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.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.
I seldom think about my limitations, and they never make me sad. Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
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.
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens.
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
Henry David Thoreau
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.
Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.
The walls we build around us to keep sadness out also keeps out the joy.
A sad soul can kill quicker than a germ.
And I remember going to the record studio and there was a park across the street and I'd see all the children playing and I would cry because it would make me sad that I would have to work instead.
The word 'happiness' would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
I've cried, and you'd think I'd be better for it, but the sadness just sleeps, and it stays in my spine the rest of my life.
H. G. Wells
Affliction comes to us, not to make us sad but sober not to make us sorry but wise.
Isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be part of it?
Live by this credo: have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness. Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
Sad things happen. They do. But we don't need to live sad forever.
Henry Ward Beecher
In this world, full often, our joys are only the tender shadows which our sorrows cast.
I do believe that if you haven't learnt about sadness, you cannot appreciate happiness.
One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
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