Grief Quotes

Let these grief quotes remind you that we all go through it but that we all handle the loss in our own way and in our own time. May these words bring you comfort and understanding. Grief gives us feelings of sadness, heartbreak, and remorse to name only a few.

No one is immune to grief. There are those amongst us today who have grieved deeply in the past, and there are those who are grieving deeply now and sadly. All of us will grieve at some time in the future. Lorraine Kember
Future   |  

However, what if we knew that death brings the possibility for acquiring a true life. You probably would not grief, but will joyfully and cheerfully say goodbye to those who gained something more than just life on Earth.
Sunday Adelaja, How To Overcome The Fear Of Death
Inspirational Quotes  |  

Grief and loss happen to everyone. We've all felt misunderstood during times of great pain. We've also stood by, helpless, in the face of other people's pain. We’ve all fumbled for words, knowing no words can ever make things right.
Megan Devine, It's OK That You're Not OK: Meeting Grief and Loss in a Culture That Doesn't Understand
Sympathy Quotes  | 

Recognize that grief looks different at different ages. Victoria Ryan
Recognize that grief looks different at different ages. A very young child will not understand the permanency permanency of death and will expect Grandpa to be alive again in a day or two.
Victoria Ryan, When Your Grandparent Dies: A Child's Guide to Good Grief
Children   |  

What I know about the unique grief of grandparents is this: You grieve doubly. You grieve for the loss of your grandchild, and you grieve for your child whose child has died.
Alan D. Wolfelt, Healing a Grandparent's Grieving Heart: 100 Practical Ideas After Your Grandchild Dies
Grandmother   |   Grandfather   |  

Grief manifests in the realm of the soul, and although you may not be aware of it, you already have established mindsets regarding loss and grief.
Devra Davis, Through Grief and Beyond: What we don't get told
Attitude   |  

There is no cure for grief which time does not lessen and soften. Cicero
There is no cure for grief which time does not lessen and soften.
Time   |  

A mother feels her children's pain and understands their grief in a way that no one else in the world is able.
Familius, The Quotable Mom: Appreciation from the Greatest Minds in History
Mother   |  

Those who are dying and those who care about them often have valuable gifts to offer one another. When someone you love is dying you may not see gifts, but only grief, pain, and loss. However, a dying person offers enlightening information and comfort, and in return those close at hand can help bring that person peace and recognition of life’s meaning.
Maggie Callanan; Patricia Kelley, Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Co
Giving   |  

So don't lose heart if you grieve. Every healthy human being grieves in their own way and at their own time.
Michael Dunsmore, Grief: Overcome The Loss of A Friend or Family Member - Death, Bereavement, Family Loss & Depression
Health   |  

He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it. Turkish Proverb
He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.
Turkish Proverb
Proverbs   |  

The world is not full of grief and despair as we view on TV most of the time. There is good in this world that supercedes evil.
Byron Pulsifer, Each Life Is A Journey
Good   |  

Grief is not a condition to be cured but a natural part of life. Spirit does not know loss; it knows that every story begins and every story ends, yet love is eternal.
Louise L. Hay and David Kessler, You Can Heal Your Heart: Finding Peace After a Breakup, Divorce, or Death
Inspirational Stories   |  

Ask anyone who has lost someone close to them how their life changed after they lost their loved one, and they will tell you that the before and after their grief was so drastically different that they truly felt that they grew from the experience.
Valerie Orr, Picking Up the Pieces: Learning to Live Through Grief After the Loss of a Loved One
Change   |  

Grieving is a process that does not completely end. . . Stephanie Jose
Grieving is a process that does not completely end; it evolves and becomes integrated into your life. What this means is that your loss, and the grief that comes with it, will become a part of who you are, how you see the world, and what you value. It can even help you grow. Although I cannot promise you a time frame in which you will feel better, I can promise that the grief will not weigh on you forever if you allow yourself the opportunity to grieve. Grieving is a normal part of life, and the more we express our grief and not try to hide from it, the easier it becomes to manage.
Stephanie Jose LMHC LCAT, Progressing Through Grief: Guided Exercises to Understand Your Emotions and Recover from Loss
Poems about Life   |  

