The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize.
It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life.
I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.
It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.
When the soul drifts uncertainly between life and the dream, between the mind's disorder and the return to cool reflection, it is in religious thought that we should seek consolation.
Unless we form the habit of going to the Bible in bright moments as well as in trouble, we cannot fully respond to its consolations because we lack equilibrium between light and darkness.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.
I have the consolation of having added nothing to my private fortune during my public service, and of retiring with hands clean as they are empty.
Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
The universe doesn't owe us condolence or consolation; it doesn't owe us a nice warm feeling inside.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.
If I were John Bolton, I'd take great consolation in the words of my principal supporter on the committee, who gave a ringing endorsement, which was, There is no evidence that he has broken any laws.
A love of nature is a consolation against failure.
Those we love don't go away, they sit beside us every day.
Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower.
In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible.
In default of inexhaustible happiness, eternal suffering would at least give us a destiny. But we do not even have that consolation, and our worst agonies come to an end one day.
For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency.
The greatest consolation in life is to say what one thinks.
The only consolation I can find in your immediate presence is your ultimate absence.
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
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