Quotations About / On: SORROW
The sun goes away at night and leaves you your sorrows, and it does not rise any quicker when you are joyful.
(Simone Schwarz-Bart (b. 1938), Gaudeloupean author. The Bridge of Beyond, p. 114, Éditions du Seuil (1972).)
He that loves not his wife and children feeds a lioness at home, and broods a nest of sorrows.
(Jeremy Taylor (1613-1667), British churchman,devotional writer. Twenty-Seven Sermons, sermon 18 (1651).)
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.
(Aeschylus (525-456 B.C.), Greek tragedian. Agamemnon, l. 834.)
All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
(Isak Dinesen (1885-1962), Danish author. As quoted in The Human Condition, Epigram, ch. 5, by Hannah Arendt (1958).)
Men decide far more problems by hate, love, lust, rage, sorrow, joy, hope, fear, illusion, or some other inward emotion than by reality, authority, any legal standard, judicial precedent, or statute.
(Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 B.C.), Roman orator, philosopher, statesman. De Oratore, III, 100.)
Alack-o-day, replied the corporal ... your honour knows I have neither wife or childI can have no sorrows in this world.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author, clergyman. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761), vol. 4, ch. 4, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
I am persuaded ... that both man and woman bear pain or sorrow, (and, for aught I know, pleasure too) best in a horizontal position.
(Laurence Sterne (1713-1768), British author. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (1761), vol. 3, ch. 29, eds. Melvyn New and Joan New, University of Florida Press (1978).)
Pain and fear and hunger are effects of causes which can be foreseen and known: but sorrow is a debt which someone else makes for us.
(Freya Stark (1893-1993), British travel writer. Perseus in the Wind, ch. 16 (1948).)
For now indeed is the race of iron; and men never cease from labour and sorrow by day and from perishing by night.
(Hesiod (c. 8th century B.C.), Greek didactic poet. Works and Days, 176-178.)
It seldom happens that any felicity comes so pure as not to be tempered and allayed by some mixture of sorrow.
(Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616), Spanish writer. the slave, in Don Quixote, pt. 1, bk. 4, ch. 14, trans. by P. Motteux (1605).)