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Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.

Dr. Seuss, author

any fool can be happy. It takes a man with real heart to make beauty out of the stuff that makes us weep.

Clive Barker, writer

I actually think sadness and darkness can be very beautiful and healing.

Duncan Sheik, musician

The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

Sorrow is easy to express and so hard to tell.

Joni Mitchell, musician

Unhappiness is not knowing what we want, and killing ourselves to get it.

Don Herold, writer

Good humor is the health of the soul, sadness is its poison.

Lord Chesterfield, statesman

All of our unhappiness comes from our inability to be alone.

Jean De La Bruyere, philosopher

Unhappiness is best defined as the difference between our talents and our expectations.

Edward De Bono, psychologist

One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.

Jackie Kennedy, first lady

Sorrow makes us children again.

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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

Confucius, philosopher

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.


Those who are unhappy have no need for anything in this world but people capable of giving them their attention.

Simone Weil, philosopher

How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in?

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

There are seeds of self-destruction in all of us that will bear only unhappiness if allowed to grow.

Dorothea Brande,

There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.

Marcus Tullius Cicero, statesman

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

Sorrow is tranquility remembered in emotion.

Dorothy Parker, poet

I had no idea that mothering my own child would be so healing to my own sadness from my childhood.

Susie Bright, writer

It isn't enough for your heart to break because everybody's heart is broken now.

Allen Ginsberg, poet

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson, poet

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


Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.

William Shakespeare, dramatist

The busy have no time for tears.

Lord Byron, poet

Nothing thicker than a knife's blade separates happiness from melancholy.

Virginia Woolf, author

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.

Oscar Wilde, dramatist

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

Ovid, poet

Let no one till his death be called unhappy. Measure not the work until the day's out and the labor done.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning, poet

This is what happens when you fall in love. You're looking at a natural disaster.

Janet Fitch,

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

Lord Byron, poet

If my life was a hole, it would be deep, filled with melancholy and sadness.

James Dye,

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

William Shakespeare, dramatist

I had sadness for breakfast.

Andy Milonakis, comedian

Possibly the worst break up line ever: it's not me, it's you.


If you deliberately plan on being less than you are capable of being, then I warn you that you'll be unhappy for the rest of your life.

Abraham Maslow, psychologist

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

Samuel Johnson, author

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

William Blake, poet

Gotta have a little sadness once in a while so you know when the good times come

Bob Ross,

Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.

Steven Tyler, musician

We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.

Edward George BulwerLytton,

Nothing is funnier than unhappiness, I grant you that. Yes, yes, it's the most comical thing in the world.

Samuel Beckett, playwright

Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.

Khalil Gibran, poet

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

Jean Paul, author

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.

Alfred Lord Tennyson, poet

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, poet

Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.

Holbrook Jackson, writer

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.

Thomas Carlyle, philosopher

Never believe straight off in a man's unhappiness. Ask him if he can still sleep. If the answer's yes, all's well. That is enough.

LouisFerdinand Celine,

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

Arthur Rimbaud, poet

Had we never lov'd sae kindly, Had we never lov'd sae blindly, Never met -- or never parted -- we had never been broken-hearted.

Robert Burns, poet

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness -- the sense that is where we really belong.

Graham Greene, playwright

Sad people have more sober reflections.

James Dye,

Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!

John Milton, poet

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

Emily Dickinson, poet

A broken heart is a very pleasant complaint for a man in London if he has a comfortable income.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

The secret of being miserable is to have leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not. The cure for it is occupation.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

Today we bury his remains in the earth as a seed of immortality. Our hearts are full of sadness, yet at the same time of joyful hope and profound gratitude.

Joseph Ratzinger, clergyman

When you've suffered a great deal in life, each additional pain is both unbearable and trifling.

Yann Martel,

I sometimes use a lot of light greens and greys when I feel there is sadness in the painting.

Robert Ryan, actor

Most poets in their youth begin in adolescent sadness. I find it more rewarding to end in gladness.

James Broughton, director

A sad reality that exists in the world persists among many. I lived in one as a child as well. It's very nightmarish thinking back.

