A Quote by Plutarch on action, birds, death, funerals, good, grief, life, pain, purity, soul, and trust

Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns; for, ion ceasing to be numbered with mortals, he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life. Since he is gone where he feels no pain, let us not indulge in too much grief. The soul is incapable of death. And he, like a bird not long enough in his cage to become attached to it, is free to fly away to a purer air. . . . Since we cherish a trust like this, let our outward actions be in accord with it, and let us keep our hearts pure and our minds calm.

Plutarch (c.46 - c.120)

Source: Moralia

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A Quote by Francesco Petrarca Petrarch on argument and grief

Who overrefines his argument brings himself to grief.

Petrarca Petrarch (1304 - 1374)

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A Quote by Paul Hamilton Hayne on anguish, art, brothers, danger, glory, grief, heart, hope, joy, misery, play, reason, temper, temptation, truth, and words

Art thou in misery, brother? Then I pray Be comforted. Thy grief shall pass away. Art thou elated? Ah, be not too gay; Temper thy joy: this, too, shall pass away. Art thou in danger? Still let reason sway, And cling to hope: this, too, shall pass away. Tempted art thou? In all thine anguish lay One truth to heart: this, too, shall pass away. Do rays of loftier glory round thee play? Kinglike art thou? This, too, shall pass away! Whate'er thou art, wher'er thy footsteps stray, Heed these wise words: This, too, shall pass away.

Paul Hamilton Hayne

Source: This, Too, Shall Pass Away

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A Quote by Oliver Goldsmith on grief and silence

In all the silent manliness of grief.

Oliver Goldsmith (1728 - 1774)

Source: The Deserted Village

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A Quote by Niccoló Machiavelli on grief and virtue

A man who wants to act virtuously in every way comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.

Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527)

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A Quote by Menander of Athens on courage, grief, and life

Never ask the Gods for life set free from grief, but ask for courage that endureth long.

Menander (342 BC - 291 BC)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on grief, joy, and value

Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Marcus Antonius (Antony) on anger, grief, and suffering

Consider how much more you often suffer from your anger and grief, than from those very things for which you are angry and grieved.

Mark Antony (c. 82 - 30 BC)

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A Quote by Margaret C. Anderson on fighting, grief, ideas, learning, struggle, vision, and elightenment

I have always fought for ideas - until I learned that it isn't ideas but grief, struggle, and flashes of vision which enlighten.

Margaret C. Anderson (1886 - 1973)

Source: The Strange Necessity, pt. 1, 1969.

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A Quote by Marcel Proust on body, grief, happiness, and mind

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.

Marcel Proust (1871 - 1922)

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