want to make everybody in the world groan with the inevitability of sorrow.
Who goeth a borrowing Goeth a sorrowing. Few lend (but fools) Their working tools.
Borrowing
• Thomas Tusser, Five Hundred Points of Good Husbandry, September's Abstract; first lines also in June's Abstract.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Borrowing" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 81.)
When sparrows build and the leaves break forth My old sorrow wakes and cries.
Sorrow
• Jean Ingelow, Song of Old Love.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, but only saps today of its strength.
Past sorrows, let us moderately lament them; For those to come, seek wisely to prevent them.
There is no sorrow like a love denied Nor any joy like love that has its will.
To me so deep a silence portends some dread event; a clamorous sorrow wastes itself in sound.
Silence
• Sophocles, Antigone, 1251.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Silence" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 707-10.)
How fleeting the sorrows of youth, how slight the foundations on which the young build towers of despair
The joy of love is too short, and the sorrow thereof, and what cometh thereof, dureth over long.
Learn to recognise the mother in Evil, Terror, Sorrow, Denial, as well as in Sweetness and in Joy.
Why should I wait until tomorrow? I've already been I've already seen All the sorrow that's in store
Eighty odd years of sorrow have I seen, And each hour's joy wrecked with a week of teen.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Richard III (c. 1591), Act IV, scene 1, line 96.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes at all.
All sorrows are destroyed upon attainment of tranquility. The intellect of such a tranquil person soon becomes completely steady.
The slender water-lily Peeps dreamingly out of the lake; The moon, oppress'd with love's sorrow, Looks tenderly down for her sake.
Flowers
• Heinrich Heine, Book of Songs, New Spring, No. 15, Stanza 1.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Flowers" (Quotes, Specific types, Water-Lily (Nymphaeaceae), Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922): Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 863.)
Comfort? comfort scorn'd of devils! this is truth the poet sings, That a sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.
If there was a God of sorrow, he would grow black heavy wings, to soar not for the skies, but for inferno.
I cannot shift the blame for Chechnya, for the sorrow of numerous mothers and fathers. I made the decision, therefore I am responsible.
A mind unruffled by the vagaries of fortune, from sorrow freed, from defilements cleansed, from fear liberated — this is the greatest blessing
Courage, ne'er by sorrow broken! Aid where tears of virtue flow; Faith to keep each promise spoken! Truth alike to friend and foe!
And almost every one when age, Disease, or sorrows strike him, Inclines to think there is a God, Or something very like Him.
’T is now the summer of your youth. Time has not cropt the roses from your cheek, though sorrow long has washed them.
Weep no more, lady, weep no more, Thy sorrowe is in vaine; For violets pluckt, the sweetest showers Will ne’er make grow againe.
Reliques of Ancient English Poetry
• Compare: "Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan, Sorrow calls no time that's gone; Violets plucked, the sweetest rain Makes not fresh nor grow again", John Fletcher, The Queen of Corinth, Act iii, scene 2.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Reliques of Ancient English Poetry" (Sourced, The Friar of Orders Gray (1765))
God has ends and designs in giving evil men outward mercies and present rest from sorrows and sufferings that cause saints to sigh.
Weep no more, lady, weep no more, Thy sorrowe is in vaine, For violets pluckt, the sweetest showers Will ne'er make grow againe.
Past
• Thomas Percy, Reliques, The Friar of Orders Gray. See John Fletcher, The Queen of Corinth, Act III, scene 2.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Past" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 581-83.)
Please is frail like a dewdrop, while it laughs it dies. But sorrow is strong and abiding. Let sorrowful love wake in your eyes.
Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan, Sorrow calls no time that's gone; Violets plucked, the sweetest rain Makes not fresh nor grow again.
John Fletcher
The Queen of Corinth (1647), Act III, sc. ii. Compare: "Weep no more, Lady! weep no more, Thy sorrow is in vain; For violets plucked, the sweetest showers Will ne'er make grow again", Thomas Percy, Reliques of Ancient English Poetry, "The Friar of Orders Gray".
• Source: Wikiquote: "John Fletcher" (Quotes)
Soon for me the light of day Shall forever pass away; Then from sin and sorrow free, Take me, Lord, to dwell with Thee.
Pleasure is frail like a dewdrop, while it laughs it dies. But sorrow is strong and abiding. Let sorrowful love wake in your eyes.
Pleasure
• Rabindranath Tagore, Gardener, 27.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Pleasure" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 600-02.)
Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan, Sorrow calls no time that's gone: Violets plucked the sweetest rain Makes not fresh nor grow again.
Tears
• John Fletcher, Queen of Corinth, Act IV, scene 1. Not in original folio. Said to be spurious.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Tears" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 780-83.)
For beauty with sorrow Is a burden hard to be borne: The evening light on the foam, and the swans, there; That music, remote, forlorn.
The most of my sufferings and sorrows were occasioned by my own unwillingness to be nothing, which I am, and by struggling to be something.
Edward Payson
• P. 335.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Edward Payson" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
Laugh, and be fat, sir, your penance is known. They that love mirth, let them heartily drink, 'Tis the only receipt to make sorrow sink.
Come, now again, thy woes impart, Tell all thy sorrows, all thy sin; We cannot heal the throbbing heart Till we discern the wounds within.
Sin
• George Crabbe, Hell of Justice, Part II.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sin" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 720-12.)
Let there be no sadness, no sorrow, Let there be no road too narrow, There'll be a new day, and it's today, For all of us.
There is no sorrow under heaven which is, or ought to be, endless. To believe or to make it so, is an insult to Heaven itself.
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.
A thousand ages onward led Their joys and sorrows to that hour; No wisdom weighed, no word was said, For only what we were had power.
Joy
• George William Russell, in "The Parting Of Ways" in By Still Waters (1906).
• Source: Wikiquote: "Joy" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source)
Forgive me, Valentine: if hearty sorrow Be a sufficient ransom for offence, I tender 't here: I do as truly suffer, As e'er I did commit.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, The Two Gentlemen of Verona (1590s), Act V, scene 4, line 74.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
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.
'Tis better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perk'd up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow.
The creation itself is full of griefs. How can one understand joy if there is no sorrow? And how can everyone be happy at the same time?
Ye children of man! whose life is a span Protracted with sorrow from day to day, Naked and featherless, feeble and querulous, Sickly, calamitous creatures of clay.
Man
• Aristophanes, Birds; translation by John Hookham Frere
• Source: Wikiquote: "Man" (Quotes, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 487-93.)
There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow; but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved.
In vain I trusted that the flowing bowl Would banish sorrow, and enlarge the soul. To the late revel, and protracted feast, Wild dreams succeeded, and disorder'd rest.
Intemperance
• Matthew Prior, Solomon, Book II, line 106.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Intemperance" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 398-99.)
For that mist may break when the sun is high And this soul forget its sorrow And the rose ray of the closing day May promise a brighter morrow.
For as long as He was passible He suffered for us and sorrowed for us; and now He is uprisen and no more passible, yet He suffereth with us.
The carny had a horse, all skin and bone, A bow-backed nag, that he named "Sorrow", Now it is buried in a shallow grave, In the then parched meadow.
Soldiers are citizens of death's grey land, Drawing no dividend from time's to-morrows. In the great hour of destiny they stand, Each with his feuds, and jealousies, and sorrows.
Fear in your heart cries to the loving-cup: Sorrow to sorrow as the sparks fly upward. The log groans and confesses There is one story and one story only.
In ancient shadows and twilights Where childhood had strayed, The world’s great sorrows were born And its heroes were made. In the lost boyhood of Judas Christ was betrayed.
The best thing you can do is just keep busy, keep working hard, so you’re not dwelling on it all the time. Work is the best antidote for sorrow.
'Tis hers to pluck the amaranthine flower Of Faith, and round the sufferer's temples bind Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower, And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind.
Faith
• William Wordsworth, Weak is the Will of Man, as quoted in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922).
• Source: Wikiquote: "Faith" (W)
Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in.
Woman, please let me explain I never meant to cause you sorrow or pain So let me tell you again and again and again... I love you Now and forever.
'T is hers to pluck the amaranthine flower Of faith, and round the sufferer's temples bind Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower, And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind.
In sorrow I am sending a feeble voice, O Six Powers of the World. Hear me in my sorrow, for I may never call again. O make my people live!
When my mother died, my father's early widowhood gave him social cachet he would not have had if they had divorced. He was a bigger catch for the sorrow attached.
You worldly-minded people are most unfortunate! You are surrounded with sorrows and troubles overhead and underfoot and to the right and to the left, and you are enigmas even to yourselves.
