42 grief quotes to uplift you
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42 Inspirational Grief Quotes To Uplift You

Have you ever had one of those days where your grief just seems to be pulling you under? Maybe you feel like you just need a little extra boost to keep pushing through the day.

I’ve been there. Heck, I still feel like that at sporadic times. My go to during those times is usually my handy list of quotes & positive affirmations.

Although words can’t heal you, they can help you feel better in those times when you need it the most.

I’ve selected all of these quotes for the sole purpose of helping to lift you & your spirits up. There are no Debbie downers here!

The following quotes cover:

  • grief over a mom
  • grief over a dad
  • grief over a child
  • grief scriptures
  • general grief

Keep in mind that while you’re reading over these quotes that you should read them all. Some of them may be in one specific category but you can relate to them in another.

Grief Over A Mom

“Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” -J.K. Rowling, Loved So Deeply

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“Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.”- Laura Ingles Wilder,Remember Me

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“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.”– Author unknown

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“Loosing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person that I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.” -Mariska Hargity

Grief Over A Dad

“A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way.” – Unknown

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“My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” -Clarence Budington Kelland

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“It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.”– Anne Sexton

42 amazing quotes to help you cope with grief.

Child Loss Grief Quotes

“Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the day your child passes and ends the day the parent joins them” – B.J.Karrer

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“But Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me and do not try to stop them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.’”– Matthew 19:14

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“There is no footprint too small to leave an imprint on this world.”– Author unknown

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“Think of your child, then, not as dead, but as living; not as a flower that has withered, but as one that is transplanted, and touched by a Divine hand, is blooming in richer colors and sweeter shades than those of earth.” – Richard Hooker

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“There’s this place in me where your fingerprints still rest, your kisses still linger and your whispers softly echo, it’s the place where a part of you will forever be a part of me.” -Author Unknown

Grief Over A Pet

“No one can truly understand why dogs are called “man’s best friend” until they have experienced the loss of one.”-Author Unknown

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“Our animal friends teach us more than we could have expected. And love us more than we could have hoped. That’s why we miss them more than we could have imagined.” -Unknown

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“No matter how or when we lose our furry friends, their love lasts a lifetime.” -Unknown

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“Somewhere…somewhere in time’s own space, there must be some sweet pastured space where creeks sing on and tall trees grow, some paradise where horses go. For by the love that guides my pen, I know great horses live again.” -Stanley Harrison

42 inspirational grief quotes.

Scriptures About Grief

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”– Matthew 5:4

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“So with you:  Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice and no one will take away your joy.”– John 16:22

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“Pain and suffering have come into your life, but remember pain, sorrow, suffering are but the kiss of Jesus – a sign that you have come so close to Him that He can kiss you.” – Mother Teresa

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“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

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“For the mountains may depart and the hills be removed, but my steadfast love shall not depart from you.” – Isaiah 54:10

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“Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh.” -Luke 6:21

General Grief Quotes

“Grief is a most peculiar thing; we’re so helpless in the face of it. It’s like a window that will simply open of its own accord. The room grows cold, and we can do nothing but shiver. But it opens a little less each time, and a little less, and one day we wonder what has become of it.” –Arthur Golden

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“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world—the company of those who have known suffering.” –Helen Keller

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“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.”- Dylan Thomas

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“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.” –Elizabeth Kübler-Ross

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“When those you love die, the best you can do is honor their spirit for as long as you live. You make a commitment that you’re going to take whatever lesson that person or animal was trying to teach you, and you make it true in your own life. It’s a positive way to keep their spirit alive in the world by keeping it alive in yourself.” –Patrick Swayze

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“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” -Vicki Harrison

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“Ain’t no shame in holding onto your grief. As long as you make room for other things too.” -Bubbles, The Wire

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“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.” -Leo Buscaglia, Their Love Leaves An Indelible Imprint

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“Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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“Don’t be sad because it’s over…be happy because it happened” -Dr. Suess

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42 awesome grief quotes

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb

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“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.” –The Wonder Years

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“Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve.” –Earl Grollman

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“God gave us memory so that we may have roses in December.” -J.M. Barrie

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“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” –Marcel Proust

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“As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us. As long as I can I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” –Sascha

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Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart. And you’ll never walk alone.” -Rodgers & Hammerstein

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“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, so loved, so missed, so very dear.” -Unknown

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“You gave me a forever, within the numbered days. ” -John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

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“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, & when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way, & transforms dark yesterdays into brighter tomorrows. ” Martin Luther King Jr.

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42 grief quotes to help you cope with the loss.