The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?
Kahlil Gibran (1883 - 1931)
Source: The Prophet, On Joy and Sorrow
Contributed by: jdp
Your joy is your sorrow unmasked... The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.
Source: The Prophet: 26 poetic essays, Pages: 29 (On Joy and Sorrow)
Contributed by: Joy Bringer
The Baptist found him far too deep; The Deist sighed with saving sorrow; And the lean Levite went to sleep, And dreamed of tasting pork to-morrow.
Winthrop Mackworth Praed (1802 - 1839)
Source: The Vicar
Contributed by: Zaady
Death and sorrow will be the companions of our journey; hardship our garment; constancy and valor our only shield. We must be united, we must be undaunted, we must be inflexible.
Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)
Source: Report about the war, House of Commons, October 1940
Some natural sorrow, loss, or pain That has been, and may be again.
William Wordsworth (1770 - 1850)
Source: The Solitary Reaper.
Never to blend our pleasure or our pride With sorrow of the meanest thing that feels.
Source: Hart-leap Well. Part ii.
'T is hers to pluck the amaranthine flower Of faith, and round the sufferer's temples bind Wreaths that endure affliction's heaviest shower, And do not shrink from sorrow's keenest wind.
Source: Weak is the Will of Man.
Sorrow breaks seasons and reposing hours, Makes the night morning, and the noontide night.
William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)
Source: King Richard III, Act 1, Scene 4
Sleep, that sometimes shuts up sorrow's eye, Steal me awhile from mine own company.
Source: A Midsummer Night’s Dream, iii:2
Each present joy or sorrow seems the chief.
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