Quotations on Grief

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Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.
- Will Adams
(Keywords: Wife, Heart, Being, Children, Christ, Conscience, Grief, Name, Poor)

Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Nature, Life, Calamity, Grief, Humanity, Treatment)

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed the decline of the North American Church that was once filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
- Peter Akinola
(Keywords: Age, Church, American, Grief, Now, Spirit, Zeal)

To be bowed by grief is folly; Naught is gained by melancholy; Better than the pain of thinking, Is to steep the sense in drinking.
- Alcaeus
(Keywords: Drinking, Folly, Grief, Melancholy, Pain, Sense, Thinking)

During my grief, I realised there was nothing I could do for my mother, but I did have a child.
- Namie Amuro
(Keywords: Mother, Grief, Nothing)

I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.
- Margaret Anderson
(Keywords: Ideas, Vision, Grief, Struggle)

When sadness happens in the middle of work, I separate my personal grief from my train of thought.
- Sergio Aragones
(Keywords: Work, Thought, Grief, Sadness)

Music exalts each joy, allays each grief, expels diseases, softens every pain, subdues the rage of poison, and the plague.
- John Armstrong
(Keywords: Music, Grief, Joy, Pain, Poison)

It works both ways: there are victims of tragedy who come to me who have experienced grief of such magnitude that they cannot reconcile. Likewise, I cannot change the mentality of those who committed the crimes or the fools who followed them.
- Paddy Ashdown
(Keywords: Change, Fools, Grief, Tragedy, Victims)

He that is thy friend indeed, he will help thee in thy need: if thou sorrow, he will weep; if you wake, he cannot sleep; thus of every grief in heart he with thee doth bear a part.
- Richard Barnfield
(Keywords: Heart, Friend, Grief, Help, Sleep, Sorrow, Will)

Allowing children to show their guilt, show their grief, show their anger, takes the sting out of the situation.
- Martha Beck
(Keywords: Anger, Children, Grief, Guilt)

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.
- Wendell Berry
(Keywords: Peace, Time, Tax, Grace, Grief, Rest, World)

Of course, I also hear from critics who detest what I do, and while sometimes I feel rather proud of having made various the loathsome people or groups angry, at other times I wonder why I put up with such grief.
- Orson Scott Card
(Keywords: People, Grief, Wonder)

He who is overly attached to his family members experiences fear and sorrow, for the root of all grief is attachment. Thus one should discard attachment to be happy.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Family, Fear, Grief, Sorrow)

It is better to die than to preserve this life by incurring disgrace. The loss of life causes but a moment's grief, but disgrace brings grief every day of one's life.
- Chanakya
(Keywords: Life, Causes, Day, Disgrace, Grief, Loss)

For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain and the noise of battle. It has the power to give grief or universality that lends it a youthful beauty.
- John Cheever
(Keywords: Beauty, Power, Battle, Grief, Prose, Rain)

The thirst for powerful sensations takes the upper hand both over fear and over compassion for the grief of others.
- Anton Chekhov
(Keywords: Fear, Compassion, Grief, Sensations)

Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Friendship, Happiness, Grief, Joy, Misery)

If a man be gloomy let him keep to himself. No one has the right to go croaking about society, or what is worse, looking as if he stifled grief.
- Benjamin Disraeli
(Keywords: Society, Grief, Man, Right)

And remember, it's also very funny, because side by side with grief lies joy.
- Fran Drescher
(Keywords: Funny, Grief, Joy, Lies)

To rejoice in another's prosperity is to give content to your lot; to mitigate another's grief is to alleviate or dispel your own.
- Tryon Edwards
(Keywords: Content, Grief, Prosperity)

Grief has limits, whereas apprehension has none. For we grieve only for what we know has happened, but we fear all that possibly may happen.
- Pliny the Elder
(Keywords: Fear, Grief, Limits, May)

Verse is not written, it is bled; Out of the poet's abstract head. Words drip the poem on the page; Out of his grief, delight and rage.
- Paul Engle
(Keywords: Delight, Grief, Words)

Lucky that man whose children make his happiness in life and not his grief, the anguished disappointment of his hopes.
- Euripedes
(Keywords: Happiness, Life, Children, Disappointment, Grief, Man)

Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.
- William Faulkner
(Keywords: Choice, Grief, Nothing)

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.
- Robert Fulghum
(Keywords: Death, Dreams, Imagination, Love, Experience, History, Knowledge, Hope, Cure, Facts, Grief, Laughter, Myth)

