A Quote by Stephani Perry on change, clarity, learning, peace, and sorrow

There is no comfort in change But also no learning in the Steady drone of peace. There will be no greater sorrow Than watching you go - Except for watching you grow old And tired here - Clarity awaits Elsewhere

Stephani Perry

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A Quote by Sophocles on death, gold, grief, sorrow, and tears

If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.

Sophocles (496 - 406 BC)

Source: Fragment. 510.

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A Quote by Sir William Davenant on beauty, blindness, death, doubt, knowledge, life, love, lovers, philosophy, poets, sorrow, and time

To a Mistress Dying Lover. YOUR beauty, ripe and calm and fresh As eastern summers are, Must now, forsaking time and flesh, Add light to some small star. Philosopher. Whilst she yet lives, were stars decay'd, Their light by hers relief might find; But Death will lead her to a shade Where Love is cold and Beauty blind. Lover. Lovers, whose priests all poets are, Think every mistress, when she dies, Is changed at least into a star: And who dares doubt the poet wise? Philosopher. But ask not bodies doom'd to die To what abode they go; Since Knowledge is but Sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.

Sir William Davenant (1606 - 1668)

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A Quote by Sir William Davenant on knowledge and sorrow

Since knowledge is but sorrow's spy, It is not safe to know.

Sir William Davenant (1606 - 1668)

Source: The Just Italian. Act v. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by Sir Walter Raleigh on heart, sorrow, and yielding

The flowers do fade, and wanton fields To wayward winter reckoning yields; A honey tongue, a heart of gall, Is fancy's spring, but sorrow's fall.

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552 - 1618)

Source: The Nymph's Reply to the Shepard

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A Quote by Sir Henry Taylor on eternity, humanity, life, power, sorrow, time, and wisdom

He that lacks time to mourn, lacks time to mend. Eternity mourns that. 'T is an ill cure For life's worst ills, to have no time to feel them. Where sorrow 's held intrusive and turned out, There wisdom will not enter, nor true power, Nor aught that dignifies humanity.

Sir Henry Taylor (1800 - 1886)

Source: Philip Van Artevelde. Part i. Act i. Sc. 5.

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A Quote by Samuel Smiles on difficulty, discovery, inventions, and sorrow

The very greatest things - great thoughts, discoveries, inventions - have usually been nurtured in hardship, often pondered over in sorrow, and at length established with difficulty.

Samuel Smiles (1812 - 1904)

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A Quote by Dr. Samuel Johnson on sorrow and wisdom

There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow.

Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784)

Source: Letters of Johnson

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A Quote by Saint Anselm of Canterbury on anguish, beauty, children, compassion, death, despair, fear, forgiveness, goodness, grace, hatred, heaven, hope, jesus, joy, life, love, mercy, motherhood, people, preparation, pride, purity, songs, sorrow, and te

A Song of Anselm Jesus, as a mother you gather your people to you: you are gentle with us as a mother with her children; Often you weep over our sins and our pride: tenderly you draw us from hatred and judgement. You comfort us in sorrow and bind up our wounds: in sickness you nurse us, and with pure milk you feed us. Jesus, by your dying we are born to new life: by your anguish and labour we come forth in joy. Despair turns to hope through your sweet goodness: through your gentleness we find comfort in fear. Your warmth gives life to the dead: your touch makes sinners righteous. Lord Jesus, in your mercy heal us: in your love and tenderness remake us. In your compassion bring grace and forgiveness: for the beauty of heaven may your love prepare us.

Saint Anselm of Canterbury (c. 1033 - 1109)

Source: Preface to the Proslogion

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A Quote by Robert Southey on day, fear, losing, motherhood, sorrow, and tears

Oh, when a mother meets on high The babe she lost in infancy, Hath she not then for pains and fears, The day of woe, the watchful night, For all her sorrow, all her tears, An over-payment of delight?

Robert Southey (1774 - 1843)

Source: The Curse of Kehama. Canto x. Stanza 11.

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