An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.


Samuel Beckett (1906-1989, Irish dramatist, novelist)


Oh! too convincing -- dangerously dear -- In woman's eye the unanswerable tear!


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


The drying up a single tear has more of honest fame, than shedding seas of gore.


Lord Byron (1788-1824, British poet)


I wept not, so to stone within I grew.


Alighieri, Dante (1265-1321, Italian philosopher, poet)


It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away.


Charles Dickens (1812-1870, British novelist)


I cry every chance I get.


Richard Gere (1949-, American actor)


Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.


Heinrich Heine (1797-1856, German poet, journalist)


Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it'll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you're gonna win if you just hang in.


Dr. Hook


He does not weep who does not see.


Victor Hugo (1802-1885, French poet, dramatist, novelist)


It is only to the happy that tears are a luxury.


Thomas Moore (1779-1852, Irish poet)


Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labor to overcome the cloud that loads em.


Thomas Otway (1652-1685, British dramatist)


Only to have a grief equal to all these tears!


Adrienne Rich (1929-, American poet)


There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts.


Joseph Roux (1834-1905, French priest, writer)


One weeps not save when one is afraid, and that is why kings are tyrants.


Marquis De Sade (1740-1814, French author)


I have full cause of weeping, but this heart shall break into a hundred thousand flaws or ere I'll weep.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616, British poet, playwright, actor)


Crises bring out the best in the best of us, and the worst in the worst of us.


Author Unknown


Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones.


Oscar Wilde (1856-1900, British author, wit)


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