Quotations About / On: SORROW

  • 11.
    'Even death, terror and sorrow, I assume, are all glaring signs of our ephemerality'
    (Oladehinde Ibikunle. Culled from Song of a Bard)
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  • 12.
    Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves.
    (Emily Brontë (1818-1848), British novelist, poet. Nelly, in Wuthering Heights, ch. 7 (1847).)
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  • 13.
    Interpretation is the evidence of growth and knowledge, the latter through sorrow— that great teacher.
    (Eleonora Duse (1858-1924), Italian actor. As quoted in Actors on Acting, rev. ed., part 11, by Toby Cole and Helen Krich (1970). The great stage actor had an omnipresent aura of sadness and was reticent and retiring.)
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  • 14.
    There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.
    (Logan Pearsall Smith (1865-1946), U.S. essayist, aphorist. "Life and Human Nature," Afterthoughts (1931).)
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  • 15.
    Sorrow makes an ugly face odious.
    (Samuel Richardson (1689-1761), British novelist. Third edition, London (1751). Lovelace, in Clarissa, vol. 5, p. 19, AMS Press (1990).)
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  • 16.
    The sorrow of not being movie stars overwhelms millions.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, New York (1984).)
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  • 17.
    We should spread joy, but, as far as we can, repress sorrow.
    (Michel de Montaigne (1533-1592), French essayist. "Of Vanity," The Essays (Les Essais), bk. III, ch. 9, Abel Langelier, Paris (1588).)
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  • 18.
    There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness.
    (Dante Alighieri (1265-1321), Italian poet. "Inferno," cto. 5, l. 121-3, The Divine Comedy (1321). spoken by Francesca da Rimini. This thought appears in Boethius's Consolation of Philosophy, bk. 2 (6th century).)
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  • 19.
    Victorian sorrow: the stars are winking in the sky, but not for us.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Fourth Selection, New York (1987).)
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  • 20.
    My parents wanted me to solace them for sorrows they denied having had.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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