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"Most people are other people, their thoughts are someone else's opinions, their lives a mimicry, their passions a quotation" ~Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)

 

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There is something in sorrow more akin to the course of human affairs than joy.
~ C. Fitzhugh - [Sorrow]

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The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.
~ Washington Irving - [Sorrow]

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Only one-fourth of the sorrow in each man's life is caused by outside uncontrollable elements, the rest is self-imposed by failing to analyze and act with calmness.
~ George Holbrook Jackson - [Sorrow]

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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 - [Sorrow]

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Sorrow is the rust of the soul and activity will cleanse and brighten it.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Sorrow]

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There is no wisdom in useless and hopeless sorrow, but there is something in it so like virtue, that he who is wholly without it cannot be loved.
~ Samuel Johnson - [Sorrow]

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Since my earliest childhood a barb of sorrow has lodged in my heart. As long as it stays I am ironic -- if it is pulled out I shall die.
~ Soren Kierkegaard - [Sorrow]

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Melancholy and sadness are the start of doubt... doubt is the beginning of despair; despair is the cruel beginning of the differing degrees of wickedness.
~ Isidore Ducasse Lautreamont - [Sorrow]

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The sorrows and disasters of Europe always brought fortune to America.
~ Stephen B. Leacock - [Sorrow]

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The lives of happy people are dense with their own doings -- crowded, active, thick. But the sorrowing are nomads, on a plain with few landmarks and no boundaries; sorrow's horizons are vague and its demands are few.
~ Larry Mcmurtry - [Sorrow]

 

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