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Whether our feelings of sadness are due deep grief like the loss of a loved one or a drastic life change, or a somewhat superficial upset like losing our phone or our favorite shoes, we all feel emotional pain at one time or another. We describe it as despair, grief, disappointment, sorrow, depression, or helplessness. And sometimes hearing the words of someone else who felt similar pain and got through it can help us heal or at least remind us that healing is possible.

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1. Tears are Flowing

Some of the best sad quotes have to do with crying. Famed artist, inventor, and architect Leonardo da Vinci said, "Tears come from the heart, not from the brain." And Washington Irving, author of classics such as "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," exclaimed, "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 unspeakable love." In our words: don't hesitate to cry it out.

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