Grief Quotes

Riches are gotten with pain, kept with care, and lost with grief


All things grow with time - except grief.


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.


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

Mark Twain

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.

Swedish Proverb

Every one can master a grief but he that has it

William Shakespeare

What is the noble truth of suffering? Birth is suffering, ageing is suffering and sorrow and lamentation, pain, grief and despair are suffering.


Whether we are filled with joy or grief, our angels are close to us, speaking to our hearts of God's love.

Eileen Elias Freeman

Mankind . . . possesses two supreme blessings. First of these is the goddess Demeter, or Earth whichever name you choose to call her by. It was she who gave to man his nourishment of grain. But after her there came the son of Semele, who matched her present by inventing liquid wine as his gift to man. For filled with that good gift, suffering mankind forgets its grief; from it comes sleep; with it oblivion of the troubles of the day. There is no other medicine for misery.


Political work implies participating in the grief and mourning of people, sharing the burdens with them and acting with plans to get rid of their difficulties.

Vellupillai Pirapakaran

There is this difference between the grief of youth and that of old age: youth's burden is lightened by as much of it as another shares; old age may give and give, but the sorrow remains the same.

O. Henry
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