Grief Quotes

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes

There are some men above grief and some men below it.

Ralph Waldo Emerson
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You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying over your head, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair.

Chinese Proverb

Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way.

Anne Morrow Lindbergh

No one is exempt from grief.

Gregory Maguire

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Marcel Proust

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.

Robert Green Ingersoll

To bury grief plant a seed.

German Proverb

Courage is being afraid and going on the journey anyhow.

John Wayne

Sophocles Quotes

Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver.


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

Shared grief is half the grief.

Swedish Proverb

I still miss those I loved who are no longer with me but I find I am grateful for having loved them. The gratitude has finally conquered the loss.

Rita Mae Brown

Tearless grief bleeds inwardly.

Christian Nevell Bovee

Grief drives men into habits of serious reflection, sharpens the understanding, and softens the heart.

John Adams

Look well into thyself. There is a source of strength which will always spring up if thou will always look there.

Marcus Aurelius

We acquire the strength we have overcome.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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