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But as, in ethics, evil is a consequence of good, so, in fact, out of joy is sorrow born. Either the memory of past bliss is the anguish of to-day, or the agonies which are have their origin in the ecstasies which might have been. Edgar Allan Poe

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Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.

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"Un-winged and naked, sorrow surrenders its crown to a throne called grace." Aberjhani

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The busy have no time for tears. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, and they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals and is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, and if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit, let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight. William Blake

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We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression. Confucius

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Stop grieving. Start giving thanks to me. You live to fight on other days. Janet Morris

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Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good. Ovid

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‎"Then what difference does human striving make: mortal struggle, valor, pain? If you live, then live for the test of spirit, for the celebration of the heart. Live to fight on other days. Lose your beloveds one by one. And remember. Exalt the kiss of friend and horse and wind and sun, which venality cannot cheapen nor stupidity belittle." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter. Arthur Rimbaud

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Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life. George Gordon Noel Byron, 6th Baron Byron

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Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. William Blake

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Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth. William Blake

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We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows. Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

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Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it. Samuel Johnson

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To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe. Emily Dickinson

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When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. William Shakespeare

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A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times. Alfred Tennyson, 1st Baron Tennyson

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The deeper the sorrow the less the tongue has it.

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There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow. Cicero

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It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness. Cicero

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The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to a land where sorrow is unknown. William Cowper

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The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind. Washington Irving

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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. Søren Kierkegaard

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The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth. Émile Durkheim

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Sorrow makes us children again. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. Oscar Wilde

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The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing. Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America. Stephen Leacock

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Cares are often more difficult to throw off than sorrows; the latter die with time, the former grow. Jean Paul

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With no matter what human being, taken individually, I always find reasons for concluding that sorrow and misfortune do not suit him; either because he seems too mediocre for anything so great, or, on the contrary, too precious to be destroyed. Simone Weil

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Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion. Samuel Johnson

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Sorrow has the fortunate peculiarity that it preys upon itself. It dies of starvation. Since it is essentially an interruption of habits, it can be replaced by new habits. Constituting, as it does, a void, it is soon filled up by a real horror vacuum. August Strindberg

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The cure for sorrow is to learn something. Barbara Sher

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There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved. Samuel Johnson

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Jesus, Buddha, Mohammed, great as each may be, their highest comfort given to the sorrowful is a cordial introduction into another's woe. Sorrow's the great community in which all men born of woman are members at one time or another. Seán O'Casey

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Sorrows are like thunderclouds, in the distance they look black, over our heads scarcely gray. Jean Paul

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Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion. Dorothy Parker