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45 Sympathy Quotes

Sometime it is difficult to find the right words. Let these sympathy quotes be ones to offer comfort, condolence and thoughts for the loss of a loved one.

  1. Nothing will ever take away our memories. May your memories be ones that give you comfort and reminders of happier times. Catherine Pulsifer

  2. Do not stand at my grave and weep
    I am not there. I do not sleep.
    Mary Elizabeth Frye, Do Not Stand By My Grave And Weep
    Funeral Poems

  3. There are no words. While you have joy knowing where your love is in a better place, there is sadness in the loss and grief. You are in our prayers. Catherine Pulsifer
    Grief Quotes

  4. Perhaps the mourners learn to look to the blue sky by day, and to the stars by night, and to think that the dead are there, and not in graves. Charles Dickens
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  5. May God be with you and give you comfort. May He wrap His arms around you and give you peace and hope. May He fill you with strength, and may you feel His love. Catherine Pulsifer

  6. Our words are useless unless they come from the bottom of the heart. Mother Teresa

  7. When there are no words to say, but know that I'm always here for you. Danielle Duckery, Words For The Occasion
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  8. Extend sympathy, empathy and compassion to others. Vishnu, Seven Sacred Promises

  9. Too long sorrow makes a stone of the heart. Yoda
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  10. One day He'll give us the answers to questions that now plague our mind,
    When our journey on earth has been ended, and our hardships are all left behind.
    Greta Zwaan, By and By
    Christian Poems

  11. While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. John Taylor

  12. Time does not heal all wounds; it makes coping with the loss easier but the heart never fully recovers. Robbie Miller Kaplan, How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say

  13. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Written on a Headstone in Ireland

  14. It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least. F. H. Bradley

  15. Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
    May the blessings of love be upon you,
    May its peace abide with you,
    May its essence illuminate your heart,
    Now and forever more A Blessing

  16. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength, and always remember how much you are cared about.

  17. However you choose to show sympathy - that you know someone is experiencing a loss and that you care - is almost always better than saying and doing nothing. Your response, whether verbal, written, or visual, provides an indication that you care about other people.
    Carol Fredericks Ebeling, What to Say

  18. The true way to mourn the dead is to take care of the living who belong to them. Edmund Burke
    Encouraging Bible Verses

  19. We pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and He helps you heal with the passage of time.

  20. There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life's sores the better. Oscar Wilde

  21. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  22. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven
    where the love of our lost ones pours through
    and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy. Author Unknown

  23. Sympathy extended to another is the expression of the human heart demontrating that love is true and wholesome. Byron R. Pulsifer
    Prayer Poems

  24. A good condolence note: acknowledges the person's loss; expresses your sympathy; in certain cases, it comforts. Florence Isaacs, My Deepest Sympathies...: Meaningful Sentiments for Condolence Notes and Conversations
    Inspirational Messages

  25. May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face.
    May the rains fall soft upon your fields
    and until we meet again,
    may the Lord hold you in the palm of His hand. Irish Blessing

  26. Research tells us that individuals heal and bounce back faster if they can voice their feelings and feel the support of caring souls. Robbie Miller Kaplan, How to Say It When You Don't Know What to Say

  27. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten. Julie Hebert
    Words of Encouragement

  28. He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  29. When a child or young person dies, friends and family members usually focus their sympathy and support on the parents of the child who died. Next to be comforted are the siblings of the child who died. Grieving grandparents, on the other hand, are often neglected or forgotten. Alan D. Wolfelt, Healing a Grandparent's Grieving Heart

  30. I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. Leo Buscaglia

  31. Not only today, but always remember that we love and care about you.
    Inspirational Stories

  32. Write a sympathy note full of memories. Perhaps you have a special memory from a visit or a past holiday you can mention. You can also relay any funny anecdotes you remember from school or teen years, or holidays or work. Sharing memories for the family is a lovely thing to do. Sometimes the family learn new things about their loved one that they never knew. Elizabeth Postle, Sample Sympathy Messages and Quotes: Condolence Sentiments

  33. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel we for and your family. We are here to help, support, and do whatever you need done.

  34. I had always considered myself a great friend - encouraging, there to help when needed, sensitive, able to see when people were suffering and how I might comfort them. But when my husband died so suddenly, I soon came to realize that, when it came to helping someone who was grieving … I KNEW VERY, VERY LITTLE! Anne-Marie Lockmyer, When Their World Stops: The Essential Guide to TRULY Helping Anyone in Grief

  35. May your memories give you strength. Our prayers are with you.

Sympathy Messages and Quotes. It is not May this tree provide shade and comfort as your mother/father did. We are sorry beyond words for your loss.

