Be just,--not like man's law, which seizes on one isolated fact, but like God's judging angel, whose clear, sad eye saw all the countless cankering days of this man's life, all the countless nights, when, sick with starving, his soul fainted in him, before it judged him for this night, the saddest of all.
The melancholy days are come, the saddest of the year,Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sere.william cullen bryant
The melancholy days have come, the saddest of the year. Of wailing winds, and naked woods, and meadows brown and sear.william cullen bryant
The saddest and most beautiful sight I have ever seen.Kenny Dalglish
The saddest life is that of a political aspirant under democracy. His failure is ignominious and his success is disgraceful.
The saddest object in civilization, and to my mind the greatest confession of its failure, is the man who can work, who wants work, and who is not allowed to work.Robert Louis Stevenson
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: 'It might have been!'john greenleaf whittier
"In great misfortunes," he told himself, "people want to be alone. They have a right to be. And the misfortunes that occur within one are the greatest. Surely the saddest thing in the world is falling out of love — if once one has ever fallen in."Falling out, for him, seemed to mean falling out of all domestic and social relations, out of his place in the human family, indeed.willa cather
It always seems to me that one of the saddest things about the death of a literary man is the fact that the breaking-up of his collection of books almost invariably follows; the building up of a good library, the work of a lifetime, has been so much labour lost, so far as future generations are concerned. Talent, yes, and genius too, are displayed not only in writing books but also in buying them, and it is a pity that the ruthless hammer of the auctioneer should render so much energy and skill fruitless.stuart dodgson collingwood
The world's saddest man will live here in Los Angeles.ringo starr
Alas for maiden, alas for Judge,For rich repiner and household drudge!God pity them both! and pity us all,Who vainly the dreams of youth recall;For of all sad words of tongue or pen,The saddest are these: "It might have been!"john greenleaf whittier
I'm saddest when I sing.thomas haynes bayly
The saddest kind of sad is the sad that tries not to be sad. You know, when Sad tries to bite its lip and not cry and smile and go, "No, I'm happy for you?" That's when it's really sad.john mayer
This is the saddest story I have ever heard.
For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'.john greenleaf whittier
I believe that into the weakest, saddest heart that opens to receive this Divine Guest, the Father and the Son will come and abide; and the exalted joy that abiding brings, what words can express! The Divine dwelling in the human, the Infinite in the finite, how marvelous! how glorious! This must be the real foretaste of heavenly joy the truest heaven we can know on earth.
The Moral is that gardeners pine, Whene'er no pods adorn the vine. Of all sad words experience gleans, The saddest are: "It might have beans." (I did not make this up myself: 'Twas in a book upon my shelf. It's witty, but I don't deny It's rather Whittier than I).
For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: "It might have been!"john greenleaf whittier
The saddest of all failures is that of a soul, with its capabilities and possibilities, failing of life everlasting, and entering upon that night of death upon which morning never dawns.
Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.Percy Bysshe Shelley
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