Grieving Quotes

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Irish Saying

 

Oh that my grief were thoroughly weighed, and my calamity laid in the balances together! – Job

 

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran

 

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

 

Anger is a symptom, a way of cloaking and expressing feelings too awful to experience directly – hurt, bitterness, grief and, most of all, fear. – Joan Rivers, Still Talking

 

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

 

Great joys, like griefs, are silent. – Shackerley Marmion

 

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

 

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge — myth is more potent than history — dreams are more powerful than facts — hope always triumphs over experience — laughter is the cure for grief — love is stronger than death. – Robert Fulghum

 

Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Grief is itself a medicine. – William Cowper, Charity

 

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. – Kenji Miyazawa

 

God is closest to those with broken hearts. – Jewish Saying

 

Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated. -Lamartine

 

When love is lost, do not bow your head in sadness; instead keep your head up high and gaze into heaven for that is where your broken heart has been sent to heal. – Author Unknown

 

What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger.

 

If you’re going through hell, keep going. – Winston Churchill

 

We acquire the strength we have overcome. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Let your tears come. Let them water your soul. – Eileen Mayhew

 

Time is a physician that heals every grief. – Diphilus

 

The turning point in the process of growing up is when you discover the core of strength within you that survives all hurt. – Max Lerner

 

The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. – Arthur Schopenhauer

 

The scars you can’t see are the hardest to heal. – Astrid Alauda

 

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle. – James Russell Lowell

 

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. – Jan Glidewell

 

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. – Author Unknown The soul would have no rainbow had the eyes no tears. – John Vance Cheney

 

What soap is for the body, tears are for the soul. – Jewish Proverb

 

There are things that we don’t want to happen but have to accept, things we don’t want to know but have to learn, and people we can’t live without but have to let go. – Author Unknown

 

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. – Moliere

 

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature’s delight. – Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

 

Waiting is worse than knowing. Grief rends the heart cleanly, that it may begin to heal; waiting shreds the spirit. – Morgan Llywelyn, The Wind from Hastings

 

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. – Robert Ingersoll

 

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. – Jacques Pr’vert

 

Friendships multiply joys and divide griefs. – H.G. Bohn

 

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. – John Taylor

 

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

 

Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow - it is not a permanent rest stop. -Dodinsky, www.dodinsky.com

 

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

 

Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists. -Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

 

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love. -Terri Guillemets

 

Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

No one can keep his griefs in their prime; they use themselves up. -E.M. Cioran

 

Grief is a species of idleness. -Samuel Johnson

 

Grief is itself a medicine. -William Cowper, Charity

 

In my Lucia's absence
Life hangs upon me, and becomes a burden;
I am ten times undone, while hope, and fear,
And grief, and rage and love rise up at once,
And with variety of pain distract me.
-Joseph Addison

 

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. -Kenji Miyazawa

 

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. -From the television show The Wonder Years

 

If you're going through hell, keep going. -Winston Churchill

 

We acquire the strength we have overcome. -Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

Time is a physician that heals every grief. -Diphilus

 

No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories. -Chris Sorensen

 

The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost. -Arthur Schopenhauer

 

There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out. -Lou Reed, "Magic and Loss"

 

Courage is being afraid but going on anyhow. -Dan Rather

 

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present. -Jan Glidewell

 

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. -Author Unknown

 

There are things that we don't want to happen but have to accept, things we don't want to know but have to learn, and people we can't live without but have to let go. -Author Unknown

 

If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble. -Moliere

 

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is Nature's delight. -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

 

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. -Robert Ingersoll

 

Even if happiness forgets you a little bit, never completely forget about it. -Jacques Prévert

 

The sorrow which has no vent in tears may make other organs weep. -Henry Maudsley

 

Every evening I turn my worries over to God. He's going to be up all night anyway. -Mary C. Crowley

 

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

 

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. -John Taylor