Quotation Explorer - 'Grief'

What I think is that there is no perspective in grief, or in love. How can there be, when one person becomes the center of the universe - either because he has been lost or because he has been found? - Jodi Picoult
And grief, no matter how you try to cater to its wail, has a way of fading away, and the person so real, so beloved, becomes a dim, slightly out-of-focus shadow. - V.C. Andrews
The only cure for grief is action. - George Henry Lewes
If it doesn't feel right, don't do it. That's the lesson. That lesson alone, will save you a lot of grief. Even doubt means don't. - Oprah Winfrey
Loss eventually arrives when something departs. Grief is working through both. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music. - George Eliot
Imagine a man who doesn't believe in anything, hope for anything, doesn't love anyone. This is a description of a dead or paralyzed soul. This happens from great grief, or from an unhappy upbringing when parents make from their children's souls paralytics. - Simon Soloveychik
She was no longer wresting with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. - George Eliot
A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief. - A.W. Tozer
The novelist defines the story with the following example: If you are told that the king died and then the queen died, that is a sequence of events. If you were told that the king died and then the queen died of grief, that is a story that he was interested. - E.M. Forster
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. - Thornton Wilder
Grief is a good thing. It's the way we get through the transitions of life. - Rick Warren
Grief, we know where we've been. We know where we want to be. - Wylie R. Weeks
Grief is the agony of an instant, the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. - Benjamin Disraeli
Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. - Vicki Harrison
And did with sighs their fate deplore,Since I must shelter them no more;And if before my joys were such,In having heard, and seen too much,My grief must be as great and high,When all abandoned I shall be,Doomed to a silent destiny. - Aphra Behn
No matter how bad your heart is broken, the world doesn't stop for your grief. - Faraaz Kazi
The world is full of grief and no peace but every body has a different way of ending it. - Auliq Ice
Ready tears are a sign of treachery, not of grief. - Publilius Syrus
Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. - Charles Kingsley
Do not turn to prayer only in times of grief, suffering and rage. Make prayer a habit whether you are blissful or sorrowful, serene or upset, clear or confused. - Pooja Ruprell
The depth of one's grief equals the depth of one's love. - Marty Rubin
Grief is like a journey one must take on a winding mountainside, often seeing the same scenery many times, a road which eventually leads to somewhere we've never been before. - Gladys M. Hunt
There are places I cannot visit. Places of unbearable sadness, grief, mourning. They say places are made by people. I say places are defined by the memories they conjure—the lunge of a curse, a shared and shattered history, a loved one drowned and lost in the ocean of forgetting. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Oft have I heard that grief softens the mind, And makes it fearful and degenerate; Think therefore on revenge and cease to weep. - William Shakespeare
A happy person is not without sorrow or grief. Happiness is the acceptance of pain, not the lack of it. - Vironika Tugaleva
For there is no greater pain, than to remember in present grief, past happinesses.
Four years after my father's death, when the subject of parents came up in conversation i would relate the information in a flat, matter-of-fact tone eager to detect in my listener the flinch of grief that eluded me. - Alison Bechdel
Grief, it seemed, drove Voldemort out...though Dumbledore, of course, would have said that it was love. - J.K. Rowling
Is there no pity sitting in the clouds that sees into the bottom of my grief? - William Shakespeare
Tearless grief bleeds inwardly - Christian Nestell Bovee
I’m happiest when I’m with young people. Their wisdom, grief, and optimism motivates me to work harder and inspires me to be better, more thoughtful and to move with increased reverence. I find joy in children. - Lateefah Simon
What's gone and what's past help Should be past grief. - William Shakespeare
This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Love does these three things effectively: multiplies joy, divides trouble, subtracts grief, and adds peace. - Matshona Dhliwayo
We live, oblivious of the reality that grief is an incessant stream that flows into our life time and again and brings all those boulders back, which we had discarded in the hope of never meeting again. - Balroop Singh
You have strength born of years of grief and anger... The strength of a man denied revenge. - Compton Gage
She is not with me,this grief is not bigger then this happiness that she is with her choice - Mohammed Zaki Ansari
They say grief occurs in five stages. First there's denial followed by anger. Then comes bargaining, depression and acceptance. But grief is a merciless master. Just when you think you're free you realize you never stood a chance. - Emily Thorne
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain
Experience teaches that the fire of mental grief is intensified by being confined to its own hearth. - Fr James Groenings
A photograph of a woman crying tells me nothing about grief. Or a photograph of a woman ecstatic tells me nothing about ecstasy. What is the nature of these emotions? The problem with photography is that it only deals with appearances. - Duane Michals
In your body right now exists all the joy and grief of the world. - Marty Rubin
We're going to right the world and live. I mean live our lives the way lives were meant to be lived. With the throat and wrists. With rage and desire, and joy and grief, and love till it hurts, maybe. But goddamn, girl. Live. - Sandra Cisneros
It is much better to die of hunger unhindered by grief and fear than to live affluently beset with worry, dread, suspicion and unchecked desire. - Epictetus
No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. - C. S. Lewis
For men who had easily endured hardship, danger and difficult uncertainty, leisure and riches, though in some ways desirable, proved burdensome and a source of grief. - Sallust
Passion is the source of our finest moments, the joy of love, the clarity of hatred, and the ectasy of grief.
