Grief Quotes And Sayings

Quotes And Sayings About Grief

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Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Grief is a process, not a state.
~By Anne Grant ~


When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought.
~By Sergio Aragones ~


No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
~By Franz Schubert ~


He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
~By Chanakya ~


I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans - in grief, as in defiance.
~By Benjamin Netanyahu ~


Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
~By Euripedes ~


Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.
~By Paul Lynde ~


Since grief only aggravates your loss, grieve not for what is past.
~By Walker Percy ~


Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
~By Jean de la Bruyere ~


Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.
~By Paul Engle ~


Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
~By Alphonse de Lamartine ~


They have - they do still hit me occasionally, and it's an overwhelming grief for what - even though my life is so good now, even including going through treatment for cancer, my life is incredible.
~By Lynn Redgrave ~


Grief is the price we pay for love.
~By Queen Elizabeth II ~


Time takes away the grief of men.
~By Desiderius Erasmus ~


And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy.
~By Fran Drescher ~


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


The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
~By Niccolo Machiavelli ~


For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.
~By Lord Byron ~


There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
~By Henry Wadsworth Longfellow ~


Grief is like a moving river, so that's what I mean by it's always changing. It's a strange thing to say because I'm at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It's just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone.
~By Michelle Williams ~


Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.
~By Franz Schubert ~


Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.
~By Herman Melville ~


Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


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


Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief.
~By Orson Scott Card ~


Laughter and grief join hands. Always the heart Clumps in the breast with heavy stride; The face grows lined and wrinkled like a chart, The eyes bloodshot with tears and tide. Let the wind blow, for many a man shall die.
~By Karl Shapiro ~


Do not brood over your past mistakes and failures as this will only fill your mind with grief, regret and depression. Do not repeat them in the future.
~By Sivananda ~


My work has typically been about finding a means to express memory and commemoration for loss and grief.
~By John Regan ~


Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.
~By Anne Morrow Lindbergh ~


Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
~By Marcus Tullius Cicero ~


This book, conceived in sorrow, composed in grief, and constructed at the brink of despair, contains my mind's best thoughts, and my soul's triumph over the powers of darkness.
~By Isaac Mayer Wise ~


For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.
~By John Cheever ~


They are the silent griefs which cut the heart-strings.
~By John Ford ~


We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
~By Peter Akinola ~


Striving to tell his woes, words would not come; For light cares speak, when mighty griefs are dumb.
~By Samuel Daniel ~


To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
~By Tryon Edwards ~


After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see.
~By Joy Page ~


When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
~By Horace Mann ~


It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.
~By Chanakya ~


The only cure for grief is action.
~By George Henry Lewes ~


Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
~By John Armstrong ~


Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.
~By Hesiod ~


During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.
~By Namie Amuro ~


When Michael died I was tipped over the edge. I was beyond grief.
~By Paula Yates ~


To touch a sore is to renew one's grief.
~By Terence ~


Touch'd either the Passions of Rage or Grief to a Miracle.
~By Barton Booth ~


Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.
~By William Congreve ~


Where grief is fresh, any attempt to divert it only irritates.
~By Samuel Johnson ~


If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
~By Benjamin Disraeli ~


Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
~By Christopher Morley ~


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


Pity speaks to grief More sweetly than a band of instruments.
~By Barry Cornwall ~


ABBA: The Movie; I got a lot of grief for working on that.
~By Lasse Hallstrom ~


Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.
~By Anne Grant ~


He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.
~By Richard Barnfield ~


My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
~By Elizabeth Gaskell ~


Nothing becomes so offensive so quickly as grief. When fresh it finds someone to console it, but when it becomes chronic, it is ridiculed, and rightly.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
~By Anton Chekhov ~


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


The hopeless grief of those poor colored people affected me more than almost anything else.
~By Gideon Welles ~


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


Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.
~By James Russell Lowell ~


Grief changes shape, but it never ends.
~By Keanu Reeves ~


I felt I couldn't be a good mom anymore, but I didn't want my children to grow up without a mom. I felt I had to end our lives to protect us from any grief or harm.
~By Susan Smith ~


The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
~By Pliny the Elder ~


Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
~By Mark Twain ~


To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.
~By Alcaeus ~


Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.
~By James Martineau ~


By the breaking in of enraged merciless armies, flourishing countries have been laid waste, great numbers of people have perished in a short time, and many more have been pressed with poverty and grief.
~By John Woolman ~


They which have no hope of a life to come, may extend their griefs for the loss of this, and equal the days of their mourning with the years of the life of man.
~By John Pearson ~


Grief causes suffering and disease.
~By Daniel D. Palmer ~


Tears are the silent language of grief.
~By Voltaire ~


Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.
~By Will Adams ~


One often calms one's grief by recounting it.
~By Pierre Corneille ~


For me as an American, the most painful aspect of this is that I believe that that administration has taken the events of 9/11 and has manipulated the grief of the country and I think that's reprehensible.
~By Dustin Hoffman ~


Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
~By William Blake ~


Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
~By C. S. Lewis ~


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


I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
~By Wendell Berry ~


Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.
~By John Gibbon ~


There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
~By Washington Irving ~


Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it?
~By Henry David Thoreau ~


Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
~By Xenophon ~


I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
~By Margaret Anderson ~


Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
~By Lucius Annaeus Seneca ~


Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
~By Martha Beck ~


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


It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them.
~By Paddy Ashdown ~


Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
~By Anne Grant ~


Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.
~By Stefan Kanfer ~


Grief, and an estate, is joy understood.
~By Gregory Nunn ~


Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
~By Joseph Addison ~


My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light.
~By Linda Hamilton ~


You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.
~By Nigella Lawson ~


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


There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.
~By Nigella Lawson ~


All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
~By Johann G. Hamann ~


If you've got to my age, you've probably had your heart broken many times. So it's not that difficult to unpack a bit of grief from some little corner of your heart and cry over it.
~By Emma Thompson ~

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