the truth in your heart without compromise brings kindness
into the world.
Attempts at kindness that compromise your heart cause
-- Anonymous 18th century monk
sad truth is that most evil is done by people
who never make up their minds to be either good
-- Hannah Arendt
saddest aspect of life right now is that science
gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.
-- Isaac Asimov
really believe that all of us have a lot of darkness
in our souls. Anger, rage, fear, sadness. I don't
think that's only reserved for people who have
horrible upbringings. I think it really exists
and is part of the human condition. I think in
the course of your life you figure out ways to
deal with that.
-- Kevin Bacon
I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?"
-- William Blake
much sadness exists in the world
that we are all under obligation to contribute as much
joy as lies within our powers.”
-- John Sutherland Bonnell
cannot prevent the birds of sadness from passing over
but you can prevent their making a nest in your hair”
-- Chinese Proverb
myself animated by feelings of affection toward my fellowmen,
I am saddened by the modern system of advertising. Whatever
evidence it offers of enterprise, ingenuity, impudence,
and resource in certain individuals, it proves to my
mind the wide prevalence of that form of mental degradation
which is called gullibility."
-- Joseph Conrad
is amazing. There's some metaphysical comfort where
it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling
you that you are not alone... truly, the only cure for
sadness is to share it with someone else.
-- Wayne Coyne
"In the presence of nature, a wild delight runs
through the man, in spite of real sorrows."
~ Ralph Waldo
sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass.
-- Chuck T. Falcon
Lord, make me an instrument of your peace: where
there is hatred, let me sow love: where there is
injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where
there is despair, hope; where there is darkness,
light; and where there is sadness, joy.
-- Saint Francis
cannot be deeply responsive to the world without being
saddened very often.”
-- Erich Fromm
society has been able to abolish human sadness,
no political system can deliver us from the pain of
living, from our fear of death, our thirst for the absolute.
It is the human condition that directs the social condition,
not vice versa.
-- Eugene Ionesco
happy. Talk happiness. Happiness calls out responsive
gladness in others. There is enough sadness in the
world without yours.... never doubt the excellence
and permanence of what is yet to be. Join the great
company of those who make the barren places of life
fruitful with kindness.... Your success and happiness
lie in you.... The great enduring realities are
love and service.... Resolve to keep happy and your
joy and you shall form an invincible host against
-- Helen Keller
must not let oneself be overwhelmed by sadness.
-- Jackie Kennedy
see all these things that make you feel desperate
or sad, but you realize changes can be made, and
it doesn't take a lot of money on our part to
make a change in people's lives."
-- John Legend
"If I have brightened up one single sad childhood,
then I have at least accomplished something in
-- Astrid Lindgren
man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not;
and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.”
-- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
DAY uses one of humanity’s great discoveries,
the discovery of anniversaries by which, throughout
time, human beings have kept their sorrows and
their joys, their victories, their revelations
and their obligations alive, for re-celebration
and re-dedication another year, another decade,
another century, another eon.
"I always try to see things with children's eyes.
Are they happy? Sad? What do they need? Everywhere
I went, I realized that children are society's
victims … We have a duty to speak to political
leaders, to influence people to give these children
a better future."
-- Nana Mouskouri
is the great taboo in our society. We are afraid
to talk about it. White folks fear their unspoken
views will be deemed racist. People of color are
filled with sorrow and rage at unrighted wrongs.
Drowning in silence, we are brothers and sisters
drowning each other. Once we decide to transform
ourselves from fearful caterpillars into courageous
butterflies, we will be able to bridge the racial
gulf and move forward together towards a bright
and colorful future.
Make Assumptions. Find the courage to ask questions
and to express what you really want. Communicate with
others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings,
sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you
can completely transform your life.
-- Miguel Angel Ruiz
is a natural reaction to awakening to see the
way things are. But we can either become lost
in our sadness, or decide to use this awakening
to inspire us to work to change things to the
way we wish they could be.
-- Robert Alan Silverstein
by this credo:
have a little laugh at life and look around you for
happiness instead of sadness.
Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
-- Red Skelton
it would seem, is nothing less than the power to overcome
danger, misfortune, fear, injustice, while continuing
to affirm inwardly that life with all its sorrows is
good; that everything is meaningful even if in a sense
beyond our understanding; and that there is always tomorrow.
-- Dorothy Thompson
the peoples of the United Nations, determined
to save succeeding generations from the scourge
of war, which twice in our lifetime has brought
untold sorrow to mankind, and to reaffirm faith
in fundamental human rights, in the dignity and
worth of the human person, in the equal right
of men and women and of nations large and small....And
for these ends to practice tolerance and live
together in peace with one another as good neighbors...have
resolved to combine our efforts to accomplish
-- Preamble, Charter of the United Nations.
I see brokenness, poverty and crime in inner cities,
I also see the enormous potential and readiness
for transformation and rebirth. We are creating
an art form that comes from the heart and reflects
the pain and sorrow of people's lives. It also
expresses joy, beauty, and love. This process
lays the foundation of building a genuine community
in which people are reconnected with their families,
sustained by meaningful work, nurtured by the
care of each other and will together raise and
educate their children. Then we witness social
change in action.”
-- Lily Yeh