“Grief is the agony of an instant; the indulgence of grief the blunder of a life.” —Benjamin Disraeli. Here are 38 Uplifting Grief Quotes.

Grief Quotes

1. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller

2. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”–Alphonse de Lamartine

3. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.” — Unknown

4. “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.”–Samuel Johnson

5. “You will survive, and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn’t mean letting go.”— Mary VanHaute

6. “Believe me, every heart has its secret sorrows, which the world knows not, and oftentimes we call a man cold, when he is only sad.”–Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

7. “It is perfectly okay to admit you’re not okay.” — Unknown

8. “I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.”–Alyson Noel

9. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen nor even touched, but just felt in the heart.” —Helen Keller

Grief Quotes

10. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”–Anne Lamott

11. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” — Winnie the Pooh

12. “When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

13. “God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.” — J.M. Barrie

14. “You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” — Unknown

15. “Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted.” — Matthew 5:4

16. “Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” — Leo Buscaglia

17. “Perhaps they are not the stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” — Unknown

18. “To live in hearts, we leave behind is not to die.”— Thomas Campbell

Grief Quotes

19. “An eternal memory...until we meet again: Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do, you always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again.” — Unknown

20. “And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope.” — Unknown

21. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller

22. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II

23. “When someone you love becomes a memory...that memory becomes a treasure.”— Unknown

24. “Keep your head up. God gives his hardest battles to his strongest soldiers...” — Unknown

25. “In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams...that is where you and I shall meet.” — Alice Through the Looking Glass

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

27. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day...unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.” — Unknown

Grief Quotes

28. “My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love.” — Unknown

29. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” — Leo Tolstoy

30. “This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy.” — Nicholas Sparks

31. “Be the things; you loved most about the people who are gone.” — Unknown

32. “Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it; don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever.” — Harold Kushner

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

34. “Grief is the price we pay for love.”–Queen Elizabeth II

35. “The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”–Hilary Stanton Zunin

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

37. “When someone you love dies, and you’re not expecting it, you don’t lose her all at once; you lose her in pieces over a long time — the way the mail stops coming, and her scent fades from the pillows and even from the clothes in her closet and drawers. Gradually, you accumulate the parts of her that are gone. Just when the day comes — when there’s a particular missing part that overwhelms you with the feeling that she’s gone, forever — there comes another day, and another specifically missing part.”–John Irving

38. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”–Vicki Harrison


Best Grief Quotes

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"Grief is the price we pay for love." - Queen Elizabeth II
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"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." - Winnie the Pooh
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"There is no grief like the grief that does not speak." - Henry Wordsworth

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I went from a broken leg to a 2012 Olympian. I have spent the last 15 years building positive habits as a track athlete and entrepreneur. I founded Habit Stacker and dedicated my life to helping people to develop winning habits. I have helped over 5,000 people...

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