Sad Quotes: Grief and Sorrow

Sad quotes can encourage us to make our peace with sometimes overwhelming feelings of grief, sorrow and loss when we loose loved ones to dying.

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fall, leaf, light Sometimes grief can take us by surprise. A loved ones dies. We feel overwhelmed by the grief welling up in us. We need a float to hold onto while we are lost at sea. The sea of strong feelings. Sad quotes can be that float.

Sometimes our grief is so deep that we can hardly feel it. It is more of an underground water reservoir than a flowing river. Yet we know it is there. We know we are not quite ourselves. We know we could use some help in bringing the river to the surface. Both a scary and a welcome idea.

And sometimes we just want some comfort. Comfort in the shape of words. Soothing words from those who have traveled the road of grief and loss before us. Who have gone through it. Who have let their grief and sorrow touch them. Change them. For the better.

In all these situations sad quotations or quotations about loss can be useful. Give them a try. Watch what happens. Observe any feelings welling up while reading these sad quotes.

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Grief is neither a disorder
nor a healing process;
it is a sign of health itself,
a whole and natural gesture of love.
Nor must we see grief
as a step towards something better.
No matter how much it hurts -
and it may be the greatest pain in life -
grief can be an end in itself,
a pure expression of love.

- Gerald May -

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As long as I can
I will look at this world
for both of us. 
As long as I can
I will laugh with the birds,
I will sing with the flowers,
I will pray to the stars,
for both of us.
  - Sascha,
- As posted on -

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I believe that
imagination is stronger than knowledge,
myth is more potent than history,
dreams are more powerful than facts,
hope always triumphs over experience,
laughter is the cure for grief,
love is stronger than death.

- Robert Fulghum -

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Everyone can master a grief
but he that has it.

- William Shakespeare -
- Much Ado About Nothing -

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Since every death diminishes us a little,
we grieve - not so much for the death
as for ourselves.

- Lynn Caine -

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Sorrow makes us all children again -
destroys all differences of intellect. 
The wisest know nothing. 

- Ralph Waldo Emerson -

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Suffering, if it does not diminish love,
will transport us to the furthest shore.

- Buddha -

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It's so curious: 
one can resist tears and 'behave' very well
in the hardest hours of grief. 
But then someone makes you
a friendly sign behind a window,
or one notices that a flower
that was in bud only yesterday
has suddenly blossomed,
or a letter slips from a drawer...
and everything collapses. 

- Colette -

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We do not master grief,
we move with it and through it,
and make it our friend.

- Unknown Author -

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Give sorrow words;
the grief that does not speak
whispers the o'er-fraught heart
and bids it break. 

- William Shakespeare -

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The deep pain that is felt
at the death of every friendly soul
arises from the feeling that there is
in every individual something
which is inexpressible,
peculiar to him alone,
and is, therefore,
absolutely and irretrievably lost. 

- Arthur Schopenhauer -

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There are things
that we don't want to happen
but have to accept,
things we don't want to know
but have to learn,
and people we can't live without
but have to let go.
  - Author Unknown -

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In the night of death,
hope sees a star,
and listening love
can hear the rustle of a wing.

- Robert Ingersoll -

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The sorrow which has no vent in tears
may make other organs weep. 

- Henry Maudsley -

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She was no longer wrestling with the grief,
but could sit down with it as a lasting companion
and make it a sharer in her thoughts. 

- George Eliot -

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Grieve not that I die young.
Is it not well to pass away
ere life hath lost its brightness?

- Lady Flora Hastings -

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While we are mourning the loss of our friends,
others are rejoicing to meet them behind the veil. 

- John Taylor -

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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. 

- The Angels' Little Instruction Book -
- by Eileen Elias Freeman -

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Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

- Dylan Thomas -

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We, the unwilling, led by the unknowing,
are doing the impossible for the ungrateful.
We have done so much, for so long, with so little,
we are now qualified to do anything with nothing.

- Mother Teresa -

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