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Quotations About / On: SAD

  • 11.
    The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British comic actor, filmmaker. My Autobiography, ch. 22 (1960).)
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  • 12.
    The old know what they want; the young are sad and bewildered.
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Last Words," All Trivia (1933).)
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  • 13.
    A marriage is no amusement but a solemn act, and generally a sad one.
    (Victoria (1819-1901), British monarch, Queen of Great Britain and Ireland. letter, 9 Jan. 1879, to her daughter, Crown Princess Frederick William of Prussia. Quoted in Elizabeth Longford, Victoria R.I., ch. 28 (1964).)
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  • 14.
    The saddest thing the thinker can say to the artist is this: "So, could you not watch with me one hour?"
    (Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 2, p. 392, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Mixed Opinions and Maxims, aphorism 29, "At Gethsemane," (1879). An allusion to Matthew 26:40.)
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  • 15.
    It's a sad moment, really, when parents first become a bit frightened of their children.
    (Ama Ata Aidoo (b. 1942), Ghanaian author. "The Message," Fragment from a Lost Diary and Other Stories, eds. Naomi Katz and Nancy Milton (1973).)
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  • 16.
    ... there is nothing so sad as lack of fine manners in a gentleman, except the lack of them in a lady.
    (Mrs. H. O. Ward (1824-1899), U.S. author. Sensible Etiquette of the Best Society Customs, Manners, Morals, and Home Culture, Compiled from the Best Authorities, ch. 3 (1878).)
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  • 17.
    Sometimes I wonder if suicides aren't in fact sad guardians of the meaning of life.
    (Václav Havel (b. 1936), Czech playwright, president. Disturbing the Peace, ch. 5 (1986, trans. 1990).)
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  • 18.
    The sad truth is that excellence makes people nervous.
    (Shana Alexander (b. 1925), U.S. writer, editor. (First published 1966). "Neglected Kids—the Bright Ones," The Feminine Eye (1970).)
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  • 19.
    Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
    (George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Anglo-Irish playwright, critic. The Irrational Knot, ch. 14 (1905).)
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  • 20.
    Reinhold Niebuhr observes that the sad duty of politics is to establish justice in a sinful world.
    (Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Why Not the Best? P. 93, Nashville, TN: Broadman Press (1975). He is describing the compatibility of religion and politics.)
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