But, Madam, let your grief be laid aside,And let the fountain of your tears be dry'd,In vain they flow to wet the dusty plain,Your sighs are wafted to the skies in vain,Your pains they witness, but they can no more,While Death reigns tyrant o'er this mortal shore.
People complain about their griefs and sorrows and how they pray to God but find no relief from pain. But grief itself is a gift from God. It is the symbol of His compassion.sarada devi
The human brain cannot release enough neurotransmitters to feel emotion a thousand times as strong as the grief of one funeral. A prospective risk going from 10,000,000 deaths to 100,000,000 deaths does not multiply by ten the strength of our determination to stop it. It adds one more zero on paper for our eyes to glaze over.eliezer yudkowsky
Behold, we live through all things,—famine, thirst,Bereavement, pain; all grief and misery,All woe and sorrow; life inflicts its worstOn soul and body,—but we can not die,Though we be sick and tired and faint and worn,—Lo, all things can be borne!elizabeth chase allen
When a child can be brought to tears, not from fear of punishment, but from repentance for his offence, he needs no chastisement. When the tears begin to flow from grief at one's own conduct, be sure there is an angel nestling in the bosom.horace mann
The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing... not healing, not curing... that is a friend who cares.henri nouwen
Love and grief our hearts dividing, With our tears His feet we bathe; Constant still, in faith abiding, Life deriving from His death.james allen
'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
Broken spears lie in the roads; We have torn our hair in our grief. The houses are roofless now, and their walls Are red with blood.Miguel Leon-Portilla
Dark tree! still sad when other's grief is fled, The only constant mourner o'er the dead.lord byron
Every burning tear, every harrowing fear, every festering grief, every corroding care, every shooting pain, every piercing remorse; the sighs and moans of lazar-houses reeking with putrefaction and death; the shrieks and wails and clanking chains in hospitals swarming with maniacs; and the curses and blasphemies of dungeons where guilt rots and raves these, all these, are but feeble reverberations of those dismal truths, " Sin reigns unto death." " Death hath passed upon all men, for that all have sinned."
The robb'd that smiles, steals something from the thief; He robs himself that spends a bootless grief.
Small things are best: grief and unrest To rank and wealth are given; But little things On little wings Bear little souls to Heaven.frederick William faber
Yet hope not life from grief or danger free, Nor think the doom of man reversed for thee: Deign on the passing world to turn thine eyes, And pause awhile from letters, to be wise; There mark what ills the scholar's life assail, Toil, envy, want, the patron and the jail.
Ah, woe is me! Winter is come and gone, But grief returns with the revolving year.Percy Bysshe Shelley
But I have that honourable grief lodg'd here which burns worse than tears drown.william shakespeare
Pity speaks to grief more sweetly than a band of instruments.
The whole history of lamentation, and mourning, and woe, from the beginning of the world the funeral ceremonies in which the living symbolize the intensity of their grief the monuments they rear to tell the world for centuries to come of the calamity they have suffered from the stroke of death are enduring attestations that it is not so much in the removal of one sentient and living being off the earth, as in the change the calamitous change to the survivors that death is truly the King of Terrors.
Darlings of the forest! Blossoming alone When Earth's grief is sorest For her jewels gone Ere the last snow-drift melts your tender buds have blown.
A plague of sighing and grief! It blows a man up like a bladder.
grief tears his heart, and drives him to and fro, in all the raging impotence of woe.