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750 Sympathetic Condolences Quotes and Messages (2023)

1. “I recall how much time you two spent together. You were virtually inseparable. May all your wonderful memories comfort you during this heartbreaking time.”


2. May the great Healer pass His gentle hand over your heart and soul as you come to terms with this difficult loss


3. “Words cannot express how saddened we are to learn of your loss. Please take your time. We are all here for you.”


4. Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” —Native American Poem


5. “Sharing in your sadness as you remember Juan.”


6. The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them. —Demoustier


7. Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories


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


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


10. Dear _____, I am so sorry for the loss of your _____. There is so much I want to write, but one sympathy card would not be enough space to say it all. So let me just paraphrase all of it by saying that I am here for you, ready and willing to help in any way I can whenever you give the call. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love, _____


11. Once the dust settles, I know how hard it can be to focus and get back to some semblance of normalcy. Please do not hesitate to call if there’s any way I can help you get back to that normalcy smoothly


12. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to FEEL the loss.” – Mandy Hale


13. “What a good and generous man your father was. I thought his funeral service was a wonderful tribute to him and all he has done for our community. He will be missed.”


14. “Words cannot express the sorrow and sadness we feel at the loss of your loved one. Please accept our condolences.”


15. “Do you want to know how strong a person is? Talk to them about death.”


16. Words cannot express my sadness. May the comfort of God help you through this difficult time.


17. We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts are with you.


18. “When one person is missing the whole world seems empty. ” – Pat Schweibert


19. They say that a part of you dies when a special loved one passes away… I disagree… I say a part of you lives with your loved one on the other side.” —Daniel Yanez


20. 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


21. “I’m missing [insert name] along with you. With heartfelt condolences.”


22. “May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.”


23. “Your granddad believed in uplifting everyone in his circle. I was one of those people. And I am so honored to have known him.”


24. “What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich


25. “If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality. ” —Norman Cousins


26. Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” —Unknown


27. “You might be wondering why they had to go, you want them back with you and this is very understandable. Be willing to stand back while they continue on this new journey after life. ” – Unknown


28. That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not; rather find strength in what remains behind.” —William Wordsworth


29. “It was such a privilege and honor to work with your wife. She was an incredibly smart and thoughtful woman. May her memory live on forever.”


30. Just wanted to reach out and let you know that you have my heartfelt condolences during this difficult time


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


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


33. [Name of deceased] will be terribly missed. (He/She) was loved by all of us and (he/she) will be cherished in our memories forever. Our/My condolence.


34. “I never knew how painful it is to lose someone until death took you away from me. RIP, my dear!” – Unknown


35. I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures. —Gail Caldwell


36. Thinking of you and wishing you peace and comfort as you remember (name of deceased).


37. Please know that I am adding you and your family to my church’s prayer warrior roster. There is power in prayer, and we want to shower you with those prayers and wait in anticipation for the Lord to rain down His blessings of peace over you. Please let me know if there is anything specific you would like us to for, and you have my most sincere sympathy


38. “May God give you strength. My deepest condolences on your loss. ” — Unknown


39. Please remember that you are not alone...we are always here for you.


40. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.


41. “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” -Dorothy Ferguson


42. Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.


43. “If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger. ” – Emily Brontë


44. “The God of love and peace shall be with you.” – Corinthians 13:11


45. “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


46. “May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort.” —Unknown


47. “I’m coming over tomorrow to help out with anything you need. (LMK if you don’t want me to come, it won’t hurt my feelings.) I love you!”


48. “I know this must be a very difficult and demanding time for you all. We are keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do—from walking Max to picking up your dry cleaning, please let us know.”


49. “I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this. I love you, I’m thinking about you, and I’m praying for you.”


50. Absence and death are the same. Only that in death there is no suffering.” —Theodore Roosevelt


51. I want you to know that I am here for you during this difficult time.


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


53. My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.


54. “After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and life you have left. ” —Morrie Schwartz


55. (Name of deceased) will always be within your heart and the many others that loved him/her and as close as a beautiful memory.


56. Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” —Dorothy Ferguson


57. “From the end spring new beginnings. ” – Pliny the Elder


58. We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” —Confucius


59. “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


60. You and your family are in my prayers


61. “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb


62. “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


63. “Where sorrows are undeserved, tears of joy are undeterred.”


64. “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


65. Sometimes I don’t want to talk about it. Not to anyone. No one. No one at all. I just want to think about it on my own, because it is mine, and no one else’s.” —Michael Rosen


66. Our family is deeply saddened by the passing of your _______. We'll always remember ___ fondly and feel lucky that we had the pleasure of knowing ____. ____ will be very missed.


67. “As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” – Author Unknown


68. Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life. ~John Muir


69. “Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever. ” – Unknown


70. We share in this time of grief, but also share in the love and memories of (name of deceased).


71. “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. ” Emily Dickinson. You have my deepest condolences


72. “Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” —Unknown


73. When I am lonely, I think of you and all that you brought to my life. Your memory rests gently on my soul.—Cindy Adkins


74. “Someone who shared so much life with you will always be a part of you. Bonds like yours are forever.”


