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 men 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.
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.
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.
Every man, either to his terror or consolation, has some sense of religion.
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.
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.
Livability has always struck me as a consolation prize.
There is no greater consolation for mediocrity than that the genius is not immortal.
We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
Art and music shine a light of meaning on ordinary life, and through them we are able to confront the things that trouble us and to find consolation and peace in their presence.
A love of nature is a consolation against failure.
The ready availability of suicide, like sex and alcohol, is one of life's basic consolations.
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.
When you're in the muck, you can only see muck. If you somehow manage to float above it, you still see the muck, but you see it from a different perspective. And you see other things, too. That's the consolation of philosophy.
The defects of great men are the consolation of the dunces.
For grief is crowned with consolation.
It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery.
It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity.
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.
Those we love don't go away, they sit beside us every day.
The greater the artist, the greater the doubt.
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