The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods and meadows brown and sear.
Author: William C. Bryant (1794-1878)
Profession: American Poet, Newspaper Editor
Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.
Author: Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)
Profession: French Sociologist
Good. There are many nights as days, and the one is just as long as the other in the year's course. Even a happy life cannot be without a measure of darkness, and the word happy would lose its meaning if it were not balanced by sadness.
Author: Carl Jung (1875-1961)
Profession: Swiss Psychiatrist
We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.
Author: Source Unknown