As entrepreneurs, we experience a wide range of emotions. We celebrate our successes and mourn our failures. But one emotion that is often overlooked is grief. Grief can be caused by many things, including the loss of a loved one, the loss of a job, or the failure of a business.Though it can be difficult to deal with, grief is an important emotion that should not be ignored. In this blog post, I have compiled a list of grief quotes to help you understand and cope with this emotion. I hope you find them helpful.
1. Jesus came emotional and raw, scandalously gracious. I want to be like Him. — Natalie Brenner, This Undeserved Life: Uncovering The Gifts of Grief and The Fullness of Life
2. Grief is a form of validation — it says the wound mattered. It mattered. You mattered.
3. Love does these three things effectively: multiplies joy, divides trouble, subtracts grief, and adds peace. — Matshona Dhliwayo
4. Grief, it seemed, drove Voldemort out…though Dumbledore, of course, would have said that it was love. — J.K. Rowling
5. The greatest griefs are those we cause ourselves. — Sophocles
6. And so I learned about grief, and about the absence and emptiness that for a long time make grief unforgettable. — Wendell Berry, Hannah Coulter
7. Grief never really stops. It is something you carry with you in different ways. — Megan Devine
8. Get beyond love and grief: exist for the good of Man. — Miyamoto Musashi
9. Verily, I swear, ’tis better to be lowly born, and range with humble livers in content, than to be perk’d up in a glistering grief, and wear a golden sorrow. — William Shakespeare, Henry VIII
10. Grief is a room without doors–but somehow, with its tinsel and cliches, Christmas finds a way in. — Simon Van Booy
11. Both she and I have grief enough and trouble enough, but as for regrets–neither of us have any. — Vincent Van Gogh
12. My life has become a dismal sigh fettered by pangs of grief and anguished weeping. — Richelle E. Goodrich, Smile Anyway
13. Grief is depression in proportion to circumstance — depression is grief out of proportion to circumstance.
14. Grief teaches the steadiest minds to waver. — Sophocles, Antigone
15. The interesting thing about grief, I think, is that it is its own size. It is not the size of you. It is its own size. And grief comes to you. — Stephen Colbert
16. Closer, it’s all right. Touch the man of grief. Do. Don’t be afraid. My troubles are mine and I am the only man alive who can sustain them. — Sophocles
17. I had problems a therapist couldn’t solve — grief that no man in a room could ameliorate.
18. Sorrow and scarlet leaf, Sad thoughts and sunny weather. Ah me, this glory and this grief Agree not well together! — Thomas Parsons
19. There is no space wider than that of grief. — Pablo Neruda
20. The only thing grief has taught me is to know how shallow it is. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
21. In sweet music is such art: killing care and grief of heart fall asleep, or hearing, die. — William Shakespeare
22. The main of life is composed of small incidents and petty occurrences; of wishes for objects not remote, and grief for disappointments of no fatal consequence. — Samuel Johnson
23. We all suffer our share of grief but we are stronger than our grief. — Marty Rubin
24. My particular grief Is of so flood–gate and o’erbearing nature That it engluts and swallows other sorrows, And it is still itself. — William Shakespeare, Othello
25. Arise, fair sun, and kill the envious moon, Who is already sick and pale with grief That thou, her maid, art far more fair than she. . . . — William Shakespeare
26. Love is an engraved invitation to grief. — Sunshine O’Donnell, Open Me
27. ‘wisdom of the Ages: ”Ferguson Riots” They were ready to tear America to shreds over their grief–right until the TV cameras left to cover the football games.’ — Matthew Heines
28. There’s just no love like the love of a mother for a child, no matter how that child comes into their life, and no loss or grief to match it. — Nora Roberts
29. I have found words [in the Bible] for my inmost thoughts, songs for my joy, utterances for my hidden griefs, and pleadings for my shame and my feebleness. — Samuel Taylor Coleridge
30. Never compare your grief.You–and only youwalk your path. — Nathalie Himmelrich, Grieving Parents: Surviving Loss as a Couple
31. I’m filled with a new joy mixed with old grief. — Sandra Cisneros
32. The disturbers of our happiness, in this world, are our desires, our griefs, and our fears. — Samuel Johnson
33. Grief is not as heavy as guilt, but it takes more away from you. — Veronica Roth
34. Grief wraps around people, takes them to a place they would not go otherwise. — Patti Callahan Henry, Between The Tides
35. A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man’s greatest tragedy and God’s heaviest grief. — A.W. Tozer
36. I wonder if I were to have an X–ray at the little hospital, would the machine see my grief? Is it like rust, arheum about the heart? — Sebastian Barry, On Canaan’s Side
37. It happened. It was awful. You aren’t perfect. That’s all there is. Don’t confuse your grief with guilt. — Veronica Roth
38. If the condition of grief is nearly universal, its transactions are exquisitely personal. — Meghan O’Rourke, The Long Goodbye
39. In the days that follow, it’s movement, not stillness, that helps to keep the grief at bay. — Veronica Roth
40. If one could only get out of a grief as one gets out of a city! — Victor Hugo
41. It were a grief so brief to part with thee. Farewell. — William Shakespeare
42. If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine, Thou robb’st me of a moiety. — William Shakespeare
43. ‘i don’t understand, ” Belle cried. ”i gave you gold. You only gave me grief.’ — William H. Hooks, The Ballad of Belle Dorcas
44. My grief lies all within — and these external manner of laments are merely shadows of the unseen grief that swells with silence in the tortur’d soul.
45. On a fulcrum in my chest, grief and relief are balanced in equal measure. — Nayomi Munaweera, What Lies Between Us
46. I never thought that freedom would feel so much like grief. — Rosamund Hodge, Gilded Ashes
47. Grief helps us to relinquish the illusion that the past could be different from what it was. — Sharon Salzberg, Real Love: The Art of Mindful Connection
48. She has been surprised by grief, its constancy, its immediacy, its unrelenting physical pain. — Michelle Latiolais, Widow: Stories
49. My grief lies all within — and these external manner of laments are merely shadows of the unseen grief that swells with silence in the tortur’d soul.
50. This is the real power of joy, to make us certain that, beneath all grief, the most fundamental of realities is joy itself. — Wendy Beckett, Sister Wendy’s Meditations on Joy
Grief is a natural and necessary part of life, but it can still be overwhelming. When you’re struggling to make sense of your pain, it can help to hear the words of others who have gone through similar experiences. We hope that these quotes about grief can provide comfort and perspective during your journey. Lean on the words of those who have gone before you and remember: you are not alone.