We do not forget the sorrows of Egypt, we do not forget Haman, we do not forget Hitler. Thus, among the unjust, we do not forget the just. Remember Oskar Schindler.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly despairing, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
We have to surrender ourselves completely to the Lord with faith and devotion in Him, serve others to the best of our capacity, and never be a source of sorrow to anybody.
Blessed loves! how happy they have made us on the earth; what will they be when they have deepened through ages, with no alloy of envy or suspicion or selfishness or sorrow?
Never wedding, ever wooing, Still a lovelorn heart pursuing, Read you not the wrong you're doing In my cheek's pale hue? All my life with sorrow strewing; Wed or cease to woo.
Courtship
• Thomas Campbell, The Maid's Remonstrance.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Courtship" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 898-902.)
Charmain: Be comforted, dear madam. Cleopatra: No, I will not. All strange and terrible events are welcome, But comforts we despise; our size of sorrow, Proportion'd to our cause, must be as great.
The first pressure of sorrow crushes out from our hearts the best wine; afterwards the constant weight of it brings forth bitterness, — the taste and stain from the lees of the vat.
There is a strange charm in the thoughts of a good legacy, or the hopes of an estate, which wondrously alleviates the sorrow that men would otherwise feel for the death of friends.
There was no gleam, no shadow, for the heavens, too, were one still, pale cloud; no sound or motion in anything but the dark river that flowed and moaned like an unresting sorrow.
I do not wish to grow old, to outlive my illusions. Only a short respite from cares and sorrow, a brief time of flowers, and music, and love, and laughter, and ecstatic tears.
Tell him I lingered alone on the shore, Where we parted, in sorrow, to meet nevermore; The night-wind blew cold on my desolate heart But colder those wild words of doom,—“Ye must part.”
Lift, lift the full goblet—away with all sorrow— The circle of friendship what freedom would sever? To-day is our own, and a fig for to-morrow— Here's to the Fourth and our country forever.
Toasts
• Franklin P. Adams, Impromptu Lines on July Fourth.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Toasts" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 801-03.)
Sorrow preys upon Its solitude, and nothing more diverts it From its sad visions of the other world Than calling it at moments back to this. The busy have no time for tears.
Sorrow
• Lord Byron, The Two Foscari, Act IV, scene 1.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
There is something about safari life that makes you forget all your sorrows and feel as if you had drunk half a bottle of champagne — bubbling over with heartfelt gratitude for being alive.
Thus while I journey on, my Lord to meet, My thoughts and meditations are so sweet, Of Him on whom I lean, my strength, my stay, I can forget the sorrows of the way.
Horatius Bonar
• P. 434.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Horatius Bonar" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
People complain about their griefs and sorrows and how they pray to God but find no relief from pain. But grief itself is a gift from God. It is the symbol of His compassion.
There is a burden of care in getting riches, fear in keeping them, temptation in using them, sorrow in losing them, and a burden of account at last to be given up concerning them.
Wealth
• Matthew Henry, p. 521
• Source: Wikiquote: "Wealth" (Quotes, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
Let hopes and sorrows, fears and angers be, And think each day that dawns the last you'll see; For so the hour that greets you unforeseen Will bring with it enjoyment twice as keen.
I have, as when the sun doth light a storm, Buried this sigh in wrinkle of a smile: But sorrow, that is couch'd in seeming gladness, Is like that mirth fate turns to sudden sadness.
Sorrow
• William Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida (c. 1602), Act I, scene 1, line 37.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, William Shakespeare)
God gives us power to bear all the sorrows of His making; but He does not give us power to bear the sorrows of our own making, which the anticipation of sorrow most assuredly is.
Sorrow
• Alexander Maclaren, p. 43.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895))
They envy you for not envying them. One of the greatest sorrows of human existence is that some people aren't happy merely to be alive but find their happiness only in the misery of others.
This house is to be let for life or years; Her rent is sorrow, and her income tears. Cupid, 't has long stood void; her bills make known, She must be dearly let, or let alone.
Ah done been in sorrow's kitchen and Ah done licked out all de pots. Ah done died in grief and been buried in de bitter waters, and Ah done rose agin from de dead lak Lazarus.
Earth hath no sorrows that earth cannot heal, or heaven cannot heal, for the earth as seen in the clean wilds of the mountains is about as divine as anything the heart of man can conceive!
John Muir
• 1872(?), page 99
• (Echoing the 1816 hymn Come Ye Disconsolate by Thomas Moore: "Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.")
