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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Dig but deep enough, and under all earth runs water, under all life runs grief.  Bulwer.  1
Do not rejoice at my grief, for when mine is old, yours will be new.  Spanish.  2
Every one can master a grief but he that has it.  Shakespeare.  3
Every substantial grief has twenty shadows, and most of them shadows of your own making.  Sidney Smith.  4
Everything becomes intolerable to the man who is once subdued by grief.  Bolingbroke.  5
Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak
Whispers the o’er-fraught heart, and bids it break.  Shakespeare.
Great griefs are mute.  Italian.  7
Great griefs medicine the less.  Shakespeare.  8
Grief best is pleased with grief’s society.  Shakespeare.  9
Grief diminishes when it has nothing to grow upon.  Publius Syrus.  10
Grief is a stone that bears one down, but two bear it lightly.  11
Grief is satisfied and carried off by tears.  Ovid.  12
Grief is the agony of an instant, its indulgence the blunder of a lifetime.  Benjamin Disraeli.  13
Grief pent-up will burst the heart.  14
Grieving for misfortunes is adding gall to wormwood.  15
He grieves more than is necessary who grieves before it is necessary.  Seneca.  16
He has seen his step-mother’s grave and he weeps. (Spoken of feigned grief.)  Modern Greek.  17
He oft finds medicine who his grief imparts,
But double griefs afflict concealing hearts.  Spenser.
He that conceals his grief finds no remedy for it.  Turkish.  19
In much wisdom is much grief.  20
In private, grieve—but with a careless scorn,
In public seem to triumph not to mourn.  Rambler.
Moderate lamentation is the right of the dead, excessive grief the enemy of the living.  Shakespeare.  22
Much of grief shows still some want of wit.  Shakespeare.  23
New grief awakens the old.  24
No grief is so acute but time ameliorates it.  Cicero.  25
Our griefs how swift, our remedies how slow.  Prior.  26
Our own grief produces pity for another.  Richardson.  27
Patch grief with proverbs.  Shakespeare.  28
She grieves sincerely who grieves unseen.  Martial.  29
That grief is light which is capable of counsel.  30
The grief of the heir is only masked laughter.  Latin.  31
The only cure for grief is action.  Geo. Henry Lewes.  32
The sublimest grief will eat at last.  Fielding.  33
Those griefs burn most that gall in secret.  Seneca.  34
Those who have known grief seldom seem sad.  Benjamin Disraeli.  35
Time and thinking tame the strongest grief.  36
’Tis a folly to fret; grief’s no comfort.  37
To grief there is a limit, not so to fear.  Pliny the younger.  38
Too late to grieve when the chance is past.  39
When long pent-up griefs once find vent, men love to discharge the load that weighs upon the heart.  Tacitus.  40

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