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If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief. Options
Daemon
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If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)
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Daemon wrote:
If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


I know this to be true.
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If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)

Nevertheless grief is more powerful than gold, and can change people more deeply than gold. Midas is an excellent example.
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I would prefer even to fail with honor than win by cheating.
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Not knowing anything is the sweetest life.
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As regards music ... "sad" and "beautiful" are interchangeable terms in the Far East. Could life's thread by sorrowful thoughts be snapped, I had not woven this trailing strips of years upon its loom.





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What's life looks like if tears and laughs were impossible? Would that be life of animals or Gods?
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Very true thought for those who break down during the loss of loved ones...need to be tough in time of grief
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And prisons turned into amusement parks.
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Grief isn't about raising the dead. It is an involuntary reaction to the fact that someone dear to you will never cross your path again, except perhaps in your dreams. I suspect that this quote is from one of his plays rather than the expression of a personal philosophical standpoint.
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Grief is great than gold though...........
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sandeep patra wrote:
Very true thought for those who break down during the loss of loved ones...need to be tough in time of grief

Grieving is healing. No matter how tough one is, only time can heal.
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Tears are a normal human expression of our response to grief. Other evolved animals also demonstrate their feeling of grief in their own way. Lets not be inanimate machines and defy the mother Nature.
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You can only guess what Sophocles knew about blues...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7sYdUGoIqUM
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A girl with tear in her eyes move me to no end. Gold does not do a thing. Guess no one has showed enough of them to me.
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always the teacher
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Sandeep should know being"tough" does not ease grieving.

My husband was like looking into a mirror. We never had an issue between us in over fourteen years. We truly were each others 'happy'.

Memories, pictures, videos all comfort me. However, my body still longs for, craves, his whisper in my ear, the sound of his keys jingling in the door at the end of the day. Everyday feels like years. My 'happy' is gone. One day we will be together again. Until then, I will watch videos of him laughing and grabbing hold of me at family picnics......................
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Stiff upper lip!
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It has always been of interest to me how the English people handle grief and other hardships with equanimity. They seem to consider it bad form to show any public display of emotion. I and many others admire this trait. I wonder weather this is cultural or in the English genes.
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Grief vs. Sorrow

Sorrow and its synonyms from www.merriam-webster.com

Quote:
sorrow, grief, anguish, woe, regret mean distress of mind. sorrow implies a sense of loss or a sense of guilt and remorse <a family united in sorrow upon the patriarch's death>. grief implies poignant sorrow for an immediate cause <the inexpressible grief of the bereaved parents>. anguish suggests torturing grief or dread <the anguish felt by the parents of the kidnapped child>. woe is deep or inconsolable grief or misery <cries of woe echoed throughout the bombed city>. regret implies pain caused by deep disappointment, fruitless longing, or unavailing remorse <nagging regret for missed opportunities>.


The examples given don't seem to show a distinction.
As NHF pointed out in another discussion, it's not possible to remove a post when you have second thoughts.

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A wonderful thought........
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Daemon wrote:
If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.

Sophocles (496 BC-406 BC)


Good grief, we would drown in the first case, and in the second, the dead would.
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Good grief, it sounds like suicide in the first case and murder in the second.
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