Quotes of Consolation

“ Our system is the height of absurdity, since we treat the culprit both as a child, so as to have the right to punish him, and as an adult, in order to deny him consolation. ”

- Claude Levi Strauss

“ That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind. ”

- Frank Moore Colby

“ The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks. ”

- Francois Marie Arouet de Voltaire

“ 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. ”

- Helen Keller

“ 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. ”

- Gerard de Nerval

“ The Bible was a consolation to a fellow alone in the old cell. The lovely thin paper with a bit of matress stuffing in it, if you could get a match, was as good a smoke as I ever tasted. ”

- Brendan Behan

“ The greater the artist, the greater the doubt. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize. ”

- Robert Hughes

“ 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. ”

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“ Last night I dreamed of a small consolation enjoyed only by the blind: Nobody knows the trouble I've not seen! ”

- James Thurber

“ When you listen, you offer a package of the most valuable healing gifts you can give: compassion, consolation, and forgiveness. ”

- James Kullander

“ Is solace anywhere more comforting than in the arms of a sister. ”

- Alice Walker

“ What greater reassurance can the weak have than that they are like anyone else? ”

- Eric Hoffer

“ 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. ”

- Thomas Jefferson

“ It is a consolation to the wretched to have companions in misery. ”

- Publilius Syrus

“ Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. ”

- Thomas Paine

“ Sex is one's consolation when love is not enough. ”

- Gabriel García Márquez

“ Education is the controlling grace to the young, consolation to the old, wealth to the poor, and ornament to the rich. ”

- Diogenes Laërtius

“ For the skeptic there remains only one consolation: if there should be such a thing as superhuman law it is administered with subhuman inefficiency. ”

- Eric Ambler

“ I am a poor man, but I have this consolation: I am poor by accident, not by design. ”

- Josh Billings

“ 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. ”

- Albert Camus

“ In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible. ”

- Martin Luther

“ It is from books that wise people derive consolation in the troubles of life. ”

- Victor Hugo

“ It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity. ”

- Samuel Johnson

“ Never allow your own sorrow to absorb you, but seek out another to console, and you will find consolation. ”

- J. C. Macaulay

“ Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples. ”

- Francois De La Rochefoucauld

“ Philosophy offers the rather cold consolation that perhaps we and our planet do not actually exist; religion presents the contradictory and scarcely more comforting thought that we exist but that we cannot hope to get anywhere until we cease to exist… ”

- James Thurber

“ Prayer should be the means by which I, at all times, receive all that I need, and, for this reason, be my daily refuge, my daily consolation, my daily joy, my source of rich and inexhaustible joy in life. ”

- St. John Chrysostom

“ Talk to me about the truth of religion and I'll listen gladly. Talk to me about the duty of religion and I'll listen submissively. But don't come talking to me about the consolations of religion or I shall suspect that you don't understand. ”

- C. S. Lewis

“ The men and woman who make the best boon companions seem to have given up hope of doing something else…some defect of talent or opportunity has cut them off from their pet ambition and has thus left them with leisure to take an interest in their lives of others… ”

- John Jay Chapman

“ The real security of Christianity is to be found in its benevolent morality, in its exquisite adaptation to the human heart, in the facility with which its scheme accommodates itself to the capacity of every human intellect, in the consolation which it bears to the house of mourning, in the light with which it brightens the great mystery of the grave. ”

- Thomas B. Macaulay
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