• Source: Wikiquote: "John Muir" (Quotes, John of the Mountains, 1938: Full title: John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir; edited by Linnie Marsh Wolfe (1938, reprinted by University of Wisconsin Press, 1979). According to Ronald Limbaugh and Kirsten Lewis (The Guide and Index to the Microform Edition of the John Muir Papers, 1986, page 2), this volume is a "highly selective and heavily emended" reflection of the original Muir journals.)
This house is to be let for life or years, Her rent is sorrow, and her income tears; Cupid, 't has long stood void; her bills make known, She must be dearly let, or let alone.
A happier lot were mine, If I must lose thee, to go down to earth, For I shall have no hope when thou art gone,— Nothing but sorrow. Father have I none, And no dear mother.
Sorrow
• Homer, The Iliad, Book VI, line 530. Bryant's translation.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Sorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 733-36.)
The moment of sudden loathing And the season of stifled sorrow The whisper, the transparent deception The keeping up of appearances The making the best of a bad job All twined and tangled together, all are recorded.
Auron: Now! This is it! Now is the time to choose! Die and be free of pain, or live and fight your sorrow! Now is the time to shape your stories! Your fate is in your hands!
Man warring on himself an old tale is; But Man discovering the source of all his sorrow in himself, Finding his left hand and his right Are similar sons, are children fighting In the porchyards of the void?!
To-day is ours; what do we fear? To-day is ours; we have it here. Let's treat it kindly, that it may Wish, at least, with us to stay. Let's banish business, banish sorrow; To the gods belongs to-morrow.
Today
• Abraham Cowley, Anacreontique, The Epicure, line 7.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Today" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 806.)
Always expecting this and expecting that. May I recommend serenity to you? A life that is burdened with expectations is a heavy life. Its fruit is sorrow and disappointment. Learn to be one with the joy of the moment.
Lead out the pageant: sad and slow, As fits an universal woe, Let the long, long procession go, And let the sorrowing crowd about it grow, And let the mournful martial music blow; The last great Englishman is low.
Chorus [leader]: Ye Children of Man! whose life is a span, / Protracted with sorrow from day to day, / Naked and featherless, feeble and querulous, / Sickly, calamitous creatures of clay! (heavily rewritten tr. Frere 1839, p. 38)
Aristophanes
• Source: Wikiquote: "Aristophanes" (Sourced: Each quote is often given in multiple versions: always the translation at Perseus (usually reliable literal translation with hypertext original Greek available) and often another, more oft-quoted translation. For identical translations, the earliest translator found is given. Character names may vary between editions (from different transliteration, translation, or attribution) and are thus always given on the same line as each translation., Birds (414 BC))
Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seamed with scars; martyrs have put on their coronation robes glittering with fire; and through their tears have the sorrowful first seen the gate of heaven.
Bury the Great Duke With an empire's lamentation'''; Let us bury the Great Duke To the noise of the mourning of a mighty nation; Mourning when their leaders fall, Warriors carry the warrior's pall, And sorrow darkens hamlet and hall.
The damps of autumn sink into the leaves and prepare them for the necessity of their fall; and thus insensibly are we, as years close around us, detached from our tenacity of life by the gentle pressure of recorded sorrow.
Wherever literature consoles sorrow or assuages pain; wherever it brings gladness to eyes which fail with wakefulness and tears, and ache for the dark house and the long sleep,—there is exhibited in its noblest form the immortal influence of Athens.
I just sware That I'll always be there I'd give anything and everything And I will always care Through weekness and strength Happiness and sorrow For better or for worse I will love you With every beat of my heart.
I was given the freedom to discover my own inclination and talents, to fashion my inmost pleasures and sorrows myself and to regard the future not as an alien higher power but as the hope and product of my own strength.
The loss was sudden and terrible, and for their families, the grief is heavy. Our nation shares in your sorrow and in your pride. And today we remember not only one moment of tragedy, but seven lives of great purpose and achievement.
They say my verse is sad: no wonder. Its narrow measure spans Rue for eternity, and sorrow Not mine, but man's. This is for all ill-treated fellows Unborn and unbegot, For them to read when they're in trouble And I am not.
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.
Bright flower! whose home is everywhere Bold in maternal nature's care And all the long year through the heir Of joy or sorrow, Methinks that there abides in thee Some concord with humanity, Given to no other flower I see The forest through.
Animals whom we have made our slaves we do not like to consider our equals. — Do not slave holders wish to make the black man other kind? — animals with affections, imitation, fear of death, pain, sorrow for the dead. — respect.
