Grief Quotes

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.

Stefan Kanfer

Only those who avoid love can avoid grief. The point is to learn from grief and remain vulnerable to love.

John Brantner

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

William Shakespeare

Childhood is supposed to be happy, and if you can't remember yours with any happiness, what hope have you later, when life starts handing you fresh grief?


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

Alphonse De Lamartine

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

Benjamin Disraeli

Grief at the absence of a loved one is happiness compared to life with a person one hates.

Jean De La Bruyere

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.


I will instruct my sorrows to be proud For grief is proud an't makes his owner stoop

William Shakespeare

What is deservedly suffered must be borne with calmness, but when the pain is unmerited, the grief is resistless.


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


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.

Hilary Stanton Zunin

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

William Shakespeare

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.

Samuel Johnson

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

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