Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
She was a genius of sadness, immersing herself in it, separating its numerous strands, appreciating its subtle nuances. She was a prism through which sadness could be divided into its infinite spectrum.
The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.
Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.
What's gone and what's past help should be past grief.
About suffering they were never wrong, The Old Masters; How well they understood Its human position; how it takes place While someone else is eating or opening a window or just walking dully along.
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
He's simply got the instinct for being unhappy highly developed.
One cannot weep for the entire world. It is beyond human strength. One must choose.
Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.
Sorrow makes us all children again.
There are some men above grief and some men below it.
Unhurt people are not much good in the world.
In extreme youth, in our most humiliating sorrow, we think we are alone. When we are older we find that others have suffered too.
The deeper the sorrow the less tongue it hath.
When sorrows come, they come not as single spies, But in battalions!
Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.
What man is there that does not laboriously, though all unconsciously, himself fashion the sorrow that is to be the pivot of his life.