Our friend is hurting, in pain, and traveling along the road of despair and grief. But old friend, never feel that we will not gladly walk with you through these difficult times.
Byron Pulsifer, Reflection Of Life
Friend   |  

While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irriates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissapte the remains of it.
Samuel Johnson
Words of Encouragement   |  

One of the most important things we can do for people who are grieving is to give them a safe place in which to experience and express their pain
J. Nelson
Experience   |  

One joy scatters a hundred griefs. Chinese Proverb
One joy scatters a hundred griefs.
Chinese Proverb
Joy   |  

Scientific studies say, Elisabeth Kubler-Ross being the proponent, that there are five stages of grief, namely: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance.
Marita Kinney, Grief: Healing From Grief and Loss: Discover Your New Life Beyond Death of A Loved One and Overcoming Loneliness
Anger   |  

There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.
George Eliot
Fear   |  

Most people move though grief at their own unique pace and many eventually find a peaceful acceptance. This does not mean that this terrible loss is "OK", but rather that one is no longer battling reality and has come to a place of acceptance of what is.
M. Barns
Peace   |  

Grief - Happiness is to feel that one's soul is good; there is no other, in truth, and this kind of happiness may exist even in sorrow, so that there are griefs perfable to every joy, and such as would be preferred by all those who have felt them.
Joseph Joubert
Happiness   |  

Every one can master a grief but he that has it. Shakespeare
Every one can master a grief but he that has it.
Famous   |  

You must allow yourself to grieve your loss. What does that mean? To us, it means allowing yourself to feel those emotions, no matter how intense they may be
S. Quinn
Wise   |  

Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.
Benjamin Disraeli
Quotes about Life   |  

Grief is normal and natural, but we have been ill prepared to deal with it. Grief is about a broken heart, not a broken brain. All efforts to heal the heart with the head fail because the head is the wrong tool for the job.
John W. James, The Grief Recovery Handbook 20th Anniversary Expanded Edition
Effort   |  

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Elias Freeman
Angel   |  

Grief that is dismissed, suppressed, or silenced harms individuals, families, and communities. Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin
Grief that is dismissed, suppressed, or silenced harms individuals, families, and communities.
Dr. Jeffrey B. Rubin
Family   |  

As much as it hurts, suppressing how you feel is like putting a lid on a pressure cooker and turning off the steam valve, eventually it will blow. By expressing your emotions, you start the healing process
M. Hunter
Communication   |  

Grief will happen in five stages. It all begins with denial; closely followed by anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. However, each human being has a different way of processing death into their minds, hearts, and souls.
Dorothea Jackson, Relationship: How to Deal with Negative Emotions - Separation, Divorce & Death
Death   |  

When it comes to grieving many times, people cut their grieving time short because they believe that it is time to "move on." The truth is, however, that there is no set time for grieving, and you should allow yourself all the time you need to grieve your loss.
Bernice Gibson, Parents with Alzheimer’s: Best Practices in Caring for a Loved One
Believe   |  

Grief is a completely natural response to loss.  A C Aseh
Grief is a completely natural response to loss. It is the enduring emotions one feels when something or somebody that was loved is taken away.
A C Aseh, Grief and Bereavement: Dealing With Life After You Lost a Loved One
Love   |  

One blessing in times of grief and loss is that we can often help another person by sharing our experiences.
Betsy Duffey; Laurie Myers, The Lord is Their Shepherd: Praying Psalm 23 for Your Children
Sharing   |  

Through grief, we can experience an alchemical transformation that cannot be contrived, hastened, or imparted by others.
Joanne Cacciatore, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief
Patience   |  

There will always be a time for hurts to heal and sadnesses to pass, for we are as the seasons with our autumns, winters, springs and summers too.
Johm McLeod
Inspirational Poems   |  

Why does someone else's grief make us so uneasy? We feel helpless in the face of profound loss. Death is as final as you get.
Florence Isaacs, My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations, Plus a Guide to Eulogies
Helping Others   |  

The road through grief is a rocky one. Traveling along it requires courage, patience, wisdom, and hope. Candy Lightner
The road through grief is a rocky one. Traveling along it requires courage, patience, wisdom, and hope.
Candy Lightner
Hope  | 

