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If you are finding it difficult to come up with the appropriate words for your sympathy card message you might want to consider using one or more sympathy or bereavement quotes.

Not only is there the possibility that someone has already managed to articulate the feelings you have better than you could have hoped to, but some inspiring quotes can help to give you a different view of death and put things into perspective.

So use some of the famous authors, poets and celebrities quotes below to help solve your problem with your sympathy message and afford you with a sincere and earnest message.

Bereavement Quotes

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again” ~ Maya Angelou

“Between every two pine trees there is a door to a new life.” ~ John Muir

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind” ~ William Wordsworth

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart” ~ Gandhi

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” ~ Emily Dickinson

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“Flowers grow out of dark moments.” ~ Corita Kent

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” ~ Queen Elizabeth II

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” ~ Helen Keller

“They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ William Penn

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” ~ Unknown

“We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.” ~ Anne L. de Stael

“Though sympathy alone can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.” ~ Bram Stoker

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“Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.” ~ Sir Walter Scott

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief… and unspeakable love.” ~ Washington Irving

“The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found” ~ Unknown

“We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” ~ Confucius

“Where there is sorrow there is holy ground” ~ Oscar Wilde

“Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever” ~ Unknown

“The light has gone out of my life” ~ Theodore Roosevelt

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Sympathy Quotes

“The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them” ~ Demoustier

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” ~ Saint Augustine

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“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.” ~ Richard Bach

“Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive Joy Weeps.” ~ William Blake

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“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

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity” ~ Terri Guillemets

“Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal”~ Thomas Moore

“He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels”~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts”~ Dorothy Ferguson

“And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day'” ~ Unknown

“There is no foot too small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world”~ Unknown

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever”
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

We hope these sympathy quotes have helped you to find some peace and comfort, or with sending condolences to the bereaved. Loss is exceptionally difficult for all of us to cope with and anything that may offer some relief is going to be appreciated greatly. So don’t hesitate to reach out or use the quotes here to heal.