Grief Quotes and Sayings

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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.
Sophocles

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?
Sophocles

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

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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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