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





Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.


Henri Frederic Amiel (1821-1881, Swiss philosopher, poet, critic)


Tears are the summer showers to the soul.


Alfred Austin (1835-1914, British poet)


Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.


Hosea Ballou (1771-1852, American theologian, founder of "Universalism")


Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.


John Christian Bovee (1820-1904, American author, lawyer)


The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.


John Vance Cheney


Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.


Billy Graham (1918-, American evangelist)


If you wish me to weep, you must first show grief yourself.


Horace (BC 65-8, Italian poet)


There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.


Washington Irving (1783-1859, American author)


Pearls mean tears.


Doris Lessing (1919-, British novelist)


I laugh because I must not cry. That is all. That is all.


Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865, American President (16th))


Tears such as angels weep.


John Milton (1608-1674, British poet)


What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.


Jewish Proverb (Sayings of Jewish origin)


In youth one has tears without grief, in old age grief without tears.


Jean Paul Richter (1763-1825, German novelist)


Many shed tears merely for show, and have dry eyes when no one's around to observe them.


Marcus Annaeus Seneca (BC 3-65 AD, Roman philosopher, dramatist, statesman)


Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.


William Gilmore Simms (1806-1870, American author)


Every woman is wrong until she cries, and then she is right; immediately.


Sam Slick


The tears of those repenting are the wine of angels.


St. Bernard (1090-1153, French theologian and reformer)


Tears are the silent language of grief.


Francois-Marie Arouet de Voltaire (1694-1778, French historian, writer)


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