Grief Quotes

One joy shatters a hundred griefs

Chinese Proverbs

Every one can master a grief but he that has it

William Shakespeare

Friendship doubles our joy and divides our grief.

Swedish Proverb

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

Mark Twain

If you would have me weep, you must first of all feel grief yourself.


Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart

John Adams

Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how

James Russell Lowell

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

Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true


Grief is a species of idleness.

Samuel Johnson

Time is a physician that heals every grief.


Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind

Marcel Proust

To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own

Tryon Edwards

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.

Dr Samuel Johnson

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

William Shakespeare

Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.

Antonio Porchia

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.


The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.


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

Jean De La Bruyere

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

Benjamin Disraeli

When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.

Sufi Epigram

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

Alphonse De Lamartine

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Updated On : June 11, 2013
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