Quotations About / On: SAD

  • 31.
    Few women, I fear, have had such reason as I have to think the long sad years of youth were worth living for the sake of middle age.
    (George Eliot [Mary Ann (or Marian) Evans] (1819-1880), British novelist, editor. letter, Dec. 31, 1857. George Eliot's Life as Related in Her Letters and Journals (1900).)
  • 32.
    How often you, spurned, will run to my door, when your strong words shall have fallen into a sob, and a trembling horror will begin from your sad tears.
    (Propertius Sextus (c. 50-16 B.C.), Roman elegist. Oxford Classical Text, I.5. 12-15.)
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  • 33.
    We often feel sad in the presence of music without words; and often more than that in the presence of music without music.
    (Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. "More Maxims of Mark," p. 947, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1891-1910, Library of America (1992).)
  • 34.
    ... 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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  • 35.
    There being in the make of an English mind a certain gloom and eagerness, which carries to the sad extreme; religion to fanaticism; free-thinking to atheism; liberty to rebellion.
    (George Berkeley (1685-1753), Irish bishop, philosopher. Crito, in "Alciphron: or the Minute Philosopher," dial. 3, sect. 12, p. 131, The Works of George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, eds. A. Luce and T. Jessop, London, Thomas Nelson and Sons Ltd. (1948-1957).)
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  • 36.
    Grandfather, you were the pillar of fire in front of the camp and now we are left in the camp alone, in the dark; and we are so cold and so sad.
    (Noa Ben-Artzi Philosof (b. 1978), Israeli student, granddaughter of Yitzak Rabin. (November 7, 1995). Spoken at Rabin's funeral, November 6, 1995, New York Times, p. A11. Rabin, Israel's prime minister, had been assassinated two days earlier.)
  • 37.
    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.)
  • 38.
    The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
    (Seneca (c. 5-65), Roman writer, philosopher, statesman. Epistulae ad Lucilium, epistle 99.)
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  • 39.
    The South is very beautiful but its beauty makes one sad because the lives that people live here, and have lived here, are so ugly.
    (James Baldwin (1924-1987), U.S. author. repr. In The Price of the Ticket (1985). "They Can't Turn Back," Mademoiselle (New York, Aug. 1960).)
  • 40.
    The psychiatrist's office: the only place I can be sure my story will be treated as sad, but interesting.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Third Selection, New York (1986).)
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