33 Uplifting Grief Quotes for Anyone in Mourning

Grief Quotes

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.

“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi

It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.

“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” – John Steinbeck

Everybody has their burdens, their grief that they carry with them.

“Everybody has their burdens, their grief that they carry with them.” – Elizabeth Edwards

Never let the salt of your tears be tasteless in grief.

“Never let the salt of your tears be tasteless in grief.” – Munia Khan

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” – Robert Fulghum

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.

“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.

“When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” – Sufi Epigram

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving

Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.

“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris

I do not believe that grief is ever so great that it can not be contained within.

“I do not believe that grief is ever so great that it can not be contained within.” – Judith McNaught

Her grief still burdened her, and she knew she would bear it the rest of her days.

“Her grief still burdened her, and she knew she would bear it the rest of her days.” – Dana Fuller Ross

Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner’s loss.

“Grief, she reminded herself, is almost always for the mourner’s loss.” – Orson Scott Card

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

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

Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.

“Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you.” – Veronica Roth

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – Winnie the Pooh

A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies

“A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies” – Gustave Flaubert

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.

“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” – WILLIAM PENN

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.

“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains

“I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains” – Anne Frank

If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.

“If I can see pain in your eyes then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes then share with me your smile.” – Santosh Kalwar

Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.

“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face – I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” – Nicholas Sparks

Although it’s natural to forget your power after you lose a loved one, the truth is that after a breakup, divorce, or death, there remains an ability within you to create a new reality.

“Although it’s natural to forget your power after you lose a loved one, the truth is that after a breakup, divorce, or death, there remains an ability within you to create a new reality.” – Louise Hay and David Kessler

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

“Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.” – RONALD REAGAN

Grief can derange even the strongest and most disciplined of minds.

“Grief can derange even the strongest and most disciplined of minds.” – George R.R. Martin

There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus

Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.

“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” – Earl Grollman

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

“What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” – Marcel Proust

Death ends a life, not a relationship

“Death ends a life, not a relationship” – Jack Lemmon

And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.

“And perhaps it is the greater grief, after all, to be left on earth when another is gone.” – Madeline Miller

You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.

“You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” – Nigella Lawson

Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way.

“Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone; his own burden in his own way.” – Anne Morrow Lindbergh

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