Weeping Proverbs

Sayings about Weeping

Weeping makes the heart grow lighter. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Widows weep but they look for another husband. ~ South American Proverb

Who dances at the wedding, weeps at the funeral. ~ Yiddish Proverb

When you live next to the cemetery you cannot weep for everyone. ~ Russian Proverbs

When two friends have a common bank account, one sings and the other weeps. ~ Traditional Proverb

When the child falls the mother weeps; when the mother falls the child laughs. ~ Rwandan Proverbs

When a son gives to his father, they both weep. ~ Yiddish Proverb

When a girl is born all four walls weep. ~ Russian Proverb

Weeping washes the face. ~ Indian Proverbs

Weeping bride, laughing wife, laughing bride, weeping wife. ~ German Proverbs

Water teaches us to weep, wine teaches us to sing. ~ Polish Proverbs

Those who love you will make you weep; those who hate you will make you laugh. ~ Russian Proverb

The one who loves you will also make you weep. ~ Argentine Proverbs

The doorstep weeps for forty days whenever a girl is born.  ~ Arabian Proverbs

Laugh, and the world laughs with you; weep, and you weep alone. ~ English Proverbs

Laugh at the rice and you will weep for the lentil. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

It is better to weep with wise men than to laugh with fools. ~ Spanish Proverbs

If you weep for all the sorrows in this world, in the end you will have no eyes. ~ Turkish Proverbs

If summer had a mother, she would weep at summer’s passing. ~ Lebanese Proverbs

He wastes his tears who weeps before the judge. ~ Italian Proverbs

Finders keepers, losers weepers. ~ Traditional Proverb

Everything ends in weeping. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Better the cottage where one is merry than the palace where one weeps. ~ Chinese Proverb

Be careful not to make a woman weep. ~ Hebrew Proverb

Among those who stand, do not sit; among those who sit, do not stand. Among those who laugh, do not weep; among those who weep, do not laugh. ~ Jewish Proverbs

All things are cause for either laughter or weeping. ~ Latin Proverbs

A rich widow weeps in one eye and laughs with the other. ~ Portuguese Proverbs

A man laughs at others and weeps for himself. ~ Indian Proverb

“What is marriage, mother?” “Child, it is spinning, having children, making money, and weeping. ~ Portuguese Proverb

Quotations about Weeping

The April’s in her eyes; it is love’s spring, and these the showers to bring it on. ~ William Shakespeare

Weep not for him that dieth; for he sleeps, and is at rest. ~ Lady Caroline Sheridan Norton

Those who do not weep, do not see. ~ Victor Hugo

To weep is to make less the depth of grief. ~ William Shakespeare

In silence weep, and thy convulsive sorrow inward keep. ~ Matthew Prior

Do not weep, my dear lady! Your tears are too precious to shed for me; bottle them up, and may the cork never be drawn. ~ Laurence Sterne

This heart shall break into a hundred thousand flaws or ere I’ll weep. ~ William Shakespeare

Trust not a woman when she weeps, for it is her nature to weep when she wants her will. ~ Socrates

There is a certain pleasure in weeping; grief finds in tears both a satisfaction and a cure. ~ Ovid

Weeping is not alone woman’s weapon, but also a specific for transient sorrows. ~ Adelaide Billet Dufresnoy

Love, Gratitude, and Pity wept at once. ~ James Thomson

Then let these useless streams be stayed; wear native courage in your face. ~ Isaac Watts

What remains when hope is fled? She answered, “Endless weeping. ~ Samuel Rogers

We weep and laugh, as we see others do.~ Wentworth Dillon

Life is like an onion; you peel it off one layer at a time, and sometimes you weep. ~ Carl Sandburg

Weeping is not the same thing as crying. It takes your whole body to weep, and when it’s over, you feel like you don’t have any bones left to hold you up. ~ Sarah Ockler

For one drop calls another down, till we are drowned in seas of grief. ~ Isaac Watts

Weeping Proverbs

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