In between moments of shock and unreality, grievers often experience extreme waves of emotion and even physical pain as they adapt to the loss.
Courtney Armstrong, Transforming Traumatic Grief: Six Steps to Move from Grief to Peace after the Sudden or Violent Death of a Loved One
Overcoming   |  

We believe true sympathy hugs its arms around the griever, consistently letting them know that they remain in your thoughts long after the flowers have faded.
Michelle Pommells, The Etiquette of Sympathy: How to Encourage Hurting Loved Ones and Friends
Encouraging   |  

Unfortunately, grief does not have a set schedule. There are no deadlines for the resolution of loss. Instead, the grieving process consists of three broad and overlapping phases: Retreating, Working Through, and Resolving
Carol Staudacher, A Time to Grieve: Meditations for Healing After the Death of a Loved One
Inspirational Thoughts  | 

Support helps people through the process of grief. Lois F. Akner
Support helps people through the process of grief.
Lois F. Akner L.C.S.W., How to Survive the Loss of a Parent: A Guide for Adults
Inspirational Sayings  | 

While the journey will be different for each of us, it's important to understand grief is a passage to be actively navigated. Grief is not a lifetime sentence; it's a hard road to be traveled. It's not something to suffer; it's something to move through.
Sarah M. Nannen, Grief Unveiled: A Widow's Guide to Navigating Your Journey in Life After Loss
Knowledge  | 

When we love deeply, we mourn deeply; extraordinary grief is an expression of extraordinary love. Grief and love mirror each other; one is not possible without the other.
Joanne Cacciatore, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief
Encouraging Bible Verses  | 

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain Quotes  |  

God pursues you in the prison of your grief. Michael W Newman
God pursues you in the prison of your grief. He is tenaciously reaching out to you at this very moment. At every turn, in darkness and in light, while you’re occupied with other things or wrestling with your grief as you lie awake at night, God pursues you with His steadfast love and His strengthening faithfulness.
Michael W Newman, Hope When Your Heart Breaks: Navigating Grief and Loss
Faith   |  

The heart of the Father grieves over His people who have not loved what He loves. They do not love Him nor what He loves because they do not know Him.
Derek Townsend, For The Love Of Truth: Possessing Your Eternal Life
God   |  

I am lucky, and now grateful, that my close friends and relatives hung in there with me, as I know I was not always easy to be with. ' I said a lot of "yes-buts" in response to the suggestions of others and often secretly decided they just could not relate to my grief. The most useful support I received was help with concrete tasks, receiving invitations for dinner or coffee - whether or not I accepted - and when someone simply accompanied me on a walk or went to a movie with me.
Eileen L Cooley Ph.D., Newly Widowed, Now Socially Awkward: Facing Interpersonal Challenges After Loss
Gratitude   |  

We can heal from our devastation . . . Eleora Han, PhD
Although grief is painful, we can experience it as a positive, life-changing journey. We can heal from our devastation, shock, fear, and despair, and return to life again, only this time more fiercely, vulnerably, and wholeheartedly - more connected to the love that surrounds us.
Eleora Han, PhD, Grieving the Loss of a Love: How to Embrace Grief to Find True Hope and Healing After a Divorce, Breakup, or Death
Positive   |  

How do we learn to have the courage to grieve? Some of us learn courage spontaneously, when we must act in order to survive. Most of us learn the courage to face new challenges in the process of living, experiencing and surviving our struggles over and over again. Since pain is unavoidable, we can learn to make pain our teacher instead of our enemy.
Judy Tatelbaum, The Courage to Grieve: The Classic Guide to Creative Living, Recovery, and Growth Through Grief
Courage   |  

Loss is painful. It crushes hearts, steals dreams, and destroys relationships. Grief can be terribly lonely. Those who are grieving need us. They need you.
Gary Roe, Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving: How to Care For and Support the Grieving Heart
Hope   |  

I believe the answer to our existential questions lies in developing habits that enhance grief resilience - the ability to move through unwelcome change and achieve a sense of wellness and peace. Many people believe you either are resilient or you're not; as if it were a personality trait. I believe grief resilience is actually a skill set that can be learned, practiced, and incorporated into your life.
Ruth E. Field, The 4 Facets of Grief: Heal Your Heart, Rebuild Your World, and Find New Pathways to Joy
Questioning   |  

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