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GRIEF
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[ Also see Adversity Affliction Death Despair Joy Melancholy Misery Mourning Pain Regret Remorse Repentance Sadness Sighs Sorrow Suffering Tears Unhappiness Woe ]

Light griefs are communicative, great ones stupefy.
  [Lat., Curae leves loquuntur, ingentes stupent.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Hippolytus
         (607)

That grief is light which can take counsel.
  [Lat., Levis est dolor qui capere consilium potest.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Medea
         (I, 55)

Great grief does not of itself put an end itself.
  [Lat., Magnus sibi ipse non facit finem dolor.]
      - Seneca (Lucius Annaeus Seneca), Troades
         (786)

A heavier task could not have been impos'd,
  Than I to speak my griefs unspeakable.
      - William Shakespeare

A plague of sighing and grief! It blows a man up like a bladder.
      - William Shakespeare

Cease to lament for that thou canst not help; and study help for that which thou lamentest.
      - William Shakespeare

Every one can master a grief but he that has it.
      - William Shakespeare

Great griefs medicine the less.
      - William Shakespeare

Grief best is pleased with grief's society.
      - William Shakespeare

Grief hath two tongues; and never woman yet
  Could rule them both without ten women's wit.
      - William Shakespeare

Grief is crowned with consolation.
      - William Shakespeare

Honest plain words best pierce the ear of grief.
      - William Shakespeare

I am not prone to weeping as our sex commonly are; the want of which vain dew perchance shall dry your pities;
  but I have that honorable grief lodged here which burns worse than tears drown.
      - William Shakespeare

My grief lies onward and my joy behind.
      - William Shakespeare

None can cure their harms by wailing them.
      - William Shakespeare

Sorrow, like a heavy ringing bell, once set on ringing, with its own weight goes; then little strength rings out the doleful knell.
      - William Shakespeare

The grief that does not speak whispers the overfraught heart and bids it break.
      - William Shakespeare

The violence of either grief or joy, their own enactures with themselves destroy.
      - William Shakespeare

'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

Weep I cannot;
  But my heart bleeds.
      - William Shakespeare

What's the newest grief? Each minute tunes a new one.
      - William Shakespeare

Why, let the stricken deer go weep,
  The heart ungalled play;
    For some must watch, while some must sleep;
      Thus runs the world away.
      - William Shakespeare

You may my glories and my state depose,
  But not my griefs; still am I king of those.
      - William Shakespeare

If thou engrossest all the griefs are thine,
  Thou robb'st me of a moiety.
      - William Shakespeare,
        All's Well That Ends Well
         (Countess of Rossillion at III, ii)

This grief is crowned with consolation, you old smock brings forth a new petticoat, and indeed the tears live in an onion that should water this sorrow.
      - William Shakespeare, Antony and Cleopatra
         (Enobarbus at I, ii)


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