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Sympathy & Condolence Quotes For Loss

Losing a loved one is not an easy phase to get through. It is always devastating. Whether it is a parent, a sibling or a friend; the pain is excruciating. One of the things that makes it easier to cope and get through a loss is the support of friends, family and the people around you. Send sympathy and condolence quotes to encourage anyone you know that has lost someone dear.

Below, you will find our collection of uplifting, sympathetic, and heartfelt condolence quotes and sayings.

Sympathy Quotes For Loss

”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
”Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones are sealed inside to comfort us.“ – Brian Jacques
”While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor
”Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.” – Unknown
”Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
”Had I not loved so much I would not hurt so much. I will hurt. And I will be grateful for that hurt for it bears witness to the depth of our meaning. And for that I will be eternally grateful.” – Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
”No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply.” – Billy Graham
”For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” – William Penn
”Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.” – Rita Schiano
“What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” – Henry Rollins
”Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of you.” – Rossiter Raymond
”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
”Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” – Meister Eckhart
”Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.“ – W.S. Merwin
”Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb
”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
”There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
”If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.“ – Anthon St. Maarten
“To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it’ is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? […] This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it.“ – Jeanette Winterson
”After a loved one passes, be encouraged by their passing and legacy. Instead of crying, live an inspired, spiritual and happy life like they did when they were here. Live each day with encouragement knowing that they are proud and smiling down on you from Heaven” – Matt Fraser
”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
”The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!“ – Fyodor Dostoyevsk
“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” -Dorothy Ferguson
”Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.“ – Elizabeth Gilbert
“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
“There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.” – Oscar Wilde
”I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.“ – Gail Caldwell
”As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
”My [mom/nana] is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune.” – Graycie Harmon
“He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
”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
“Learn to see the gift in the adversity. By doing this you will begin to find true peace in your struggle.“ – Stacey Urrutia
“No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts”. – Richard Fife
“There are no words. While you have joy knowing where your love is in a better place, there is sadness in the loss and grief. You are in our prayers.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“Pain could be so blinding that you lose sight of all the love that is within your reach. Times of sorrow are the moments you need to allow yourself to be loved, to be cared for.” – Unknown
“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” – Renee Wood
”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
“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

Religious Sympathy Quotes & Sayings For Loss

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
“When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” – Isaiah 43:2
“May the love of God heal you as the burden in your heart abounds.” -Unknown
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
“We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philemon 4:7
“For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.” Psalms 18:28

Short Condolence Quotes For Loss

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II
”He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” – Henry Longfellow
”Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” – Thomas Moo
”We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” – Confucius
“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”
“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.“ – Arthur Schopenhauer
”The season of mourning, Like spring, summer, Fall and winter, will also pass.”- Molly Fumia
”However long the night, the dawn will break.” – African Proverb
”Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha
”Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.” – Ovid
“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets
“Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.”
“Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” – Victor Hugo
“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” –Aeschylus
“Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.” – Jean Giraudoux
“From the end spring new beginnings.” – Pliny the Elder
”What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
”A human life is a story told by God.” – Hans Christian Andersen
”We must embrace our pain and burn it as a fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
“May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.”

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