47 Sympathy Quotes

The loss of a beloved mother, father, brother, sister, or close relative or friend is not easy to handle emotionally. Without a doubt, it is always devastating and sometimes debilitating. No matter who the person is that has died, the anguish and pain are real - it can be excruciating.

The bonds and connections felt between family members are unique; it has no comparisons in society. This bond is especially significant between parents and their children who each are a singular creation between two people.

Throughout the ages, each of us has probably reached out to many of our own family to seek guidance, to seek support, or to seek comfort during stressful or anguishing events or circumstances. It is these memories of support and comfort that are on our minds when such a giving family member dies.

Unfortunately, tragic losses often come unexpectedly like a storm over a mountain top. With this in mind, it’s obvious that no one is really prepared for such the loss of a beloved family member, that special friend, or that cherished colleague. The question at this time often becomes how to most appropriately express your deepest and genuine sympathy that the other person is presently experiencing.

In a situation such as this, it can be comforting to know that you can visit this site to find just the right words of condolence to ensure that your sympathetic message responds to the personal grief being experienced by another family member, an extended family member, friend, or a work colleague.

  1. Remember that when you lose that special someone here on Earth, that Christian brother or sister, you also gain a forever companion in heaven.
    Rosy Lee Anderson

  2. There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery.
    Dante

  3. As you ride the race of life, sooner than later you will meet the pain and sorrow of death. However, within this journey, you will also receive the comfort and solace that only God can provide.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  4. Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.
    Terri Guillemets

  5. What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.
    Richard Bach

  6. The fallen leaves of life always remind us of some aspects of beauty left behind.
    Byron R. Pulsifer


  7. Sometimes sorrow can be overcome by peaceful slumber, a quiet stroll through a pristine woods or the comfort of a gracious friend.
    Theodore W. Higgingsworth

  8. The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.
    Helen Keller

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

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

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  11. Some souls leave indelible writings on our heart casting parts of them to live with us forever.
    H. H. Hopalotomus


  12. The heartfelt memory of a deceased loved one is a God-given treasure to hold dear.
    Byron R. Pulsifer

  13. Never underestimate the impact of a single soul on the mind of one who has been graced by their presence.
    Annabelle Marie Haines

  14. Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.
    Victor Hugo

  15. The more sympathy you give, the less you need.
    Malcolm Forbes

  16. A human life is a story told by God.
    Hans Christian Andersen

  17. We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.
    Kenji Miyazawa

  18. Despite the death of a loved one, they continue to be by our sides all through life.
    Freddy J. W. Parkes


  19. As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
    Leonardo Da Vinci

  20. Pain is certain, suffering is optional.
    Buddha

  21. What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.
    Thomas Bailey Aldrich

  22. Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.
    Rumi

  23. Flowers grow out of dark moments.
    Corita Kent

  24. Grief is the price we pay for love.
    Queen Elizabeth II

  25. It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.
    Henry Rollins

  26. When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.
    William Shakespeare


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  27. A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

  28. It is not length of life, but depth of life.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson

  29. Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
    Rita Schiano

  30. For some moments in life there are no words.
    David Seltzer

  31. The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

  32. The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.
    Albert Schweitzer

  33. Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.
    Author Unknown

  34. The light has gone out of my life.
    Theodore Roosevelt

  35. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.
    Thomas Campbell


  36. Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.
    Joni Mitchell

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  37. Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.
    Marcel Proust

  38. The love of God rests upon those bereaved. Let Him in to comfort you.
    Kate Summers

  39. There is no pain so great as the Memory of joy in present grief.
    Aeschylus

    Sympathy Quotes For Every Occasion

  40. End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The gray rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.
    J.R.R. Tolkien

  41. In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life, there is a deafening alleluia rising from the souls of those who weep, and of those who weep with those who weep. If you watch, you will see the hand of God putting the stars back in their skies one by one.
    Ann Weems

  42. The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  43. 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

  44. Although we may meet briefly in this worldly existence, it is never overshadowed by what lies beyond through eternal life given by belief in Christ Jesus.
    Byron R. Pulsifer


  45. We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.
    Anyon Chekov

  46. 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. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.
    Leo Buscaglia

  47. 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 to tears and despair and make it through the potholed street of life
    Nicholas Sparks


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