Sympathy Quotes

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  • “I will miss her too, and will carry her in my heart, always.”
  • “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.” — Joni Mitchell
  • “The more sympathy you give, the less you need.” — Malcolm Forbes
  • “The only cure for grief is action.” — George Henry Lewes
  • “Flowers grow out of dark moments.” — Corita Kent
  • “Letting you know I’m thinking of you and I’m here for you.”
  • “It’s just not fair. If you ever want to talk, know I’m always here for you.”
  • “Grief is the price we pay for love.” — Queen Elizabeth II
  • “Some losses don’t hurt just for a while, they hurt for a lifetime.” —Narin Grewal
  • “From the end spring new beginnings.” —Pliny the Elder
  • “Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.” —Orison Swett Marden
  • “However long the night, the dawn will break.” —African Proverb
  • “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” —Hebrews :
  • “The world is very quiet without you around.” —Lemony Snicket
  • “All things grow with time, except grief.” —Jewish Proverb
  • “Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.” —Renee Oneill
  • “A mother’s grief is as timeless as her love.” —Joanne Cacciatore
  • “There is no death. Only a change of worlds.” —Chief Seattle
  • “I would trade all of my tomorrows for just one more day with you.” —Unknown
  • “Grant but memory to us and we lose nothing by death.”—Whittier
  • “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” —Buddha
  • “There is no pain so great as the Memory of joy in present grief.” —Aeschylus
  • “May angels lead you in.” —Jimmy Eat World
  • “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” —Thomas Campbell
  • “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.” —Unknown
  • “Grief and love are conjoined—you don’t get one without the other.” —Jandy Nelson
  • “May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.” —Unknown
  • “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.” —Unknown
  • “What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” —Richard Bach
  • “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” —William Penn
  • “The season of mourning, Like spring, summer, Fall and winter, will also pass.” —Molly Fumia
  • “It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.” —John Steinbeck
  • “Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of you.” —Rossiter Raymond
  • “Pain shared, my brother, is pain not doubled, but halved. No man is an island.” —Neil Gaiman
  • Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so—it was heaven here with you. ~Isla Paschal Richardson
  • When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. ~Anonymous
  • “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” —Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” —Confucius
  • “Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.” — Lillie Langtry
  • “Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” — Helen Keller
  • “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” —Leonardo Da Vinci
  • “As we go through the journey of life, we must remember that the impressions we leave behind will define who and what we are. They are just as individual as the paths we have chosen to walk. So leave good impressions wherever you go.” —Dave Hedges
  • “Sympathy does not think. It acts. It acts to remove the ceaseless sufferings of the world.”—Sri Chinmoy
  • “Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.” — Unknown
  • “To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.” —Ivan Turgenev
  • “When he shall die Take him and cut him out in little stars And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” —William Shakespeare
  • “Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” —Native American Poem
  • “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory become a treasure.” —Unknown
  • “Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives the height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives
  • “You don’t get over it, you just get through it. You don’t get by it, because you can’t get around it. It doesn’t ‘get better’; it just gets different. Everyday grief puts on a new face.” —Wendy Feireisen
  • “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” —Seneca
  • 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 Raymond
  • “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals.” —Leo Tolstoy
  • He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. ~Author Unknown
  • “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A.A. Milneworth
  • He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “He really made a difference in so many lives. I know he will be remembered with love.”
  • “I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” — Agatha Christie
  • “Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.” — Anne Grant
  • “Wishing you smiles amid the tears as you remember happy times with your loyal companion and friend.”
  • “In times of grief and sorrow I will hold you and rock you and take your grief and make it my own. When you cry I cry and when you hurt I hurt. And together we will try to hold back the floods of tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life.” —Nicholas Sparks
  • “‘Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all.” —Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” —Leo Buscaglia
  • “There is no way that i could being to explain to someone what it feels like being without you. I would say it’s like the earth without the sky.” —Cindy Adkins
  • “There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.” —Thornton Wilder
  • “Every time a tear forms in your beautiful eyes, look up to the heavens and there you will see me, smiling down from God’s glorious skies.” —Injete Chesoni
  • “I hold you with hands you cannot feel. I whisper words you cannot hear. I will never leave your side. I never left you I’m still here.” —John F. Connor
  • “So say it loud and let it ring. We are all part of everything. The future, present, and the past. Fly on proud bird. You’re free at last.” —Charlie Daniels
  • “We must embrace our pain and burn it as a fuel for our journey.” —Kenji Miyazawa
  • “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.” —James O’Barr
  • “Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one.” —Ann Druyan
  • 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. ~Author Unknown
  • “Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartaches. And my warmest memories remain.” —Unknown
  • “Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” — Alphonse de Lamartine
  • While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~John Taylor
  • “Please know that I’m here for you, to listen, comfort and lean on during this difficult time.”
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. – Matthew :”
  • “Your Grandfather was an amazing person and I’m glad I got a chance to know him. He will always be remembered.”
  • “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” —J.K. Rowling
  • “We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.” —Cassandra Clare
  • “Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay.” —Unknown
  • “When I am lonely, I think of you and all that you brought to my life. Your memory rests gently on my soul.”—Cindy Adkins
  • “Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.” —Ovid
  • A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. ~Maya Angelou
  • “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” —Nigella Lawson
  • “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.” — Mandy Hale
  • “There are no words, but there is much love surrounding you and your family and in the memories of your loving wife.”
  • Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ~ Author Unknown
  • “There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.” — Dante Alighieri
  • “Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.” —Jean Giraudoux
  • “A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted, mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.” —Morgan Matson
  • “Absence and death are the same. Only that in death there is no suffering.” —Theodore Roosevelt
  • “There will never be a day when I won’t think of you and wish you were here by my side.” —Narin Grewal
  • “Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” —W.S. Merwin
  • “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” —Victor Hugo
  • “Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears.” —Criss Jami
  • “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” —Dorothy Ferguson
  • “The love and joy your kindhearted wife brought to the world will never be forgotten.”
  • “Our pets never truly leave us. They live on as memories that we will cherish forever.”
  • The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. ~Helen Keller
  • “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.” —Leo Buscaglia
  • “Sometimes I don’t want to talk about it. Not to anyone. No one. No one at all. I just want to think about it on my own, because it is mine, and no one else’s.” —Michael Rosen
  • “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
  • “Though lovers be lost, love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.” —Dylan Thomas
  • “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” — Henry Rollins
  • “When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” — Sufi
  • “I’m so sorry to hear of your Grandfather’s passing. I will always remember him as a kind and loving member of your family.”
  • “The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love: it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment.” —Dr. Colin Murray Parkes
  • “The feelings of sorrow can be easier to navigate with a friend. Please know that I’m here for you during this difficult time.”
  • “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” — Helen Keller
  • “If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality.” —Norman Cousins
  • Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow. ~Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” —Eskimo Legend
  • “There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathize with the color, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.” —Oscar Wilde
  • “Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. […] The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.” —Dean Koontz
  • “Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.” — Paulo Coelho
  • “Words cannot describe who your husband truly was and so words also cannot describe the loss we are all feeling now.”
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