Condolence sayings can be very helpful in making someone who just lost a friend, relative or close family member feel better. A saying is typically included at the end of a written sympathy message, within a spoken eulogy or on a memorial. The most effective condolence messages are written from the heart. They include personal memories and stories and express the grief you are feeling over the loss. However, including condolence sayings in your speech or message can add a nice touch and help express how you are feeling.
Famous writers wrote the condolence sayings below:
- “For, whom the heart of man shuts out, Sometimes the heart of God takes in, And fences them all round bout With silence mid the world’s loud din.” (From James Russell Lowell’s “The Forlorn”)
- “And you should always know, Wherever you may go, No matter where you are, I never will be far away.” (From Billy Joel’s “Lullaby”)
- “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.” Famous Saying (Kahlil Gibran)
- “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” (John Taylor)
Anonymous writers wrote the condolence sayings below:
- “I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge- That myth is more potent than history. I believe that dreams are more powerful than facts- That hope always triumphs over experience- That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” (For loss of father)
- “A heart of gold stopped beating, two shining eyes at rest. God broke our hearts to prove, He only takes the best.” (For loss of mother)
- “Don’t cry because it is over, smile because you had the chance to know and love!” (For loss of sister)
- “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.” (For loss of brother)
- “They that love beyond the world, cannot be separated. Death cannot kill what never dies. Nor can Spirits ever be divided that love and live in the same Divine Principle; the Root and Record of their Friendship. Death is but crossing the world, as Friends to the seas; they live in one another still.” (For loss of a friend)
- Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.
- 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.
- Only those who have gone through tough and painful times know what it is like to be at the helm of such affairs.
- It is best to turn words of sympathy into words of strength because that way you are providing strength to the person rather than weakening them.
Updated: May 30, 2012