Sorrow and Nostalgia

"The tears shed over the graves are for the words left unsaid and the deeds left undone."


Rating: 8.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Few things are as painful as the truth realized too late."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Joy goes as deep as sorrow, but leaves less of itself behind."

Mason Cooley
Mason Cooley "City Aphorisms"

Rating: 4.80 (Number of Voters: 5)

"We keep seeking our angel, demons come unsought."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Have courage for the great sorrows of life, and patience for the small ones. When you have laboriously accomplished your daily tasks, go to sleep in peace. God is awake."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"When I wished to sing of love it turned to sorrow. And when I wished to sing of sorrow it was transformed for me into love."


Rating: 8.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sorrow makes us all children again, destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest knows nothing."


Rating: 9.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Sorrow for a husband is like a pain in the elbow, sharp and short."


Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"The gilded sheath of pity sometimes covers the dagger of envy."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"There is no greater sorrow than to recall a happy time in the midst of wretchedness."

Dante Alighieri
Dante Alighieri "The Divine Comedy"

Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Soon, nostalgia will be another name for Europe."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Youth is a blunder; Manhood a struggle; Old Age a regret."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The reason why worry kills more people than work is that more people worry than work. "


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Excess of joy is harder to bear than any amount of sorrow."


Rating: 3.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams."


Rating: 3.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never regret. If it's good, it's wonderful. If it's bad, it's experience."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Sorrow is the child of too much joy."


Rating: 6.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Shared joy is a double joy; shared sorrow is half a sorrow."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Don't let your sorrow come higher than your knees."


Rating: 5.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I have often regretted my speech, never my silence."

Publilius Syrus
Publilius Syrus "Sentences"

Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"Worry never robs tomorrow of its sorrow, it only saps today of its joy."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Patience is the plaster of all sores."


Rating: 4.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"You can't prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but can prevent them from building their nest on it."


Rating: 3.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Proud people breed sad sorrows for themselves."


Rating: 8.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We crucify ourselves between two thieves - regret for yesterday and fear of tomorrow."


Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Those who drink to drown their sorrows should be taught that sorrows know how to swim."


Rating: 7.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Sorrow is tranquillity remembered in emotion."

Dorothy Parker
Dorothy Parker "Here Lies"

Rating: 2.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Don't borrow sorrow from tomorrow!"


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 1)

"The tragedy of life is what dies in the hearts and souls of people while they live."


Rating: 4.67 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up."


Rating: 6.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you are patient in one moment of anger, you will escape a hundred days of sorrow."


Rating: 5.83 (Number of Voters: 6)

"Happiness is salutary for the body but sorrow develops the powers of the spirit."

Marcel Proust
Marcel Proust "Time Regained"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Joy and sorrow are next-door neighbours."


Rating: 6.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Who swims in sin shall sink in sorrow."


Rating: 1.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"These bitter sorrows of childhood! when sorrow is all new and strange, when hope has not yet got wings to fly beyond the days and weeks, and the space from summer to summer seems measureless."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 6.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"I have never regretted anything. Regret, like guilt, is a waste of time."


Rating: 5.50 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates."


Rating: 5.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We are the zanies of sorrow. We are clowns whose hearts are broken."

Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde "De Profundis"

Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Renunciation remains sorrow, though a sorrow borne willingly."

George Eliot
George Eliot "The Mill on the Floss"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"The pleasure that is in sorrow is sweeter than the pleasure of pleasure itself."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Pure and complete sorrow is as impossible as pure and complete joy."


Rating: 5.60 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Everything human is pathetic. The secret source of Humor itself is not joy but sorrow. There is no humor in heaven."

Mark Twain
Mark Twain "Following the Equator"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Despair is the price one pays for setting oneself an impossible aim."

Graham Greene
Graham Greene "The Heart of the Matter"

Rating: 4.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's no use crying over spilt milk, because all of the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it. "

William Somerset Maugham
William Somerset Maugham "Of Human Bondage"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 2)