Charles Darwin
• "Notebook B" (1837-1838) page 231
• quoted in Adrian Desmond & James Moore (2009), Darwin's Sacred Cause: How a Hatred of Slavery Shaped Darwin's Views on Human Evolution page: 115, place: New York, publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ISBN: 9780547055268, OL: 23042290M
• Source: Wikiquote: "Charles Darwin" (Quotes, Other Letters, Notebooks, Journal Articles, Recollected Statements)
Bright flowers, whose home is everywhere Bold in maternal nature's care And all the long year through the heir Of joy and sorrow, Methinks that there abides in thee Some concord with humanity, Given to no other flower I see The forest through.
Daisies
• William Wordsworth, To the Daisy.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Daisies" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 155-56.)
As much as He was most tender and pure, right so He was most strong and mighty to suffer. And for every man’s sin that shall be saved He suffered: and every man’s sorrow and desolation He saw, and sorrowed for Kindness and love.
For a song I was bought Now I lie when I talk With a careful eye on the cue card. Onto a stage I was pushed, With my sorrow well rehearsed. So give me all your pity and your money, now (all of it).
Such a scene of sorrow and weeping I had never before witnessed.... We were then about to part form the man who had conducted through a long and bloody war, and under whose conduct the glory and independence of our country has been achieved.
American Revolution
• Benjamin Tallmadge, remembering the scene at Fraunces Tavern, New York City, as General Washington said farewell to his officers and left the Continental Army at the end of the War of Independence (1783).
• Source: Wikiquote: "American Revolution" (The End of the War)
I have put my arm round her waist, and I am shaken by the sorrow which agitates her chest and throat, and sometimes shakes her rudely, the sorrow which does not belong to me, which belongs to no one, and is like a divinity.
But all God's angels come to us disguised: Sorrow and sickness, poverty and death, One after other lift their frowning masks, And we behold the Seraph's face beneath, All radiant with the glory and the calm Of having looked upon the front of God.
When the day of toil is done, When the race of life is run, Father, grant Thy wearied one Rest for evermore! When the heart by sorrow tried Feels at length its throbs subside, Bring us, where all tears are dried, Joy for evermore!
Heaven
• C. C. Scholefield, p. 309.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Heaven" (Quotes, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
It's easy to be cynical; harder is remembering that on any given day the person beside you on the subway or taking to long to pay for a tub of yogurt at the supermarket could be going through something tremendous and sorrowful and arduous.
He wise man who, by means of concentration on the Self, realizes that ancient, effulgent One, who is hard to be seen, unmanifest, hidden, and who dwells in the buddhi and rests in the body — he, indeed, leaves joy and sorrow far behind.
Reason tells us that creation never can be perfectly happy. So long as it is incomplete it must put up with imperfection and sorrow. It can only be perfect when it ceases to be creation, and is God. Do our prayers dare go so far?
Behold, we live through all things,—famine, thirst, Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery, All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worst On soul and body,—but we can not die, Though we be sick and tired and faint and worn,— Lo, all things can be borne!
Repentance does not consist in one single act of sorrow, though that, being the first and leading act, gives denomination to the whole; but in doing works meet for repentance, in a sincere obedience to the law of Christ for the remainder of our lives.
Repentance
• John Locke, p. 507.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Repentance" (Quotes: Sorted alphabetically by author or source, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
The two syllables of the word Mantra mean, “man” (mind) and “tra” (liberation). Mantra is a sound that can liberate the mind from fear, dependency and sorrow. Once the mind is freed, other problems are automatically resolved because the greatest problem is the mind itself.
The time-state of attainment eliminates so accurately the time-state of aspiration, that the actual seems the inevitable, and, all conscious intellectual effort to reconstitute the invisible and unthinkable as a reality being fruitless, we are incapable of appreciating our joy by comparing it with our sorrow.
When doubts haunt me and disappointments stare me in the face and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to the Bhagavad Gita and find a verse to comfort me; I immediately begin to smile in the midst of overwhelming sorrow.
About Bhagavad Gita
• Mahatma Gandhi, "The Bhagavad Gita: According to Gandhi" (2011), Orient Publishing
• Source: Wikiquote: "Bhagavad Gita" (Quotes about the Bhagavad Gita)
It is my greatest wish to enable our people to live with nothing to envy at the earliest possible date, and it is my greatest pleasure to work energetically, sharing my joys and sorrows with our people, on the road of translating my wish into reality.
