Grief hallows hearts even while it ages heads.
No grief is so acute but that time ameliorates it.
There is no greater grief than to remember days of joy when misery is at hand.
Great grief makes sacred those upon whom its hand is laid.—Joy may elevate, ambition glorify, but only sorrow can consecrate.
While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.—You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.
Time is the great comforter of grief, but the agency by which it works is exhaustion.
Well has it been said that there is no grief like the grief which does not speak.
If the internal griefs of every man could be read, written on his forehead, how many who now excite envy, would appear to be objects of pity?
Never does a man know the force that is in him till some mighty affection or grief has humanized the soul.
Light griefs are plaintive, but great ones are dumb.
Every one can master a grief but he that hath it.
Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead; excessive grief the enemy of the living.
Some grief shows much of love; but much of grief shows still some want of wit.
Give sorrow words.—The grief that does not speak, whispers the o'erfraught heart, and bids it break.
Why destroy present happiness by a distant misery which may never come at all, or you may never live to see it?— Every substantial grief has twenty shadows, and most of them shadows of your own making.
Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things.
Grief should be like joy, majestic, sedate, confirming, cleansing, equable, making free, strong to consume small troubles, to command great thoughts, grave thoughts, thoughts lasting to the end.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the diving, and the dead know it not.
Who fails to grieve when just occasion calls, or grieves too much, deserves not to be blest: inhuman, or effeminate, his heart.
Sorrow's best antidote is employment.