Sympathy Quotes for the Loss of a Father

inspirational quotes loss of father

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. Haruki Murakami Click to tweet

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Chuck Palahniuk Click to tweet

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson Click to tweet

It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson Click to tweet

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J.K. Rowling Click to tweet

People living deeply have no fear of death. Anais Nin Click to tweet

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran Click to tweet

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu Click to tweet

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. Terry Pratchett Click to tweet

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The Best Death Quotes

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He who is not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. George Eliot

I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. Charlotte Brontë

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. Leo Buscaglia

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller

I don’t want to die without any scars. Chuck Palahniuk

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. Michael Landon

You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again. Philip Pullman

As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci Click to tweet

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Unknown Click to tweet

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. Arthur Miller

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! Hunter S. Thompson

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi

What would life be worth if there were no death? Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night? Glenn Ringtved

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. Samuel Johnson

Death will never make sense to your mind. Only time and self-understanding will alleviate your suffering. Maxime Lagacé

Death commences too early – almost before you’re half-acquainted with life – you meet the other. Tennessee Williams

Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. Leo Tolstoy

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht Click to tweet

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Buddha

They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time. Banksy

The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe

A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue. George Orwell

Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive. Mary Macbeth

Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? Epicurus

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. Arthur Schopenhauer

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. Jean de La Fontaine (This is one of my favorite death quote. Leave a reply here and let me know what’s yours!)

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Death is a distant rumor to the young. Andrew A. Rooney Click to tweet

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins

In the short term, you’ll see a thunderstorm. Once the thunderstorm is over, you’ll see flowers. Maxime Lagacé

Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. Sogyal Rinpoche

Part 2. Death Quotes That Are…

The Most Famous Death Quotes (Emerson, Aurelius, Helen Keller, etc.)

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Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. Napoleon Bonaparte Click to tweet

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. Martin Luther King Jr

If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word “freedom” out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X

Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new. Steve Jobs

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Mark Twain

The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. Albert Einstein

You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end. Stephen King

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. Leonardo da Vinci

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. Leonardo da Vinci

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. Mother Teresa

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma GandhiClick to tweet

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Joseph Stalin

Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities. George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. J.R.R. Tolkien

To die will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan

Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back! Ghostbusters II

My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for’. Tupac Shakur

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Jimi Hendrix

No one here gets out alive. Jim Morrison

I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another. John Lennon

It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. Helen Keller (Remember that Helen Keller was blind)

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. Mahatma Gandhi Click to tweet

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. Kahlil Gibran

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. J.K. Rowling

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I want to be all used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw Click to tweet

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katharine Hepburn

Dying is an art. Sylvia Plath

Death pays all debts. William Shakespeare

When I shall die, let it be doing that I had designed. Ovid

We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening. Zhuangzi

For some moments in life there are no words. David Seltzer

All men think that all men are mortal but themselves. Edward Young

Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry

Live or die, but don’t poison everything. Anne Sexton

Life has more meaning in the face of death. Robert Greene Click to tweet

Death makes equal the high and low. John Heywood

The hardest thing you overcome are the ones that give the most meaning. Maxime Lagacé

The fear of death is the beginning of slavery. Robert Anton Wilson

Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters. Horace

Though death be poor, it ends a mortal woe. William Shakespeare

Death takes no bribes. Benjamin Franklin

Death is never an apology. Soul King

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. Amelia Burr

Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die. Forrest Church

In my end is my beginning. Mary, Queen of Scots

The phoenix must burn to emerge. Janet Fitch

Everyone dies. But not everyone really lives. Unknown

The meaning of life is that it stops. Franz Kafka

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. William Blake

Success is failure recycled. Life is death reborn. Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It’s better to burn out than to fade away. Neil Young

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Tom Stoppard

Nothing is ever certain. Alice Sebold

No art is possible without a dance with death. Kurt Vonnegut

Everyone dies but not everyone lives. William Wallace Click to tweet

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. Willa Cather

Life without an ideal is spiritual death. Emma Goldman

The idea is to die young as late as possible. Ashley Montagu

Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death. Desmond Morris

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live. Victor Hugo

Even trees do not die without a groan. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

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Inspirational Death Quotes (Some Are Comforting And Positive)

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Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves. Rabindranath Tagore Click to tweet

Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. Rabindranath Tagore

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. Thornton Wilder

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death. Samuel Butler

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. Seneca

By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life. Robert Greene

As soon as you’ll realize that it was a gift, you’ll be free. Maxime Lagacé

Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. Gilda Radner

I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits. Gabriel García Márquez

It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Death? Be as proud as you want: bore me later, because Love is sovereign here. Life never ends. Joy comes in the morning. Glory hallelujah. And let it be so. Anne Lamott

Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honour, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier. Xenophon

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. William Saroyan

Part 1. Where is it I’ve read that someone condemned to death says or thinks, an hour before his death, that if he had to live on some high rock, on such a narrow ledge that he’d only room to stand, and the ocean, everlasting darkness, everlasting solitude, everlasting tempest around him, if he had to remain standing on a square yard of space all his life, a thousand years, eternity, it were better to live so than to die at once. Fyodor Dostoevsky

Part 2. Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be! Fyodor Dostoevsky

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Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. John Muir

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. Corazon Aquino

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. Sogyal Rinpoche

Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are. Miguel Angel Ruiz

Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten. H. Rider Haggard

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)

When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun. William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die. Jiddu Krishnamurti

Birth and death are the most singular events we experience – and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility. Jacob K. Javits

