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.
Sorrow is Knowledge: they who know the most must mourn the deepest over the fatal truth, the Tree of Knowledge is not that of Life.
Sorrow is concealed in gilded palaces, and there’s no escaping it.[Горе, друг мой, кроется и в позлащенных палатах, и от него никуда не уйдешь.]
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.