Grief Quotes

George henry lewes - the only cure for grief is action....
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus

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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Michael dorris - at different stages in our lives, the signs of...
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
Kahlil Gibran, The Prophet
No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis

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
Hold no man responsible for what he says in his grief.
The Talmud
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
Samuel Johnson
Your central self is totally untouched By grief, confusion, desperation.
Vernon Howard
Grief is a species of idleness.
Samuel Johnson
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
It is light grief that can take counsel.
Anonymous
Homer, the iliad - thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched...
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Euripides, Alexande
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison
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
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Grief shared is half grief; Joy shared is double joy.
Honduran Prove
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
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 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.
Robert
Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
Sophocles, Antigone
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
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis
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
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
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.
George W. Bush
That grief is light which can take counsel.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Death is as casual - And often as unexpected - As birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
Jim
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
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
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
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Benjamin Disraeli
Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
George Herbert
Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow