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Sorrow is better than laughter, for by the sadness of the face the heart is made better.

Author: Bible

Profession: Sacred Scriptures of Christian

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, and they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals and is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, and if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit, let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight.

Author: William Blake (1757-1827)

Profession: British Poet, Painter

We tell our triumphs to the crowds, but our own hearts are the sole confidants of our sorrows.

Author: Edward G. Bulwer-Lytton (1803-1873)

Profession: British Novelist, Poet

Sorrow is knowledge, those that know the most must mourn the deepest, the tree of knowledge is not the tree of life.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

The busy have no time for tears.

Author: Lord Byron (1788-1824)

Profession: British Poet

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

There is pleasure in calm remembrance of a past sorrow.

Author: Marcus T. Cicero

Profession: Great Roman Orator, Politician

And almost everyone when age, disease, or sorrows strike him, inclines to think there is a God, or something very like him.

Author: Arthur Hugh Clough (1819-1861)

Profession: British Poet

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

The path of sorrow and that path alone, leads to a land where sorrow is unknown.

Author: William Cowper (1731-1800)

Profession: British Poet

To fight aloud is very brave, but gallanter, I know, who charge within the bosom, the Cavalry of Woe.

Author: Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Profession: American Poet

Sadness does not inhere in things; it does not reach us from the world and through mere contemplation of the world. It is a product of our own thought. We create it out of whole cloth.

Author: Emile Durkheim (1858-1917)

Profession: French Sociologist

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

Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

Profession: American Poet, Essayist