There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’. Syrio Forel (Games Of Thrones)

Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light. But, if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity. Laughing Bull

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. Oscar Wilde

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. Richard Bach

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson

After your death, you will be what you were before your birth. Arthur Schopenhauer

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis

Death ends a life, not a relationship. Mitch Albom

See also: 5 Powerful Ways To Deal With Death, Grief & Loss (YouTube video)

Funny And Surprising Death Quotes

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I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen Click to tweet

Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five. Benjamin Franklin

Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead. Hans Christian Andersen

Dying is easy; it’s living that’s difficult. Frederick Lenz

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. Isaac Asimov

I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street. Stephen Hawking

I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: “Hello, baby, how you doing? When you coming for me? I’ll be ready”. Charles Bukowski

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age. Bill Bryson

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went. Will Rogers

Death is nature’s way of saying, “Your table is ready”. Robin Williams

Deep, Truthful And Profound Death Quotes (Some Are Sad)

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Neither the sun, nor death can be looked at steadily. François de La Rochefoucauld Click to tweet

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

The first breath is the beginning of death. Thomas Fuller

Life isn’t fair, nor should you expect it to be. No matter how well you prepare, shit will happen, often when you least expect it. Ed Latimore

It is human to have your soul brought to a crisis you did not anticipate. The Dune Series

This aspect of reality, this weird scary aspect of life, can just wreck everything if you don’t figure out at some point that it is what makes life so profound, meaningful, rich, complex, wild. Anne Lamott

I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. Mark Twain

The world would be dramatically better if everyone had to experience a near death event growing up. Everyone will instantly value their time more, and be happier. ChuchuTrain

Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death. Thomas Bernhard

Take nothing for granted. Keep in mind that it can come at anytime. Even today. Maxime Lagacé

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world. John Steinbeck

Part 1. I despise wisdom and the blessings of this world. It is all worthless, fleeting, illusory, and deceptive, like a mirage. Anton Chekhov

Part 2. You may be proud, wise, and fine, but death will wipe you off the face of the earth as though you were no more than mice burrowing under the floor, and your posterity, your history, your immortal geniuses will burn or freeze together with the earthly globe. Anton Chekhov

Death is the true inspiring genius, or the muse of philosophy… Indeed without death men would scarcely philosophize. Arthur Schopenhauer (The World as Will and Representation)

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. James F. Byrnes

Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death. Eckhart Tolle

In the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. Albert Camus

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. Albert Camus

If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled? Jodi Picoult

If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone? Jodi Picoult

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson

The death of a beloved is an amputation. C.S. Lewis

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates Click to tweet

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows. Socrates

Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you. Welcome to Night Vale (Podcast)

You want to live – but do you know how to live? You are scared of dying – and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead? Seneca

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. Hunter S. Thompson

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe

The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death. Gore Vidal

I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable greyness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamour, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat, in a sickly atmosphere of tepid skepticism, without much belief in your own right, and still less in that of your adversary. Joseph Conrad

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. Tecumseh

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Wise Death Quotes (Words Of Wisdom)

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Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident. Henry David Thoreau Click to tweet

Anything I’ve done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death. Betty Bender

We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth. Voltaire

The harder the pain, the longer the path to recovery, the better the opportunity to learn. Maxime Lagacé

Death: something like birth, a natural mystery, elements that split and recombine. Not an embarrassing thing. Not an offense to reason, or our nature. Marcus Aurelius

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. Scott Alexander

I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time. William Faulkner

What is history? Its beginning is that of the centuries of systematic work devoted to the solution of the enigma of death, so that death itself may eventually be overcome. That is why people write symphonies, and why they discover mathematical infinity and electromagnetic waves. Boris Pasternak

For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on. Bram Stoker (Dracula)

Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. Jo Nesbø

Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is just a passing shadow of a cloud. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. Anais Nin

Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him. E.M. Forster

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east. Rumi

That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them! Connie Willis

When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. Laurie Halse Anderson

Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. Langston Hughes Click to tweet

Give place to others, as others have given place to you. Equality is the soul of equity. Who can complain of being comprehended in the same destiny, wherein all are involved? Michel de Montaigne

It is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death. Oliver Sacks

Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived. Jet Black

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life. Terry Pratchett

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. Dag Hammarskjold

Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter. Albert Camus

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See also: Coping With Grief: 5 Lessons Learned From Death

Part 3. Death Quotes About…

Death Quotes About Grief, Lost Love, Loss Of A Child

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Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. Thomas Moore Click to tweet

No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear. C.S. Lewis

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

All your sorrows have been wasted on you if you have not yet learned how to be wretched. Seneca

Grief, when it comes, is nothing like we expect it to be. Joan Didion

Grief turns out to be a place none of us know until we reach it. Joan Didion

You can grieve all your life, but what’s the point? You still have your life. Don’t waste it. Maxime Lagacé

Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts. Hopi (Native American)

They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. Tuscarora (Native American)

Part 1. My sister will die over and over again for the rest of my life. Jandy Nelson

