Sad, unhelpful tears. [ William Shakespeare ]
A merry heart goes all the day,
A sad tires in a mile. [ William Shakespeare ]
In silence sad.
Trip we after the night's shade;
We the globe can compass soon.
Swifter than the wandering moon. [ William Shakespeare ]
Days of absence, sad and dreary;
Clothed in sorrow's dark array,
Days of absence, I am weary;
She I love is far away. [ Rousseau ]
You will be sad if you are alone. [ Ovid ]
Is it then so sad a thing to die? [ Virgil ]
Thou whom avenging powers obey.
Cancel my debt (too great to pay)
Before the sad accounting day. [ Wentworth Dillon ]
O name forever sad, forever dear! [ Pope ]
The still, sad music of humanity. [ Wordsworth ]
It is a sad choice, frying or fire. [ Proverb ]
The muffled drum's sad roll has beat
The soldier's last tattoo;
No more on Life's parade shall meet
The brave and fallen few.
On Fame's eternal camping-ground
Their silent tents are spread.
And Glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead. [ Theodore O'Hara ]
It is impious in a good man to be sad. [ Young ]
Melancholy is the pleasure of being sad. [ Victor Hugo ]
As long lives the merry heart as the sad. [ Proverb ]
When dinner has oppress'd one,
I think it is perhaps the gloomiest hour
Which turns up out of the sad twenty-four. [ Byron ]
For of all sad words of tongue or pen,
The saddest are these: It might have been. [ Whittier ]
A sad, wise valor is the brave complexion. [ George Herbert ]
Without love, it would be sad to be a man. [ Mme. du Chatelet ]
Our sadness is not sad, but our cheap joys. [ Thoreau ]
Without an helm or pilot her to sway;
Full sad and dreadful is that ship's event,
So is the man that wants intendiment. [ Spenser ]
Sinks my sad soul with sorrow to the grave. [ Homer ]
All things that we ordained festival,
Turn from their office to black funeral;
Our instruments, to melancholy bells;
Our wedding cheer, to sad burial feast;
Our solemn hymns, to sullen dirges change:
Our bridal flowers serve for a buried corse,
And all things change them to the contrary. [ William Shakespeare ]
Lives spent in indolence, and therefore sad. [ Cowper ]
So sad, so fresh, the days that are no more. [ Tennyson ]
Dear as the light that visits these sad eyes;
Dear as the ruddy drops that warm my heart. [ Gray ]
When at the close of each sad, sorrowing day,
Fancy restores what vengeance snatched away. [ Pope ]
We see but dimly through the mists and vapors;
Amid these earthly damps,
What seem to us but sad, funereal tapers
May be heaven's distant lamps. [ Longfellow ]
Oh! thou gentle scene
Of Sweet repose; where by the oblivious draught
Of each sad toilsome day to peace restor'd.
Unhappy mortals lose their woes awhile. [ Thomson ]
Of all tales, it is the saddest - and more sad,
Because it makes us smile. [ Byron ]
Unhappy he! who from the first of joys.
Society, cut off, is left alone
Amid this world of death. Day after day.
Sad on the jutting eminence he sits,
And views the main that ever toils below;
Still fondly forming in the farthest verge,
Where the round ether mixes with the wave.
Ships, dim-discovered, dropping from the clouds;
At evening, to the setting sun he turns
A mournful eye, and down his dying heart
Sinks helpless. [ Thomson ]
The world was sad! - the garden was a wild!
And man, the hermit, sighed - till woman smiled. [ Campbell ]
Trade hardly deems the busy day begun,
Till his keen eye along the sheet has run;
The blooming daughter throws her needle by.
And reads her schoolmate's marriage with a sigh;
While the grave mother puts her glasses on.
And gives a tear to some old crony gone.
The preacher, too, his Sunday theme lays down,
To know what last new folly fills the town;
Lively or sad, life's meanest, mightiest things.
The fate of fighting cocks, or fighting kings. [ Sprague ]
Like to the time of the year between the extremes
Of hot and cold, he was nor sad nor merry. [ William Shakespeare ]
So work the honey-bees;
Creatures, that by a rule in nature teach
The art of order to a peopled kingdom.
They have a king and officers of sorts;
Where some, like magistrates, correct at home;
Others, like merchants, venture trade abroad;
Others, like soldiers, armed in their stings,
Make boot upon the summer's velvet buds;
Which pillage they, with merry march, bring home.
