No one is exempt from grief.
Grief is the price we pay for love
Poor mortals we who crave to have it so - our grief to be deathless when we are dead
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
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.
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o'er-fraught heart and bids it break.
Grief is a species of idleness.
Time is a physician that heals every grief.
The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief -
But the pain of grief
Is only a shadow
When compared with the pain
Of never risking love.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind
I loathe a friend whose gratitude grows old, a friend who takes his friend's prosperity but will not voyage with him in his grief
What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.
I will instruct my sorrows to be proud For grief is proud an't makes his owner stoop
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.
I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless.
Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.
Grief is the agony of an instant. The indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
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.
Only in return for death, destruction and grief as gifts can we see the paradise of independence.
There is a solemn luxury in grief
I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief.... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
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
What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived.
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.