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You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

Chinese proverb

But, truly, I have wept too much! The Dawns are heartbreaking. Every moon is atrocious and every sun bitter.

Arthur Rimbaud (1854-1891) French poet and adventurer.

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

Confucius (BC 551-BC 479) Chinese philosopher.

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

William Cowper (1731-1800) British poet.

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

Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) American poet.

The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Sorrow makes us children again.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

Sorrow is a kind of rust of the soul, which every new idea contributes in its passage to scour away. It is the putrefaction of stagnant life, and is remedied by exercise and motion.

Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) British author.

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