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Grief changes shape, but it never ends.
A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.
Corrie Ten Boom
We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.
If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life.
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.
I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.
Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.
From the end spring new beginnings.
Pliny the Elder
After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left.
I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.
Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.
I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them - you don't even have to talk. You don't have to do anything but really be there with them.
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one's soul.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
The dew of compassion is a tear.
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice, but again and again.
Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
John F. Kennedy
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