Part 2. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. Jandy Nelson

Part 3. I will never stop grieving Bailey because I will never stop loving her. That’s just how it is. Jandy Nelson

Part 4. Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other. All I can do is love her, and love the world, emulate her by living with daring and spirit and joy. Jandy Nelson

Long after her death I felt her thoughts floating through mine. Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death. Robert Fulghum

The source of sorrows lies not in leaving life, but in leaving that which gives it meaning. Raymond Radiguet

Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive. Charlotte Bronte Click to tweet

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. George Eliot

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. George S. Patton

You attend the funeral, you bid the dead farewell. You grieve. Then you continue with your life. And at times the fact of her absence will hit you like a blow to the chest, and you will weep. But this will happen less and less as time goes on. She is dead. You are alive. So live. Neil Gaiman

One cannot get through life without pain… What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us. Bernie S. Siegel

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. Leo Tolstoy

No truth can cure the sorrow we feel from losing a loved one. No truth, no sincerity, no strength, no kindness can cure that sorrow. All we can do is see it through to the end and learn something from it, but what we learn will be no help in facing the next sorrow that comes to us without warning. Haruki Murakami

Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature’s way of healing a broken heart. Doug Manning

The only thing I know is everything you love will die. The first time you meet someone special, you can count on them one day being dead and in the ground. Chuck Palahniuk

The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created. Meghan O’Rourke

When we are learning the world, we know things we cannot say how we know. When we are relearning the world in the aftermath of a loss, we feel things we had almost forgotten, old things, beneath the seat of reason. Meghan O’Rourke

The ones that love us never really leave us. Sirius Black (Harry Potter)

The dead can survive as part of the lives of those that still live. Kenzaburō Ōe

Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality. Emily Dickinson

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See also: 10 Things I Learned While Dealing With the Death of a Loved One

Quotes About Life And Death, Circle Of Life, Legacy

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There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. George SantayanaClick to tweet

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. Andrew Sachs

Live how we can, yet die we must. William Shakespeare

You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence. John Green

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Marcus Tullius Cicero

It will stay in your head first, and then in your heart. Those places will always be reserved. Maxime Lagacé

Because life is fragile and death inevitable, we must make the most of each day. Thomas S. Monson

And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. William Cullen Bryant

When a person is born we rejoice, and when they’re married we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing has happened. Margaret Mead

How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind? Carson McCullers

When death overtakes us, all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us. Unknown

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. Albert Einstein

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw

Part 1. When those you love die, the best you can do is honor their spirit for as long as you live. Patrick Swayze

Part 2. You make a commitment that you’re going to take whatever lesson that person or animal was trying to teach you, and you make it true in your own life. Patrick Swayze

Part 3. It’s a positive way to keep their spirit alive in the world, by keeping it alive in yourself. Patrick Swayze

People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad. Marcel Proust

Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. Shannon L. Alder

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Ernest Hemingway

The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. Elie Wiesel

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? Terry Pratchett

To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell Click to tweet

To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures who people the tree of your life and give it new branches. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. J.K. Rowling

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. Bryant H. McGill

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann

Quotes About Accepting Death, Zen

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Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius Click to tweet

It is as natural to die as it is to be born. Francis Bacon

There is love in holding and there is love in letting go. Elizabeth Berg

These births and deaths are changes in nature which we are mistaking for changes in us. Swami Vivekananda

It is necessary to be strong in the face of death, because death is intrinsic to life. It is for this reason that I tell my students: aim to be the person at your father’s funeral that everyone, in their grief and misery, can rely on. There’s a worthy and noble ambition: strength in the face of adversity. Jordan Peterson (12 Rules for Life)

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. W. Somerset Maugham

And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment. Bodhidharma

Do you see the gift that you had? Do you see how lucky you were? Maxime Lagacé

There is no birth, there is no death; there is no coming, there is no going; there is no same, there is no different; there is no permanent self, there is no annihilation. We only think there is. Thich Nhat Hahn

Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell

Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you’re free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. Saul Alinsky

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like. Lao Tzu

We must constantly remind ourselves that we are eternity, infinite, beyond birth and death. Frederick Lenz

Part 1. Everyone wants to be foremost in this future-and yet death and the stillness of death are the only things certain and common to all in this future! Friedrich Nietzsche

Part 2. How strange that this sole thing that is certain and common to all, exercises almost no influence on men, and that they are the furthest from regarding themselves as the brotherhood of death! Friedrich Nietzsche

Part 3. It makes me happy to see that men do not want to think at all of the idea of death! Friedrich Nietzsche

Part 4. I would fain do something to make the idea of life to us to be more than friends in the sense of that sublime possibility. Friedrich Nietzsche

Part 5. And so we will believe in our even a hundred times more worthy of their attention. Friedrich Nietzsche

For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths! Edgar Allan Poe

The only real ending is death. Everything else is a transition. Robert Greene

Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. Thinking about death clarifies your life. Candy Chang

The first step toward change is awareness. The second step is acceptance. Nathaniel Branden Click to tweet

Without birth and death, and without the perpetual transmutation of all the forms of life, the world would be static, rhythm-less, undancing, mummified. Alan Watts

