Sympathy Quotes

Below is a collection of sympathy quotations of many notable people of their bereavement thoughts for tribute quotes.

Death is a Dialogue between, The Spirit and the Dust. -Emily Dickinson

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. -William Penn

Death is only a larger kind of going abroad. -Samuel Butler

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

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 is no death. Only a change of worlds. – Chief Seattle

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Death is the most blessed dream. -Georg Büchner

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. -From a headstone in Ireland

Accordingly, death is a harbor of peace for the just, but is believed a shipwreck for the wicked. -Ambrose (c. 333–397)

To live in hearts we leave behind Is not to die. ~Thomas Campbell, “Hallowed Ground”

They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies. – William Penn

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

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. -Robert Ingersoll

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. -John Taylor

In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. -Robert Ingersoll

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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 Worthington Raymond

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. -Kahlil Gibran

Death . . . is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. -Helen Keller

Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried; it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored. -Herman Melville

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God. -Quoted in The Angels’ Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

Maybe [deaths] are not exits after all. Maybe they are holes through which something pours in, a love so far beyond our ken that we can only stand there, mute, riven, blessed. – Brian Doyle

Perhaps they are not the 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

When it seems that our sorrow is too great to be borne, let us think of the great family of the heavy-hearted into which our grief has given us entrance. And inevitably, we will feel about us their arms, their sympathy and their understanding. – Helen Keller

It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embrio state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals? -Benjamin Franklin, 22 February 1756

He who learns must suffer. And even in our sleep pain that cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, and in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom to us by the awful grace of God. – Aeschylus (525-456 BC)

And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
~John Henry Newman

May the blessings of love be upon you
May its peace abide with you
May its essence illuminate your heart
Now and forever more….
– Sufi Blessing

He kept at true good humour’s mark
The social flow of pleasure’s tide:
He never made a brow look dark,
Nor caused a tear, but when he died.
-Thomas Love Peacock

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
-Author Unknown

Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth.
Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree which stands by itself.
Hold on to what you must do even if it is a long way from here.
Hold on to life even when it is easier letting go.
Hold on to my hand even when I have gone away from you.
– Pueblo Blessing

With what a deep devotedness of woe
I wept thy absence – o’er and o’er again
Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,
And memory, like a drop that, night and day,
Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
-Thomas Moore

Love here on earth
Love beyond the grave
There are no roads
My love for you can’t pave.
-T. Sachs

When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heav’n so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
-William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said
Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days
That are no more, and shall no more return.
Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed;
I stay a little longer, as one stays
To cover up the embers that still burn.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow