It’s sad for a girl to reach the age
Where men consider her charmless,
But it’s worse for a man to attain the age
Where the girls consider him harmless
Flowers have an expression
of countenance as much as men and animals.
Some seem to smile;
some have a sad expression;
some are pensive and diffident;
others again are plain,
honest and upright,
like the broad-faced sunflower
and the hollyhock.
– Henry Ward Beecher
How sad it is! I shall grow old,
and horrid, and dreadful.
But this picture will remain always young.
It will never be older than
this particular day of June…
If it was only the other way!
If it was I who were to be always young,
and the picture that were to grow old!
For this – for this – I would give everything!
Yes, there is nothing
in the whole world I would not give!
– Oscar Wilde
We enjoy warmth
because we have been cold.
We appreciate light
because we have been in darkness.
By the same token,
we can experience joy
because we have known sadness.
– David Weatherford
Friends are like television.
Some are like PBS and
always asking for money.
Others are like the news,
with sad tales to tell everyday,
some are like that one station
with the foreign language;
you don’t understand a word of it
but you listen and watch.
He is a hard man who is only just,
and a sad one who is only wise.
Wondrous is the strength of cheerfulness,
and its power of endurance
– the cheerful man will do more
in the same time, will do it better,
will preserve it longer,
than the sad or sullen
– Thomas Carlyle
How sad to see a father
with money and no joy.
The man studied economics,
but never studied happiness.
– Jim Rohn
Clowns wear a face
that’s painted intentionally on them
so they appear to be happy or sad.
What kind of mask are you wearing today?
It’s sad when someone
you know becomes someone you knew.
– Henry Rollins