Quotations for Daily Use

Sadness, Crying

"Black care rarely sits behind a rider whose pace is fast enough." Theodore Roosevelt - Teddy, (1858–1919), 26th president of the US 1901–09, The meaning of this is that clouds of sorrow and self-doubt never linger over someone who keeps moving forward.

"Having your eyes washed out with tears sometimes changes the way you see things." Unknown

"It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens the temper - so cry away." Charles John Huffam Dickens (7 February 1812 – 9 June 1870) was an English writer and social critic.

"Joy shared is joy doubled. Sorrow shared is sorrow halved." Swedish proverb

"Life is like an onion; you peel off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep." Carl Sandburg, (January 6, 1878 – July 22, 1967) was an American poet, writer, and editor

"The heart is crying, but the lips are smiling." Perla Ovitz, survivor of a concentration camp as written about in Giants by Koren & Negev

"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not marks of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief . . . and unspeakable love." Washington Irving, (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. (Shared by Katharine Harding as sent to her by her sister, Helen.)

"Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart, don't know how to laugh either." Golda Meir, (1898–1978), Israeli stateswoman, born in Ukraine; prime minister 1969–74. She immigrated to the US in 1907 and to Palestine in 1921.

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