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Read through the most famous quotes by topic #sorrows

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.

Stefan Kanfer

#away #cannot #explained #grief #life

But after living in Communist China for the past seventeen years, I knew that such a society was only a dream because those who seized power would invariably become the new ruling class. They would have the power to control the people’s lives and bend the people’s will. Because they controlled the production and distribution of goods and services in the name of the state, they would also enjoy material luxuries beyond the reach of the common people. In Communist China, details of the private lives of the leaders were guarded as state secrets. But every Chinese knew that the Party leaders lived in spacious mansions with many servants, obtained their provisions from special shops where luxury goods were made available to their household at nominal prices, and send their children in chauffeur-driven cars to exclusive schools to be taught by specially selected teachers. Even though every Chinese knew how these leaders lived, no one dared to talk about it. If we had to pass by a special shop for the military or high officials, we carefully looked the other way to avoid giving the impression we knew it was there. Pg. 90

Nien Cheng

#communist-china #corruption #cultural-revolution #maoism #death

Hitch: making rules about drinking can be the sign of an alcoholic,' as Martin Amis once teasingly said to me. (Adorno would have savored that, as well.) Of course, watching the clock for the start-time is probably a bad sign, but here are some simple pieces of advice for the young. Don't drink on an empty stomach: the main point of the refreshment is the enhancement of food. Don't drink if you have the blues: it's a junk cure. Drink when you are in a good mood. Cheap booze is a false economy. It's not true that you shouldn't drink alone: these can be the happiest glasses you ever drain. Hangovers are another bad sign, and you should not expect to be believed if you take refuge in saying you can't properly remember last night. (If you really don't remember, that's an even worse sign.) Avoid all narcotics: these make you more boring rather than less and are not designed—as are the grape and the grain—to enliven company. Be careful about up-grading too far to single malt Scotch: when you are voyaging in rough countries it won't be easily available. Never even think about driving a car if you have taken a drop. It's much worse to see a woman drunk than a man: I don't know quite why this is true but it just is. Don't ever be responsible for it.

Christopher Hitchens

#advice #alcoholism #alochol #drinking #drowning-one-s-sorrows

Holy men tell us life is a mystery. They embrace that concept happily. But some mysteries bite and bark and come to get you in the dark.

Dean Koontz

#dean-koontz #mysteries #the-book-of-counted-sorrows #life

All sorrows can be born if you put them in a story or tell a story about them.

Isak Dinesen

#stories #storytelling #storytelling

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

#cold #every #every man #his #knows

Our days and nights have sorrows woven with delights.

Francois de Malherbe

#delights #nights #our #sorrows #woven

Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.

Arthur Schopenhauer

#almost #other #our #out #people

There are few sorrows, however poignant, in which a good income is of no avail.

Logan P. Smith

#few #good #however #income #poignant

But whoever gives birth to useless children, what would you say of him except that he has bred sorrows for himself, and furnishes laughter for his enemies.


#bred #children #except #furnishes #gives

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