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88 Melancholy Quotes

Melancholy is sadness that has taken on lightness

Italo Calvino Quotes

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In private grief with careless scorn. In public seem to triumph and not to mourn.

Grannville Quotes

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Sweet bird, that shun the noise of folly, most musical, most melancholy!

John Milton Quotes

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Remorse is virtue's root; its fair increase are fruits of innocence and blessedness.

William C. Bryant Quotes

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People seldom do what they believe in. They do what is convenient, then repent.

Bob Dylan Quotes

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There is no more mistaken path to happiness than worldliness, revelry, high life.

Arthur Schopenhauer Quotes

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I am inhabited by a cry. Nightly it flaps out Looking, with its hooks, for something to love. I am terrified by this dark thing That sleeps in me; All day I feel its soft, feathery turnings, its malignity.

Sylvia Plath Quotes

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From childhood's hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could not awaken My heart to joy at the same tone; And all I loved, I loved alone.

Edgar Allan Poe Quotes

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Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad

Victor Hugo Quotes

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There is no such thing as happiness, only lesser shades of melancholy.

Robert Burton Quotes

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I have no regrets because I know I did my best -- all I could do.

Midori Ito Quotes

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Smile, damn it !! Smile.

Dame Sybil Hathaway Quotes

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You grow up on the day you have your first real laugh at, yourself.

Ethel Barrymore Quotes

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To banish cares, scare away sorrow and soothe pain is the business of the poet and singer.

Bodenstedt Quotes

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Laughter is the closest thing to the grace of God.

Karl Barth Quotes

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When you were born, you cried and everybody else was happy. The only question that matters is this: When you die, will YOU be happy when everybody else is crying?

Tony Campolo Quotes

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Punishment is justice for the unjust.

St. Augustine Quotes

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If you want an open society, you have to put up with the chaos.

Bowyer Bell Quotes

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I've never thought of my characters as being sad. On the contrary, they are full of life. They didn't choose tragedy. Tragedy chose them.

Juliette Binoche Quotes

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Happiness is a positive cash flow.

Fred Adler Quotes

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Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Dylan Thomas Quotes

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Happiness is as a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but which if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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to be nobody-but-myself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make me everybody else means, to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight, and never stop fighting.

Ee Cummings Quotes

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The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.

John Vance Cheney Quotes

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There is no coming to consciousness without pain.

Carl Jung Quotes

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