James Dye,

The deeper the sorrow the less the tongue has it.

The Talmud,

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

Washington Irving, writer

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

Jean Paul Richter,

It takes patience to appreciate domestic bliss; volatile spirits prefer unhappiness.

George Santayana, philosopher

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, author

Don't waste time trying to break a man's heart; be satisfied if you can just manage to chip it in a brand new place.

Helen Rowland, writer

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.

Soren Kierkegaard, philosopher

Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.

Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont, author

I can mourn internally, just be quiet about it. I have my moments but I'm not a real, expressive person, especially when it comes to like sadness.

Faith Evans, musician

And almost everyone when age, disease, or sorrows strike him, inclines to think there is a God, or something very like him.

Arthur H. Clough,

It's the poignancy and sadness in things that gets to me.

Tracey Ullman, comedian

Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.

William Blake, poet

Laugh and the world laughs with you, Weep, and you weep alone; For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own.

Ella Wheeler Wilcox, writer

I went to bed and woke in the middle of the night thinking I heard someone cry, thinking I myself was weeping, and I felt my face and it was dry. Then I looked at the window and thought: Why, yes, it's just the rain, the rain, always the rain, and turned over, sadder still, and fumbled about for my dripping sleep and tried to slip it back on.

Ray Bradbury, writer

When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it--always.

Mahatma Gandhi, activist

The great sadness of my life is that I never achieved the hour newscast, which would not have been twice as good as the half-hour newscast, but many times as good.

Walter Cronkite, journalist

I love walking down the street and seeing faces and drama and happiness and sadness and dirt and cleanliness.

Ric Ocasek, musician

I'm happy, I would say that I'm one of the happiest people I know but I've certainly had periods of profound sadness, depression and heartache and those are the kind of things that are interesting to me to write about.

Richard Marx, musician

A lot of me is very up, and you have to have light and shade. They are both important and you have to be able to balance them. You have to admit that sadness is part of you and that it enriches you. I use it in my work.

Imelda Staunton, actress

If my world were to cave in tomorrow, I would look back on all the pleasures, excitements and worthwhilenesses I have been lucky enough to have had. Not the sadness, not my miscarriages or my father leaving home, but the joy of everything else. It will have been enough.

Audrey Hepburn, actress

Melancholy is at the bottom of everything, just as at the end of all rivers is the sea. Can it be otherwise in a world where nothing lasts, where all that we have loved or shall love must die? Is death, then, the secret of life? The gloom of an eternal mourning enwraps, more or less closely, every serious and thoughtful soul, as night enwraps the universe.

Henri Frederic Amiel, philosopher

It is sad and wrong to be so dependent for the life of my life on any human being as I am on you; but I cannot by any force of logic cure myself at this date, when it has become second nature.

Jane Welsh Carlyle, writer

We get more dangerous as we accumulate knowledge, and that's both a sadness and something to control, try to learn to live with, make terms with.

Lou Harrison, composer

Good. There are many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.

Carl Jung, psychiatrist

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, philosopher

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.

J. August Strindberg,

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.

Sean O'Casey, playwright

The lives of happy people are dense with their own doings -- crowded, active, thick. But the sorrowing are nomads, on a plain with few landmarks and no boundaries; sorrow's horizons are vague and its demands are few.

Larry Mcmurtry, writer

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

Stephen Leacock, economist

If you optimize everything, you will always be unhappy.

Don Knuth,

The world will never be long without some good reason to hate the unhappy; their real faults are immediately detected, and if those are not sufficient to sink them into infamy, an additional weight of calumny will be super added.

Samuel Johnson, author

It is a curious sensation: the sort of pain that goes mercifully beyond our powers of feeling. When your heart is broken, your boats are burned: nothing matters any more. It is the end of happiness and the beginning of peace.

George Bernard Shaw, dramatist

The cure for sorrow is to learn something.

Barbara Sher, businesswoman

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, writer

Melancholy, indeed, should be diverted by every means but drinking.

Samuel Johnson, author

There is something in sorrow more akin to the course of human affairs than joy.

C. Fitzhugh,

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.

Emile Durkheim, sociologist

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