Grief Loss Quote: Accept loss forever - Jack Kerouac

Grief & Loss – 50 Remarkable Quotes for Comfort, Peace & Relief

Whatever or whoever it is that we have lost, it is our ability to mourn which makes us human. And it is our ability to cope with this loss and grief, and to learn lessons which make us stronger.

Grief is one of the deepest human emotions!

Discover what ancient philosophers said and how the perception of loss and grief evolved over the centuries.

This collection contains 50 of the best wise sayings and quotes, arranged by birth year of the author.

Don’t allow grief to take control of your life!

There is no pain so great
as the memory of joy
in present grief.


(c. 525/524 – c. 456/455 BC, Greek tragedian)

Grief Loss Quote: Into each life some rain must fall - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The life of the dead
is placed
in the memory
of the living.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

(106 BC – 43 BC, Roman philosopher, politician, lawyer,
orator, political theorist, consul, and constitutionalist)

Great grief does not of itself
put an end to itself.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

(c. 4 BC – AD 65, Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist)

Loss is nothing else
but change,
and change is
Nature’s delight.

Marcus Aurelius

(121 – 180 AD, Roman Emperor)

Don’t grieve.
Anything you lose
comes around in another form.


(1207 – 1273, Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian)

The acknowledgment
of our weakness
is the first step
in repairing our loss.

Thomas van Kempen

(c. 1380 – 1471, German born canon regular and the author)

Time takes away
the grief of men.

Erasmus of Rotterdam

(1466 – 1536, Dutch/Netherlandish Renaissance humanist,
Catholic priest, social critic, teacher, and theologian)

Seek ye first
the good things of the mind,
and the rest
will either be supplied
or its loss
will not be felt.

Francis Bacon, 1st Viscount St Alban

(1561 – 1626, English philosopher, statesman,
scientist, jurist, orator, and author)

Everyone can master a grief
but he that has it.

William Shakespeare, Much Ado About Nothing

(1564 – 1616, English poet, playwright, and actor)

One often calms one’s grief
by recounting it.

Pierre Corneille

(1606 – 1684, French tragedian)

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