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For all sad words of tongue and pen,
by John Greenleaf Whittier

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Related topics: Positive Sad Feeling-Down Wisdom Romantic Love

Write your Sad times in Sand,
Write your Good times in Stone.
- George Bernard Shaw PHOTO

Love means not ever having to say you're sorry.
- Erich Segal PHOTO

When It's Darkest, Men See the Stars.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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The way I see it, if you want the rainbow,
you gotta put up with the rain.
- Dolly Parton

Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow.
- Swedish Proverb

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom.
- Rabindranath Tagore

What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare

Mama always said life was like a box of chocolates.
You never know what you're gonna get.
- the movie Forrest Gump

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent
about things that matter.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Feeling sorry for yourself, and your present condition,
is not only a waste of energy
but the worst habit you could possibly have.
- Dale Carnegie

If I feel depressed I will sing.
If I feel sad I will laugh.
If I feel ill I will double my labor.
If I feel fear I will plunge ahead.
If I feel inferior I will wear new garments.
If I feel uncertain I will raise my voice.
If I feel poverty I will think of wealth to come.
If I feel incompetent I will think of past success.
If I feel insignificant I will remember my goals.
Today I will be the master of my emotions.
- Og Mandino

The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I leave no trace of wings in the air,
but I am glad I have had my flight.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Distance cannot matter - ours is a friendship of the heart.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

You're only here for a short visit.
Don't hurry. Don't worry.
And be sure to smell the flowers along the way.
- Walter Hagen

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb

Action is the antidote to dispair.
- Joan Baez

Mistakes are, after all, the foundations of truth,
and if a man does not know what a thing is,
it is at least an increase in knowledge
if he knows what it is not.
- Carl Jung

At the bottom of enmity between strangers lies indifference.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Those who own much have much to fear.
- Rabindranath Tagore

He who does not trust enough,
will not be trusted.
- Lao Tzu

If you love something, set it free;
if it comes back it's yours,
if it doesn't, it never was.
- Richard Bach

Good humor is the health of the soul,
sadness is its poison.
- Lord Chesterfield

Love: if you have to ask,
it's not the real thing.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones,
as the wind blows out the candle and blows up the bonfire.
- Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Today is your day to laugh at life,
laugh at what's funny - laugh at what's sad,
laugh loud - laugh often,
laugh at me - laugh at you - laugh at life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth
until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran

Some things will never seem adequate
no matter how hard we try.
- from the movie White Man's Burden

Love is like the truth,
sometimes it prevails,
sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

It isn't the mountain ahead that wears you out;
it's the grain of sand in your shoe.
- Robert W. Service

The hunger for love is
much more difficult to remove
than the hunger for bread.
- Mother Teresa

We may have found a cure for most evils;
but we have found no remedy for the worst of them all,
the apathy of human beings.
- Helen Keller

Good Endings precede Good Beginnings.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Those who cannot remember the past
are condemned to repeat it.
- George Santayana

Men occasionally stumble over the truth,
but most of them pick themselves up
and hurry off as if nothing had happened.
- Winston Churchill

The regrets and resentments etched in a heart
remain until they are cleansed away with love.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Time cures all things.
- Proverb

Regrets are the tears of good deeds left undone
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A moment without joy is an eternity of sadness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A man is not old until his regrets take the place of his dreams.
- Yiddish Proverb

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

O! beware, my lord, of jealousy;
It is the green-eyed monster which
doth mock the meat it feeds on.
- William Shakespeare

A mask tells us more than a face.
- Oscar Wilde

It is far better to be alone,
than to be in bad company.
- George Washington

Letting go doesn't mean giving up...
it means moving on.
- Anonymous

Speak when you are angry -
and you will make the best speech you'll ever regret.
- Laurence J. Peter

The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost.
- Gilbert (G. K.) Chesterton

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

Language... has created the word "loneliness"
to express the pain of being alone.
And it has created the word "solitude"
to express the glory of being alone.
- Paul Tillich

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Sadness is a choice - sadness does not exist.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Misunderstanding arising from ignorance breeds fear,
and fear remains the greatest enemy of peace.
- Lester B. Pearson

There can be no deep disappointment where there is not deep love.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Conventional people are roused to fury
by departure from convention,
largely because they regard such departure
as a criticism of themselves.
- Bertrand Russell

When you reach the end of your rope,
tie a knot and hang on.
- Anonymous Saying
(Sometimes attributed to Franklin D. Roosevelt,
Eleanor Roosevelt, or Thomas Jefferson)

Love is never lost. If not reciprocated,
it will flow back and soften and purify the heart.
- Washington Irving

Your pain is the breaking of the shell
that encloses your understanding.
- Khalil Gibran

Life is like an onion:
you peel it off one layer at a time,
and sometimes you weep.
- Carl Sandburg

I no doubt deserved my enemies,
but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
- Walt Whitman

"Look on my works, ye mighty, and despair!"
Nothing beside remains. Round the decay
Of that colossal wreck, boundless and bare,
The lone and level sands stretch far away.
- Percy Bysshe Shelley

No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship
of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth.
- Robert Southey

Could we see when and where we are to meet again,
we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye.
- Ouida


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