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In joy the face expands, in grief it lengthens.

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Charles Darwin

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Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly, now.
Love mercy, now. Walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the
work, but neither are you free to abandon it.
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Talmud

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The foundation of content must spring from the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
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Samuel Johnson

Samuel Johnson (18 September 1709 [O.S. 7 September] - 13 December 1784), often referred to as Dr. Johnson, was an English author who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, novelist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer. Johnson was a devout Anglican and political conservative, and has been described as "arguably the most distinguished man of letters in English history". He is also the subject of "the most famous single work of biographical art in the whole of literature": James Boswell's Life of Samuel Johnson.

Johnson was born in Lichfield, Staffordshire, and attended Pembroke College, Oxford for a year, before his lack of funds forced him to leave. After working as a teacher he moved to London, where he began to write essays for The Gentleman's Magazine. His early works include the biography The Life of Richard Savage, the poems London and The Vanity of Human Wishes, and the play Irene.

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Patch grief with proverbs.
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William Shakespeare

He was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's preeminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.

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If you wish to live a life free from sorrow, think of what is going to happen as though it has already happened."

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Epictetus

Epictetus (Greek: Ἐπίκτητος; AD 55-AD 135) was a Greek Stoic philosopher. He was probably born a slave at Hierapolis, Phrygia (present day Pamukkale, Turkey), and lived in Rome until his exile to Nicopolis in northwestern Greece, where he lived most of his life and died. His teachings were noted down and published by his pupil Arrian in his Discourses. Philosophy, he taught, is a way of life and not just a theoretical discipline. To Epictetus, all external events are determined by fate, and are thus beyond our control, but we can accept whatever happens calmly and dispassionately. Individuals, however, are responsible for their own actions which they can examine and control through rigorous self-discipline. Suffering arises from trying to control what is uncontrollable, or from neglecting what is within our power. As part of the universal city that is the universe, human beings have a duty of care to all fellow humans. The person who followed these precepts would achieve happiness.

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As practice is requisite with the ordinary movements of the body, such as walking, so it seems to be with laughing and weeping. The art of screaming, on the other hand, from being of service to infants, has become finely developed from the earliest days.

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Charles Darwin

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In this house of water and clay my heart is in ruins. Beloved, do not leave this house else it will crumble to the ground.

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Rumi

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That hurt we embrace becomes joy. Call it into your arms where it can change.

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Rumi

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In the deepest heart of all of us there is a corner in which the ulimate mystery of things works sadly...

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William James

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In a natural state, tears and laughter go hand in hand; for they are twin born. Like two children sleeping in one cradle, when one wakes and stirs, the other wakes also.

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Beecher

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In a natural state, tears and laughter go hand in hand; for they are twin born. Like two children sleeping in one cradle, when one wakes and stirs, the other wakes also.

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Beecher

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More tears are shed over answered prayers...
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St.Teresa Of Avila

 

 
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