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. Martin Luther

If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise-you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind. Dalai Lama

To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest. To live fully is to be always in no-man’s-land, to experience each moment as completely new and fresh. To live is to be willing to die over and over again. Pema Chödrön

Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact we have no fear of death anymore, and we have no actual difficulty in our life. Shunryu Suzuki

When someone we love dies, we get so busy mourning what died that we ignore what didn’t. Ram Dass

My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J. Fox

The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you. Stephanie Perkins

Death is life’s high meed. John Keats

Now, of all the benefits that virtue confers upon us, the contempt of death is one of the greatest, as the means that accommodates human life with a soft and easy tranquillity, and gives us a pure and pleasant taste of living, without which all other pleasure would be extinct. Michel de Montaigne

We should always, as near as we can, be booted and spurred, and ready to go, and, above all things, take care, at that time, to have no business with any one but one’s self. Why for so short a life tease ourselves with so many projects? Michel de Montaigne

Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love… Rainer Maria Rilke

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Friedrich Nietzsche

And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death. Walt Whitman

What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying. Albert Camus

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov

Death is a law, not a punishment. Jean Dubos

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Quotes About Fear Of Death And Regrets

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He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived. Franz Kafka Click to tweet

Our culture’s zeal for longevity reveals our incredible collective fear of death. Ram Dass

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. Francis Bacon

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. Henry Van Dyke

Suppose that a god announced that you were going to die tomorrow “or the day after”. Unless you were a complete coward you wouldn’t kick up a fuss about which day it was – what difference could it make? Now recognize that the difference between years from now and tomorrow is just as small. Marcus Aurelius

You know, what’s so dreadful about dying is that you are completely on your own. Vladimir Nabokov (Lolita)

Not only are selves conditional but they die. Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? John Updike (Self-Consciousness)

Be sure the safest rule is that we should not dare to live in any scene in which we dare not die. But, once realise what the true object is in life — that it is not pleasure, not knowledge, not even fame itself, ‘that last infirmity of noble minds’ — but that it is the development of character, the rising to a higher, nobler, purer standard, the building-up of the perfect Man — and then, so long as we feel that this is going on, and will (we trust) go on for evermore, death has for us no terror; it is not a shadow, but a light; not an end, but a beginning! Lewis Carroll

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death. David Blaine

The typical human behaviour is to seek security and certainty. We fear death because it’s the unknown and nobody can give us answers. Maxime Lagacé

Death anxiety is greater in those who feel they have lived an unfulfilled life. Irvin Yalom

One regret dear world, that I am determined not to have when I am lying on my deathbed is that I did not kiss you enough. Hafiz of Persia

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel – you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more. Jerome P. Crabb

Many of us crucify ourselves between two thieves – regret for the past and fear of the future. Fulton Oursler

Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death. Paulo Coelho

People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies. Haruki Murakami

If I can see pain in your eyes, then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile. Santosh Kalwar

I think death is equally terrible for everyone. Young people, old people, the good, the bad; it’s always the same. It’s rather fair in its treatment. There’s no such thing as a terrible death, that’s why it’s frightening. Sunako

Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable. Keisei Tagami

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. J.K. Rowling (Harry Potter)

When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. Henry David Thoreau

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Tecumseh Click to tweet

Death in itself is nothing; but we fear to be we know not what, we know not where. John Dryden

Isn’t it sad that so often it takes facing death to appreciate life and each other fully? Esther Earl

You are facing death and danger and competition, but at any moment, you can decide to have a fearless mindset. Robert Greene

To fear death is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not. For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessings of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil. Socrates

Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out. Mitch Albom

Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? John Updike

The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective. James Patterson

Let us not pray to be sheltered from dangers but to be fearless when facing them. Rabindranath Tagore

Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death. William Gurnall

Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it. John Green

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Death Quotes About Afterlife

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There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this. Paulo Coelho Click to tweet

I have always imagined that paradise will be a kind of library. J.K. Rowling

I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world. Ludovico Ariosto

Whether or not there’s an afterlife, screw it. Just live your life right here, right now before it’s too late. Maxime Lagacé

If we can prove an afterlife, then we have less pressure to make our physical life last forever. Chuck Palahniuk

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking. Carl Sagan

The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves. Ludwig Wittgenstein

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death. Nathaniel Hawthorne

Birth is not a beginning; death is not an end. There is existence without limitation; there is continuity without a starting point. Zhuangzi

You are dead – what am I speaking to? Philip Pullman

There is no death. Only a change of worlds. Chief Seattle (Native American)

Death is the greatest illusion of all. Osho

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable. Bhagavad Gita

The strongest intimidation, by the way, is the invention of a hereafter with a hell everlasting. Friedrich Nietzsche

I don’t like paradise, as they probably don’t have obsessions there. Alda Merini Click to tweet

I don’t believe in an afterlife, so I don’t have to spend my whole life fearing hell, or fearing heaven even more. For whatever the tortures of hell, I think the boredom of heaven would be even worse. Isaac Asimov

