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    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.

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We look before and after,
And pine for what is not,
Our sincerest laughter
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We look before and after,
And pine for what is not,
Our sincerest laughter
With some pain is fraught:
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

by Percy Bysshe Shelley Found in: Sadness Quotes,
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It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.

It's easy to cry when you realize that everyone you love will reject you or die.

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Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance
sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping?

Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance
sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping?

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The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom.

The human mind can bear plenty of reality but not too much intermittent gloom.

by Margaret Drabble Found in: Sadness Quotes,
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Smile, even if it's a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how read more

Smile, even if it's a sad smile, because sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile.

by Tom Gates Found in: Sadness Quotes,
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We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.

We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.

by Source Unknown Found in: Sadness Quotes,
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I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, read more

I can see the humorous side of things and enjoy the fun when it comes; but look where I will, there seems to me always more sadness than joy in life.

by Jerome K. Jerome Found in: Sadness Quotes,
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A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
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A feeling of sadness and longing,
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.

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Yet be sad, good brothers,
For, by my faith, it very well becomes you.
Sorrow so royally read more

Yet be sad, good brothers,
For, by my faith, it very well becomes you.
Sorrow so royally in you appears
That I will deeply put the fashion on
And wear it in my heart.

by William Shakespeare Found in: Sadness Quotes,
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