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.
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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