Grief Quotes

Kahlil gibran, the prophet - you shall be free indeed when your days are not...
It is very difficult to be wholly joyous or wholly sad on this earth. The comic, when it is human, soon takes upon itself a face of pain and some of our griefs... have their source in weaknesses which must be recognized with smiling compassion as the common inheritance of us all.
Miguel de Cervantes

Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.
Homer, The Iliad
Aeschylus - there is no pain so great as the memory of joy in...
Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
Henry Ford
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Alphonse Marie Louis de Lamartine

Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly - - Hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear.
Joan Rivers
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding - Garlands to decay - - Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses.
Charles Kingsley
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
Samuel Johnson
Hold no man responsible for what he says in his grief.
The Talmud
For me it is sufficient to have a corner by my hearth, a book and a friend, and a nap undisturbed by creditors or grief.
Fernandez de Andrada
Even his griefs are a joy long after to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.
Homer, The Odyssey
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Dante, The Divine Comedy
Joseph addison - friendship improves happiness, and abates misery,...
Sweet is a grief well ended.
Aeschylus
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
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Benjamin Disraeli
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
Mark Twain
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
J. R. R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Euripides, Alexande
Passion is the source of our finest moments, the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ectasy of grief.
Ty King, Written for Buffy the Vampire Slayer, episode Passion, voice over by David Boreanaz
I? ll fight when needed, revel when there? s an occasion, mourn when there is grief, and die if my time comes? but I won? t let anyone use me against my will.
Christopher Paolini, Author of Eragon and Eldest. Quotes came from Eragon.
The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove.
Samuel Johnson
No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
Your central self is totally untouched By grief, confusion, desperation.
Vernon Howard
Grief is a species of idleness.
Samuel Johnson
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
Publilius Syrus
When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress.
William Shakespeare
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais
Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief.
Sallust
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss, 1860
It is light grief that can take counsel.
Anonymous
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.
Kahlil Gibran
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings.
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The only cure for grief is action.
George Henry Lewes