Grief Quotes

Anonymous - it is light grief that can take counsel....
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 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
Lucius annaeus seneca - that grief is light which can take counsel....
The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.
Sophocles, Oedipus Rex
Of all the griefs that harass the distrest, Sure the most bitter is a scornful jest.
Samuel Johnson

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
Waste not fresh tears over old griefs.
Euripides, Alexande
Grief shared is half grief; Joy shared is double joy.
Honduran Prove
Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot.
George Herbert
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
Sophocles, Antigone
Grief is a species of idleness.
Samuel Johnson
Sallust - for men who had easily endured hardship, danger...
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
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end.
George W. Bush
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
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
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
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
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
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis
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.
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
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
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
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison
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 hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief.
Joseph Addison, (1672 - 1719)
Man is more himself, man is more manlike, when joy is the fundamental thing in him, and grief the superficial.
Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield
Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.
Jelaluddin Rumi
Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year.
Percy Bysshe Shelley, Adonais
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
No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear.
C. S. Lewis
Your central self is totally untouched By grief, confusion, desperation.
Vernon Howard
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Aeschylus
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Dante, The Divine Comedy
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