Grieving

What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose.
-Henry Ward Beecher

The dark today leads into light tomorrow; There is no endless joy, …and
yet no endless sorrow.
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Life is eternal; and love is immortal;
and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our
sight.
-Rossiter Worthington Raymond

Memory nourishes the heart, and grief abates.
-Marcel Proust

Who hath not learned, in hours of faith, The truth to flesh and sense
unknown, That life is ever lord of death, And love can never lose its own!
-John Greenleaf Whittier

Look for the rainbow
that gracious thing,
made up of tears and light.
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All souls are thine; we must not say
That those are gone who pass away –
From this our world of flesh set free.
We know them living unto thee.
-John Ellerton

This world is not conclusion;
A sequel stands beyond,
Invisible, as music,
But positive, as sound.
-Emily Dickinson

Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
-Thomas Moore

He that is thy friend indeed,
He will help thee in thy need:
If thou sorrow, he will weep;
If you wake, he cannot sleep;
Thus of every grief in heart
He with thee doth bear a part…
-Richard Barnfield

Like a bird
Singing in the rain,
Let grateful memories
Survive in time of sorrow.
-Robert Louis Stevenson

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~ by Vaughan on March 17, 2005.

One Response to “Grieving”

  1. One of my favorites:
    Death ends a life, not a relationship.
    ~Jack Lemmon

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