Drink: the immortal waters quench the spirit's longing. Art thou not now, bright one, all sorrow past, in elation, Made young with joy, grown brother-hearted with the vast, Whither thy spirit wending flits the dim stars past Unto the Light of Lights in burning adoration. Janus
Where sighs, and groans, and shrieks that rent the air, Are made, not markt; where violent sorrow seems A modern ecstasy: the dead man's knell Is there scarce askt for who; and good men's lives Expire before the flowers in their caps, Dying or e'er they sicken.
I have had a son killed, a son-in-law die during the last battle of Nashville, another son has thrown himself away, a second son-in-law is in no better condition, I think I have had sorrow enough without having my bank account examined by a Committee of Congress.
So long as there is death there will be sorrow, and so long as there is sorrow it can be no part of the duty of human beings to increase its amount, in spite of the fact that a few rare spirits know how to transmute it.
This hath ever been a comfort to me, that I chose Jesus to my Heaven, by His grace, in all this time of Passion and sorrow; and that hath been a learning to me that I should evermore do so: choose only Jesus to my Heaven in weal and woe.
The sea, the sea is everything! Its sovereign mass brings to me atoms of a myriad faraway lands; Its bright smile animates me in the limpid mornings And when at the end of day my faith has failed me My heart echoes the sound of its sorrow in the sands.
Sorrow, it is said, will make even an oyster feel poetical. I never tried my hand at that sort of writing but on this particular occasion such was my state of feeling, that I began to fancy myself inspired; so I took pen in hand, and as usual I went ahead.
Davy Crockett
• On being inspired to make an attempt at poetry, Ch. 2
• Source: Wikiquote: "Davy Crockett" (, Col. Crockett's Exploits and Adventures in Texas (1836): A pseudo-autobiography, generally ascribed to Richard Penn Smith. (cf. Sabin. Amer. bibl., v. 20, p. 471; Burton's Gentleman's magazine, Philadelphia, 1839, v. 5, p. 119-121; Dict. Amer. biog.))
I am gone into the fields To take what this sweet hour yields; — Reflection, you may come to-morrow, Sit by the fireside with Sorrow. — You with the unpaid bill, Despair, — You, tiresome verse-reciter, Care, — I will pay you in the grave, — Death will listen to your stave.
Young people have many pleasures and many sorrows, because they only have themselves to think of, so every wish and every notion assume importance; every pleasure is tasted to the full, but also every sorrow, and many who find that their wishes cannot be fulfilled, immediately put an end to their lives.
A good Soul hath neither too great joy, nor too great sorrow: for it rejoiceth in goodness; and it sorroweth in wickedness. By the means whereof, when it beholdeth all things, and seeth the good and bad so mingled together, it can neither rejoice greatly; nor be grieved with over much sorrow.
Pythagoras
• Source: Wikiquote: "Pythagoras" (Quotes, The Sayings of the Wise (1555): Quotes of Pythagoras as translated in The Sayings of the Wise: Or, Food for Thought: A Book of Moral Wisdom, Gathered from the Ancient Philosophers (1555) by William Baldwin [1908 edition])
Give an earnest-hearted, devoted girl any true work that will make her active in the dawn, and weary at night, with the consciousness that her fellow-creatures have indeed been the better for her day, and the powerless sorrow of her enthusiasm will transform itself into a majesty of radiant and beneficent peace.
John Ruskin
• P. 122.
• Source: Wikiquote: "John Ruskin" (Quotes, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
Now with my friend I desire not to share or participate, but to engross his sorrows, that, by making them mine own, I may more easily discuss them; for in mine own reason, and within myself, I can command that which I cannot entreat without myself, and within the circle of another.
Friendship
• Sir Thomas Browne, Religio Medici (1642), Part II, Section V.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Friendship" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source)
A dungeon horrible, on all sides round, As one great furnace, flamed; yet from those flames No light, but rather darkness visible Serv'd only to discover sights of woe, Regions of sorrow, doleful shades, where peace And rest can never dwell, hope never comes That comes to all; but torture without end.
Hell
• John Milton, Paradise Lost (1667; 1674), Book I, line 61.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Hell" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source)
I keep my heart flaming, courageous, restless. I feel in my heart all commotions and all contradictions, the joys and sorrows of life. But I struggle to subdue them to a rhythm superior to that of the mind, harsher than that of my heart — to the ascending rhythm of the Universe.
