Grief Quotes

Grief is the price we pay for love

Elizabeth II

No one is exempt from grief.

Gregory Maguire

Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief

Francesco Petrarch

Grief for a dead Wife, and a troublesome Guest, Continues to the threshold, and there is at rest; But I mean such wives as are none of the bestÓ

Benjamin Franklin

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.


That grief is light which can take counsel.


Grief is itself a med'cine.

William Cowper

To no man make yourself a boon companion: Your joy will be less but less will be your grief

Marcus Aurelius

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.

William Congreve

The gallantry of his grief did put me into a towering passion.

William Shakespeare

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life

Benjamin Disraeli

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


In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears

Joseph Roux

The cure for grief is motion.

Elbert Hubbard

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god's throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

All things grow with time - except grief.


One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille

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


Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.

Jim Bishop

What's gone and what's past help should be past grief

William Shakespeare

Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys

Alphonse de Lamartine

I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size.

Emily Dickinson
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