Sympathy Quotes


If you’ve been asked to share a few words at a memorial service or even if you need to prepare a eulogy or an obituary, sympathy quotes can help you express your heart.

Sympathy Card Quotes

I like to use shorter quotes and verses for sympathy cards. Here are just a few of the beautiful Sympathy Card Quotes that can be used in cards or letters.

  • “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” 
~Thomas Campbell
  • “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” 
~John Taylor
  • “Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.” 
~Vincent Van Gogh

There are many more quotes about death and famous sympathy quotes on Simple Sympathy, but you’ll find the ones that I like to use on cards here.

I also have another page of sympathy card messages that are not quotes that can be attributed to a certain person, but are wonderful sayings that you can use or you can read through them and write own message.


Sympathy Quotes for Facebook

It’s easy to share an inspiring quote on Facebook.

You can also find sympathy quotes with pictures on my Sympathy Quotes Pinterest board.

“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.” 
~Eileen Elias Freeman

“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.” 
~Kahil Gibran

“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

“If ever there is tomorrow when we’re not together…there is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is, even if we’re apart…I’ll always be with you.” 
~Winnie the Pooh

“If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain;
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin Into his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.” 
~Emily Dickinson

“It takes time for the absent to assume their true shape in our thoughts. After death they take on a firmer outline and then cease to change.” 

“Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones just as the wind blows out a candle and fans a fire.” 
~La Rochefoucauld

“While grief is fresh, every attempt to divert only irritates. You must wait till it be digested, and then amusement will dissipate the remains of it.” ~Samuel Johnson