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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

When faith is lost, when honor dies,
the man is dead.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Peace hath higher tests of manhood, than battle ever knew.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

As a small businessperson, you have no greater leverage than the truth.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

 

It is no use trying to sum people up.
One must follow hints, not exactly what is said,
nor yet entirely what is done.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

You don't always win your battles, but it's good to know you fought.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

God's colors all are fast.
- John Greenleaf Whittier


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I'll lift you and you lift me, and we'll both ascend together.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Beauty seen is never lost, God's colors all are fast.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

One brave deed makes no hero.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Give fools their gold, and knaves their power;
let fortune's bubbles rise and fall;
who sows a field,
or trains a flower, or plants a tree,
is more than all.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Before me, even as behind, God is, and all is well.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

From the death of the old the new proceeds,
and the life of truth from the death of creeds.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

The smile of God is victory.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Tradition wears a snowy beard, romance is always young.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

All the windows of my heart I open to the day.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

Mistakes are the portals of discovery.
- James Joyce

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Man plans, God laughs
- Yiddish Proverb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Action is the antidote to dispair.
- Joan Baez

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

Time cures all things.
- Proverb

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

It is darkest just before the dawn.
- Proverb


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