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Sadness QUOTES

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"Living the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness into the world.
Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause only sadness."
-- Anonymous 18th century monk

* The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be either good or evil.
-- Hannah Arendt

The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
-- Isaac Asimov

I really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't think that's only reserved for people who have horrible upbringings. I think it really exists and is part of the human condition. I think in the course of your life you figure out ways to deal with that.
-- Kevin Bacon

"Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?"
-- William Blake

“So much sadness exists in the world
that we are all under obligation to contribute as much joy as lies within our powers.”
-- John Sutherland Bonnell

“You cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over your head,
but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair”
-- Chinese Proverb

Being myself animated by feelings of affection toward my fellowmen, I am saddened by the modern system of advertising. Whatever evidence it offers of enterprise, ingenuity, impudence, and resource in certain individuals, it proves to my mind the wide prevalence of that form of mental degradation which is called gullibility."
-- Joseph Conrad

Music is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.
-- Wayne Coyne

"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs through the man, in spite of real sorrows."
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass.
-- Chuck T. Falcon

* Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where there is hatred, let me sow love: where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy.
-- Saint Francis of Assisi

“One cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being saddened very often.”
-- Erich Fromm

No society has been able to abolish human sadness,
no political system can deliver us from the pain of living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute.
It is the human condition that directs the social condition, not vice versa.
-- Eugene Ionesco

"Be happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the world without yours.... never doubt the excellence and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great company of those who make the barren places of life fruitful with kindness.... Your success and happiness lie in you.... The great enduring realities are love and service.... Resolve to keep happy and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
-- Helen Keller

One must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
-- Jackie Kennedy

* "You see all these things that make you feel desperate or sad, but you realize changes can be made, and it doesn't take a lot of money on our part to make a change in people's lives."
-- John Legend

* "If I have brightened up one single sad childhood, then I have at least accomplished something in my life."
-- Astrid Lindgren

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not;
and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"EARTH DAY uses one of humanity’s great discoveries, the discovery of anniversaries by which, throughout time, human beings have kept their sorrows and their joys, their victories, their revelations and their obligations alive, for re-celebration and re-dedication another year, another decade, another century, another eon.
~ Margaret Mead

* "I always try to see things with children's eyes. Are they happy? Sad? What do they need? Everywhere I went, I realized that children are society's victims … We have a duty to speak to political leaders, to influence people to give these children a better future."
-- Nana Mouskouri

* Race is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken views will be deemed racist. People of color are filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs. Drowning in silence, we are brothers and sisters drowning each other. Once we decide to transform ourselves from fearful caterpillars into courageous butterflies, we will be able to bridge the racial gulf and move forward together towards a bright and colorful future.
-- Eva Paterson

Don't Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
-- Miguel Angel Ruiz

Sadness is a natural reaction to awakening to see the way things are. But we can either become lost in our sadness, or decide to use this awakening to inspire us to work to change things to the way we wish they could be.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

Live by this credo:
have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness.
Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
-- Red Skelton

Courage, it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
-- Dorothy Thompson

"We, the peoples of the United Nations, determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and worth of the human person, in the equal right of men and women and of nations large and small....And for these ends to practice tolerance and live together in peace with one another as good neighbors...have resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish these aims."
-- Preamble, Charter of the United Nations.


“When I see brokenness, poverty and crime in inner cities, I also see the enormous potential and readiness for transformation and rebirth. We are creating an art form that comes from the heart and reflects the pain and sorrow of people's lives. It also expresses joy, beauty, and love. This process lays the foundation of building a genuine community in which people are reconnected with their families, sustained by meaningful work, nurtured by the care of each other and will together raise and educate their children. Then we witness social change in action.”
-- Lily Yeh

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