A mind that tastes the grief obtains a good chance to travel to the Land of Wisdom! - Mehmet Murat ildan
I hoped that grief was similar to the other emotions. That it would end, the way happiness did. Or laughter. - Neil Jordan
When I die, I shall then have my greatest grief and my greatest joy; my greatest grief, that I have done so little for Jesus, and my greatest joy, that Jesus has done so much for me. - William Grimshaw
You are alone. But you seems not afraid- though you weary with your groaning; wandering far off in the wilderness and your eyes, consumed because of your grief; waxed old while you're still young. - Compton Gage
...you have to learn where your pain is. You have to burrow down and find the wound, and if the burden of it is too terrible to shoulder, you have to shout it out; you have to shout for help... And then finally, the way through grief is grieving. - Jane Hamilton
Wisdom, ambition, sadness, joy, malice, grief, amazement, all the emotions which blaze within the human soul may be recorded on a page. Nestled in a sheaf of paper sleeps an infinity beyond the limits of the universe. Just by opening a single page, we may fly into that infinity. - Tanigawa Nagaru
True friends celebrate your success and share your grief! - Sarah Tse
Once more, my harp! once more, although I thoughtNever to wake thy silent strings again,A wandering dream thy gentle chords have wrought,And my sad heart, which long hath dwelt in pain,Soars, like a wild bird from a cypress bough,Into the poet's Heaven, and leaves dull grief below - Caroline Norton
Grief is a species of idleness. - Samuel Johnson
But, soft! what light through yonder window breaks? It is the east, and Juliet is the sun! Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief, That thou her maid are far more fair than she. - William Shakespeare
When my mother died, I thought I’d drown in sorrow. But my grandmother said something very wise, and I’ve always held it close to my heart. She said that not even the sea is infinite, and neither is grief. - T. Frohock
There's a fine edge to new grief, it severs nerves, disconnects reality--there's mercy in a sharp blade. Only with time, as the edge wears, does the real ache begin. - Christopher Moore
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Question me now about all other matters, but do not ask who I am, for fear you may increase in my heart it's burden of sorrow as I think back; I am very full of grief, and I should not sit in the house of somebody else with my lamentation and wailing. It is not good to go on mourning forever. - Homer
For in this world of ours where everything withers, everything perishes, there is a thing that decays, that crumbles into dust even more completely, leaving behind still fewer traces of itself, than beauty: namely grief. - Marcel Proust
Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. - Leo Tolstoy
Grief is Newark. It's there. Can't avoid it. The idea is to hold your nose, hope the traffic's not too bad and get on to Manhattan as quickly as possible. - Eli Attie
Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with. - Mark Twain
And yet I was filled with grief. In the beginning of all love there is grief, because at that moment you’re closest to the ghost of parting. You know how easily it could all slip away, how easily it could evaporate into eternal, never-to-be-consummated longing. - Edeet Ravel
On grief. We know where we've been. We know where we want to be. - Wylie R. Weeks
It is light grief that can take counsel. - Anonymous
Grief does not change you, it reveals you.