To the tent royal of their emperor;
Who, busied in his majesty, surveys
The singing masons building roofs of gold;
The civil citizens kneading up the honey;
The poor mechanic porters crowding in
Their heavy burdens at his narrow gate;
The sad-ey'd justice, with his surly hum.
Delivering over to executors pale
The lazy yawning drone. [ William Shakespeare ]
These spiritual joys are dogged by no sad sequels. [ Glanvill ]
Genius! thou gift of Heaven! thou Light divine!
Amid what dangers art thou doom'd to shine!
Oft will the body's weakness check thy force,
Oft damp thy Vigour, and impede thy course;
And trembling nerves compel thee to restrain
Thy noble efforts, to contend with pain;
Or Want (sad guest!) will in thy presence come,
And breathe around her melancholy gloom:
To Life's low cares will thy proud thought confine,
And make her sufferings, her impatience, thine. [ Crabbe ]
It is a most sad sight to see an old man in misery. [ Proverb ]
He must be a most sad fellow that nobody can please. [ Proverb ]
There's many a good bit o' work done with a sad heart. [ George Eliot ]
No one is more profoundly sad than he who laughs too much. [ Jean Paul ]
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird.
That flies to thy breast at one cherishing word,
That folds its wild wings there, ne'er dreaming of flight.
That tenderly sings there in loving delight!
Oh! my sad heart keeps pining for one fond word,
Call me pet names, dearest! Call me thy bird! [ Mrs. Osgood ]
It is a sad burden for a woman to carry a dead man's child. [ Proverb ]
To amuse the public: what a sad vocation for a man who thinks!
Age and sorrow have the gift of reading the future by the sad past. [ Rev. J. Farrar ]
He is a hard man who is only just, and he a sad man who is only wise. [ Voltaire ]
The love-lorn nightingale nightly to thee her sad song mourneth well. [ Milton ]
It were well to die if there be gods, and sad to live if there be none. [ Marcus Antoninus ]
I had rather have a fool to make me merry than experience to make me sad. [ William Shakespeare ]
In that sweet mood when pleasant thoughts bring sad thoughts to the mind. [ Wordsworth ]
What makes old age so sad is, not that our joys, but that our hopes then cease. [ Richter ]
While memory watches over the sad review of joys that faded like the morning dew. [ Campbell ]
Thou comest as the memory of a dream, which now is sad because it hath been sweet. [ Shelley ]
Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; Behind the cloud is the sun still shining. [ H. W. Longfellow ]
The good are joyful in the midst of poverty; but the wicked are sad in great riches. [ Proverb ]
Experience, that chill touchstone whose sad proof reduces all things from their hue. [ Byron ]
We believe at once in evil; we only believe in good upon reflection. Is not this sad? [ Madame Deluzy ]
Trouble makes every sad accident a double evil, and contentedness makes it none at all. [ Proverb ]
It's sad that a family can be torn apart by something as simple as a pack of wild dogs. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
But at the least sad reverse the mask drops off, the man remains, and the hero vanishes. [ J. B. Rousseau ]
The storm of sad mischance will turn into something that is good, if we list to make it so. [ Taylor ]
It is a sad thing when men have neither wit to speak well nor judgment to hold their tongues. [ La Bruyere ]
We can but ill endure, among so many sad realities, to rob anticipation of its pleasant visions. [ Henry Giles ]
There are some men who are witty when they are in a bad humor, and others only when they are sad. [ Joubert ]
The Golden Rule Of Three.
Three things to be - pure, just and honest.
Three things to govern - temper, tongue and conduct.
Three things to live - courage, affection and gentleness.
Three things to love - the wise, the virtuous and the innocent.
Three things to commend - thrift, industry and promptness.
Three things about which to think - life, death and eternity.
Three things to despise - cruelty, arrogance and ingratitude.
Three things to admire - dignity, gracefulness and intellectual power.
Three things to cherish - the true, the beautiful and the good.
Three things for which to wish - health, friends and contentment.
Three things for which to fight - honor, home and country.
Three things to attain - goodness of heart, integrity of purpose and cheerfulness of disposition.
Three things to give - alms to the needy, comfort to the sad and appreciation to the worthy.
Three things to desire - the blessing of God, an approving conscience and the fellowship of the good.
Three things for which to work - a trained mind, a skilled hand and a regulated heart.
