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Quote Left Where the voice of the wind calls our wandering feet, Through echoing forest and echoing street, With lutes in our hands ever-singing we roam, All men are our kindred, the world is our home. Our lays are of cities whose lustre is shed, The laughter and beauty of women long dead; The sword of old battles, the crown of old kings, And happy and simple and sorrowful things. What hope shall we gather, what dreams shall we sow? Where the wind calls our wandering footsteps we go. No love bids us tarry, no joy bids us wait: The voice of the wind is the voice of our fate. Quote Right
by Sarojini Naidu | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left My sorrow, when she's here with me, thinks these dark days of autumn rain are beautiful as days can be; she loves the bare, the withered tree; she walks the sodden pasture lane. Quote Right
by Robert Frost | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Simple, sincere people seldom speak much of their piety. It shows itself in acts rather than in words, and has more influence than homilies or protestations. Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. She did not rebuke Jo with saintly speeches, only loved her better for her passionate affection, and clung more closely to the dear human love, from which our Father never means us to be weaned, but through which He draws us closer to Himself. She could not say, I'm glad to go, for life was very sweet for her. She could only sob out, I try to be willing, while she held fast to Jo, as the first bitter wave of this great sorrow broke over them together. Quote Right
by Louisa May Alcott | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left There is no greater sorrow Than to be mindful of the happy time In misery. Quote Right
by Dante Alighieri | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Weep no more, nor sigh, nor groan, Sorrow calls no time that 's gone; Violets plucked, the sweetest rain Makes not fresh nor grow again. Quote Right
by John Gould Fletcher | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left O Sorrow, / Why dost borrow / Heart's lightness from the merriment of May? Quote Right
by John Keats | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Nothing feebler than a man does the earth raise up, of all the things which breathe and move on the earth, for he believes that he will never suffer evil in the future, as long as the gods give him success and he flourishes in his strength; but when the blessed gods bring sorrows too to pass, even these he bears, against his will, with steadfast spirit, for the thoughts of earthly men are like the day which the father of gods and men brings upon them. Quote Right
by Homer | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I loved you in the morning, our kisses deep and warm, your hair upon the pillow like a sleepy, golden storm, yes many loved before us, I know we are not new, in city and in forest they smiled like me and you, but now it's come to distances and both of us must try, your eyes are soft with sorrow, Hey, that's no way to say goodbye. Quote Right
by Leonard Cohen | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain. Quote Right
by Kahlil Gibran | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Many are our joysIn youth, but oh! what happiness to liveWhen every hour brings palpable accessOf knowledge, when all knowledge is delight,And sorrow is not there! Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I hold it true,what'er befallI feel it, when I sorrow most'Tis better to have loved and lostThan never to have loved at all. Quote Right
by Alfred Lord Tennyson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Death august and royal Sings sorrow up into immortal spheres. Quote Right
by Laurence Binyon | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Existence, as we know it, is full of sorrow. To mention only one minor point every man is a condemned criminal, only he does not know the date of his execution. This is unpleasant for every man. Consequently every man does everything possible to postpone the date, and would sacrifice anything that he has if he could reverse the sentence. Practically all religions and all philosophies have started thus crudely, by promising their adherents some such reward as immortality. No religion has failed hitherto by not promising enough the present breaking up of all religions is due to the fact that people have asked to see the securities. Men have even renounced the important material advantages which a well-organized religion may confer upon a State, rather than acquiesce in fraud or falsehood, or even in any system which, if not proved guilty, is at least unable to demonstrate its innocence. Being more or less bankrupt, the best thing that we can do is to attack the problem afresh without preconceived ideas. Let us begin by doubting every statement. Let us find a way of subjecting every statement to the test of experiment. Is there any truth at all in the claims of various religions Let us examine the question. Quote Right
by Aleister Crowley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We feel at first as if some opportunities of kindness and sympathy were lost, but learn afterward that any pure grief is ample recompense for all. That is, if we are faithful; -- for a spent grief is but sympathy with the soul that disposes events, and is as natural as the resin of Arabian trees. -- Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The sense of an entailed disadvantage -- the deformed foot doubtfully hidden by the shoe, makes a restlessly active spiritual yeast, and easily turns a self-centered, unloving nature into an Ishmaelite. But in the rarer sort, who presently see their own frustrated claim as one among a myriad, the inexorable sorrow takes the form of fellowship and makes the imagination tender. Quote Right
by George Eliot | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Sorrow everywhere, Quote Right
by Jack Gilbert | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I am young, I am twenty years old; yet I know nothing of life but despair, death, fear, and fatuous superficiality cast over an abyss of sorrow. I see how peoples are set against one another, and in silence, unknowingly, foolishly, obediently, innocently slay one another. Quote Right
by Erich Maria Remarque | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The dark today leads into light tomorrow; There is no endless joy, ...and yet no endless sorrow. Quote Right
by Ella Wheeler Wilcox | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves. Quote Right
by Emily Bronte | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to a land where sorrow is unknown. Quote Right
by William Cowper | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Yet ah why should they know their fateSince sorrow never comes too late,And happiness too swiftly flies.Thought would destroy their paradise.No more where ignorance is bliss,'Tis folly to be wise. Quote Right
by Thomas Gray | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For us there is only one season, the season of sorrow. The very sun and moon seem taken from us. Outside, the day may be blue and gold, but the light that creeps down through the thickly-muffled glass of the small iron-barred window beneath which one sits is grey and niggard. It is always twilight in one's cell, as it is always twilight in one's heart. And in the sphere of thought, no less than in the sphere of time, motion is no more. Quote Right
by Oscar Wilde | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For, brother, know that this is art, and you With a cold incautious sorrow stricken dumb,... Quote Right
by Allen Tate | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Whoever, fleeing marriage and the sorrows that women cause, does not wish to wed comes to a deadly old age. Quote Right
by Hesiod | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Sorrow is my own yardwhere the new grassflames as it has flamedoften before but notwith the cold firethat closes round me this year. Quote Right
by William Williams Pantycelyn | ...go to quote |
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