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Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them - that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
When you are joyous, look deep into your heart and you shall find it is 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 in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.
Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven.
How does one know if she has forgiven? You tend to feel sorrow over the circumstance instead of rage, you tend to feel sorry for the person rather than angry with him. You tend to have nothing left to say about it all.
Clarissa Pinkola Estes
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom
The secret source of humor is not joy but sorrow; there is no humor in Heaven.
Good night, good night! Parting is such sweet sorrow, that I shall say good night till it be morrow.
In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican.
H. L. Mencken
He that raises a large family does, indeed, while he lives to observe them, stand a broader mark for sorrow; but then he stands a broader mark for pleasure too.
He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
Henry David Thoreau
My 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.
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy.
It is only in sorrow bad weather masters us; in joy we face the storm and defy it.
Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
I have lived eighty years of life and know nothing for it, but to be resigned and tell myself that flies are born to be eaten by spiders and man to be devoured by sorrow.
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
For the poison of hatred seated near the heart doubles the burden for the one who suffers the disease; he is burdened with his own sorrow, and groans on seeing another's happiness.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.
I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
If future generations are to remember us more with gratitude than sorrow, we must achieve more than just the miracles of technology. We must also leave them a glimpse of the world as it was created, not just as it looked when we got through with it.
Lyndon B. Johnson
Old age is not a matter for sorrow. It is matter for thanks if we have left our work done behind us.
Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic if it is pulled out I shall die.
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow, when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and have recovered hope.
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