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy? Leo Buscaglia

I regard the brain as a computer which will stop working when its components fail. There is no heaven or afterlife for broken down computers; that is a fairy story for people afraid of the dark. Stephen Hawking

Of course you don’t die. Nobody dies. Death doesn’t exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world. Henry Miller

There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it? Robert A. Heinlein

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity. Thomas Moore

Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise. Kim Harrison

Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening. Walter Scott

Quotes About Death And Gratitude

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Part 1. I cannot pretend I am without fear. But my predominant feeling is one of gratitude. Oliver Sacks Click to tweet

Part 2. I have loved and been loved; I have been given much and I have given something in return; I have read and traveled and thought and written.Olivier Sacks

Part 3. I have had an intercourse with the world, the special intercourse of writers and readers. Olivier Sacks

Part 4. Above all, I have been a sentient being, a thinking animal, on this beautiful planet, and that in itself has been an enormous privilege and adventure. Oliver Sacks

The most important thing to arrive on your deathbed satisfied and grateful is to first live your life fully. Maxime Lagacé

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh Click to tweet

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Comforting Words of Sympathy on the Loss of a Mother

Knowing what to say upon the death of the mother of a close one can be slightly difficult. Use words of sympathy, it will help you provide the necessary encouragement to your loved one.
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
The death of a mother is the first sorrow wept without her.
~ Anonymous
A mother holds perhaps, the most important place in a child's life. The loss of a mother, then is perhaps the biggest loss anyone has to deal with. Unfortunately, the death of a parent is something most children have to see and experience. While some people naturally hold the capacity to endure such a heavy loss, for some it is indeed a tough period to get through.
No matter what kind of person the sufferer is, a few words of sympathy from close ones are always comforting. With the knowledge that there is someone who shares the grief, and is there for support in such trying times, indeed gives the sufferer the strength and courage to pull through. For most of you, deciding what to say when a person loses her/his mother is difficult, because it is an extremely sensitive time and you don't want to say anything that will deepen the grief of the sufferer.
Words of Condolence For the Loss of a Mother
No words of condolence you put together can heal a person grieving the loss of her/his mother. But it can definitely provide a small amount of comfort, in knowing that someone is there to share the grief and to be there when needed. This gives them courage to move on and face each day with a little more strength.
• Say not, in grief, that your mother has gone, but always remain thankful that she was yours.
• Words, however kind, can't mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss with you, pray and hope for your comfort and peace of mind.
• The love and support of a mother can never be replaced, but we hope you find some strength, in the love of family and in the warm embrace of friends.
• May it make your sorrow easier to bear knowing there are others who understand and care.
• Allow me to extend my deepest condolences on the loss of your mother. Losing a parent is one of the biggest losses that can be suffered by anyone. May you find God's presence with you as you journey through the time of grief.
• At times like these it is difficult to see all the love that surrounds you. I am here to let you know that I love you and will be here when you want to see me.
• Your mother always spoke about you with utmost love and affection. You meant the world to her. She was truly a splendid woman and will be deeply missed. Our heartfelt sympathies to you.
• I am really sorry for your loss. I know how close you were to your mother and the deep influence she had on you. We will miss her.
• As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens.
• We loved your mother dearly, but we could not make her stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hardworking hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best.
• I have no idea what you must be going through in losing what I think is the strongest pillar of strength in your life. I know your mother was that to you too, and with this loss come so many layers of heartache. Please know my heart is open to giving you anything you might need during this time of incredible loss.
• I am at a loss for adequate words to express my grief for you. I had the blessed opportunity of knowing your mother and I know heaven just received one of its most special angels. You are a reflection of your mother in the way you treat people with respect and empathy, not to mention the way you make each person feel loved. I am so sorry for your loss.
• Let your sorrow be a bridge not a barrier to the people who love and adore you. We are here for you and will be over every day until you tell us to go away. We love you and are sorry for the loss of your mother.
• Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.
• I am so sorry for your loss. If there comes a moment that you can not come out of your house of darkness, I hope I can be the person you will depend on to come pull the shades up and let the light in. I am here for you.
• So many accomplishments, so very many successes, a wealth of hopes and dreams fulfilled, days and days and days well-lived and now a legacy to celebrate. May sweet memories of the gem that was your mother, encourage you at this time.
As has been mentioned earlier, even the best words you say to console the death of a loved one, such as a mother, are not enough to fill the hole that such a loss has left behind. However, it is definitely encouraging, and lets the sufferer know that death and dying is an inevitable part of life that has to be dealt with. As such, these words of sympathy on the loss of a mother will help you put across this message of love, support and encouragement to your loved one.

If you are still unsure about what to say or how to say it, it is okay to refrain from saying anything at all. You may think that it is necessary that you condole your loved one, but in some cases, just being there even without saying anything means a lot to the person. Just do what you think is in the best interest of your loved one, who is dealing with the loss of her/his mother.

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Sympathy Messages and Quotes

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Fathers are the symbol of strength, security, power, and hope.

They provide for the family, give direction, and make decisions.

They are the rock and the pillar. They are respected and looked up to by sons and daughters, and they are loved and supported by their wives.

