grief - sadness
The source of all humor is
not laughter, but sorrow.
you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it
only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. When
you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that
truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
|Sorrow prepares you for joy.
sweeps everything out of
your house, so that new joy can
find space to enter. It shakes the
yellow leaves from the
bough of your heart, so that fresh, green
leaves can grow
in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that
roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow
shakes from your heart, far better things will take their
In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all;
and, to the young, it comes
with bitterest agony, because it takes
them unawares. The older have
learned to ever expect it. I am
anxious to afford some alleviation of your
Perfect relief is not possible, except with time. You can
realize that you will ever feel better. Is not this so? And yet it
mistake. You are sure to be happy again. To know this, which
true, will make you some less miserable now. I have
had experience enough
to know what I say; and you need only to
believe it, to feel better at once.
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.
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not
knits up the o'er wrought heart and bids it break.
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Have courage for the great sorrows of life,
and patience for
the small ones. And when you have
your daily task, go to sleep in
peace. God is awake.
comes in great waves. . .
but rolls over us, and
may almost smother us,
it leaves us. And
that if it
is strong, we are stronger,
inasmuch as it
passes and we
Joy and sorrow are inseparable. . . together they come and
when one sits alone with you . . remember that
the other is
asleep upon your bed.
|No pain that we suffer, no trial that we
experience is wasted. It ministers
to our education, to the
development of such qualities as patience, faith,
and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure,
when we endure it patiently, builds up our
characters, purifies our hearts,
expands our souls, and
makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy
called the children of God . . . and it is through sorrow
toil and tribulation, that we gain the
education that we come here to acquire
and which will make
us more like our Father and Mother in heaven.
No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from
losing a loved one. No truth,
no sincerity, no strength, no
kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can
do is see it
through to the end and learn something from it, but what we
learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that
to us without warning.
|The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds
of grief. The deepest community is one of sorrow.
the Pretty Horses
For the happy person prayer is only a jumble of
words, until the day when sorrow comes to explain to him or
sublime language by means of which we speak to God.
Count of Monte Cristo
|I thought I could describe a state; make a
map of sorrow. Sorrow, however, turns out to be not a state
but a process.
The sorrow grows bigger when the sorrow's
grief - sadness
|The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the
joy you can contain.
Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was
burned in the potter's oven?
And is not the lute that soothes your spirit, the very wood
that was hollowed with knives?
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you
find it is only that which has given you sorrow that
giving you joy.
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you
shall see that in truth you are weeping for that
been your delight.
Although not a very old man, I have yet lived
a great deal in my life, and I
have known sorrow too bitter
and joy too keen to allow me to become
either cast down or
elated for more than a very brief period
over any success or
If you know someone who tries to drown their
you might tell them sorrows know how to swim.
Jackson Brown Jr.
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|When you are standing in that forest of
sorrow, you cannot imagine that
you could ever find your way
to a better place. But if someone can assure
you that they
themselves have stood in that same place, and now have
on, sometimes this will bring hope.
'So sadness is a place?' Giovanni asked.
'Sometimes people live there for years,' I said.
It's funny, how one can look back on a sorrow
one thought one might
well die of at the time, and know that
one had not yet
reckoned the tenth part of true grief.
Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as
pure and complete joy.
grief - sadness
|Iíve noticed in my life that the people who
act as my angels are not
some strange angelic creatures that
seem almost untouchable, but are
more real than that. They
are people who have tasted sorrow, who
have felt pain, and
in a way, that makes them capable of being an
their darkest moments they have become strong.
Obsidian: Memoir of a Cutter
Behind joy and laughter there may be a
temperament, coarse, hard,
and callous. But behind
sorrow there is always sorrow.
Pain, unlike pleasure,
wears no mask.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Let no one pray that they know not sorrow,
Let no soul ask to be free from pain,
For the gall of to-day is the sweet of to-morrow,
And the momentís loss is the lifetimeís
want of a thing does its worth redouble,
no one shrink from the bitter tonics
Through hungerís pangs does the feast
And only the heart that has harboured trouble
Can fully rejoice when joy is sent.
Of grief, and yearning, and need, and strife,
For the rarest chords in the soulís harmonics
Are found in the minor strains of life.
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|Happiness and sorrow are twins,
let them come and go like clouds.
uses of sorrow I comprehend
Better and better at each yearís end.
Deeper and deeper I seem to see
Why and wherefore it has to be.
Only after the dark, wet days
Do we fully rejoice in the sunís bright rays.
Sweeter the crust tastes after the fast
Than the sated gourmandís finest repast.
The faintest cheer sounds never amiss
To the actor who once has heard a hiss.
To one who the sadness of freedom knows,
Light seem the fetters love may impose.
And he who has dwelt with his heart alone,
Hears all the music in friendshipís tone.
So better and better I comprehend
How sorrow ever would be our friend.