Crying Quotes

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Those who do not weep, do not see.
To weep over a folly is to double it.

folly

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.
— Jewish proverb

Jewish proverbs proverbs

One cannot weep for the entire world.  It is beyond human strength.  One must choose.
Where can you scream? It's a serious question: where can you go in society and scream?
Weep not that the world changes—did it keep
A stable, changeless state, 'twere cause indeed to weep.

change the world

Laugh and the world laughs with you;
Weep, and you weep alone;
For the sad old earth must borrow its mirth,
But has trouble enough of its own.

trouble

Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps; for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are, and what they ought to be.

mankind priorities man the animal

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.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.
Inordinate tears are the crystal rags and vicious tatters of a worn-out soul. Back in Stamps my grandmother used to tell me, "Sister, don't spend too much time on tears. The more you cry, the less you pee and peeing is more important." Life has since taught me a less humorous caveat: Excessive whining and tears are taken as signs of weakness by those around you and let the bully and the brute know there is a victim in the neighborhood.