In happiness and suffering, in joy and grief, we should regard all creatures as we regard our own self. - Mahavira
I measure every Grief I meetWith narrow, probing, Eyes;I wonder if It weighs like Mine,Or has an Easier size. - Emily Dickinson
But thou art with us, with us in the past,The present, with us in the times to come.There is no grief, no sorrow, no despair,No languor, no dejection, no dismay,No absence scarcely can there be, for thoseWho love as we do. Speed thee well! - William Wordsworth
When a relationship of love is disrupted, the relationship does not cease. The love continues; therefore, the relationship continues. The work of grief is to reconcile and redeem life to a different love relationship. - W. Scott Lineberry
As an individual, you are entitled to your time of grief, process of grief, and right to grieve. - Asa Don Brown
A grief travels with us as far as we carry it. - Marty Rubin
Rejection is one of the worse forms of pain. Loss is the worst. Grief haunts until you allow yourself to move on. - Angelica Hopes
It is grief that develops the powers of the mind. - Marcel Proust
it [In Memoriam] expressed exactly the nature of her own shock and sorrow, the very structure and slow process of pain, and the transformations and transmutations of grief, like rot in the earth-mould, like roots and other blind things moving in the grave. - A.S. Byatt
He who has felt the deepest grief is best able to experience supreme happiness. - Alexandre Dumas
What greater grief than the loss of one's native land. - Euripides
Grief can take care of itself; but to get the full value of a joy you must have someone to divide it with. - Mark Twain
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom - Jalaluddin Rumi
Friendship improves happiness, and abates misery, by doubling our joys, and dividing our grief - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Against eternal injustice, man must assert justice, and to protest against the universe of grief, he must create happiness. - Albert Camus
If we deny the grief its right in our lives, then we must question the love for which the grief is supposedly rooted. God's grief is founded in His love for Himself and His love for us. Looking at God as our model is healthy. Facing the pain means honoring those with whom our love is rooted. - W. Scott Lineberry
Mother says there are locked rooms inside all women, kitchen of love, bedroom of grief, bathroom of apathy. Sometimes, the men, they come with keys, and sometimes the men, they come with hammers. - Warsan Shire
More than once, the broken moon would cast through the window a silver light and remind me of independent events yielding to their own momentum and interacting under natural laws while my mind would impose happiness, grief, beauty, ruin, justice and chaos. - Leonard Seet
Heartache, guilt, loss, grief, these things, too, are monsters. - Chelsey Philpot
No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear. - C. S. Lewis
Whoever finds love beneath hurt and grief disappears into emptiness with a thousand new disguises.
The world is indeed full of peril, and in it there are many dark places; but still there is much that is fair; and though in all lands love is now mingled with grief, it grows perhaps the greater.
Both she and I have grief enough and trouble enough, but as for regrets neither of us have any. - Vincent Van Gogh
She was brave from excess of grief - Edith Hamilton
He has been waiting for us, waiting in vain, and His fatherly heart was filled with grief. When He then sought to call us home through chastenings, we rebelled against Him and His actions and again refused to come home to the Father. What else should He do with us? - M. Basilea Schlink
A brave action is often followed by grief. Do not let my resistance to grief stop the brave action. - Alanis Morissette
Unfortunately, there is no expiration date on grief - Elizabeth Czukas
Loss leaves us empty- but learn not to close your heart and mind to grief. Allow life to replinish you. When sorrow comes it seems impossible- but new - Pam Brown
Well, the gold fish in the bowl lay upside down bloatingFull in the sky and the plains were bleached white with skeletonsVarious species grouped together accordingTo their past beliefsThe only way they ever all got together wasNot in love but shameful grief - Don Van Vliet
Unexpressed grief leaves the deepest scars. - Marty Rubin
Forgive my grief for one removedThy creature whom I found so fairI trust he lives in Thee and thereI find him worthier to be loved. - Alfred Tennyson
We all suffer ills at the hands of others; however, reactions to these injustices differ like night and day. Many seek to punish the world for their suffering, but some work hard to save the world from experiencing similar grief. - Richelle E. Goodrich
We all want to do something to mitigate the pain of loss or to turn grief into something positive, to find a silver lining in the clouds. But I believe there is real value in just standing there, being still, being sad. - John Green
The purpose of a funeral service is to comfort the living. It is important at a funeral to display excessive grief. This will show others how kind-hearted and loving you are and their improved opinion of you will be very comforting. - P. J. O'Rourke
When you are in love, you are warm even in the rain.When you are in grief, you are cold even in the sun. - Matshona Dhliwayo