Joy
• Nikos Kazantzakis, The Saviors of God (1923), First Step : The Ego.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Joy" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source)
I have known sorrow—therefore I May laugh with you, O friend, more merrily Than those who never sorrowed upon earth And know not laughter's worth. I have known laughter—therefore I May sorrow with you far more tenderly Than those who never guess how sad a thing Seems merriment to one heart's suffering.
The mystery is that the world is at it is -- a mystery that is the source of all joy and all sorrow, of all hope and fear, and the source of development both creative and degenerative. The contingency of all into which time enters is the source of pathos, comedy, and tragedy.
He was a shrewd and sound divine Of loud Dissent the mortal terror; And when, by dint of page and line, He 'stablished Truth, or startled Error, The Baptist found him far too deep, The Deist sighed with saving sorrow, And the lean Levite went to sleep, And dreamt of eating pork to-morrow.
Preaching
• Winthrop Mackworth Praed, The Vicar.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Preaching" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 629-31.)
I would like to stress that the obligation [of being Queen] has always been driven by joy. The joy is rooted in the warmth that has met me and my family everywhere through every year, in celebration and joy as in sorrow, in the so-called "big days", as well as in everyday life.
Darkness and light divide the course of time, and oblivion shares with memory, a great part even of our living beings; we slightly remember our felicities, and the smartest strokes of affliction leave but short smart upon us. Sense endureth no extremities, and sorrows destroy us or themselves. To weep into stones are fables.
Many [hooligans] discover to their shame that they have scruples; they have roots and, greatest disadvantage of all, they have hope. The fathers superior of the order do not try to influence their children in Satan; they merely shake their heads in sorrow. They know that the apostate must work out his own damnation.
One naturally regrets not being an expert or one of those insiders who thoroughly understand. It's hell to be an amateur. A little reflection calms your sorrow, however. The experts in their own little speedboat, the rest of us floating with the rest of mankind in a great barge — that is the picture.
Take care, while you are young, that you can think in those days, 'I never whitened a hair of her dear head, I never marked a sorrowful line in her face!' For of all the many things that you can think when you are a man, you had better have that by you, Woolwich!
He who pays homage to those who are worthy of homage, be they the Enlightened Ones or Their Disciples — those who have overcome the host of evil and crossed beyond the stream of sorrow — he who pays homage to the Fearless and Peaceful Ones, his merit cannot be measured by any. (Verse 195-196)
Dhammapada
• Translator: Anonymous. Verses published by the Cunningham Press, USA; reissued by the Theosophy Company, Bombay, 1957. 15. Sukhavagga: "Happiness" (Verses 197-208)
• Source: Wikiquote: "Dhammapada" (Quotes: 1. Yammakavagga: "The Pairs" (Verses 1-20))
It is good that Pol Pot is dead. I feel no sorrow. Pol Pot was a Vietnamese agent. I have the documents...The world community should stop talking about this now that Pol Pot is dead. It was all Pol Pot. He annihilated many good cadres and destroyed our movement. I hope he suffers after death.
To each his suff'rings: all are men, Condemn'd alike to groan, The tender for another's pain; Th' unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate? Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies. Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, 'Tis folly to be wise.
Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours, Makes the night morning, and the noon-tide night. Princes have but their titles for their glories, An outward honour for an inward toil; And, for unfelt imagination, They often feel a world of restless cares: So that, between their titles and low name, There's nothing differs but the outward fame.
Time takes her toll and the memory fades but his glory is broken, in the magic that he made. Reality is ruined; it's the freeing from the fear The drama is distorted, to what they want to hear Swimming in their sorrow, in the twisting of a tear As they wait for a new thrill parade.
When sorrow is deepest...then the surface crust is pierced, and consolation wells up, and all the forces of patience and courage are banded together to do their duty. Thus great suffering brings with it the power of great endurance. So while we are cowards before petty troubles, great sorrows make us brave by rousing our truer manhood.
One of us sings in the street, and we listen to him; The words ring over us like vague bells of sorrow. He sings of a house he lived in long ago. It is strange; this house of dust was the house I lived in; The house you lived in, the house that all of us know.
To each his suff’rings; all are men, Condemn’d alike to groan,— The tender for another’s pain, Th’ unfeeling for his own. Yet ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their paradise. No more; where ignorance is bliss, ’T is folly to be wise.
