Grief Quotes

The robb'd that smiles steals something from the thief: He robs himself that spends a bootless grief

William Shakespeare

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.

Unknown

Oh that it were possible, After long grief and pain, To find the arms of my true love, Around me once again

Alfred

To bury grief plant a seed.

German Proverb

What we call mourning for our dead is perhaps not so much grief at not being able to call them back; as it is grief at not being able to want to do so

Thomas Mann

Ring out the grief that saps the mind, for those that were here we see no more.

Alfred

Patch grief with proverbs

William Shakespeare

Poetry is about the grief. Politics is about the grievance.

Robert Frost

Tears are the silent language of grief

Voltaire

My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul

William Shakespeare

Passion, it lies in all of us, sleeping... waiting... and though unwanted... unbidden... it will stir... open its jaws and howl. It speaks to us... guides us... passion rules us all, and we obey. What other choice do we have? Passion is the source of our finest moments. The joy of love... the clarity of hatred... and the ecstasy of grief. It hurts sometimes more than we can bear. If we could live without passion maybe we'd know some kind of peace... but we would be hollow... Empty rooms shuttered and dank. Without passion we'd be truly dead.

Joss Whedon

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.

Robert Fulghum

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

Stefan Kanfer

Instead of weeping when a tragedy occurs in a songbird's life, it sings away its grief. I believe we could well follow the pattern of our feathered friends.

Unknown

Get beyond love and grief; exist for the good of man.

Ha Gakure

Love and grief our hearts dividing, With our tears His feet we bathe; Constant still, in faith abiding, Life deriving from His death.

James Allen

From the retinue of Mynyddog they hastened forth; in a shining array they fed together round the wine-vessel. My heart has become full of grief for the feast of Mynyddog, I have lost too many of my true kinsmen.

Aneirin

Newton and Descartes started to try and prove that God existed in the same way as they would try and prove something in the laboratory or with their mathematics And when you try and mix science and religion you get bad science and bad religion. The two are doing two different things. ... Science can give you a diagnosis of cancer. It can even cure your disease, but it cannot touch your grief and disappointment, nor can it help you to die well.

Karen Armstrong

Give me a land of boughs in leaf A land of trees that stand; Where trees are fallen there is grief; I love no leafless land.

A.E. Housman

But woman's grief is like a summer storm, Short as it violent is.

Joanna Baillie

Grief is not productive. It simply represents an inefficiency in accepting change of status.

Gregory Dale Bear

I entreat you to devote one solemn hour of thought to a crucified Saviour a Saviour expiring in the bitterest agony. Think of the cross, the nails, the open wounds, the anguish of His soul. Think how the Son of God became a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief, that you might live forever. Think as you lie down upon your bed to rest, how your Saviour was lifted up from the earth to die. Think amid your plans and anticipations of future gaiety, what the redemption of your soul has cost, and how the dying Saviour would wish you to act. His wounds plead that you will live for better things.

Albert Barnes

The parable of a man greedy of this world is the parable of the silk worm: the more it winds the thread round itself the farther it becomes from salvation, until it dies of grief.

al-Baqir, Muhammad

To lose or to waste an opportunity will result in grief and sorrow.

Ali bin Abu-Talib
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