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Scorn the proud man that is ashamed to weep.

Shame on those breasts of stone that cannot melt in soft adoption of another's sorrow.

Some tears belong to us because we are unfortunate: others because we are humane: many because we are mortal. - But most are caused by our being unwise. - It is these last, only, that of necessity produce more.

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.

Tears are often the telescope through which men see far into heaven.

Tears are Summer showers to the soul.

Tears are the safety-valves of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.

Tears are the silent language of grief.

Tears are the softening showers which cause the seed of heaven to spring up in the human heart.

Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair.

Tears, idle tears, I know not what they mean, - tears from the depth of some divine despair rise in the heart and gather in the eyes, in looking on the happy autumn fields, and thinking of days that are no more.

The tear of joy is a pearl of the first water; the mourning tear, only of the second.

The young man who has not wept is a savage, and the old man who will not laugh is a fool. See quote detail

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

There is something so moving in the very image of weeping beauty.

There ought to be more tears of penitence over our neglects of Christ, more tears of sympathy with the afflicted, and more tears of joy over the infinite good things which Jesus brings to us.

There shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Weep for love, but not for anger; a cold rain will never bring flowers.

What a hell of witchcraft lies in the small orb of one particular tear!

What would women do if they could not cry? - What poor, defenceless creatures they would be.


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