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Comfort is a sense of physical or psychological ease, often characterized as a lack of hardship.


  • It's grand, and you canna expect to be baith grand and comfortable.
  • Tomorrow is another day” is something you can say only to yourself, not to the person you want to comfort.
    • Fausto Cercignani in: Brian Morris, Quotes we cherish. Quotations from Fausto Cercignani, 2014, p. 27.
  • Is there no balm in Gilead?
    • Jeremiah, VIII, 22. "Is there no treacle in Gilead?" Version from the "Treacle Bible" (1568). Spelled also "truacle" or "tryacle" in the Great Bible (1541), Bishops' Bible (1561).
  • And He that doth the ravens feed,
    Yea, providently caters for the sparrow,
    Be comfort to my age!
  • That comfort comes too late;
    'Tis like a pardon after execution;
    That gentle physic, given in time, had cur'd me;
    But now I am past all comforts here, but Prayers.
  • Mothers obtain it from their children, and men from their dogs.

Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations[edit]

Quotes reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 124.
  • They have most satisfaction in themselves, and consequently the sweetest relish of their creature comforts.
  • Miserable comforters are ye all.
    • Job, XVI, 2.
  • From out the throng and stress of lies,
    From out the painful noise of sighs,
    One voice of comfort seems to rise:
    "It is the meaner part that dies."
  • Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
    • Psalms, XXIII, 4.

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