Grief Quotes

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Quotes

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
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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.

Bede Jarrett

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.

Friedrich Schiller

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.

Khalil Gibran

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.

Unknown Author

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.

Erich Fromm

Aeschylus Quote: There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief...

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.


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.

Sigmund Freud

Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength.


The cure for grief is motion.

Elbert Hubbard

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

Chris Sorensen

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.

Thomas Campbell

One joy shatters a hundred griefs.

Chinese Proverb

There are places in the heart that do not yet exist; suffering has to enter in for them to come to be.

Leon Bloy

Xenophon Quotes

Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.


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

Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.

Blaise Pascal

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.

Turkish Proverb

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.

Terri Guillemets

Compare your griefs with other men's and they will seem less.

Spanish Proverb

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.

Winston Churchill

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

Kenji Miyazawa

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.

William Shakespeare

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.


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