Grief Quotes

In youth one has tears without grief; in age, griefs without tears

Joseph Roux

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


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

Benjamin Disraeli

What torments of grief you endured, from evils that never arrived

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The gallantry of his grief did put me into a towering passion.

William Shakespeare

Grief walks upon the heels of pleasure; married in haste, we repent at leisure.

William Congreve

To no man make yourself a boon companion: Your joy will be less but less will be your grief

Marcus Aurelius

Grief is itself a med'cine.

William Cowper

That grief is light which can take counsel.


Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.


It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Grief for a dead Wife, and a troublesome Guest, Continues to the threshold, and there is at rest; But I mean such wives as are none of the bestÓ

Benjamin Franklin

Of all the griefs that harass the distressed, sure the most bitter is a scornful jest

Samuel Johnson

Who over-refines his argument brings himself to grief

Francesco Petrarch

You may my glories and my state depose, But not my griefs; still am I king of those.

William Shakespeare

No one is exempt from grief.

Gregory Maguire

Grief is the price we pay for love

Elizabeth II

Poor mortals we who crave to have it so - our grief to be deathless when we are dead

Perses of Thebes

Light griefs are plaintive , but great ones are dumb


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


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

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

William Shakespeare

No one can keep his griefs in their prime; they use themselves up.

E.M. Cioran

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

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Updated On : June 11, 2013
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