Grief Quotes

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

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

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

All things grow with time - except grief.


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


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

Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous: but I said, Truly this is a grief, and I must bear it


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
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