GIGA THE MOST EXTENSIVE
COLLECTION OF
QUOTATIONS
ON THE INTERNET
Google
Search GIGA
Loading
Home
Page
GIGA
Quotes
Biographical
Name Index
Biographical
Name List
Chronological
Name Index
Topic
List
Reading
List
Site
Notes
Crossword
Solver
Anagram
Solver
SubAnagram
Solver
TOPICS:          A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z
PEOPLE:    #   A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


SADNESS
[ Also see Affliction Desolation Despair Despondency Gloom Gravity Grief Melancholy Mirth Moroseness Mourning Sorrow Tears Unhappiness ]

The ground of all great thoughts is sadness.
      - Philip James Bailey

Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping?
      - Mrs. Anna Letitia Barbauld, Hymns in Prose
         (XIII)

Of all tales 'tis the saddest--and more sad,
  Because it makes us smile.
      - Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron),
        Don Juan (canto XIII, st. 9)

Some people habitually wear sadness, like a garment, and think it a becoming grace. God loves a cheerful worshipper.
      - Edwin Hubbell Chapin

Take my word for it, the saddest thing under the sky is a soul incapable of sadness.
      - Madame Gasparin

To ease another's heartache is to forget one's own.
      - Abraham Lincoln

A feeling of sadness and longing,
  That is not akin to pain,
    And resembles sorrow only
      As the mist resembles the rain.
      - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow,
        The Day is Done (st. 3)

Dim sadness did not spare that time celestial visages; yet, mixed with pity, violated not their bliss.
      - John Milton

It is quite deplorable to see how many rational creatures, or at least who are thought so, mistake suffering for sanctity, and think a sad face and a gloomy habit of mind propitious offerings to that Deity whose works are all light and lustre and harmony and loveliness.
      - Lady Sydney Morgan

There is a chord in every heart that has a sigh in it if touched aright.
      - Ouida (pseudonym of Marie Louise de la Ramee)

We never do anything, consciously, for the last time, without sadness of heart.
      - Thomas De Quincey ("The Opium Eater")

They praise my rustling show, and never see my heart is breaking for a little love.
      - Christina Georgina Rossetti

A plague of sighing and grief! It blows a man up like a bladder.
      - William Shakespeare

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.
      - William Shakespeare

Too much sadness hath congealed your blood.
      - William Shakespeare

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.
      - William Shakespeare,
        King Henry the Fourth, Part II
         (King Henry at V, ii)

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.
      - Percy Bysshe Shelley, To a Skylark
         (st. 18)

A man cannot be cheerful and good-natured unless he is also honest; which is not to be said of sadness.
      - Sir Richard Steele

Our sadness is not sad, but our cheap joys.
      - Henry David Thoreau

It takes your enemy and your friend, working together, to hurt you to the heart: the one to slander you and the other to get the news to you.
      - Mark Twain (pseudonym of Samuel Langhorne Clemens),
        Following the Equator (ch. 45)

'Tis impious in a good man to be sad.
      - Edward Young, Night Thoughts
         (night IV, l. 676)


 WWW.GIGA-USA.COM     Back to Top of Page 
The GIGA name and the GIGA logo are trademarks registered in the United States Patent and Trademark Office.
GIGA-USA and GIGA-USA.COM are servicemarks of the domain owner.
Copyright © 1999-2016 John C. Shepard. All Rights Reserved.
Last Revised: 2016 June 16
Click > HERE < to report errors