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Quotes of the Day for 2 January 2004 – Sorrow

On Tuesday we ran quotes on happiness, prompting a reader to demand equal time for sadness.

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The quotes:

I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
     - Agatha Christie, 1890 - 1976

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
     - Corrie Ten Boom, 1892 - 1987

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on Earth.
     - Feodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky, 1821 - 1881

If we could read the secret history of our enemies, we should find in each man's life sorrow and suffering enough to disarm any hostility.
     - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, 1807 - 1882

The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
     - Kahlil Gibran, 1883 - 1931

Sing away sorrow, cast away care.
     - Miguel de Cervantes, 1547 - 1616


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