A rule without exceptions is an instrument capable of doing mischief to the innocent and bringing grief -- as well as injustice -- to those who should gain exemptions from the rule's functioning. - Derrick A. Bell
There is no place for grief in a house which serves the Muse. - Sappho
... I have waited for this day, and grief faded with time.Or did it? Perhaps grief never leaves us but is merely drowned out by a flood of life overwhelming it. Perhaps the wound that bled once is bleeding still, and I did not notice it until now. - Claire North
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength. - Oivd
She'd not known grief would come in waves, brought on by the smallest of things. Nor had she realized that ordinary acts of living would continue even after the loss of a love and that it would remain possible to get caught up in the moment of a simple pleasure before remembering. - Tess Thompson
Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot. - George Herbert
A grief without a pang, void, dark and drear,A drowsy, stifled, unimpassioned grief,Which finds no natural outlet or relief,In word, or sigh, or tear. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Tears and grief are good for reflection, moving on is still the best solution. - Mat Luthfi
This heart is a hurricane, turbulent with ache screaming winds of grief waiting to make the skyfall, to pluck the cloudsfrom their beds with itswhipping winds - Jack Southfield
I started writing a story twenty years ago..yet remain unfinished until this time..'.couldn't not think how I end this story because it covers entirely pain, grief, and sorrow... If one story like this, how should it end...? - J.B. AC
The process of grief and loss is as unique as your personal DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid); no two individuals will have the same experiences or relationship to grief. - Asa Don Brown
[F]or grief is felt not so much for the want of what we have never known, as for the loss of that to which we have been long accustomed. - Pericles
For each person I lost I found a new layer of grief to cover myself with, and each time I tried to bring something of their essence into my own being - be it unconditional love, kindness and piety. - A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
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
'T is better to be lowly born, And range with humble livers in content, Than to be perked up in a glistering grief, And wear a golden sorrow. - William Shakespeare
Grief takes many forms, including the absence of grief. - Alison Bechdel
Never let the salt of your tears be tasteless in grief. - Munia Khan
But sadness was familiar; sadness was manageable. It didn't transform her, the way the raging anger did. She could remain herself and still feel this aching grief. - Aprilynne Pike
When griping grief the heart doth wound, and doleful dumps the mind opresses, then music, with her silver sound, with speedy help doth lend redress. - William Shakespeare
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief, But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound. - Kahlil Gibran
Writers are in many ways like demi-gods. With one stroke of a pen they can give life to a character, or strike them from existence, with nary a twinge of grief at their passing. - Steven Lake
No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
I think grief and fear are going to come to him suddenly. They'll be undiluted and words won't work. We're all going to get hit and won't know how to hit back. I wish I knew the answers, how to help myself and the people who will hurt all around me. - Kaui Hart Hemmings
I can't be running back and forth forever between grief and high delight. - J. D. Salinger
I am taking this in, slowly,Taking it into my body.This grief. How slowThe body is to realizeYou are never coming back. - Donna Masini
In most cases, our thoughts about experiences that have happened to us cause greater grief than the events themselves. Understanding it may be difficult and require some effort, but remind yourself as often as you need to, that past and future exist only as stories in our minds. - J.F.Kelly
Happiness is not something to be pursued, it is something met, an encounter. Most encounters, however, have a sequel; this is their promise. The encounter with happiness has no sequel. All is there instantly. Happiness is what pierces grief. - John Berger
He clung to the story as to a vow whose abandonment might bring down on his head all kinds of grief and misfortune. He felt very alone, on an interminable day full of evil omens, and the story, though resistant to some of his intentions, was at least a testimony to reality and coherence - José María Merino
Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver. - Sophocles
I have no words to express my sadness, grief, and frustration. I never thought Bengali people could do such a heinous and atrocious thing. My heart goes out to those innocent victims and their families. - Debasish Mridha
We are not strong enough to stand up against endless grief, And yet pain is the constant drone of life. So if we are to have any happiness at all, it is only in the passing instant. - Charles Frazier
If they tell you that she died of sleeping pills you must know that she died of a wasting grief, of a slow bleeding at the soul. - Clifford Odets
