Quotations The Best Quotes About Grief  

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A list of the best grief quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous grief quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic grief quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational grief quotes from that same writer.

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

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

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

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

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When we suffer anguish we return to early childhood because that is the period in which we first learnt to suffer the experience of total loss. It was more than that. It was the period in which we suffered more total losses than in all the rest of our life put together. John Berger

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Grief, and an estate, is joy understood, Gregory Nunn

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Those who don't know how to weep with their whole heart don't know how to laugh either. Golda Meir

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Stop grieving. Start giving thanks to me. You live to fight on other days. Janet Morris

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"The two stallions, the silver and the black, represent the equine god (whomsoever horses pray to) in this ritual so ancient that no one knows what god to thank." Janet Morris

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Grief fills the room up of my absent child, lies in his bed, walks up and down with me, puts on his pretty looks, repeats his words. William Shakespeare

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Reasons never matter, once Death comes cold and bold and takes the living by the hand. You count up your dead, every one.. Janet Morris

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

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All things grow with time -- except grief.

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The display of grief makes more demands than grief itself. How few men are sad in their own company. Seneca the Younger

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In struggling against anguish one never produces serenity; the struggle against anguish only produces new forms of anguish. Simone Weil

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Patch grief with proverbs. William Shakespeare

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No matter how deep and dark your pit, how dank your shroud, their heads are heroically unbloody and unbowed. Ogden Nash

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In deep sadness there is no place for sentimentality. William S. Burroughs

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But there are other things than dissipation that thicken the features. Tears, for example. Rebecca West

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What right have I to grieve, who have not ceased to wonder? Henry David Thoreau

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‎"Then what difference does human striving make: mortal struggle, valor, pain? If you live, then live for the test of spirit, for the celebration of the heart. Live to fight on other days. Lose your beloveds one by one. And remember. Exalt the kiss of friend and horse and wind and sun, which venality cannot cheapen nor stupidity belittle." Janet Morris, Chris Morris

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She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. George Eliot

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Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates. Jean de La Bruyère

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No one can keep his grieves in their prime; they use themselves up. Emil Cioran

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

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"History dressed up in the glow of love’s kiss turned grief into beauty." Aberjhani

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Grief is light that is capable of counsel.

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There is immunity in reading, immunity in formal society, in office routine, in the company of old friends and in the giving of officious help to strangers, but there is no sanctuary in one bed from the memory of another. The past with its anguish will break through every defense-line of custom and habit; we must sleep and therefore we must dream. Cyril Connolly

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I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

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Weeping may endure for a night, but joy comet in the morning. -- Psalms 30:5

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Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us... Orison Swett Marden

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Sorrow is the great idealizer. James Russell Lowell

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In all the silent manliness of grief. Oliver Goldsmith

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There is not grief that does not speak. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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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. Seneca the Younger

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Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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Time takes away the grief of men. Desiderius Erasmus