Courage and cheerfulness
will not only carry you
over the rough places in life,
but will enable you to bring comfort
and help to the weak-hearted
and will console you in the sad hours
– William Osler

It is a time when one’s spirit
is subdued and sad,
one knows not why;
when the past seems
a storm-swept desolation,
life a vanity and a burden,
and the future but a way to death.
– Mark Twain

Don’t fear failure so much
that you refuse to try new things.
The saddest summary of a life
contains three descriptions:
could have, might have,
and should have.
– Louis E. Boone

The tragedy of life is
not that it ends so soon,
but that we wait so long to begin it.
– W. M. Lewis

Beginnings are scary.
Endings are usually sad,
but it’s the middle that counts the most.
– Sandra Bullock in Hope Floats

The essential sadness
is to go through life without loving.
But it would be almost equally sad
to leave this world without
ever telling those you loved that you love them.
– Unknown

I love my past. I love my present.
I’m not ashamed of what I’ve had,
and I’m not sad because I have it no longer.
– Colette, The Last of Cheri

Love is the life of our heart.
According to it, we desire,
rejoice, hope and despair,
fear, take heart, hate, avoid things,
feel sad, grow angry, and exult.
– Unknown

There are as many nights as days,
and the one is just as long
as the other in the year’s course.
Even a happy life cannot be
without a measure of darkness,
and the word ‘happy’ would lose its meaning
if it were not balanced by sadness.
– Carl Jung

I walked a mile with Pleasure,
she chattered all the way;
but left me none the wiser,
for all she had to say.
I walked a mile with Sorrow,
and never a word said she;
but, oh, the things I learned from her
when Sorrow walked with me!
– Robert Browning Hamilton, Along the Road

I seldom think about my limitations,
and they never make me sad.
Perhaps there is just a touch of yearning at times;
but it is vague, like a breeze among flowers.
– Helen Keller