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Sigh Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Sigh

Please enjoy these Sigh Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

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When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard,"
I am always tempted to ask, Compared to what?
- Sydney Harris

Jerusalem is a festival and a lamentation.
Its song is a sigh across the ages, a delicate,
robust, mournful psalm at the great junction of spiritual cultures.
- David K. Shipler

Nothing can so pierce the soul as the uttermost sigh of the body.
- George Santayana

 

Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the heart of a heartless world, and the soul of soulless conditions.
It is the opium of the people.
- Karl Marx

If some great catastrophe is not announced every morning,
we feel a certain void.
Nothing in the paper today, we sigh.
- Lord Acton

The drama of life begins with a wail and ends with a sigh.
- Minna Antrim

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True hearts have eyes and ears, no tongues to speak;
they hear and see,
and sigh, and then they break.
- Edward Dyer

To sigh, yet not recede; to grieve, yet not repent.
- George Crabbe

God is an unutterable sigh, planted in the depths of the soul.
- Jean Paul

That sort of half sigh, which, accompanied by two or
three slight nods of the head,
is pity's small change in general society.
- Charles Dickens

So great was the extremity of his pain and anguish,
that he did not only sigh but roar.
- Matthew Henry

The sigh of History rises over ruins,
not over landscapes, and in the Antilles there are few ruins to sigh over,
apart from the ruins of sugar estates and abandoned forts.
- Derek Walcott

Visual surprise is natural in the Caribbean;
it comes with the landscape,
and faced with its beauty, the sigh of History dissolves.
- Derek Walcott

Yesterday I was a dog.
Today I'm a dog.
Tomorrow I'll probably still be a dog.
Sigh!
There's so little hope for advancement.
- Charles M. Schulz

This programme to stop nuclear by 2020 is just crazy.
If there were a nuclear war, and humanity were wiped out,
the Earth would breathe a sigh of relief.
- James Lovelock

There are two sighs of relief every night in the life of an opera manager.
The first comes when the curtain goes up The second
sigh of relief comes when the final curtain goes down without any disaster,
and one realizes, gratefully, that the miracle has happened again.
- Rudolf Bing

The three-thousand hitting thing was the first time
I let individual pressure get to me.
I was uptight about it.
When I saw the hit going through, I had a sigh of relief more than anything.
- Carl Yastrzemski

All morning they watched for the plane which they thought
would be looking for them.
They cursed war in general and PTs in particular.
At about ten o'clock the hulk heaved a moist sigh and turned turtle.
- John Hersey

Religious suffering is at once the expression of real
suffering and a protest against real suffering.
Religion is the sigh of the oppressed creature,
the sentiment of the heartless world,
as it is the soul of soulless condition.
It is the opium of the people.
- John Desmond Bernal

Thus one memory follows another until the waves dash together over our heads,
and a deep sigh swells the breast, which warns us that
we have forgotten to breathe in the midst of these pure thoughts.
- Max Muller

We cannot pass our guardian angel's bounds,
resigned or sullen, he will hear our sighs.
- Saint Augustine

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound
anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that
as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Words may be false and full of art; Sighs are the natural language of the heart.
- Thomas Shadwell

Most of the animated films I watched,
the emotions are all prepackaged like canned music,
the hand actions, the sighs.
- Ralph Bakshi

What does love look like? It has the hands to help others.
It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy.
It has eyes to see misery and want.
It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men.
That is what love looks like.
- Saint Augustine

Cows are my passion.
What I have ever sighed for has been to retreat to a Swiss farm,
and live entirely surrounded by cows -
and china.
- Charles Dickens

If we spend the time we waste in sighing
for the perfect golden fruit
in fulfilling the conditions of its growth,
happiness will come, must come.
It is guaranteed in the very laws of the universe.
If it involves some chastening and renunciation, well,
the fruit will be all the sweeter for this touch of holiness.
- Helen Keller

And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying.
- Christina Rossetti

Earlier lives drift by on silver soles,
and the shadows of the damned descend into these sighing waters.
- Georg Trakl

Let me be content with being happy, without sighing
that I am not distinguished.
- Anne Seward