Three things for which to hope - a haven of peace, a robe of righteousness and the crown of life. [ Beattie ]
Make not a bosom friend of a melancholy sad soul.... He goes always heavy-loaded, and thou must bear half. [ Fenélon ]
Child of mortality, whence comest thou? Why is thy countenance sad, and why are thine eyes red with weeping? [ Anna Letitia Barbauld ]
What sad faces one always sees in the asylums for orphans! It is more fatal to neglect the heart than the head. [ T. Parker ]
Inexorable necessity has power over man; it has no dread of the immortals, who have houses in Olympus away from sad grief. [ Stoboeus ]
Thou shalt know by experience how salt the savor is of other's bread, and how sad a path it is to climb and descend another's stairs. [ Dante ]
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 ]
A face which is always serene possesses a mysterious and powerful attraction: sad hearts come to it as to the sun to warm themselves again. [ Joseph Roux ]
Music is the medicine of an afflicted mind, a sweet sad measure is the balm of a wounded spirit; and joy is heightened by exultant strains. [ Henry Giles ]
You know what would make a good story? Something about a clown who make people happy, but inside he's real sad. Also, he has severe diarrhea. [ Jack Handey, Deep Thoughts ]
This is one of the sad conditions of life, that experience is not transmissible. No man will learn from the suffering of another; he must suffer himself. [ Aughey ]
In the actual condition of medical science, the physician mostly plays but the part of simple spectator of the sad episodes which his profession furnishes him. [ Magendie ]
Slander and detraction can have no influence, can make no impression, upon the righteous Judge above. None to thy prejudice, but a sad and fatal one to their own. [ Thomas à Kempis ]
A misanthrope was told of a young friend of his:
Your friend has no experience of the world; he knows nothing about it.
True; but he is already as sad as if he knew all about it.
That souls which are created for one another so seldom find each other and are generally divided, that in the moments of happiest union least recognise each other - that is a sad riddle! [ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ]
No one has found out how to soothe with music and sweet symphony those bitter pangs by which death and sad misfortunes destroy families; and yet to assuage such griefs by music were wisdom. [ Euripides ]
Flowers have an expression of countenance as much as men or animals. Some seem to smile; some have a sad expression; some are pensive and diffident; others again are plain, honest and upright, like the broad-faced sunflower and hollyhock. [ Henry Ward Beecher ]
Human excellence, parted from God, is like a fable flower, which, according to Rabbis, Eve plucked when passing out of paradise - severed from its native root, it is only the touching memorial of a lost Eden; sad, while charming - beautiful, but dead. [ C. Stanford ]
Christ and His cross are not separable in this life, howbeit Christ and His cross part at heaven's door, for there is no house-room for crosses in heaven. One tear, one sigh, one sad heart, one fear, one loss, one thought of trouble cannot find lodging there. [ Rutherford ]
Some very dull and sad people have genius though the world may not count it as such; a genius for love, or for patience, or for prayer, maybe. We know the divine spark is here and there in the world: who shall say under what manifestations, or humble disguise! [ Anne Isabella Thackeray ]
Let us pity the wicked man; for it is very sad to seek happiness where it does not exist. Let our compassion express itself in efforts to bring him gently back to sacred principle, and if he persist, let us pity him the more for a blindness so fatal to himself. [ De Charnage ]
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 Morgan ]
There is nothing like fun, is there? I haven't any myself, but I do like it in others. O, we need it! We need all the counterweights we can muster to balance the sad relations of life. God has made many sunny spots in the heart; why should we exclude the light from them? [ Haliburton ]
It is very sad for a man to make himself servant to a thing, his manhood all taken out of him by the hydraulic pressure of excessive business. I should not like to be merely a great doctor, a great lawyer, a great minister, a great politician - I should like to be also something of a man. [ Theodore Parker ]
The fact is, that of all God's gifts to the sight of man, color is the holiest, the most divine, the most solemn, We speak rashly of gay color and sad color, for color cannot at once be good and gay. All good color is in some degree pensive, the loveliest is melancholy, and the purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most. [ Thomas Starr King ]
The loss of a mother is always severely felt; even though Her health may incapacitate her from taking any active part in the care of her family, still she is a sweet rallying-point, around which affection and obedience, and a thousand tender endeavors to please concentrate; and dreary is the blank when such a point is withdrawn! It is like that lonely star before us; neither its heat nor light are anything to us in themselves; yet the shepherd would feel his heart sad if he missed it, when he lifts his eye to the brow of the mountain over which it rises when the sun descends. [ Lamartine ]