100+ Sorrow Quotes

“100+ Sorrow Quotes” is a poignant collection that delves into the depths of human emotion and the experience of sorrow. With over a hundred quotes, this compilation offers perspectives on grief, loss, and the complex emotions that accompany them. Each quote serves as a source of reflection and empathy, making it a valuable resource for those navigating difficult times or simply seeking understanding of the human condition. Whether you’re in the midst of sorrow or wish to connect with the shared experiences of others, this anthology provides a compassionate and thought-provoking journey through the world of sorrow and healing.

Sorrow Quotes

“The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.” – Russell M. Nelson

“People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.” – Ann Landers

“Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Every life has a measure of sorrow, and sometimes this is what awakens us.” – Steven Tyler

“You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.” – Old Chinese Proverb

“You can’t keep the birds of sadness from flying over your head, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”

“Pebbles that bring you joy are better than diamonds that bring you sorrow.” – Matshona Dhliwayo

“The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” – Rob Liano

“Sorrows are like thunderclouds. In the distance, they look black, over our heads scarcely gray.” – Jean-Paul

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” – William Shakespeare

 “There is no despair so absolute as that which comes with the first moments of our first great sorrow when we have not yet known what it is to have suffered and be healed, to have despaired and to have recovered hope.” – George Eliot

“Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place.” – Rumi

“Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow; it only saps today of its joy.” – Leo Buscaglia

 “Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.” – Lord Byron

“The rose and the thorn, and sorrow and gladness are linked together.” – Saadi

 “The closest bonds we will ever know are bonds of grief. The deepest community, one of sorrow.” – Cormac McCarthy

“In this sad world of ours, sorrow comes to all. And to the young, it comes with bitterest agony because it takes them unawares. I have had experience enough to know what I say.” – Abraham Lincoln

“Life’s joys and sorrows meet us every day, but some are blinded by their tears of sorrow and see no joy.” – S. Moore

“Sorrow makes us all children again—destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived. Grief and loss accumulate like possessions.” – Stefan Kanfer

20. “The keenest sorrow is to recognize ourselves as the sole cause of all our adversities.” – Sophocles

“Sorrows humanize our race. Tears are the showers that fertilize this world.” – Jean Ingelow

 “Seeing the world is the best education you can get. You see sorrow, and you also see great spirit and will to survive.” – Brad Pitt

“Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.” – Dirk Benedict

“The easiest and simplest way to deal with sorrow is to remember that nothing is permanent.” – Swami Swaroopananda

“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

 “All the sorrows in your life arise in the absence of knowledge of the soul and disappear with the attainment of knowledge of the soul.” – Shiva Negi

 “Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.” – Anonymous

 “It’s the sorrow you feel that allows you to crave love. Without the suffering, there would be no true pleasure. Without tears, no joy. Without deficiency, no longing. This is the secret of the human heart, Rom.” – Ted Dekker

“Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them—that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

“Has it never occurred to us, when surrounded by sorrows, that they may be sent to us only for our instruction, as we darken the cages of birds when we wish to teach them to sing?” – Jean-Paul

 “Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy. The warrior’s approach is to say ‘yes’ to life. ‘Yes’ to it all.” – Joseph Campbell

 “No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning.” – Haruki Murakami

“Genius is sorrow’s child.” – John Adams

“Sorrow ends not when it seemeth done.” – William Shakespeare

“Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy.” – Robert Pollok

“We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” – Confucius

 “There’s no such thing as old age; there is only sorrow.” – Fay Weldon

“Night brings out stars as sorrow shows us truths.” – Philip James Bailey

 “He who has most of heart, knows most of sorrow.” – P.J. Bailey

“Sorrows come to stretch out places in the heart for joy.” – Edwin Markham

 “Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.” – Joni Mitchell

 “A sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

 “All sorrows are bearable if there is bread.” – Miguel de Cervantes

 “Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights.” – Francois De Malherbe

“Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.” – Rene Descartes

“The cure for sorrow is to learn something.” – Barbara Sher

“Let us remember that sorrow alone is the creator of great things.” – Ernest Renan

“Make the most of your regrets. Never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.” – Henry David Thoreau

“Sorrow rightly used may often give insight, forcing the mind to think and the eye to see—just as disease may read us many a lesson.” – Hugh Black

“I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.” – Zora Neale Hurston

“Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light. So, when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” – Meister Eckhart

 “Sorrow is only one of the lower notes in the oratorio of our blessedness.” – Adoniram Judson Gordon

 “When you are joyous, look deep into your heart, and you shall find it is only that which has given you sorrow that is giving you joy. 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

 “Sorrow for sin is indeed necessary, but it should not be an endless preoccupation. You must dwell also on the glad remembrance of God’s loving-kindness. Otherwise, sadness will harden the heart and lead it more deeply into despair.” – Saint Bernard

“Whenever sorrow comes, be kind to it. For God has placed a pearl in sorrow’s hand.” – Rumi

“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish. Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” – Thomas Moore

“Trouble comes to us all in this life. We set our hearts on things which isn’t God’s will for us to have, and then we go sorrowing.” – George Eliot

 “Never let anything so fill you with sorrow as to make you forget the joy of the Christ risen.” – Mother Teresa

“Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, ‘I did not come to comfort you. God only can do that, but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction.’” – Tryon Edwards

“Godly sorrow is a gift of the Spirit. It is a deep realization that our actions have offended our Father and our God. It is the sharp and keen awareness that our behavior caused the Savior, He who knew no sin, even the greatest of all, to endure agony and suffering.” – Ezra Taft Benson

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