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





The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year, Of wailing winds, and naked woods and meadows brown and sear.


William C. Bryant (1794-1878, American poet, newspaper editor)


Man could not live if he were entirely impervious to sadness. Many sorrows can be endured only by being embraced, and the pleasure taken in them naturally has a somewhat melancholy character. So, melancholy is morbid only when it occupies too much place in life; but it is equally morbid for it to be wholly excluded from life.


Emile Durkheim (1858-1917, French sociologist)


Sadness is almost never anything but a form of fatigue.


Andre Gide (1869-1951, French author)


We gather strength from sadness and from pain Each time we die we learn to live again.


Author Unknown


The best thing for being sad is to learn something.


Theodore White


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