Browse through these sorrow quotes and beat the gloom. For more on famous sadness quotations and sayings, read on.

Sorrow Quotes

Life is like a roller coaster ride with highs of happiness and lows of sorrow and sadness infringing into our felicity from time to time. There is a tendency for people to slip away into sorrow, which sadly isnít a happy feeling. The feeling of sorrow can leave you battling with worse feeling of acute sadness, worthlessness and loneliness. Here is a compilation of famous sadness quotations and sayings. Flick through them whenever you are feeling down and take heart in the fact that sorrow is a passing phase and so the clouds of sadness would shed and you will be happy again.

Force and mind are opposites; morality ends where a gun begins.

- Ayn Rand

Sorrows gather around great souls as storms do around mountains; but, like them, they break the storm and purify the air of the plain beneath them.

- Jean Paul

There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.

- Jean Paul

I saw the devastation and I wanted to help. People need to know that ... we are here for them. They need words of encouragement and to know that everything is going to be OK.

- John Williams

I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.

- Frida Kahlo

My painting carries with it the message of pain.

- Frida Kahlo

Out of the agony and travail of economic America the Committee for Industrial Organization was born.

- John L. Lewis

My life has been one great big joke, a dance that's walked a song that's spoke, I laugh so hard I almost choke when I think about myself.

- Maya Angelou

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

- William Blake

The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.

- Mother Teresa

No society can surely be flourishing and happy, of which the far greater part of the members are poor and miserable.

- Adam Smith

The real tragedy of the poor is the poverty of their aspirations.

- Adam Smith

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.

- Dame Agatha Christie

Oh my God, Nicole is killed? Oh my God, she is dead?

- O. J. Simpson

Men who are unhappy, like men who sleep badly, are always proud of the fact.

- Bertrand Russell

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

- Epictetus

More than 820 million people in the world suffer from hunger; and 790 million of them live in the Third World.

- Fidel Castro

In the Third World, there are 1.3 billion poor people. In other words, one out of every three inhabitants lives in poverty.

- Fidel Castro

Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

- Thomas More

Death is less bitter punishment than death's delay.

- Ovid

I was very sorry when I found out that your intentions were good and not what I supposed they were.

- Sitting Bull

He felt the loyalty we feel to unhappiness - the sense that is where we really belong.

- The Heart of the Matter , Graham Greene

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.

- Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is sorrow in the world, but goodness too; and goodness that is not greenness, either, no more than sorrow is.

- Herman Melville

Women's Lib? Poor little things. They always look so unhappy. Have you noticed how bitter their faces are?

- Joan Crawford

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.

- Willie Nelson

Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.

- Joseph Campbell

Misery is a communicable disease.

- Martha Graham

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.

- Jim Elliot

Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.

- Clippings from My Notebook , Corrie ten Boom

There is a great deal of pain in life and perhaps the only pain that can be avoided is the pain that comes from trying to avoid pain.

- R. D. Laing

Worst sorrows in life are not in its losses and misfortunes, but its fears.

- A. C. Benson

A propensity to hope and joy is real riches; one to fear and sorrow real poverty.

- David Hume

I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.

- Henry Rollins

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

- Mark Twain

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.

- Aldo Leopold

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

- Robert Frost

Mankind is like dogs, not gods - as long as you don't get mad they'll bite you - but stay mad and you'll never be bitten. Dogs don't respect humility and sorrow.

- Jack Kerouac

The most important question in the world is, 'Why is the child crying.

- Alice Walker

Why does the rest of the world put up with the hypocrisy, the need to put a happy face on sorrow, the need to keep on keeping on?... I don't know the answer,

- Elizabeth Wurtzel

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