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

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„I bet there's a tear in your eye wherever you're watching this. There's nothing wrong with tears; tears are often shed in joy.“

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„Time engraves our faces with all the tears we have not shed.“

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„There are more tears shed over answered prayers than over unanswered ones.“

—  Teresa of Ávila Roman Catholic saint 1515 - 1582
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