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The way sadness works is one of the strange riddles of the world. If you are stricken with a great sadness, you may feel as if you have been set aflame, not only because of the enormous pain but also because your sadness may spread over your life, like smoke from an enormous fire.

- Lemony Snicket

Pain and suffering are always inevitable for a large intelligence and a deep heart. The really great men must, I think, have great sadness on earth.

- Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not, and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The best thing for being sad, is to learn something. That's the only thing that never fails. Learning is the only thing for you. Look what a lot of things there are to learn.

- T. H. White

We must understand that sadness is an ocean, and sometimes we drown, while other days we are forced to swim.

- R.M. Drake

Sadness flies away on the wings of time.

- Jean de La Fontaine

There are moments when I wish I could roll back the clock and take all the sadness away, but I have the feeling that if I did, the joy would be gone as well.

- Nicholas Sparks

The only thing worse than being sad is for others to know you are sad.

- Jonathan Safran Foer

There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, "There now, hang on, you'll get over it." Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer.

- Barbara Kingsolver