Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
Headstone in Ireland
Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you. If they speak, you break down.
Sorrow makes us all children again - destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
No greater grief than to remember days of gladness when sorrow is at hand.
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.
As long as I can I will look at this world for the both of us.
As long as I can I will sing with the birds,
I will laugh with the flowers,
I will pray to the stars for both of us.
To spare oneself from grief at all cost can be achieved only at the price of total detachment, which excludes the ability to experience happiness.
We find a place for what we lose. Although we know that after such a loss the acute stage of mourning will subside, we also know that we shall remain inconsolable and will never find a substitute. No matter what may fill the gap, even if it be filled completely, it nevertheless remains something else.
Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.
The cure for grief is motion.
No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories.
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
One joy shatters a hundred griefs.
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.
There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be.
There are some men above grief and some men below it.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.
He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.
Compare your griefs with other men's and they will seem less.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Even his griefs are a joy, long after, to one that remembers all that he wrought and endured.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
My grief lies all within, And these external manners of lament Are merely shadows to the unseen grief That swells with silence in the tortured soul.
The pain passes, but the beauty remains.
Pierre Auguste Renoir
If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.
Grief and sadness knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger than common joys.
Alphonse de Lamartine
Time is a physician that heals every grief.