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

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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