Grief Quotes

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
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