Do not slave holders wish to make the black man other kind? – Animals with affections, imitation, fear of death, pain, sorrow for the dead. – Respect.
We’re always experiencing joy or sadness. But there are lots of people who’ve closed down. And there are times in one’s life when one has to close down just to regroup.
Most all our worldly troubles are only drifting bubbles. Most all our cares and sorrows are gone with our tomorrows.
Make the most of your regrets; never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it till it come to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.
I greet you from the other side
Of sorrow and despair
With a love so vast and shattered
It will reach you everywhere
Have courage for the great sorrows of life and patience for the small ones; and when you have laboriously accomplished your daily task, go to sleep in peace. God is awake.