54 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.

  1. 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

  2. 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
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  3. 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
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  4. Recognize that grief looks different at different ages. Victoria Ryan
  5. 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

  6. I cannot hold you near me, except within my heart,
    But one day I will join you, and all grief will depart.
    Till then I'll tread on bravely, I know I’m not alone;
    And when my work is finished my Lord will call me home.
    Greta Zwaan, Silence Gives No Comfort
    Funeral Poems

  7. 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
    Grandmother Grandfather

  8. 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

  9. There is no cure for grief which time does not lessen and soften. Cicero
  10. There is no cure for grief which time does not lessen and soften. Cicero

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it. Turkish Proverb
  15. He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it. Turkish Proverb

  16. 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

  17. 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
    Inspirational Stories

  18. 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

  19. Grieving is a process that does not completely end. . . Stephanie Jose
  20. Grieving is a process that does not completely end; it evolves and becomes integrated into your life. ... 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
    Poems about Life

  21. 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

  22. 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
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  23. 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

  24. One joy scatters a hundred griefs. Chinese Proverb
  25. One joy scatters a hundred griefs. Chinese Proverb

  26. 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

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

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. Every one can master a grief but he that has it. Shakespeare
  31. Every one can master a grief but he that has it. Shakespeare

  32. 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

  33. Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life. Benjamin Disraeli
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  34. 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

  35. 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

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

  38. 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

  39. 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

  40. 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

  41. Grief is a completely natural response to loss.  A C Aseh
  42. 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

  43. 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

  44. Through grief, we can experience an alchemical transformation that cannot be contrived, hastened, or imparted by others. Joanne Cacciatore, Bearing the Unbearable

  45. 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
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  46. His great compassion, endless love, will bring my soul relief,
    In time my broken heart will heal, God will remove my grief.
    For now He gently holds my hand, He guides me through each day
    Greta Zwaan, Bottled Tears
    Poems about Faith

  47. 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...
    Helping Others

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

  50. 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

  51. 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

  52. 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
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  53. Support helps people through the process of grief. Lois F. Akner
  54. Support helps people through the process of grief. Lois F. Akner L.C.S.W., How to Survive the Loss of a Parent
    Inspirational Sayings

  55. 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

  56. 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
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  57. Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of joy you must have somebody to divide it with.
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  58. God pursues you in the prison of your grief. Michael W Newman
  59. 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

  60. 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

  61. 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

  62. We can heal from our devastation . . . Eleora Han, PhD
  63. 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

  64. 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. Judy Tatelbaum, The Courage to Grieve

  65. 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

  66. 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. Ruth E. Field, The 4 Facets of Grief

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