Condolence Quotes For Eulogies

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Condolence QuotesDo you have difficulty expressing your sympathy? Using condolence quotes is the simplest but most effective way to express your sympathy without having to write the words yourself. Using condolence quotes in eulogies will make your friend or family member know that he or she has someone who is there for them at their time of need. We recommend that you also write some of your own words because words written from your heart will be the most meaningful.

Condolence Quotes

If you are unsure with what to say, including one of the following phrases in your eulogy can help make your loved one feel better. Prominent people wrote all of the condolence quotes below:

  • 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. (Eileen Elias Freeman)
  • He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. (Henry Wadsworth Longfellow)
  • In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. (Robert Ingersoll)
  • 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)
  • Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. (Emily Dickinson)
  • While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. (John Taylor)
  • 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)
  • 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)
  • With what a deep devotedness of woe, I wept thy absence – o’er and o’er again, Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain, And memory, like a drop that, night and day, Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away! (Thomas Moore)
  • To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies. (Red Auerbach)
  • To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable. (Erich Fromm)
  • 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)
  • 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 sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile. (Julie Burchill)
  • For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. (William Penn)
  • A human life is a story told by God. (Hans Christian Andersen)

The condolence quotes above are a good starting point and will help you write and recite a beautiful eulogy to your loved one. However, the most effective condolences are ones that are written from the heart. To learn more about condolences, read our articles on how to write a condolence and example condolences.


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Jason Ropchan is the Founder and CEO of Your Tribute, an online resource for Funeral and Grief information and products. He has more than 15 years experience in the funeral industry developing and marketing funeral technology. He has worked with thousands of funeral homes worldwide to help them provide online memo...