Grief Quotes

I measure every grief I meet with narrow, probing eyes - I wonder if it weighs like mine - or has an easier size.

Emily Dickinson

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

Alphonse de Lamartine

Compare your griefs with other men's and they will seem less

Spanish Proverb

What's gone and what's past help should be past grief

William Shakespeare

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not


Even his griefs are a joy, long after, to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured


One often calms one's grief by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille

I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless; That only men incredulous of despair, half-taught in anguish, through the midnight air beat upward to god's throne in loud access of shrieking and reproach

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

He who can conceal his joys, is greater than he who can hide his griefs

Johann Kaspar Lavater

The cure for grief is motion.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Joseph Roux

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

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