Silence then, and the scent of apple trees, and the nightmare sense of grief that comes when a man wakes again to feel a loss he has forgotten in sleep. - Mary Stewart
Perhaps grief, which destroys all patterns, destroys even more: the belief that any patterns exist. But we cannot, I think, survive without such belief. So each of us must pretend to find, or re-erect, a pattern. - Julian Barnes
It's so curious: one can resist tears and 'behave' very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer... and everything collapses. - Colette
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end. - George W. Bush
These days grief seems like walking on a frozen river; most of the time he feels safe enough, but there is always that danger he will plunge through. - David Nicholls
When you've been hurt enough as a kid (maybe at any age), it's like you have a trick knee. Most of your life, you can function like an adult, but add in the right portions of sleeplessness and stress and grief, and the hurt, defeated self can bloom into place. - Mary Karr
Grief lets you indulge in it, so that it can feed itself. - Sreesha Divakaran
We may find great relief and inexplicable solace in purposefully looking beyond grief in order to determine the provision made within it. - Craig D. Lounsbrough
Beware! Balance rules the cosmos. It is not concerned with good or bad. You can be struck by misfortune and be buried in grief if that is what it takes to restore the imbalance you have wrought unto the world. - Psyche Roxas-Mendoza
Until now I had been able only to grieve, not mourn. Grief was passive. Grief happened. Mourning, the act of dealing with grief, required attention. - Joan Didion
The Talmud states, "Do not be daunted by the enormity of the world's grief. Do justly now, love mercy now, walk humbly now. You are not obligated to complete the work, but neither are you free to abandon it. - Bridges McCall
Adults tend to repress their pleasure. Sad to say, I think we become adults only through disappointment, grief, and lies. So of course gradually we become tough, less sensitive. - Jean-Louis Gassee
It preoccupies me until it's time to leave. It seems such the right expression of grief. I am sad, so in whatever small way I can, I will tear myself apart. They've taken what's on the inside and made it visible. If I thought it wouldn't be inappropriate I'd do it myself. - Jael McHenry
Grief embraced him and welcomed him back, showering tears upon his arrival. - Faraaz Kazi
Debriefing-style counseling after a trauma often aggravates a victim's stress-related symptoms, for example, and 4 in 10 bereaved people do better without grief therapy. - Winifred Gallagher
My grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! For now it would be heavier than the sand of the desert. - Compton Gage
The best couples share the load, divide the grief, and add to the peace, thereby multiplying joy. - Matshona Dhliwayo
Anger is the only antidote strong enough to counter grief. - Rauwolfia
With the word "Repent" He was beckoning to us as the Savior, offering us His love and salvation. But behind this word we can also see the grief of God that His children have turned away from Him. - M. Basilea Schlink
Tears are the silent language of grief. - Voltaire
Love is infinite. Grief can lead to love. Love can lead to grief. Grief is a love story told backward just as love is a grief story told backward. - Bridget Asher
Grief lasts longer than sympathy, which is one of the tragedies of the grieving. - Elizabeth McCracken
To all the motherless daughters out there; may your heartache serve you in the best of ways. May your grief give you a better understanding of yourself, may your sentiment allow you to express and create, and may your love expand beyond what you ever thought possible. - Kayko Tamaki
My grief is tremendous but my love is bigger. - Cheryl Strayed
In his grief over the loss of a dog, a little boy stands for the first time on tiptoe, peering into the rueful morrow of manhood. After this most inconsolable of sorrows there is nothing life can do to him that he will not be able somehow to bear. - James Thurber
Grief is beautiful?' She thought it was the most dreadful feeling possible. At best she viewed the world through a haze, and at worst everything looked black.'It means you've loved another with all your heart,' Luka said. 'What's the use of being alive if you've never loved like that, not even once? - Belinda Alexandra
If you trade your authenticity for safety, you may experience the following: anxiety, depression, eating disorders, addiction, rage, blame, resentment, and inexplicable grief. - Brené Brown
Maybe there is no one way to deal with grief, but knowing that we're not totally alone is the best we can do. - Ann Benjamin
If we could not forget, we would never be free from grief. - Bahya Ibn Paquda
In sweet music is such art: killing care and grief of heart fall asleep, or hearing, die. - William Shakespeare
I swore that I would not suffer from the world's grief and the world's stupidity and cruelty and injustice and I made my heart as hard in endurance as the nether millstone and my mind as a polished surface of steel. I no longer suffered, but enjoyment had passed away from me. - Sri Aurobindo
Solitude and retirement cherish grief, employment and exertion are the only means of dissipating it. - Lord Melbourne
