Grief Quotes

My waking thoughts are all of thee. Your portrait and the remembrance of last night's delirium have robbed my senses of repose. Sweet and incomparable Josephine, what an extraordinary influence you have over my heart. Are you vexed? Do I see you sad? Are you ill at ease? My soul is broken with grief, and there is no rest for your lover.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Grief carries its own antidote along with it.

Charles Brockden Brown

Every Artist is a Cannibal,every Poet is a Thief.All kill for inspiration and sing about their grief.

Paul David Hewson

For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear.

Lord Byron

What is the use of having many sons if they cause grief and vexation?

Chanakya

Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.

English proverb

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.

Johann G. Hamann

I will go about, from kingdom to kingdom, training many disciples. They heedful, resolute doing my teachings despite your wishes, will go where, having gone, there's no grief.

Gautama Buddha

Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead: excessive grief the enemy to the living.

William Shakespeare

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.

Xenophon

Every Artist is a Cannibal,every Poet is a Thief.All kill for inspiration and sing about their grief

Paul David Hewson

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.

T.S. Eliot

Regression in grief must be seen and supported as a means toward adaptation and health.

Lily Pincus

It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less with baldness.

Marcus T. Cicero

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.

T.S. Eliot

One who cannot benefit by patience will die in grief.

Ali bin Abu-Talib

Our best destiny, as planetary cohabitants, is the development of what has been called "species consciousness" something over and above nationalisms, blocs, religions, ethnicities. During this week of incredulous misery, I have been trying to apply such a consciousness, and such a sensibility. Thinking of the victims, the perpetrators, and the near future, I felt species grief, then species shame, then species fear.

Martin Amis

In our shock and grief one thing must remain clear, hate and prejudice are not American values. The public outrage in Laramie and all across America today echoes what we heard at the White House Conference on Hate Crimes last year -- there is something we can do about this, Congress needs to pass our tough Hate Crimes Legislation. It can do so even before it adjourns and it should do so.

Bill Clinton

After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see.

Joy Page

Inflamed by greed, incensed by hate, confused by delusion, overcome by them, obsessed by mind, a man chooses for his own affliction, for others' affliction, for the affliction of both and experiences pain and grief.

Buddha

The gains of the wicked bring short-lived pleasure, but afterwards long-continued grief.

Antiphanes of Macedonia

Some of your hurts you have cured, And the sharpest you still have survived, But what torments of grief you endured From the evil which never arrived.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen

Pliny the Younger
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