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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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Grieves had pleaded guilty to the offence of going onto the pitch of a designated football match without lawful excuse, an offence under the Football (Offences) Act 1991.
David Comb, for Andrea Grieves, said the mum had a three-year-old daughter and is also expecting to give birth to a second child in September.
But Grieves, who led Tigers to Scottish Cup glory on Friday at Edinburgh, stressed it's the future of speedway in the west of Scotland that's at stake - not just his meeting.
WORRY John and Pat Grieves were stunned when the tax bill arrived
But the Bears then nominated Grieves for double points off the handicap in Heat 14, a move which could have set up a nervous finale.
Now, as the TLS Bears prepare for this evening's return match against the Rockets at Hoddesdon, Grieves is weighing up what do when his first choice engine is back from being repaired.
Grieves began the season at the top of Newcastle's figurework but a couple of poor home meetings in April helped to push him down behind George Stancl and Josef Franc when this month's averages were published, giving him an easier schedule of races at number four in the line-up.
Grieves reckons the rivalry is the sport's version of Celtic and Rangers in football and has made no secret of his desperation to stick it to the Monarchs.
Grieves has been banned from returning to the area he terrorised when he was involved in a major stand-off with armed police.
GREAT Scot James Grieves has been named 2007 Redcar Bears Rider of the Year, writes MARTIN NEAL The former Newcastle captain signed on loan from Wolves in the winter and was a revelation for his new club.
John Hutchinson, 62, had never been in trouble with police before, but flew into a rage at the driving of PC Dennis Grieves.
JAMES GRIEVES has vowed to sign off from Glasgow Tigers in style.
Tremendous overtaking by Henry, Stoddart, King and Glasgow guest James Grieves in particular made it the most thrilling match this year as both sides battled it out.
Lindsey Grieves, 21, was pushing her 12-week-old son when she was confronted by the man.
In large enterprises with many users and departments, and interconnecting systems and activities, IT Service Desks can fall into a 'fire-fighting" mode, leveling any available resources against symptoms of a problem," said Carl Grieves, Senior Vice President of Touchpaper USA.