Grief Quotes and Sayings

The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves.

They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.
– Cassandra Clare

Grief was like a seizure that shook me like a storm.
– Patricia Cornwell

If he didn’t love so deeply, he couldn’t grieve so deeply. But he’s drowning in it.
– Dee Henderson

Grief does not change you, Hazel. It reveals you.
John Green

I will not say, do not weep, for not all tears are an evil.
– J.R.R. Tolkien

Grief is a species of idleness.
Samuel Johnson

The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Grieving is a necessary passage and a difficult transition to finally letting go of sorrow – it is not a permanent rest stop.

Which would you choose if you could:pleasure for yourself despite your friends or a share in their grief?

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.
Terri Guillemets

Grief is itself a medicine.
– William Cowper

Time is a physician that heals every grief.
– Diphilus

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

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


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