When a father passes on, everything will suddenly hang in a balance. It’s like a chair with a broken leg.

Any moment it can break, and any moment someone will sit down and fall over. Without a father, any family can be in danger of a collapse.

They will be burdened on what to do, where to go, and how to proceed.

It’s a loss that no one would wish on anyone because it can be very devastating and traumatizing.

This is why it’s important that friends and family come together to offer their love and support.

Those who are grieving the loss of their father will need all the help and encouragement that they can get from their support system.

Small gestures and sympathetic messages can go a long way for hearts that are feeling the loss and experiencing unimaginable sadness.

There are many sympathy quotes for the loss of a father that can express love and support. They are sentimental as they are uplifting, and as poignant as they are simple.

You’ll find some good examples below that can perfectly express how you are feeling about the loss of someone’s father.




Uplifting Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Father

When someone you love passes, be inspired by their passing and their legacy.  Instead of drowning in your sorrows, be inspired to live a happy and peaceful like they did when they were still around.

Live each day with purpose, with action, with positivity, and with encouragement. Your father will be very proud of you and smile down on you from heaven.

When they go, they leave a heartache that no one can ever make better. But their love for you leaves so many memories that no one else can take away. Your father was a quiet and simple man who lived a very charmed life.

He has you and your whole family to thank for it. May my words of peace and comfort ease the pain that you are feeling now, and may my prayers hasten your father’s journey into heaven.


They simply pass onto other things of beauty. I’m thinking of you in your time of great pain and sorrow. Your father was a lovely man who will never be forgotten. He made all our lives a little more special with his humble grace, his sense of humor, and his infinite wisdom. We are very blessed to have known him.

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With your father’s passing, remember that people will forget the things he said or the things he did. But they will always remember how he made them feel. I wish you peace and comfort during this challenging time. May you be surrounded by the love and support of your family and friends.

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Maybe they’re not really stars. Maybe they’re little doorways in heaven where your father’s love pours through and falls on all his loved ones to let them know that he’s happy. We all miss your father and his commanding presence. We will never forget the joy he brought to our lives. There’s no replacing an incredible man like your father. Our lives are so very rich and blessed because of him. Thank you for sharing him with all of us all these years. Sending you my love and sympathies for the loss of your beloved father.

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The people who have passed on before us do not really go away, because they walk beside us every single day. Even if your father is no longer here with us, there’s not a day that went by that I didn’t think about him. I miss him in the quiet moments, and I miss him in the happy moments. He was a role model to me, someone that I always looked up to. I hope you know how very blessed you are to have a father like him. I know that nothing can describe the sadness and the pain that you’re feeling. I think it’s only right to feel this kind of sadness because of how good a person your father was.

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I’m praying for your strength and courage during this sad and difficult time. I will always be here to give you the support that you need. I know that there are no words that can be said that can take away the pain and the sadness. I will try very hard to make things a little better for you. You lost the father who meant a lot to you, and I know that you’re feeling lost and afraid. I will continue to pray for you and your whole family.

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Your father can never be more than a thought away. When you have your father’s memories with you, he will always reside in your heart. I know that his passing came unexpectedly, but I know that he already made you feel all the things that he wanted you to feel in your life. Like love, pride, joy, comfort, and contentment. I know how proud you are of your father, but know that he is prouder of you.

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Heartfelt Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Father

There are no words that can unbreak your heart on the loss of your father, no matter how perfect and no matter how kind those words are.

But those who truly care for you and share your loss will wish you nothing but peace, love, and comfort.

May you find the strength that you need in the presence of loving family and supportive friends.

May time soften your sorrows, and may friends soothe the pain. May peace take over your heartaches, and only the fondest memories of your father remain. Please accept my sincerest sympathies for the loss of your wonderful father. He was a great man, and friend. He will be terribly missed.

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A wonderful father can never be replaced, but he will always be remembered. Please accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your father. I have known him for years, and I have seen him change from the easygoing guy in college to the loving and responsible husband and dad to your family. Domestic life suited him. He was an incredible family man, and he was always telling me stories about you. Your father loved you so much. You may have had your disagreements and differences, but his love for you only grew. We are all very blessed to have known such an amazing man like your father.

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Losing a father is never easy, especially a father who gave so much unconditional love. His life had been about sacrifice, unselfishness, and generosity. He wanted to provide your family with everything you needed. Sometimes it hurt him to be so far away, but it was just the price that he had to pay for the life that he wanted to build for you. He loved you all so much. I’m truly very sorry about your loss, and I pray for your comfort and healing.

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Your father’s memory may break your heart and bring tears to your eyes. But I pray that one day soon, you will be able to honor his memory with a happy smile. You will never stop missing your father, but the pain will grow different as time passes. I know how much it hurts to lose a father that you love so much, but I pray that the love and support of your family will help carry you through this difficult time.

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No matter where your father goes, you will always be daddy’s little girl. He was a man deeply loved and cherished, and I know that God will take good care of him in heaven. You are blessed because you were so loved by your father. You are his forever little princess, his forever baby girl. I hope he made you as happy as you made him. I pray that you will find the peace and comfort that you need to cope with your father’s loss. If you ever need anything, I’m always here for you.