My heart burnt within me with indignation and grief; we could think of nothing else. All night long we had only snatches of sleep, waking up perpetually to the sense of a great shock and grief. Every one is feeling the same. I never knew so universal a feeling.
- Elizabeth Gaskell
(Keywords: Heart, Feeling, Grief, Night, Nothing, Sense, Sleep, Waking)

Few of us will forget the wail of mingled grief, rage and horror which rose from the camp when the Indians returned to it and recognized their slaughtered warriors, women, and children.
- John Gibbon
(Keywords: Women, Children, Forget, Grief, Horror, Wail, Will)

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant
(Keywords: Feeling, Grief, Loss, Pain)

Grief is perhaps an unknown territory for you. You might feel both helpless and hopeless without a sense of a "map" for the journey. Confusion is the hallmark of a transition. To rebuild both your inner and outer world is a major project.
- Anne Grant
(Keywords: Confusion, Grief, Journey, Project, Sense, World)

All human wisdom works and has worries and grief as reward.
- Johann G. Hamann
(Keywords: Wisdom, Grief, Reward)

My heart is so light that it's amazing. I get to play all this grief, all this loss, all this disaster and chaos. It's hysterically funny. I am very light.
- Linda Hamilton
(Keywords: Funny, Heart, Chaos, Disaster, Grief, Light, Loss, Play)

Whoever happens to give birth to mischievous children lives always with unending grief in his spirit and heart.
- Hesiod
(Keywords: Heart, Children, Grief, Spirit)

Love remembered and consecrated by grief belongs, more clearly than the happy intercourse of friends, to the eternal world; it has proved itself stronger than death.
- Dean Inge
(Keywords: Death, Love, Friends, Grief, World)

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.
- Washington Irving
(Keywords: Love, Power, Deep, Grief, Tears, Weakness)

Sorrows cannot all be explained away in a life truly lived, grief and loss accumulate like possessions.
- Stefan Kanfer
(Keywords: Life, Grief, Loss, Possessions)

You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.
- Nigella Lawson
(Keywords: Time, Grief, Will)

Part of every misery is, so to speak, the misery's shadow or reflection: the fact that you don't merely suffer but have to keep on thinking about the fact that you suffer. I not only live each endless day in grief, but live each day thinking about living each day in grief.
- C. S. Lewis
(Keywords: Day, Fact, Grief, Living, Misery, Shadow, Thinking)

Politicians... talk in generalities and lies, and I think they've caused all our grief. They're so awful, they're really funny. I hate thinking this because my dad loved politics.
- Paul Lynde
(Keywords: Dad, Politics, Funny, Grief, Hate, Lies, Politicians, Talk, Thinking)

The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Keywords: Act, Fact, Grief, Man)

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.
- Horace Mann
(Keywords: Heart, Fear, Grief, Needs, Punishment, Repentance, Tears)

Beauty is ever to the lonely mind a shadow fleeting; she is never plain. She is a visitor who leaves behind the gift of grief, the souvenir of pain.
- Christopher Morley
(Keywords: Beauty, Grief, Lonely, Mind, Pain, Shadow)

I am certain that I speak on behalf of my entire nation when I say: September 11th we are all Americans - in grief, as in defiance.
- Benjamin Netanyahu
(Keywords: Americans, Defiance, Grief, Nation)

The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.
- Henri Nouwen
(Keywords: Friend, Bereavement, Confusion, Despair, Grief, Healing)

After an eternity of seeking the sudden threshold of seeing and finding leaves one filled with a strange paradox of ecstasy and grief. I was born to see.
- Joy Page
(Keywords: Ecstasy, Eternity, Grief, Paradox)

Grief causes suffering and disease.
- Daniel D. Palmer
(Keywords: Causes, Disease, Grief, Suffering)

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
- Marcel Proust
(Keywords: Happiness, Body, Grief, Mind)

They have - they do still hit me occasionally, and it's an overwhelming grief for what - even though my life is so good now, even including going through treatment for cancer, my life is incredible.
- Lynn Redgrave
(Keywords: Life, Cancer, Grief, Now, Treatment)

My work has typically been about finding a means to express memory and commemoration for loss and grief.
- John Regan
(Keywords: Work, Grief, Loss, Memory)

Every night when I go to bed, I hope that I may never wake again, and every morning renews my grief.
- Franz Schubert
(Keywords: Hope, Bed, Grief, May, Night)



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