Broken Hearted Quotes
There’s a song that asks “What becomes of the broken-hearted” and the answer is they listen to sad songs and read Broken Hearted Quotes from other losers at love. Nothing takes the edge of being dumped quite like sharing your sorrow, and joining the “Dear John” fraternity. Throughout history, love has died, cried and mystified. Rather than wallow in aloneness, enjoy the words of wisdom from lovers through the ages.
- “Tis better to have loved and lost, than never to have loved at all.” When it comes to broken hearts, one familiar salve for the heartache is this excerpt from poet Alfred Lord Tennyson’s “In Memoriam” (1850). In other words, no matter how downright horrible you feel, it’s simply a tribute to what a big love you had. Better to be crying like a schoolgirl in your pillow, than to be one of those schmucks who doesn’t know what pain is. Right? Maybe not, but quoting poetry just might get you started on that next love.
- "The hottest love has the coldest end." Living in Ancient Greece almost 500 years BC, even Socrates, one of the history’s great thinkers was seemingly contemplating a break-up. If a former lover shows you an icy cold shoulder, don’t forget to comfort yourself with the philosophy that they must have been really hot for you, to be so cold. As the Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu similarly stated, “The flame that burns twice as bright, burns half as long.”
- “It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.” While having a good cry can be healing, one must be wary of veering over to maudlin self-pity. Roman philosopher and statesman Cicero understood that at a certain point, even someone in a toga, needs to “man up.” As Winston Churchill once said, “If you're going through hell, keep going.” The elder statesman of Britain may not have been speaking exactly of love, but what greater hell on Earth is there than a broken heart?
- "When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us." Alexander Graham Bell is better known for the invention of the telephone, but he had a few words of wisdom. The best cure for a broken heart is someone new, but you’ll never meet your next certain someone if you’re stuck in the past. As the old proverb goes, “Sometimes rejection is God's protection.”
- "Hearts will never be made practical until they are made unbreakable." The Tin Man from “The Wizard of Oz” understood that there’s just no getting around the basic design flaw in the human heart. They break. They always have and always will. Experiencing love means taking some licks, some painful, some erotic, and then carrying on.