melancholy

A Quote by Anatole France on changes, death, life, melancholy, and self

All changes even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves: we must die to one life before we can enter another!

Anatole France (1844 - 1924)

Source: The Crime of Sylvestre Bonnard

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A Quote by Robert Burton on melancholy, hell, and heart

If there be a hell upon earth, it is to be found in a melancholy man's heart.

Robert Burton (1577 - 1640)

Source: The Anatomy of Melancholy

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A Quote by William Wordsworth on beauty, grace, happiness, and melancholy

Elysian beauty, melancholy grace, Brought from a pensive though a happy place.

William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)

Source: Laodamia.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on church, good, melancholy, pity, and time

But whate'er you are That in this desert inaccessible, Under the shade of melancholy boughs, Lose and neglect the creeping hours of time; If you have ever looked on better days, If ever been where bells knoll'd to church, If ever sat at any good man's feast, If ever from your eyelids wiped a tear, And know what 'tis to pity and be pitied, Let gentleness my strong enforcement be. . . .

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, Act 2, scene 7.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on melancholy and songs

I can suck melancholy out of a song, as a weasel sucks eggs.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: As You Like It, act 2, scene 5

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A Quote by William Jacob Holland on animals, cities, death, earth, eternity, life, and melancholy

When the moon shall have faded out from the sky, and the sun shall shine at noonday a dull cherry red, and the seas shall be frozen over, and the icecap shall have crept downward to the equator from either pole . . . when all the cities shall have long been dead and crumbled into dust, and all life shall be on the last verge of extinction on this globe; then, on a bit of lichen, growing on the bald rocks beside the eternal snows of Panama, shall be seated a tiny insect, preening its antennae in the glow of the worn-out sun, the sole survivor of animal life on this our earth - a melancholy bug.

William Jacob Holland (1814 - 1932)

Source: The Math Book

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A Quote by William Cullen Bryant on melancholy

The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds and naked woods and meadows brown and sear.

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Source: The Death of the Flowers.

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A Quote by William Cullen Bryant on melancholy

Old ocean's gray and melancholy waste.

William Cullen Bryant (1794 - 1878)

Source: Thanatopsis

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A Quote by Walter Bagehot on benevolence, good, mankind, melancholy, and questions

The most melancholy of human reflections, perhaps, is that, on the whole, it is a question whether the benevolence of mankind does most good or harm.

Walter Bagehot (1826 - 1877)

Source: Physics and Politics

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A Quote by Thomas Hood on melancholy

There 's not a string attuned to mirth But has its chord in melancholy.

Thomas Hood (1798 - 1845)

Source: Ode to Melancholy.

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