Tear Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tear quotes, tear sayings, and tear proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

And the tear that is wiped with a little address, May be follow'd perhaps by a smile.     

William Cowper

A tear is made of 1% water and 99% feelings.     


Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous, springs up a pearl.     

Matthew Henry

The tears stream down my cheeks from my unblinking eyes. What makes me weep so? There is nothing saddening here. Perhaps it is liquefied brain.     

Samuel Beckett

More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.     

Saint Teresa of Avila

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Tears are the safety-valves of the heart, when too much pressure is laid on.     

Albert Smith

Every tear from every eye Becomes a babe in eternity.     

William Blake

Tears do not burn except in solitude.     

Emil Cioran

A tear that runs down a believer's cheek is more beneficial than a thousand raindrops on the earth.     

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

A tear today is an investment in a laugh tomorrow.     

Jack Hyles

Tears hinder sorrow from becoming despair.     

Leigh Hunt

In every tear there is a melting sorrow, in every laughter a flaming joy.     

Subhan Zein

And the tear that we shed, though in secret it rolls, Shall long keep his memory green in our souls.     

Charles Lamb

Tears are the silent language of grief.     


The tears of those repenting are the wine of angels.     

Bernard of Clairvaux

Tears may soothe the wounds they cannot heal.     

Thomas Paine

Let tears flow of their own accord: their flowing is not inconsistent with inward peace and harmony.     


Tears are a good alterative, but a poor diet.     

Josh Billings

Our tears fatten upon our memories of joy.     

John Updike

Tears are the natural penalties of pleasure. It is a law that we should pay for all that we enjoy.     

William Gilmore Simms

For every laugh, there should be a tear.     

Walt Disney

Tears are the badges of sorrow.     


We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.     

George Sand

More tears are shed in playhouses than in churches.     

Thomas Guthrie

Tired of feeling lost, tired of letting go Tear the whole world down, tear the whole world down Failure.     

Breaking Benjamin

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul.     

Eileen Mayer

Every tear of sorrow sown by the righteous springs up a pearl.     

Matthew Henry

Tears are words the heart can't express.     

Gerard Way

The tears of the world are a constant quantity. For each one who begins to weep somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.     

Samuel Beckett