Mon 17 Jan 2011
“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.”
- Joseph Stalin
“We enjoy warmth because we have been cold.
We appreciate light because we have been in darkness.
By the same token, we can experience joy because we have known sadness.”
- David Weatherford
“The silence that guards the tomb does not reveal God’s secret in the obscurity of the coffin, and the rustling of the branches whose roots suck the body’s elements do not tell the mysteries of the grave, by the agonized sighs of my heart announce to the living the drama which love, beauty, and death have performed.”
- Kahlil Gibran
“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
“No more truth. Bells ring no more in me. I am all alone singly. Lonely rests my head. O my God! I am dead.”
- Jose Garcia Villa
“I expose slavery in this country, because to expose it is to kill it.
Slavery is one of those monsters of darkness to whom the light of truth is death.”
- Frederick Douglass
“Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.”
- Kahlil Gibran
“Sadness flies away on the wings of time.”
- Jean de La Fontaine
“Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source.
It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.”
- Anais Nin