Grief Quotes

There is a solemn luxury in grief

William Mason

Hope conquers cowardice, joy grief; Or at least, faith unbelief.

Arthur Hugh Clough

Only in return for death, destruction and grief as gifts can we see the paradise of independence.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

Alone! that worn-out word, So idly spoken, and so coldly heard; Yet all that poets sing and grief hath known Of hopes laid waste, knells in that word ALONE!

Edward George Earl Bulwer Lytton, 1st Baron Lytton

First melted off the hope of youth Then Fancy's rainbow fast withdrew And then experience told me truth In mortal bosoms never grew 'Twas grief enough to think mankind All hollow servile insincere But worse to trust to my own mind And find the same corruption there

Emily Jane Bront

There are some men above grief and some men below it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Give sorrow words. The grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart, and bids it break.

William Shakespeare

The only thing grief as taught me is to know how shallow it is.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is a kind of euphoria of grief, a degree of madness.

Nigella Lawson

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

Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or broken heart, is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.

Charlotte P. Gillman

There is neither happiness nor misery in the world; there is only the comparison of one state to another, nothing more. He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. We must have felt what it is to die, that we may appreciate the enjoyments of life.

Alexandre Dumas

Anger wishes that all mankind had only one neck; love, that it had only one heart; grief, two tear-glands; and pride, two bent knees.

Jean Paul Richter

To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own

Tryon Edwards

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind

Marcel Proust

Time is a physician that heals every grief.

Diphilus

Grief is a species of idleness.

Samuel Johnson

Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true

Horace

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.

George Eliot

Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how

James Russell Lowell

The end of an ox is beef, and the end of a lie is grief

African Proverb

Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart

John Adams

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.

Horace

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain
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