47+ Best Tears Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational tears quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Tears Quotes

Heavy hearts, like heavy clouds in the sky, are best relieved by the letting of a little water. – Antoine Rivarol

The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. – John Vance Cheney

Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. – Charles Dickens

You know that a good, long session of weeping can often make you feel better, even if your circumstances have not changed one bit. – Lemony Snicket

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. – Henry Maudsley

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul. – Eileen Mayhew

Laughter and tears are both responses to frustration and exhaustion. I myself prefer to laugh, since there is less cleaning up to do afterward. – Kurt Vonnegut

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly. – Christian Nevell Bovee

Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed. – Natalie Clifford Barney

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

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly. – Christian Nevell Bovee

It is such a secret place, the land of tears. – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

My body needs laughter as much as it needs tears. Both are cleansers of stress. – Mahogany SilverRain

To weep is to make less the depth of grief. – William Shakespeare

Crying is cleansing. There’s a reason for tears, happiness or sadness. – Dionne Warwick

Crying over what’s gone won’t find the present. – Edwin Louis Cole

If you haven’t cried, your eyes can’t be beautiful. – Sophia Loren

Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. – Rita Schiano

Crying is all right in its way while it lasts. But you have to stop sooner or later, and then you still have to decide what to do. – C.S. Lewis

Do not apologize for crying. Without this emotion, we are only robots. – Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Laugh till you weep. Weep till there’s nothing left but to laugh at your weeping. In the end it’s all one. – Frederick Buechner

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

Crying is the refuge of plain women but the ruin of pretty ones. – Oscar Wilde

It opens the lungs, washes the countenance, exercises the eyes, and softens down the temper; so cry away. – Charles Dickens

There are people who laugh to show their fine teeth; and there are those who cry to show their good hearts. – Joseph Roux

I wept not, so to stone within I grew. – Dante Alighieri

Tears are the silent language of grief. – Voltaire

Tears are the summer showers to the soul. – Alfred Austin

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. – Jewish Proverb

Sometimes, crying is the only way your eyes speak when your mouth can’t explain how broken your heart is. – Unknown

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran

Crying is right at hand in the smothering dark, closed inside someone else, when you see how everything you can ever accomplish will end up as trash. – Chuck Palahniuk

Crying is never a symbol of weakness. For the time we are born, it has always been a sign that we are alive…. – Unknown

I like the snot to run a little, the tears to accumulate a bit before reaching for the handkerchief. Then I know I’m really crying. Crying just isn’t crying unless it’s messy. – D.H. Mondfleur

Those who do not know how to weep with their whole heart don’t know how to laugh either. – Golda Meir

Life is an onion and one peels it crying. – French Proverb

Have a good cry, wash out your heart. If you keep it inside it’ll tear you apart. Sometimes you lose, but you’re gonna win if you just hang in. – Dr. Hook

He does not weep who does not see. – Victor Hugo

Don’t cry when the sun is gone, because the tears won’t let you see the stars. – Violeta Parra

Shining through tears, like April suns in showers, that labor to overcome the cloud that loads em. – Thomas Otway

There is a certain pleasure in weeping. – Ovid

Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion. – Steel Magnolias

More grievous than tears is the sight of them. – Antonio Porchia

I heard the teardrop hit my pillow before I even knew I was crying. – Amborella Oltre

Promises are like crying babies in a theater, they should be carried out at once. – Norman Vincent Peale

It’s no good crying over spilt milk, because all the forces of the universe were bent on spilling it. – William Somerset Maugham