Grieving Quotes

Grieving Quotes

Though words can never help drown the feeling of loss and grief, they can give you the strength required to carry on in life. The following article offers a collection of some of the most thoughtful grieving quotes.
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When it comes to offering our condolences to a person who has recently lost someone close, we often find ourselves at a loss of words. Death and dying, as all of us know, is an inevitable part of human life. But how to convey this to a person who is in bereavement and mourning? What to write in a bereavement card or say at a funeral reading, which will sound comforting and encouraging to a person who has lost a loved one? Scroll down for some sensitive, comforting, and inspirational sympathy sayings and quotes.

"Death is not the end.
Death can never be the end.
Death is the road.
Life is the traveller.
The Soul is the Guide."―Sri Chinmoy

"Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death."―Anonymous

"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow."―Anonymous

"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."―Rabindranath Tagore

"A stone I died and rose again a plant;
A plant I died and rose an animal;
I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?"―Rumi

"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 W. Raymond

"Don't think of him as gone away-
his journey's just begun
life holds so many facets-
this earth is only one.
Just think of him as resting
from the sorrows and the tears
in a place of warmth and comfort
where there are no days and years."―E. Brenneman, from 'His Journey's Just Begun'

"I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge―myth is more potent than history―dreams are more powerful than facts―hope always triumphs over experience―laughter is the cure for grief―love is stronger than death."―Robert Fulghum

Quotes from the Bible

"To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance."―Ecclesiastes 3:1,2,4

"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

"The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit."-Psalm 34:18

"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

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."―Revelation 21:4

""Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you."―Isaiah 54:10

"But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong."―Corinthians 12:9-10

These quotes and sayings, very aptly and sensitively, encourage and motivate a person to deal with their loss. Along with saying these comforting words, offer your help and support too, to help them cope with their loss.