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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A day of sorrow is longer than a month of joy.  Chinese.  1
A sorrowing bairn was never fat.  2
All sorrows are bearable if there is bread.  Don Quixote.  3
Alone in counsel, alone in sorrow.  Danish.  4
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of real good.  Mrs. Stowe.  5
Better two losses than one sorrow.  6
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.  Moore.  7
Fat sorrow is better than lean sorrow.  8
For sorrow ends not when it seemeth done.  Shakespeare.  9
Give sorrow words: the grief that does not speak,
Whispers the o’erfraught heart and bids it break.  Shakespeare.
Hang sorrow, care’ll kill a cat.  Ben Jonson.  11
He gains enough who loses sorrow.  French.  12
He who loves sorrow will always find something to mourn over.  Danish.  13
He who swims in sin will sink in sorrow.  14
Immoderate sorrow causes great mischief.  Sri Lankan.  15
It has pleased the gods that sorrow should act as companion to sorrow.  16
It is weel wairt they hae sorrow that buy it wi’ their siller.  17
Light sorrows speak, great ones are dumb.  Spectator.  18
Make not two sorrows of one.  Bacon.  19
One sorrow never comes but brings an heir,
That may succeed as his inheritor.  Shakespeare.
On the sands of life sorrow treads heavily,
And leaves a print time cannot wash away.  Neele.
Rejoice not in another’s sorrow.  Turkish.  22
Serve a great man and you will know what sorrow is.  Spanish.  23
Shame on those hearts of stone that cannot melt,
In soft adoption of another’s sorrow.  A. Hill.
Sin and sorrow are inseparable.  25
Sorrow and ill weather come unsent for.  26
Sorrow brings on premature old age.  Latin.  27
Sorrow comes unsent for.  Latin.  28
Sorrow concealed doth burn the heart to cinders.  Shakespeare.  29
Sorrow dwells on the confines of pleasure.  30
Sorrow ends not when it seemeth done.  31
Sorrow felt by a man conscious of his ignorance is like the joy of heaven.  Sri Lankan.  32
Sorrow is always dry.  33
Sorrow is good for nothing but sin.  34
Sorrow is knowledge.  Byron.  35
Sorrow seldom comes alone.  Danish.  36
Sorrow will pay no debt.  37
Sorrows grow less every time they are told,
Just like the age of a woman.  Punch.
Sorrows remembered sweeten present joy.  Pollok.  39
That which comes with sin goes with sorrow.  Danish.  40
The best cure for sorrow is to pity somebody.  41
The bridge between joy and sorrow is not long.  German.  42
The holidays of joy are the vigils of sorrow.  43
The sorrow men have for others hangs upon a hair.  44
The path of sorrow, and that path alone
Leads to the lands where sorrow is unknown.  Cowper.
This is the truth the poet sings,
That sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.  Tennyson.
’Tis better to be lowly born and range with humble lovers in content, than wear a golden sorrow.  Shakespeare.  47
’Tis held that sorrow makes us wise.  Tennyson.  48
’Tis not in the power of man to bear
The silent eloquence of female sorrow.  Massinger.
Two in distress make sorrow less.  50
When sorrow is asleep wake it not.  51
When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in batallions.  Shakespeare.
Whither goest thou, sorrow?—whither I am wont.  Spanish.  53

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