100 Best Condolences Quotes And Messages

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The death of someone is one of the most painful things in life. It is never been easy to find the right words to deliver your emotions when a loved one faces a difficult time. However, showing your condolences and letting them know that they can count on you is a necessary gesture. That is why we have tried to gather some of the condolences quotes that use to convey your message to your near and dear ones.


Condolences Quotes

1 – “Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears.” – Criss Jami

2 – “To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it’ is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? […] This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it.” – Jeanette Winterson

3 – “Mostly it is a loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

4 – “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there are love and memory, there is no true loss.” – Cassandra Clare

5 – “Learn to see the gift in the adversity. By doing this you will begin to find true peace in your struggle.” – Stacey Urrutia

6 – “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

7 – “You don’t get over it, you just get through it. You don’t get by it, because you can’t get around it. It doesn’t ‘get better’; it just gets different. Everyday grief puts on a new face.” – Wendy Feireisen

8 – “My [mom/nana] is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being.  I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune.” – Graycie Harmon

9 – “So say it loud and let it ring.  We are all part of everything. The future, present, and the past.  Fly on proud bird. You’re free at last.” – Charlie Daniels

10 – “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” – Condolences Quotes

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11 – “That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind.” – William Wordsworth

12 – “Your absence has gone through me like a thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its colour.” – W.S. Merwin

13 – “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

14 – “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

15 – “Those who weep to recover more quickly than those who smile.” – Jean Giraudoux

16 – “Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” – Condolences Quotes

17 – “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

18 – “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus

19 – “Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, dear.”

20 – “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” – Victor Hugo

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21 – “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb

22 – “We must embrace our pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

23 – “No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.” – Richard Fife

24 – “The season of mourning, Like spring, summer, fall and winter, will also pass.” – Molly Fumia

25 – “A human life is a story told by God.” – Hans Christian Andersen

26 – “However long the night, the dawn will break.” – African Proverb

27 – “I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.” – Gail Caldwell

28 – “Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one.” – Ann Druyan

29 – “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

30 – “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha

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31 – “What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

32 – “The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” – Demoustier

33 – “It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embryo state, a preparation for a living; a man is not completely born until he is dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?” – Benjamin Franklin

34 – Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.” – Ovid

35 – “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson

36 – “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” – Condolences Quotes

37 – “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

38 – “After a loved one passes, be encouraged by their passing and legacy. Instead of crying, live an inspired, spiritual and happy life like they did when they were here. Live each day with encouragement knowing that they are proud and smiling down on you from Heaven” – Matt Fraser

39 – “When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.” – Kahlil Gibran

40 – “We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” – Confucius

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41 – “Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of you.” – Rossiter Raymond

42 – “Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.” – Rita Schiano

43 – “Had I not loved so much I would not hurt so much. I will hurt. And I will be grateful for that hurt for it bears witness to the depth of our meaning. And for that I will be eternally grateful.” – Dr Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

44 – “Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” – Meister Eckhart

45 – “No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.” – Billy Graham

46 – “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” – William Penn

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

48 – “From the end spring new beginnings.” – Pliny the Elder

49 – “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets

50 – “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins

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51 – “Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.” – Orison Swett Marden

52 – “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

53 – “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” – Nigella Lawson

54 – “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.” – James O’Barr

55 – “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

56 – “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” – Fyodor Dostoyevsk

57 – “Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones are sealed inside to comfort us.” – Brian Jacques

58 – “Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

59 – “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” – Renee Wood

60 – “Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartaches. And my warmest memories remain.”

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61 – “Pain could be so blinding that you lose sight of all the love that is within your reach. Times of sorrow are the moments you need to allow yourself to be loved, to be cared for.” – Condolences Quotes

62 – “Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.” – Condolences Quotes

63 – “Don’t let go of the memories, death is not the end of your happiness. You can still take so much pleasure in the memories you made with them while they were alive.”

64 – “A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. My condolences.”

65 – “During this sorrowful moment, I am at a loss of words. You are in my thoughts and prayers praying for you to find comfort and peace.”

66 – “May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace, may my prayers help guide her on her journey to our Creator.” – Condolences Quotes

67 – “I am so saddened that you are no more; you were a blessing to us. RIP.”

68 – “When you find yourself weeping for what you have lost, remember that you are weeping for someone who blessed you with joy. How lucky we are to have all known such a wonderful person.”

69 – “In times like this you should hold on firmly to faith and hope, it might look like you have lost more than you can bear but you are stronger than this pain you feel.” – Condolences Quotes

70 – “No person is every truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.”

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71 – “You might be wondering why they had to go, you want them back with you and this is very understandable. Be willing to stand back while they continue on this new journey after life.”

72 – “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” – Seneca

73 – “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.” – Condolences Quotes

74 – “My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.” – Condolences Quotes

75 – “Crying will surely not bring them back but it would help you through the grief because you can never truly forget the ones you love. You can however cry yourself back to joy.”

76 – “Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain.”

77 – “Never feel ashamed that you spend the whole day in tears, you can be strong only after you have felt the pain inside your heart. Death feels like a stab wound in your heart.”

78 – “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering.” – Ben Okri

79 – “Dark days seem like they never end, but they are just like any other day. The clouds will clear up, you will find reasons to cheer up, the birds will sing again, so hold on.”

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

Sympathy Quotes

81 – “He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” – Henry Longfellow

82 – “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.”

83 – “Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” – Thomas Moo

84 – “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in the time of sorrow.” Robert Louis Stevenson

85 – “He, who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man” – Antoine De Saint Exupery

86 – “As you mourn your loss, remember to see the beauty of life around you and don’t sink into a hole of depression and sorrow.”

87 – “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” – William Penn

88 – “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II

89 – “Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. […] The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.” – Dean Koontz

90 – “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.”

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91 – “If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.” – Anthon St. Maarten

92 – “The absence of the other person who used to be there beside you obliterates your presence. Everything in the room, even the stars in the sky can disappear in a second, changing one scene for another, just like a dream.” – Hwang Sok-Yong

93 – “When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” – Sufi Epigram

94 – “Very few people can fit into your shoes. You were a blessing to many people. Rest in peace!”

95 – “Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your aunt. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.”

96 – “Even if I forget everything else, I will always remember you. You were the best. You were true to me. Rest in peace!”

97 – “At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Sincere condolences!”

98 – “I never knew how painful it is to lose someone until death took you away from me. RIP, my dear!”

99 – “Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, God rest his soul.”

100 – “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson

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