Tears Quotes

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Nothing dries sooner than a tear.
Tears are summer showers to the soul.
Delicious tears!  The heart's own dew.
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
The tears of strangers are only water.
— Russian proverb

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Tears are the silent language of grief.
Tears are the noble language of the eyes.
They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.
— The Bible—Book of Psalms: 126:5

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When the heart is full, the eyes overflow.

heart

Tears are a river that take you somewhere.
It is such a secret place, the land of tears.
As soap is to the body, tears are to the soul.
— Jewish proverb

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Frequent tears have run
The colors from my life.
Those who are sad find somehow sweetness in tears.
When we grieve, tears and guilt get mixed together.

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Tears gratify a savage nature, they do not melt it.
Lips that taste of tears, they say
Are the best for kissing.

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Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.

face

It is not always sorrow that opens the fountains of the eyes.

sorrow

If you look closer it's easy to trace
The tracks of my tears.
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears, or the sea.

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Tears often prove the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
Lofty mountains are full of springs; great hearts are full of tears.
Tears are God's gift to us.  Our holy water.  They heal us as they flow.
I am afraid of people
who cannot cry
Tears left unshed
turn to poison
in the ducts.
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.

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Tears are Nature's lotion for the eyes.  The eyes see better for being washed with them.
Nature, in giving tears to man, confessed that he
Had a tender heart; this is our noblest quality.
These tears do me good, they have watered the parched place; perhaps my heart will grow again there!
Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.
My heart today smiles at its past night of tears
like a wet tree glistening in the sun
after the rain is over.
Tears express joy as well as sadness.  They are the symbol of the powerlessness of the soul to restrain its emotion.
The longing to be holy makes us weep, and we trust tears since they are made of water and come from our body, a double blessing.
Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts.
Laughter and tears are meant to turn the wheels of the same machinery of sensibility; one is wind-power, and the other water-power; that is all.

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Beware of men who cry.  It's true that men who cry are sensitive to and in touch with feelings, but the only feelings they tend to be sensitive to and in touch with are their own.
There is no aristocracy in grief, no privilege of purple in the aches of the heart, and though certain blood may plume itself on its blueness, common salt is the scalding quality of all tears.
One may guess the why and wherefore of a tear and yet find it too subtle to give any account of.  A tear may be the poetical resumé of so many simultaneous impressions, the quintessence of so many opposing thoughts!
For women, tears are the beginning of initiation into the Scar Clan, that timeless tribe of women of all colors, all nations, all languages, who down through the ages have lived through a great something, and yet who stood proud, still stand proud.