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Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

More in sorrow than in anger.

Never morning wore to evening, but some heart did break.

No one can keep his griefs in their prime; they use themselves up.

On the sands of life sorrow treads heavily, and leaves a print time cannot wash away.

One can never be the judge of another's grief. That which is a sorrow to one, to another is joy. Let us not dispute with any one concerning the reality of his sufferings; it is with sorrows as with countries - each man has his own.

One cannot weep for the entire world, it is beyond human strength. One must choose.

One sorrow never comes but brings an heir that may succeed as his inheritor.

Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.

Our sorrows are like thunder-clouds, which seem black in the distance, but grow lighter as they approach.

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 gates of heaven.

She would have made a splendid wife, for crying only made her eyes more bright and tender.

Short time seems long in sorrow's sharp sustaining; though woe be heavy, yet it seldom sleeps, and they who watch, see time how slow it creeps.

Should you shield the canyons from the windstorms you would never see the true beauty of their carvings.

Social sorrow loses half its pain.

Sorrow and silence are strong, and patient endurance is godlike.

Sorrow breaks season, and reposing hours; makes the night morning, and the noontide night.

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.

Sorrow comes soon enough without despondency; it does a man no good to carry around a lightning-rod to attract trouble.

Sorrow for having done amiss is fruit­less if it issue not in doing so no more.


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