Selected Quotes about Sorrow

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. -- Aeschylus

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant; if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. -- Anne Bradstreet

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. -- Amelia Burr

I love my past. I love my present. I'm not ashamed of what I've had, and I'm not sad because I have it no longer. -- Colette

My life closed twice before its close; / It yet remains to see / If Immortality unveil / A third event to me, / So huge, so hopeless to conceive, / As these that twice befell. / Parting is all we know of heaven, / And all we need of hell. -- Emily Dickinson

Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell. -- Emily Dickinson

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. -- Robert Frost

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance. -- Robert Frost

... joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and when one sits alone with you . . . remember that the other is asleep upon your bed. -- Kahlil Gibran

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven? -- Kahlil Gibran

We choose our joys and sorrows long before we experience them. -- Kahlil Gibran

There are as many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word 'happy' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness. -- Carl Jung

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. -- Henri Nouwen

As only New Yorkers know, if you can get through the twilight, you'll live through the night. -- Dorothy Parker

The pain passes, but the beauty remains. -- Pierre Auguste Renoir

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought. -- Percy Bysshe Shelley

The secret source of humour itself is not joy, but sorrow. There is no humour in heaven. -- Mark Twain

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

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