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There’s a time to live and enjoy life freely. There’s also a time to leave this world and embrace eternity. There’s a time to treasure your father’s memories, and there’s a time to meet him again someday. You have lost someone so important, so incredible, and so wonderful. I cannot imagine the pain that you’re feeling right now. I hope you take comfort in the love and support of your family and friends, and that you find joy and peace in your quiet moments.

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A great man has left us but his memories will never be forgotten. I know that the loss is indescribable, and I can only share in your pain and sorrow. May your father’s soul rest in peace, and may you be blessed with the grace to accept the loss, the faith to believe that everything happens for a reason, and the courage to face the coming days. Know that you are loved and supported by your family and friends, and that we will always be here by your side.

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Your father was truly a force to reckon with. He could create something out of nothing, and he could a turn a regular day to one of the best days ever. He was a child at heart, and he never really lost his sense of wonder. It was this childlike wonder that made him such a wonderful father to you and your siblings. He always made sure that you had a great day. He loved you all very much. I think his mission in life was just to be the best father and the best husband in the world. Everything else was just secondary. We all have been blessed to have someone like your father in our lives. I share your pain over his loss, and I will continue praying for you and your family.

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Religious Sympathy Quotes for Loss of Father

What may be a huge loss to you is a big gain for God. Let’s rejoice and be happy for those who will see your father after this life. They will be in the presence of a truly wonderful man.

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Words cannot express my sorrow for the loss of your father. May the love and grace of God give you the comfort that you seek during this difficult time. I know that it will not make sense, and I know that you may start questioning God for what happened. But grief and sorrow bring you closer to God. Your tears and suffering will be replaced by happiness when you truly have faith.

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I am very sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I pray that God will give you the courage to get through this. Have faith in His divine plan. Whenever you feel sad, lost, or afraid, just hold on to God’s promise that He will never forsake you.

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Don’t let the sadness of your father’s passing keep you from holding on to the beautiful memories that he left you with. You father will stay alive in your heart forever. Every time you think about the moments you shared, he will be beside you. I’m praying that God will keep you and bless you, and that He will grant your father’s soul eternal rest. I’m praying for your healing, and for your strength to face the difficult days ahead.

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May God bless you with the courage to get through this sad and painful time. May you never lose faith, even if life is hard, uncertain, or scary. May you find reason to smile in your quiet moments, and may you find the strength to fight off feelings of isolation and despair. May God be with you today and always, and may God grant your father’s soul eternal peace.

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Sincere Sympathy Quotes When Someone Loses a Father

The passing of your father may bring tears to your eyes today. But I know that someday you will think about all these memories with a smile. Extending my sincere and heartfelt sympathies on the demise of your father.

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We lost a great and kind man today, but his memories will never fade. It’s an incredible loss that no one and nothing can ever replace. I share your pain and sorrow. May God rest his soul, and may God give you the strength and courage to keep going even when it’s hard. I’m very sorry for your loss.

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Great souls never really leave us because they leave their marks on us whose lives they’ve touched. We will all remember your father for the great man that he was. May God bless you in your time of grief and sadness. I’m very sorry to hear about your dad’s passing.

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I was shocked to hear about your dad. It’s completely unexpected and I’m still finding it hard to believe that he’s gone. It’s a sad and difficult time. May God rest his soul. Please know that I am with you and share your sadness and pain.

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Your father carried you in his arms and held you in his heart. Now it’s time to be reunited with his creator and be free from pain and suffering. I offer you my most heartfelt sympathies on the demise of your father.

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Your father’s memories will remain alive in your heart for always. May the memories that you shared give you peace and comfort, and even joy, during this sad time. I will be including you in my prayers.

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I could not believe the news when I heard. I’m still in a state of shock. Heaven has gained another angel, but we are all feeling the loss. My heart goes out to you and your family. May our thoughts and prayers give you some comfort during this time of sorrow.

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I share in your sadness as we remember a great man, a wonderful father, a devoted husband, and a true friend. There is no one quite like him. He was loved and will surely be remembered forever. Please accept my deepest sympathies.

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Your father may have been taken away too soon, but it does not mean that we should all stop loving him. His memories will live on, and his memories will keep the love alive. I know how close you two were. Please know that I will be praying for you to remain strong and brave. May God rest your father’s soul.

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There’s no message that can express how sad I feel for your loss. Your father was a truly incredible man. No one can ever take his place. May God’s love carry you through this sad and painful period. May you also be surrounded by the love and care of friends and family.

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In this time of pain and sadness, know that we are thinking of you. We know that your father was the closest person to you and you loved him very much. My heart breaks for you. There are no words that can ease the pain that you are feeling, but please know that we are for you if you ever need anything.

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I know how deep the pain goes because I felt the same kind of pain when I lost my dad. The pain is overwhelming. There will be days when you just have to break down and cry. But the pain will grow less in time. I am thinking of you and praying for you in this most difficult time. Please accept my condolences.

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