Grief quotes and inspirational quotations for those facing loss are meant to offer comfort when no mere words can take the hurt away. There are stages of grief, and in the beginning, the best comfort is just being present and listening.
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
God gave us memories that we might have roses in December.
James M. Barrie
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?
Grief should be the instructor of the wise. Sorrow is knowledge: they who know the most must mourn the deepest.
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Every human being must find his own way to cope with severe loss. The only job of a true friend is to facilitate whatever method he chooses.
If you're going through hell, keep going.
Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.
Grief is itself a medicine.
Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.
Time is the physician that heals every grief.
It’s the great mystery of human life that old grief passes gradually into quiet tender joy.
Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
Grief is the price we pay for love.
Queen Elizabeth II
Remember sadness is always temporary. This, too, shall pass.
Chuck T. Falcon
Sadness flies away on the wings of time.
Jean De La Fontaine
All of our suffering in life is from saying we want one thing and doing another.
In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on.
Much of your pain is self-chosen. It is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your sick self. Therefore trust the physician, and drink his remedy in silence and tranquility; for his hand, though heavy and hard, is guided by the tender hand of the Unseen, and the cup he brings, though it burn your lips has been fashioned of the clay which the Potter has moistened with His own sacred tears.
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.
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more elequently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.
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
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone, his own burden, his own way.
Anne Morrow Lindbergh
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Henry W. Longfellow
No one is exempt from grief.
A man’s dying is more the survivor’s affair than his own.
The best work is done with the heart breaking, or overflowing.
In grief we know the worst of what we feel but who can tell the end of what we fear?
They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
To bury grief, plant a seed.
Those whom we loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.
Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes around in another form.
Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.
Grief makes one hour ten.
To weep is to make less the depth of grief.
Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
We can laugh from either joy or happiness, but we weep only from grief or joy…Without the pain of farewell, there is no joy in reunion…without the pain of captivity, we don't experience the joy of freedom.
Tears are the silent language of grief.
The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.
Suffering and joy teach us, if we allow them, how to make the leap of empathy, which transports us into the soul and heart of another person.
If ever there is a tomorrow when we're not together…there is something you must remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. But the most important thing is, even if we're apart…I'll always be with you.
Winnie the Pooh
Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
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