Grief Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

The Grief Quotes are used to give comfort to anyone who is undergoing the loss of a close relative such as Husband, wife, Parents, a friend or any loved one. These quotes can also be used to express grief and mourning. This is rather one of the most emotional and serious topic but it is related to a facts of life.


A heavier task could not have been imposed than I to speak my griefs unspeakable.
– William Shakespeare

After desolation, grief brings back our humanity.
– Mason Cooley

All life is sacred. Since life is an affirmation of the Creator, I shall live on, even when I am gone. In trailing clouds of glory shall I return to my Creator only to find that I had never really left. I shall walk among the lilies of the field and leave my trail in stardust in the sky.
– John Harricharan

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.
– Author Unknown

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
– From a headstone in Ireland

Grief drives men to serious reflection, sharpens the understanding and softens the heart.
– John Adams

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
– Turkish 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

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
– Epicurus

It’s so curious: one can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer and everything collapses.

Life is a series of experiences, each one of which makes us bigger, even though it is hard to realize this. For the world was built to develop character, and we must learn that the setbacks and griefs which we endure help us in our marching onward.
– Henry Ford

Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.
– Antonio Porchia (translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin)

Not only should we be unashamed of grief, confident that its expression will not permanently hurt us, but we should also possess the wisdom to talk about our loss and through that creative conversation with friends and companions begin to reconstruct the broken fragments of our lives. We should not resist the sympathy and stimulation of social interaction. We should learn not to grow impatient with the slow healing process of time. We should anticipate these stages in our emotional convalescence: unbearable pain, poignant grief, empty days, resistance to consolation, disinterestedness in life, gradually giving way under the healing sunlight of love, friendship, social challange, to the new weaving of a pattern of action and the acceptance of the irrestible challenge of life.
– Rabbi Joshua L. Liebman

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

Perhaps, they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.
– Eskimo legend

Sorrow makes us all children again – destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Time is a physician that heals every grief.
– Diphilus

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.
– Kahlil Gibran


  • Simons said:

    Hi really enjoyed reading your article and was wondering What is this quote from? "Man that is born of woman, is of little time and full of grief."?

  • Sharon said:

    Thanks to GOD for this place.

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