Condolence Quotes

Condolence Quotes

Here are some condolence messages to write to express your solidarity towards a person when he or she is trying to cope with the death of her or his beloved person.
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Last Updated: May 24, 2018
It is never easy to express condolences for death to someone who is grieving for a dear one. You may never know what the right thing to say is and it is a situation that can be uncomfortable and awkward. That is the reason that most of us tend to put off writing a condolence message or making a call.
This may cause the bereaved to be hurt and angry and also cause them to believe that you do not care. In such a situation, it is important to write words of sympathy that may help the person and also let them know that you care and are with them in their difficult moments. 
Condolences on death and bereavement included in these sympathy messages will help them pass through this tough phase in their life.
Condolence Messages
Sympathy quotes do not need to be deeply philosophical or even spiritual. They need to be comforting and lessen the pain that a person is feeling. The person does not wish to erase his dear one's memories but erase the pain that he or she is feeling. Here are some quotes on death which can be included with hand written sympathy cards.
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
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


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


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

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.
- Robert Ingersoll


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
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


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
- William Penn
Quotes for Loss of Family Members
If the person is mourning the death of loved one, especially a family member, saying something to just console them may seem pointless. Given here are a few quotes sympathizing with them for loss of their mother, father, son, or daughter that may help them remember their family members in happier times.
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


Recovering from the death of your mother is not about forgetting, it's about feeling entitled to remember.
- Anonymous
If roses grow in Heaven, Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother's arms
And tell her they're from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.
- Anonymous
Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives.
- Anonymous


To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable
- Erich Fromm
As you danced in the light with joy,
love lifted you. As you brushed against
this world so gently, you lifted us.
- T.C. Ring


To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
- Red Auerbach
Sympathy Quotes from Bible
For many people, the death of a loved one, makes them turn to God and spirituality. There are many Bible verses that may help a person cope with the loss of a loved one.
And He has said to me,
"My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness"
Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses,
so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.

- 2 Corinthians 12:9
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me...
- Psalm 23
From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
- Psalm 61:2


The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
- Psalm 18:2
And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
- John 6:39-40
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. 
- John 14:1-3
"Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?" "The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
- 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
These quotes will help you write a heartfelt sympathy message for a person grieving the death of a loved one and help him realize that you are with him or her in this time of sorrow. So, the next time you are wondering as to what to write in a sympathy card, these quotes can help you express your emotions.