condolence quotes


There are so many qualities that (insert name) had, they are far too numerous to recount.
His compassion, kindness, and gentle being will be sadly missed by us.

May God’s grace and strength be with you.

Words alone can not express enough our heartfelt sorrow at your loss.

May the peace of God be with you during your time of sorrow.

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

Friends leave footprints in our hearts that remain with us forever.

When words can not make it better please know our hearts and thoughts are with you.
I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of ___’s passing. You have my deepest condolences during this most difficult time. (pg 123)

I am so sad to hear of ____’s passing. I feel privileged to have known such a wonderful person. I am sorry that that you have to suffer the pain of losing your husband, and I hope that you will find some comfort in knowing that he was a much loved friend. I will miss him very much. (pg 124)

The secret of language is the secret of sympathy and its full charm is possible only to the gentle.

The capacity to give one’s attention to a sufferer is a very rare and difficult thing; it is almost a miracle; it is a miracle. Nearly all those who think they have this capacity do not possess it. Warmth of heart, impulsiveness, pity are not enough.

The craving for sympathy is the common boundary-line between joy and sorrow.

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.

There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathize with the color, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.

And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
~John Henry Newman

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.  ~Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said
Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days
That are no more, and shall no more return.
Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed;
I stay a little longer, as one stays
To cover up the embers that still burn.
~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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.  ~Author Unknown

  • If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.   Beth Mende Conny
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  • They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.  Death cannot kill what never dies.   William Penn
  • To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.   Thomas Campbell
  • Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.   Robert Louis Stevenson
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens…    Author Unknown
  • Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.   William Wordsworth
  • You don’t get over it, you just get through it.  Your 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

“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

“For thou hast given me in this beauteous face A world of earthly blessings to my soul, If sympathy of love unite our thoughts.” – William Shakespeare

“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

“They mustn’t know my despair, I can’t let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn’t bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I’m showing off; when I’m” -Anne Frank

“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others…for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. “Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.”- Albert Einstein

“Memory can tell us only what we were, In company with those we loved; It cannot help us find out what each of us, Alone, must now become.”-Richard Fife

“We are deeply saddened by his death. We send our condolences to the Mzimela family. He will be given a full departmental funeral.”

I Like this quote I dislike this quote“The president called the Emir of Kuwait to extend our personal condolences on the death of his brother, the late emir, and to offer congratulations and best wishes as he takes over the position.”

I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I can confirm to you that officials in Basra have recovered the body of journalist Steven Vincent. The U.S. Embassy is working with British military and local Iraqi officials in Basra to determine who is responsible for the death of this journalist. Our condolences go out to the family.”

I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I’d like to express again the department’s condolences to the families and friends of the journalists who have been killed in this war. They have been doing very, very important work, and we’re saddened by their deaths.”

I Like this quote I dislike this quote“Any death is tragic and our condolences are extended to Mr. Lee and his family, … We regret his death as with any death.”

I Like this quote I dislike this quote“I am shocked and grief-stricken to learn of Sun’s death, and express profound sorrow and condolences for you and your family.”

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# May the blessings of love be upon you, May its peace abide with you, May its essence illuminate your heart, Now and forever more….   Sufi Blessing

# Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.&   From a Headstone in Ireland
# Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, may looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.&   Author Unknown
# If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.   Beth Mende Conny
# They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it.  Death cannot kill what never dies.   William Penn
# To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.   Thomas Campbell
# Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.   Robert Louis Stevenson

Sorrow you can hold, however desolating, if nobody speaks to you.  If they speak, you break down.  ~Bede Jarrett


While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates.  You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.  ~Samuel Johnson

Give sorrow words; the grief that does not speak whispers the o’er-fraught heart and bids it break.  ~William Shakespeare

Man, when he does not grieve, hardly exists.  ~Antonio Porchia, Voces, 1943, translated from Spanish by W.S. Merwin

Even hundredfold grief is divisible by love.  ~Jareb Teague

# We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.
We send you thoughts of comfort.

# Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
# With love and hugs,
# We will miss “name of deceased”.
# We share comfort in knowing “name of deceased” is no longer suffering.  We send thoughts of sympathy and support to you as you begin your journey without “name of deceased”.
# Remembering you and “name of deceased” in our minds and in our hearts.
# With thoughts of peace and courage for you,
# We send you thoughts of peace and courage.

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