Sadness

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And remember: you must never, under any circumstances, despair. To hope and to act, these are our duties in misfortune.

Doctor Zhivago
I could see no reason for being sad. Itīs just that it makes me unhappy not to feel happy.

The Mandarins
It is perhaps sad books that best console us when we are sad, and to lonely service stations that we should drive when there is no one for us to hold or love.

The Art of Travel
Ah, ladies and gentlemen, a man lives a sad life when he cannot take anything or anyone seriously.

Laughable Loves
Sadness is but a wall between two gardens
Sadness flies away on the wings of time
But hushed be every thought that springs
From out the bitterness of things.

Elegiac Stanzas
To me the meanest flower that blows can give
Thoughts that do often lie too deep for tears.

Intimations of Immortality
How sad and bad and mad it was
But then, how it was sweet!

Confessions
A feeling of sadness and longing
That is not akin to pain,
And resembles sorrow only
As the mist resembles the rain.

The Day is Done
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