20 Popular Grief Quotes to Use in a Sympathy Card


Collecting grief quotes and words of sympathy is a little bit like panning for gold, you sift through all the quotes until you find just the perfect treasure and then you save it for just the right occasion.
“Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn’t I wouldn’t be able to recognize that anything was wrong.” ~Greg Evans (Suspense Novelist)
“Weeping is perhaps the most human and universal of relief measures.” ~Karl Menninger
“No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, Whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, Our words, our hearts”. ~Richard Fife
“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”. ~Eileen Elias Freeman
“Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was.” ~Hebrew proverb
“He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.” ~Turkish Proverb
“Tears water our growth.” ~William Shakespeare
“Every one can master a grief but he that has it.” ~William Shakespeare
“Grief is a process, not a state.” ~Anne Grant
“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” ~Robert Louis Stevenson

“The journey is the reward.” ~Tao Saying
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose; All that we love deeply, becomes a part of us.” ~Helen Keller
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter’s oven?” ~Kahlil Gibran
“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
“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr
“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
“There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.” ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief… and unspeakable love.” ~Washington Irving
“We must accept finite disappointment, but we must never lose infinite hope.” ~Martin Luther King, Jr.
“Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it.” ~Helen Keller

Grief Quotes From the Bible

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

Matthew 5:4

“He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Revelation 21:4