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Selma Lagerlof

He who is sorrowful can force himself to smile, but he who is glad cannot weep.

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But at that moment he knew what it was that had quickened the heart in him. Moreover he was beginning to perceive what had been amiss with him all his life, and that he whose heart does not respond to either joy or sorrow can hardly be called human.

Selma Lagerlof in The Emperor of Portugallia (1914), translated by Velma Swanston HowardReport problemRelated quotes
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