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20 Quotes on Grief

Experiencing profound feelings of loss? Read some healing wisdom.

If you are grieving a loss, take comfort in these words.

If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile. ― Santosh Kalwar

Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II

Every one can master a grief but he that has it. - William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing, Act III, scene 2

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love. - Terri Guillemets

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. – Marcel Proust, In Search of Lost Time

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

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller

The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief - But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. - Hilary Stanton Zunin

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. -Henry Wordsworth

Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand. - Patti Smith

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

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. – Leo Tolstoy

Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form. – Rumi

The darker the night, the brighter the stars,
The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
- Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. - C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

To weep is to make less the depth of grief. - William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part II, Act II

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

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

The pain passes, but the beauty remains. - Pierre Auguste Renoir

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