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I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death

Robert Fulghum Quotes

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Let me moderate our sorrows. The grief of a man should not exceed proper bounds, but be in proportion to the blow he has received. [Lat., Ponamus nimios gemitus: flagrantior aequo Non debet dolor esse viri, nec vulnere major.]

Juvenal (Decimus Junius Juvenal) Quotes , Source: Satires (XIII, 11)

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If our inward griefs were seen written on our brow, how many would be pitied who are now envied! [It., Se a ciascun l'interno affanno Si leggesse in fronte scritto, Quanti mai, che invidia fanno, Ci farebbero pieta!]

Metastasio (pseudonym of Antonio Domenico Bonaventura Trapassi Pietro) Quotes , Source: Giuseppe Riconosciuto (I)

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Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. -David Searls.

David Searls Quotes

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My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul

William Shakespeare Quotes

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One joy shatters a hundred griefs

Chinese Proverbs Quotes

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On me, on me Time and change can heap no more! The painful past with blighting grief Hath left my heart a withered leaf. Time and change can do no more.

Richard Hengist Horne Quotes , Source: Dirge

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The only cure for grief is action.

George Henry Lewes Quotes , Source: The Spanish Drama--Life of Lope De Vega (ch. II)

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Why wilt thou add to all the griefs I suffer Imaginary ills, and fancy'd tortures?

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 1)

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While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.

Samuel Johnson Quotes

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Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.

Benjamin Disraeli Quotes

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The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief -But the pain of griefIs only a shadowWhen compared with the painOf never risking love.

Hilary Stanton Zunin Quotes

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That grief is light which can take counsel. [Lat., Levis est dolor qui capere consilium potest.]

Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca) Quotes , Source: Medea (I, 55)

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When we hear oxymoron we think that those who eat oxen become morons .. their brains occluded by animal fat .. cannot receive oxygen When we hear Oxfam we think famine.. that those who promote oxeating create famine.

O Anna Niemus Quotes

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Those things that hurt, instruct.

Benjamin Franklin Quotes

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To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness

Erich Fromm Quotes

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Tears are the silent language of grief

Voltaire Quotes

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Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.

Christian Nevell Bovee Quotes

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There is no grief like the grief that does not speak

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

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He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it

Turkish Proverb Quotes

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There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

Joseph Addison Quotes , Source: Cato (act IV, sc. 1)

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O, brothers! let us leave the shame and sin Of taking vainly in a plaintive mood, The holy name of Grief--holy herein, That, by the grief of One, came all our good.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Sonnets--Exaggeration

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Thank God, bless God, all ye who suffer not More grief than ye can weep for. That is well-- That is light grieving!

Elizabeth Barrett Browning Quotes , Source: Tears

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There is no grief which time does not lessen and soften. [Lat., Nullus dolor est quem non longinquitas temporis minuat ac molliat.]

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Epistles (IV, 5)

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Were floods of tears to be unloosed In tribute to my grief, The doves of Noah ne'er had roost Nor found an olive-leaf.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius Cicero) Quotes , Source: Epistles (IV, 5)

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