How will you know the difficulties of being human, if you are always flying off to blue perfection? Where will you plant your grief seeds? Workers need ground to scrape and hoe, not the sky of unspecified desire. - Jalaluddin Rumi
The deeper the grief, the more radiant the love. - Jalaluddin Rumi
Happy Endings are an illusion. Real life is filled with brief moments of fleeting happiness, but ultimately every life is a tragedy that ends in death and grief. - Oliver Gaspirtz
I watch and listen, helpless to help. There is no point in saying ‘This, too, shall pass.’ For a time, we do not even want it to pass. We hold on to grief, fearing that its lifting will be the final betrayal. - Ahdaf Soueif
If I could find one wordthat would shudder the airlike that frightened sob,that wordless prayerof my newly-born,who drew one breath,and with unopened eyessank back into death;If I could break the world's cold heartwith that cry,then this grief would liftand I could die. - Kenneth L. Patton
What I've been shown by my Angels confirms that we don't die alone, and are immediately greeted by Angels and Spirits. We are whisked away to Heaven, where eager Departed Loved Ones await to celebrate our arrival. I hope that information will someday lessen your grief after a loss. - Paul Stefaniak
Grief is the emotional contract of divorce - Cheryl Nielsen
Grief helps you come to grips with the loss of a loved one. Guilt helps you make better moral decisions or bring you to apologise for a wrongdoing. In proper doses, these types of negative emotions are necessary and healthy. - Stephen Richards
Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
ERUDITION, n. Dust shaken out of a book into an empty skull. So wide his erudition's mighty span, He knew Creation's origin and plan And only came by accident to grief -- He thought, poor man, 'twas right to be a thief. Romach Pute - Ambrose Bierce
Friendship improves hapiness and reduces misery, by doubting our joys and dividing our grief. - Joseph Addison
The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy! (The best laid schemes of Mice and Men oft go awry, And leave us nothing but grief and pain, For promised joy!) - Robert Burns
Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around. - Richelle E. Goodrich
Sorrow is a sanctuary as long as self is kept outside. [...] let us not foster, embrace, rekindle and indulge our grief. For then our sorrow is a selfish and luxurious fiction, a ground in which the Holy Spirit will not dig. - Frederick William Faber
There is no greater grief, than when a parent losses a child. - Asa Don Brown
In a heart that truly loves life grief is always transitory. - Marty Rubin
Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals: that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares; for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. - Homer
Grief shared is half grief; Joy shared is double joy. - Honduran Proverb
Hold no man responsible for what he says in his grief. - The Talmud
Grief. This is what it does to people. It makes them strangers to themselves. - Allen Zadoff
The fountain of content must spring up in the mind, and he who hath so little knowledge of human nature as to seek happiness by changing anything but his own disposition, will waste his life in fruitless efforts and multiply the grief he proposes to remove. - Samuel Johnson
The response of a loyal man against the most severe grief from their love once, is always a silence, a silence forever." - T.R.Fraz
There are words and accents by which this grief can be assuaged, and the disease in a great measure removed. - Horace
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 - Euripides
Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year. - Percy Bysshe Shelley
Disappointment, fear, grief, unlove, dullness and guilt are the worst feelings. Learn from them so that you move on. Then replace them with more satisfying and promising joy, love gratitude, pride, confidence, direction. - Diana Jaber
What I was afraid of was my own grief, the weight of it, the ineluctable corrosive force of it, and the stark awareness I had of being, for the first time in my life, entirely alone, a Crusoe shipwrecked and stranded in the limitless wastes of a boundless and indifferent ocean. - John Banville
I feel a flash of grief so intense it almost makes me cry out: not for what I lost, but for the chances I missed. - Lauren Oliver
Every man casts a shadow; not his body only, but his imperfectly mingled spirit. This is his grief. Let him turn which way he will, it falls opposite to the sun; short at noon, long at eve. Did you never see it? - Henry David Thoreau
Strength isn't about bearing a cross of grief or shame. Strength comes from choosing your own path, and living with the consequences. - Jenny Trout
When I thought I felt better, grief shot its silver tip arrow at my heart to remind me that it was still there.Excerpt From: Holster, S.G. Thirty Seconds to Die. iBooks. This material may be protected by copyright.Check out this book on the iBooks Store - S.G. Holster
Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life. - Anne Roiphe
Respect your needs and limitations as you work through your grief and begin to heal - American Pregnancy Association
Grief Changes shape but it never dies - Keanu Reeves
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