Grief Quotes

Samuel johnson - the fountain of content must spring up in the...
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
Samuel Johnson

Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Homer, the iliad - thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched...
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
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

Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
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 teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
Sophocles, Antigone
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
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.
Jelaluddin Rumi
Aeschylus - sweet is a grief well ended....
Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
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
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 greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
Grief shared is half grief; Joy shared is double joy.
Honduran Prove
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
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
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis
The only cure for grief is action.
George Henry Lewes
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
It is light grief that can take counsel.
Anonymous
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.
George W. Bush
Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison
At different stages in our lives, the signs of love may vary dependence, attraction, contentment, worry, loyalty, grief, but at heart the source is always the same. Human beings have the rare capacity to connect with each other, against all odds.
Michael Dorris
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
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
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief.
Publilius Syrus
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
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Benjamin Disraeli
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.
Home
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