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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.
~By Dean Inge ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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


Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.
~By William Faulkner ~


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 ~


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


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


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


Well the themes for me were and remain sex and love and grief and death - the things that make us and undo us, create and destroy, how we breed and disappear and the emotional context that surrounds these events.
~By Thomas Lynch ~


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 ~


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


And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper. I have an affection for it, for it was the offspring of happy days, when death and grief were but words, which found no true echo in my heart.
~By Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley ~


Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves.
~By Blaise Pascal ~


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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 ~


The king died and then the queen died is a story. The king died, and then queen died of grief is a plot.
~By E. M. Forster ~


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


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.
~By Robert Frost ~


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


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


Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.
~By Christian Nestell Bovee ~


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


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 ~


The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
~By Henri Nouwen ~


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


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 ~


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


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 ~


The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom.
~By Khalil Gibran ~


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


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 ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


I feel like the writer observing the grief, but it is difficult to be detached from it.
~By Hugh Leonard ~


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 ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


The grief of the keen is no personal complaint for the death of one woman over eighty years, but seems to contain the whole passionate rage that lurks somewhere in every native of the island.
~By John Millington Synge ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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 ~


We may not commit a lesser Sin under pretence to avoid a greater, but we may, nay we ought to endure the greatest Pain and Grief rather than commit the least Sin.
~By Mary Astell ~


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 ~


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


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 ~


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


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


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


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


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


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

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June 25 ,2022
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