Grief Quotes




Grief quotes, sorrow quotes and sadness quotes.

Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can, and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys. - Alphonse de Lamartine


Time is a physician that heals every grief. - Diphilus


Tears are the silent language of grief. - Voltaire


The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. - Arthur Schopenhauer


No greater grief than to remember days of gladness when sorrow is at hand. - Friedrich von Schiller


Only those who avoid love can avoid grief. The point is to learn from grief and remain vulnerable to love. -John Brantner


To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness. - Erich Fromm


We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. - Kenji Miyazawa


Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. - Blaise Pascal


I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss. - Rita Mae Brown


Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh


Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart. - John Adams


No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. - C.S. Lewis


What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless. - Ovid


Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength. - Ovid


Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway. - Mary C. Crowley


The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. - Henry Maudsley


Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief. - Swedish Proverb


Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. - Marcus Aurelius


If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. - Moliere



If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself. - Horace


While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it. - Samuel Johnson


You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. - Jan Glidewell


Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain


Grief is itself a medicine. - William Cowper


Grief makes one hour ten. - William Shakespeare


There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief. - Aeschylus


Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. - Marcel Proust


He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it. - Turkish Proverb


There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. - Henry Wordsworth Longfellow


Tearless grief bleeds inwardly. - Christian Nevell Bovee


It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. - Marcus Tullius Cicero


The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief. But the pain of grief is only a shadow. When compared with the pain of never risking love. - Hilary Stanton Zunin


One joy shatters a hundred griefs. - Chinese Proverb


My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul. - William Shakespeare


When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. - Kahlil Gibran


Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. From a headstone in Ireland


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge - myth is more potent than history - dreams are more powerful than facts - hope always triumphs over experience - laughter is the cure for grief - love is stronger than death. - Robert Fulghum


Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break. ~William Shakespeare


Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists. - Antonio Porchia


Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


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