The Sacredness of Tears

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 come from the heart and not from the brain. -Leonardo da Vinci

I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes, and say, 'O God, forgive me,' or 'Help me.' -Billy Graham

Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven. -Henry Ward Beecher

Tears are the silent language of grief. -Voltaire

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

Beauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears. -Edgar Allan Poe


  1. I often become so overwhelmed in church thinking about God and His mercies, that I cry.

  2. Thank you for sharing these quotes. I talk with God daily but also things are very stressed in my life and I often break down crying. I thought I was just weak and I love thinking that it is another way of communicating with God.


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