Tears Sayings and Quotes

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

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.     

Jose N. Harris

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before--more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.     

Charles Dickens

We need never be ashamed of our tears.     

Charles Dickens

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 of unspeakable love.     

Washington Irving

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.     

Hosea Ballou

Tears come from the heart and not from the brain.     

Leonardo da Vinci

Tears are God's gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.     

Rita Schiano

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears.     

John Vance Cheney

Tears are the safety valve of the heart when too much pressure is laid on it.     

Albert Smith

Tears are like rain. They loosen up our soil so we can grow in different directions.     

Virginia Casey

Tears are the silent language of grief.     


More tears are shed over answered prayers than unanswered ones.     

Saint Teresa of Avila

A tear dries quickly when it is shed for troubles of others.     

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Perhaps our eyes need to be washed by our tears once in a while, so that we can see Life with a clearer view again.     

Alex Tan

Tears are the summer showers to the soul.     

Alfred Austin

Tears are due to human misery.     


They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.     


Tears are sometimes as weighty as words.     


Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.     

Billy Graham

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

William Gilmore Simms

Tears are the symbol of the inability of the soul to restrain its emotion and retain its self command.     

Henri Frederic Amiel

Words and tears are nature's most basic ways of helping us release our feelings of suffering.     

Hospice of Du Page

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting off a little water.     

Antoine Rivarol

Invisible tears are the hardest to wipe away. Just let it out, my friend.     

Adabella Radici

Sorrows humanize our race; tears are the showers that fertilize the world.     

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul.     

Jewish Proverb

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.     

Henry Ward Beecher

Repentant tears wash out the stain of guilt.     

Saint Aurelius Augustine

A teardrop on earth summons the King of heaven.     

Charles R. Swindoll

Certainly tears are given to us to use. Like all good gifts, they should be used properly.     

Loretta Young