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what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

Remaining ignorant or uninformed about something means it will not upset, anger, or worry someone. A: "Have you told the boss about this plan?" B: "It's better that he stay in the dark about this. What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve." I just hung a picture over the hole in the wall in case the landlord ever comes by—what the heart doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve.
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grieve for someone or something

to mourn for someone or something. Don't grieve for me. I'm okay. She grieved for her lost chances.
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grieve over someone or something

to lament and pine for someone or something. Now, don't grieve over a lost cat. There is no reason to continue grieving over him.
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What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over.

Prov. You cannot be upset by something you do not know about. When Robbie cracked his mother's favorite vase, he simply turned the cracked side toward the wall. "What the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over," he thought.
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what the eye doesn't see, the heart doesn't grieve over

if you're unaware of an unpleasant fact or situation you can't be troubled by it. proverb
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While Grieves admitted his language was colourful, he said: "I wanted to ask the ref politely about the decision but the announcer slammed the door so I went on the dog track.
Grieves topped the points chart but was on the wrong end of three 5-1s, as his side strove to cover the absence of Franc and the withdrawal of Morris from two races.
Grieves and Robson will face each other again at Brough Park on Monday night (7.
But Grieves then won a wheel-to-wheel duel over the entire four laps with Paul Thorp while Morris's third place ahead of Stead took the Diamonds to the brink of victory.
Leading 38-34, Diamonds duo Phil Morris and Grieves both came from behind to relegate Stead to third spot in Heat 13, and the match points were clinched in the next race when Czech duo Tomicek and Franc comfortably followed Mogridge home.
And Grieves made sure the Diamonds kept on course for the bonus point with some superb overtaking in heat 13 when he came from the back to overhaul Nermark on the second lap and then did the same to Brady one lap later.
I'm delighted to hear James Grieves is going to be in the same team because we've had one or two dust-ups in the past.
Grieves struggled for three hours of the event - he suffered from a bout of sickness during which his stomach rejected all food.
PC Grieves can be heard shouting "Get off, come and get your dog".
Send toys to Grieves Solicitors, Britannic Building, 3 Upperhead Row, Huddersfield, HD1 2JL.
For many, they have been in despair for years and it's time they know that not only is it healthy to grieve, if they allow the process, it can enrich their lives in miraculous ways,” says Bobo.
Grieves - who bagged a 15-point maximum in the win over Newport Wasps - said: "It'll be hard as Berwick have some great riders but hopefully I can get among the points again.
Former Newcastle captain James Grieves was excluded twice last night for crashes involving the current Warburtons Diamonds as Redcar's hopes of winning the Northern Group of the Premier Trophy were ended.
By the filmic technique of capturing the beloved, one fixes the image: one exalts even as one grieves.
This quietest of the solos shows a woman who grieves more internally than externally.