Grief and grieving is something you really donít want to be dealing with. Wipe away your tears and read on for famous grief and grieving quotations and sayings.

Grief Quotes

As much as we love it to be this way, a lifetime on planet earth can never really be filled with just joy and laughter. It will not take much to realize that life is full of ups and downs. While joy, laughter and cheer make for the ups, a certain emotion called grief almost makes for all of the downs that one can experience in life. The intensity of grief totally depends on how important the loss is.

People usually advice us to be strong during a loss, but they don’t realize the fact that crying is not a synonym of weakness and in fact, it is a sign of showcasing your true feelings. Usually people going through a loss tend to show different reactions. Some of them deny the fact that it has happened to them or may start finding out ways to clear the loss, whereas a few go into depression or start accepting it. In such cases, it’s better to turn to our friends and relatives who care about us and support us emotionally. However, while going through a period of grief, we should try as much as we can of not getting bogged down by grief. Do yourself a favor by reading through this article for famous grief/grieving quotations and sayings.

Poverty is the only load which is the heavier the more loved ones there are to assist in bearing it.

- Jean Paul

A faith is a necessity to a man. Woe to him who believes in nothing.

- Victor Hugo

Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.

- The Wild Palms , William Faulkner

He is a wise man who does not grieve for the things which he has not, but rejoices for those which he has.

- Epictetus

Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.

- Herman Melville

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

- Marcel Proust

I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief... For a time I rest in the grace of the world, and am free.

- Wendell Berry

Grieve not, then, if your sons seem to desert you, but rejoice, rather, seeing the will of God done gladly.

- Jim Elliot

I would have been glad to have lived under my wood side, and to have kept a flock of sheep, rather than to have undertaken this government.

- Oliver Cromwell

A grievance is most poignant when almost redressed.

- Eric Hoffer

I think about the meaning of pain. Pain is personal. It really belongs to the one feeling it. Probably the only thing that is your own. I like mine.

- Henry Rollins

One swallow does not make a summer, but one skein of geese, cleaving the murk of March thaw, is the Spring.

- Aldo Leopold

I sometimes hold it half a sin to put in words the grief I feel; for Words, like nature, half reveal and half conceal the soul within.

- Alfred Lord Tennyson

Illusory joy is often worth more than genuine sorrow.

- Rene Descartes

Perhaps the day may come when we shall remember these sufferings with joy.

- Virgil

Regret? That's a screwed up word.

- James Hetfield

Grief is the price we pay for love.

- Elizabeth II

We are overcome by anguish at this illogical moment of humanity.

- Che Guevara

Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice, but again and again.

- Morrie Schwartz

Farmers only worry during the growing season, but townspeople worry all the time.

- Edgar Watson Howe

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.

- William Gibson

Therefore I do pray and entreat you in the name of Jesus Christ to do so much as to make my being here in Japan known to my poor wife, in a manner a widow and my two children fatherless; which thing only is my greatest grief of heart and conscience.

- Will Adams

One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering.

- Susan Polis Schutz

Weep not, my wanton, smile upon my knee;/ When thou art old there's grief enough for thee. / Mother's wag, pretty boy, / Father's sorrow, father's joy.

- Robert Greene

When a child can be brought to tears, and not from fear of punishment, but from repentance he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from the grief of their conduct you can be sure there is an angel nestling in their heart.

- Horace Mann

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