Grief quotes & sayings

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Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not. - Xenophon


Man is subject to innumerable pains and sorrows by the very condition of humanity, and yet, as if nature had not sown evils enough in life, we are continually adding grief to grief and aggravating the common calamity by our cruel treatment of one another. - Joseph Addison


It is foolish to pluck out one's hair for sorrow, as if grief could be assuaged by baldness. [La., Stultum est in luctu capillum sibi evellere, quasi calvito maeror levaretur] - Cicero [Marcus Tullius Cicero]


My days are in the yellow leaf; The flowers and fruits of love are gone; The worm, the canker, and the grief Are mine alone! - Lord Byron


When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity. - Ben Jonson


Suppressed grief suffocates, it rages within the breast, and is forced to multiply its strength. [La., Strangulat inclusus dolor, atque exaestuat intus, Cogitur et vires multiplicare suas] - Publius Ovidius Naso


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


Tearless grief bleeds inwardly. - Christian Nestell Bovee


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