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; that, though I would not, I have made the way seem thorny, and have wandered in too many byways, imagining myself into moods which held Thee not.
Joy
• George William Russell, in his Preface to Collected Poems (1913).
• Source: Wikiquote: "Joy" (Quotes: Alphabetized by author or source)
In this life mercy and forgiveness is our way and evermore leadeth us to grace. And by the tempest and the sorrow that we fall into on our part, we be often dead as to man’s doom in earth; but in the sight of God the soul that shall be saved was never dead, nor ever shall be.
Aye, after victory, the crown; Yet through the fight no word of cheer; And what would win and what go down No word could help, no light make clear. A thousand ages onward led Their joys and sorrows to that hour; No wisdom weighed, no word was said, For only what we were had power. The Virgin Mother
At some turning point of your life, when some great joy flashed, or some great shadow darkened upon you all at once; when some crisis that wanted an instantaneous decision appeared,— why, what regions of thought, purpose, plan, resolution, what wildernesses of desolate sorrow, and what paradises of blooming gladness, your soul has gone through in a moment.
Mystery
• Alexander Maclaren, p. 424.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Mystery" (Quotes, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895): Quotes reported in Josiah Hotchkiss Gilbert, Dictionary of Burning Words of Brilliant Writers (1895).)
Despite the amount of suffering, pain, misery, sorrow and travail which can exist in life, the reason for existence is the same reason as one has to play a game — interest, contest, activity and possession. The truth of this assertion is established by an observation of the elements of games and then applying these elements to life itself.
There's a vacancy, won't you come to me And fill my empty spaces I'm a motel man in a promised land That's filled with empty faces So won't you bring your sorrows bring your dreams, It's a place for you to be There's no more tomorrow or that's how it seems Won't you come to me? I've got a vacancy
We are no longer the same, you wiser but not sadder, and I sadder but not wiser, for wiser I could hardly become without grave personal inconvenience, whereas sorrow is a thing you can keep adding to all your life long, is it not, like a stamp or an egg collection, without feeling very much the worse for it, is it not.
He saith: Accuse not self overdone much, deeming that thy tribulation and thy woe is all for thy fault; for I will not that thou be heavy or sorrowful indiscreetly. For I tell thee, howsoever thou do, thou shalt have woe. And therefore I will that thou wisely know thy penance; and shalt see in truth that all thy living is penance profitable.
The merit and strength of a people are measured by their enthusiasm for freedom when the only rewards from it are anguish and martyrdom, the blood and ashes of exile, the sorrow of a house driven by the waves, and the shame of a useless life that lacks the foundation and peace of mind needed to do one's share of the common task.
Shakespeare has united the powers of exciting laughter and sorrow not only in one mind but in one composition. Almost all his plays are divided between serious and Ludicrous characters and they sometimes produce sorrow and sometimes laughter. That this is a practice contrary to the rules of criticism will be readily allowed; but there is always an appeal open from criticism to nature.
[He kisses her] O balmy breath, that dost almost persuade Justice to break her sword. One more, one more! Be thus when thou art dead, and I will kill thee, And love thee after. One more, and that's the last! So sweet was ne'er so fatal. I must weep, But they are cruel tears. This sorrow's heavenly; It strikes where it doth love. She wakes.
The absolute justice of the system of things is as clear to me as any scientific fact. The gravitation of sin to sorrow is as certain as that of the earth to the sun, and more so–for experimental proof of the fact is within reach of us all–nay, is before us all in our own lives, if we had but the eyes to see it.
In the downhill of life, when I find I'm declining, May my lot no less fortunate be Than a snug elbow-chair can afford for reclining, And a cot that o'erlooks the wide sea; With an ambling pad-pony to pace o'er the lawn, While I carol away idle sorrow, And blithe as the lark that each day hails the dawn, Look forward with hope for to-morrow.
Tomorrow
• John Collins, To-morrow. Found in the Golden Treasury of Best Songs and Lyrical Poems.
• Source: Wikiquote: "Tomorrow" (Sourced, Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations: Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 806-808.)
All that you see was and is for your sake. The numerous books, uncanny markings, and beautiful thoughts are the ghosts of souls who preceded you. The speech they weave is a link between you and your human siblings. The consequences that cause sorrow and rapture are the seeds that the past has sown in the field of the soul, and by which the future shall profit.
Behind the stream of my mind and body, behind the stream of my race and all mankind, behind the stream of plants and animals, I watch with trembling the Invisible, treading on all visible things and as