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Grief Quotes | Quotes About Grief

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Quote Left How do I love thee? Let me count the ways. I love thee to the depth and breadth and height My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight For the ends of Being and ideal Grace. I love thee to the level of every day's Most quiet need; by sun and candle-light. I love thee freely, as men strive for Right; I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise. I love thee with the passion put to use In my old griefs, and with my childhood's faith I love thee with a love I seemed to lose With my lost saints,--I love thee with the breath. Smiles, tears, of all my life!--and, if God choose, I shall but love thee better after death. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left What though the radiance which was once so bright Be not forever taken from my sight, Though nothing can bring back the hour Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower; Grief 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 philophic mind. Quote Right
by William Wordsworth | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The word was born in the blood, grew in the dark body, beating, and took flight through the lips and the mouth. Farther away and nearer still, still it came from dead fathers and from wondering races, from lands which had turned to stone, lands weary of their poor tribes, for when grief took to the roads the people set out and arrived and married new land and water to grow their words again. And so this is the inheritance; this is the wavelength which connects us with dead men and the dawning of new beings not yet come to light. Quote Right
by Pablo Neruda | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I tell you, hopeless grief is passionless. Quote Right
by Elizabeth Barrett Browning | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. Quote Right
by C S Lewis | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left January gray is here, like a sexton by her grave; February bears the bier, march with grief doth howl and rave, and April weeps - but, O ye hours! Follow with May's fairest flowers. Quote Right
by Percy Bysshe Shelley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Out of the sighs a little comes, But not of grief, for I have knocked down that... Quote Right
by Dylan Thomas | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left No one ever told me grief felt so much like fear. Quote Right
by C S Lewis | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men, Gang aft agley, An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain, For promis'd joy Quote Right
by Robert Burns | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Rough wind, that moanest loudGrief too sad for songWild wind, when sullen cloudKnells all the night longSad storm, whose tears are vain,Bare woods, whose branches strain,Deep caves and dreary main, - Wail, for the world's wrong Quote Right
by Percy Bysshe Shelley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left When a virtuous man is raised, it brings gladness to his friends, grief to his enemies, and glory to his posterity. Quote Right
by Ben Jonson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Once in a stately passion / I cried with desperate grief,/ 'O Lord, my heart is black with guile,/ Of sinners I am chief.' Quote Right
by James Thomson | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Every winter, When the great sun has turned his face away, The earth goes down into a vale of grief, And fasts, and weeps, and shrouds herself in sables, Leaving her wedding-garlands to decay-- Then leaps in spring to his returning kisses. Quote Right
by Charles Kingsley | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left We feel at first as if some opportunities of kindness and sympathy were lost, but learn afterward that any pure grief is ample recompense for all. That is, if we are faithful; -- for a spent grief is but sympathy with the soul that disposes events, and is as natural as the resin of Arabian trees. -- Only nature has a right to grieve perpetually, for she only is innocent. Soon the ice will melt, and the blackbirds sing along the river which he frequented, as pleasantly as ever. The same everlasting serenity will appear in this face of God, and we will not be sorrowful, if he is not. Quote Right
by Henry David Thoreau | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left May you live out your life Without hate, without grief... Quote Right
by Theodore Roethke | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Thus have the gods spun the thread for wretched mortals that they live in grief while they themselves are without cares for two jars stand on the floor of Zeus of the gifts which he gives, one of evils and another of blessings. Quote Right
by Homer | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Death is as casual-and often as unexpected-as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade. Quote Right
by Jim Carroll | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Hired mourners at a funeral say and do - A little more than they whose grief is true Quote Right
by Horace Gregory | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Only to have a grief equal to all these tears! Quote Right
by Adrienne Rich | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left For pleasures past I do not grieve, nor perils gathering near; My greatest grief is that I leave nothing that claims a tear. Quote Right
by George (Lord) Byron | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left What greater grief than the loss of one's native land. Quote Right
by Euripides | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left The person you consider ignorant and insignificant is the one who came from God, that he might learn bliss from grief and knowledge from gloom. Quote Right
by Kahlil Gibran | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Go not for every grief to the physician, nor for every quarrel to the lawyer, nor for every thirst to the pot. Quote Right
by George Herbert | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left I come into the peace of wild things who do not tax their lives with forethought of grief. Quote Right
by Wendell Berry | ...go to quote |
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Quote Left Thus grief still treads upon the heels of pleasure: Married in haste, we may repent at leisure. Quote Right
by William Congreve | ...go to quote |
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