“There is no greater sorrow than to recall, in misery, the time when we were truly happy.” – Dante Alighieri.
“There is no greater consolation to sorrow than to recall, in misery, a time when we were truly happy.” – Rhino House (on a good day, heading downhill, with a following wind).
Sadly time proves only one of these aphorisms* to be valid; which do you hold to be the most truthful?
*aphorism ˈafərɪz(ə)m/ noun noun: aphorism; plural noun: aphorisms 1. A pithy observation which contains a general truth.”the old aphorism ‘the child is father to the man’” 2. A concise statement of a scientific principle, typically by a classical author.”the opening sentence of the first aphorism of Hippocrates”