Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
The absence of love is the most abject pain.
You wondered how you'd make it through. I wondered what was wrong with you. Because how could you give your love to someone else, yet share your dreams with me? Sometimes the only thing you're looking for, is the one thing you can't see.
There is a time for departure even when there's no certain place to go.
Sydney J. Harris, Strictly Personal
Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was within me an invincible summer.
If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but due to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
J. August Strindberg
I hated her now with a hatred more fatal than indifference because it was the other side of love.
Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.
Pedro Calderon de la Barca
These flowers, which were splendid and sprightly, waking in the dawn of the morning, in the evening will be a pitiful frivolity, sleeping in the cold night's arms.