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Keep close to Nature's heart...
and break clear away, once in awhile,
and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods.
Wash your spirit clean.
- John Muir

Spend some time alone every day.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

Give me six hours to chop down a tree
and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.
- Abraham Lincoln

When I am getting ready to reason with a man,
I spend one-third of my time thinking about myself
and what I am going to say
and two-thirds about him and what he is going to say.
- Abraham Lincoln

Spend time every day listening to what your muse is trying to tell you.
- Saint Bartholomew

If you spend your whole life waiting for the storm,
you'll never enjoy the sunshine.
- Morris West

Most of us spend our lives as if
we have another one in the bank.
- Ben Irwin

Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Instead of worrying about what people say of you,
why not spend time trying to accomplish
something they will admire.
- Dale Carnegie

None is more impoverished than the one who has no gratitude.
Gratitude is a currency that we can mint for ourselves,
and spend without fear of bankruptcy.
- Fred De Witt Van Amburgh

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree,
I'd spend six hours sharpening my ax.
- Abraham Lincoln

It is wonderful how much time good people spend fighting the devil.
If they would only expend the same
amount of energy loving their fellow men,
the devil would die in his own tracks of ennui.
- Helen Keller

Too many people spend money they haven't earned,
to buy things they don't want,
to impress people they don't like.
- Will Rogers

Many people allow their need
for other people's approval to control their lives.
They spend their lives worrying about what others think of them.
- Rick Warren

How we spend our days is of course
how we spend our lives.
- Annie Dillard

Yesterday is a canceled check;
tomorrow is a
promissory note;
today is the only cash you have;
so spend it wisely.
- Kay Lyons

It's a terribly hard job to spend a billion dollars
and get your money's worth.
- George M. Humphrey

There is only one success - to be able to spend your life in your own way.
- Christopher Morley

While most managers spend their time attempting
to predict the future accurately -
and while that's valuable -
the best managers are able to generate a future
which was not going to happen otherwise -
that is, a future which was not predictable.
- Werner Erhard

You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball
and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time.
- Jim Bouton

It is your own life, certainly, to spend as you choose.
- Tanya, from Twilight saga by Stephenie Meyer

You need to eat normally and healthfully,
and you need to exercise.
I'm so passionate about this because I think people
spend their lives not happy in their bodies.
- Courtney Thorne Smith

A liberal is a man who is willing to spend somebody else's money.
- Carter Glass

I don't spend much money on clothes;
I never did.
- Lauren Hutton

I refuse to spend my life worrying about what I eat.
There is no pleasure worth forgoing just for an extra
three years in the geriatric ward.
- John Mortimer

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

Lawyers spend a great deal of their time shoveling smoke.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

I think everyone should go to college and get a degree
and then spend six months as a bartender and six months as a cabdriver.
Then they would really be educated.
- Al McGuire

You cannot spend your way out of recession or borrow your way out of debt.
- Daniel Hannan

Time is the coin of your life.
It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent.
Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
- Carl Sandburg

The 1st Amendment protects the right to speak,
not the right to spend.
- Byron White

Every cliche about kids is true; they grow up so quickly,
you blink and they're gone, and you have to spend the time with them now.
But that's a joy.
- Liam Neeson

Spend some time this weekend on home improvement;
improve your attitude toward your family.
- Bo Bennett

The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
- William James

There's a lot of people in this world who spend so
much time watching their health that they haven't the time to enjoy it.
- Josh Billings

I often buy myself presents.
Sometimes I will spend $100,000 in one day in a posh boutique.
- Celine Dion

Do more than is required.
What is the distance between someone who achieves their
goals consistently and those who spend their lives
and careers merely following? The extra mile.
- Gary Ryan Blair

While you can and should keep your composure and happiness
regardless of circumstances - regardless of your friends,
family and co-workers - regardless of gossip, sarcasm, and negativity.
Nonetheless, life is much easier and more pleasant
when you spend as much time as possible
in the company of enthusiastic positive people -
not necessarily those who agree with you,
but those who respect your right to your point of view.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Medicine is my lawful wife and literature my mistress;
when I get tired of one,
I spend the night with the other.
- Anton Chekhov


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