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Sadness Quotes and Sayings

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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


Sadness flies away on the wings of time.  ~ Jean de La Fontaine


Sad soul, take comfort, nor forget that sunset never failed us yet.  ~ Celia Laighton Thaxter


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. It is far better take things as they come along with patience and equanimity.  ~ Carl Jung


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


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


Sadness flies on the wings of the morning and out of the heart of darkness comes the light.  ~ Jean Giraudoux


The sadness will last forever.  ~ Vincent van Gogh


Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it.  ~ Helen Keller


Have you ever been hurt and the place tries to heal a bit, and you just pull the scar off of it over and over again.  ~ Rosa Parks


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.  ~ Kenji Miyazawa


People are ashamed of being unhappy.  ~ Avi


The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.  ~ Jim Rohn


Sadness is a vice.  ~ Gustave Flaubert


I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy.  ~ Franz Kafka


Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death.  ~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau


I am in that temper that if I were under water I would scarcely kick to come to the top.  ~ John Keats


Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Tears are words that need to be written.  ~ Paulo Coelho


You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.  ~ Persian proverb


While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.  ~ Samuel Johnson


When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.  ~ Kahlil Gibran


He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness.  ~ Alexandre Dumas


A tragedy need not have blood and death; it's enough that it all be filled with that majestic sadness that is the pleasure of tragedy.  ~ Jean Racine


Misery is almost always the result of thinking.  ~ Joseph Joubert


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


Sadness is very close to hate.  ~ Michael Ondaatje


I saw sorrow turning inyo charity.  ~ Yoko Ono


Everyone is a moon and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.  ~ Mark Twain


You cannot protect yourself from sadness without protecting yourself from happiness.  ~ Jonathan Safran Foer


One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.  ~ Jackie Kennedy


The best thing for being sad is to learn something.  ~ T.H. White


Knowing sorrow well, I learn to succor the distressed.  ~ Virgil


Unhappiness is best described as the difference between our talents and out expectations.  ~ Edward de Bono


There are times when sorrow seems the only truth.  ~ Oscar Wilde


I think if we all acted the way we felt, four out of eight people at a dinner table would be sitting there sobbing.  ~ Jim Carrey


Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.  ~ Khalil Gibran