Here are some helpful sympathy quotes for going through the tough time of
losing a family member or a cherished loved one:
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland
Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
- Helen Keller
Perhaps they are not 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.
- Eskimo saying
When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.
- Maurice Maeterlinck
Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.
- Mother Teresa
Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?
- Richard Bach
It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.
- Alfred Lord Tennyson
Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end.
They simply mean I'll miss you Until we meet again!
Love begins with a smile, grows with a kiss, and ends with a teardrop.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.
- George Eliot
Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.
- Khalil Gibran
Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn
Love the heart that hurts you, but never hurt the heart that loves you.
- Vipin Sharma
What's done is done.
- William Shakespeare
Love is like the truth, sometimes it prevails, sometimes it hurts.
- Victor M. Garcia Jr.
I love you not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself, but for what you are making of me.
I love you for that part of me you bring out.
- Roy Croft
Where there is great love there are always miracles.
- Willa Cather
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you.
- Roy Croft
A true friend is a source of strength and hope.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
I've learned that you should always leave loved ones with loving words. It may be the last time you see them.
In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. ~Robert Ingersoll
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
He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
A human life is a story told by God. ~Hans Christian Andersen
To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
~Thomas Campbell, "Hallowed Ground"
We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey. ~Kenji Miyazawa
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor
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
Life is eternal, and love is immortal,
and death is only a horizon;
and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.
~Rossiter Worthington Raymond
Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. ~Kahlil Gibran
He kept at true good humour's mark
The social flow of pleasure's tide:
He never made a brow look dark,
Nor caused a tear, but when he died.
~Thomas Love Peacock
Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. ~Rita Schiano, Sweet Bitter Love, 1997, published by The Reed Edwards Company
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ~Author Unknown
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