75. “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


76. “Sending you my love and comfort. Deepest sympathies for your loss” —Unknown


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


78. “May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul.” —Unknown


79. “I’m deeply sorry for the loss of your beloved partner. You complemented each other like no other couple I know. May your precious memories bring you comfort.”


80. “I’m a firm believer that when we lose someone close to us, like a father, they continue to live on through us and give us unbelievable strength. They’re so connected to us that they become a part of us.”


81. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4


82. “We are missing Anne along with you. With heartfelt sympathy,”


83. Just got the news. I am so, so sorry


84. “Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your aunt. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time. ” – Unknown


85. “Ojalá pudiera estar ahí contigo para honrar la memoria de tu papá. Fue un gran hombre.”


86. “It was truly a pleasure working with your father for 17 years. He will be deeply missed.”


87. “The pain I feel now is the happiness I had before. That’s the deal. ” — C. S. Lewis


88. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ” Helen Keller. Helen Keller knew what she was talking about. You have my deepest sympathies


89. “Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn. ” – Native American Poem


90. “I know there are no words that can ease your pain. Just know that I’ll always be here for you no matter what.”


91. 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


92. “Your dad’s amazing personality lives on through you. Sending you love during this difficult time.”


93. “Cats know that a warm body is more comforting than a thousand condolences.”


94. “Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.” – Author Unknown


95. May angels lead you in. —Jimmy Eat World


96. “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


97. My sincere condolences to you and your family


98. “Pain is certain, suffering is optional. ” – Buddha


99. However long the night, the dawn will break.” —African Proverb


100. God is big enough. He can handle your pain because he truly knows you, and cares for you. After all, Jesus wept with the grieving family of his friend even as he knew that his friend would rise again


101. “Memories are the one place we can visit those we’ve lost. Since memories are portable, we can take our lost loved ones with us anywhere at any time. ” — Unknown


102. “Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, dear. ” – Author Unknown


103. “Sharing in your sadness as you remember Dan.”


104. “Gone but not forgotten.” —Unknown


105. We are thinking of your family wanting to help out in any way we can. I’ll call to see when would be a good night to bring over dinner.


106. “May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.”


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


108. When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure. Our hope is that you find a measure of comfort in treasuring those beautiful memories


109. “A mother’s love is eternal. Hold on to that infinite love and let it be your guiding light.”


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


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


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


113. “Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell. ” — Joni Mitchell


114. May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul.


115. “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 embryo 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


116. “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


117. “The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering. ” – Ben Okri


118. “Thinking of your family with love and wanting to help out in any way I can. I’ll call to see when would be a good night to bring over a meal.”


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


120. Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.” —Orison Swett Marden


121. “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


122. “The season of mourning, Like spring, summer, Fall and winter, will also pass. ”- Molly Fumia


123. “I am thankful to be in your life, and I hope that you are surrounded by love, support, and comfort during this time of great grief.”


124. [Deceased’s Name] lived a life that would have been pleasing to God. May your Mother rest in peace with her Heavenly Father. Peace, Strength, and Love …


125. “When you find yourself weeping for what you have lost, remember that you are weeping for someone who blessed you with joy. How lucky we are to have all known such a wonderful person. ” – Unknown


126. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” —Vicki Harrison


127. Grief and love are conjoined—you don’t get one without the other.” —Jandy Nelson


128. “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. ” – Victor Hugo


129. “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1


130. “I am so sorry for your loss. [Pet’s name] will be missed greatly.”


131. “You and [pet’s name] will always be connected. Thinking of you during this difficult time.”


132. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” —Mitch Albom


133. All their life in this world and all their adventures had only been the cover and the title page: now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story which no one on earth has read: which goes on forever: in which every chapter is better than the one before.” —C.S. Lewis


134. [Deceased’s Name] was a beautiful soul, full of love and faith; he/she has ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness. Words cannot describe what I am feeling. I give my condolences to the entire family. May God rest his/her soul.


135. I am here for you. Please let me know if I can help in any way.


136. “Our abuela told us our stories, passed down traditions and held us together in love. We are so blessed to come from her and to feel her love from heaven.”


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


138. Our deepest sympathy.


139. I’m so very sorry for your loss. Grief is a universal language that each person speaks but must experience on their own. That said, I have been there and am here for you now during this tragic time


140. “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. ” – Emily Dickinson


141. “My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.”


142. “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” – Victor Hugo


143. “Thinking of you during this difficult time.”


144. “To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow. ” – Audrey Hepburn. It may not seem like it right at this moment, but you have many more bright and happy tomorrows. Let these flowers serve as a reminder of that. Love and hugs


145. 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 Raymond


146. “Accepting death doesn’t mean you won’t be devastated when someone you love dies. ” — Caitlin Doughty


147. Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of you.” —Rossiter Raymond


148. What an amazing person, and an incredible loss! I’m thinking about you day and night and grieving with you


149. “I’m so sorry for your loss.” This is a simple statement, but it can be significant.


150. May these flowers serve as a reminder that life, just like Springtime, indeed goes on


151. “Your husband was such a wonderful man. He was also an outstanding partner who will live in our hearts and memories forever.”


152. “Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” – Native American Poem


153. “I am sending you this card to let you know that I am thinking of you. I am sorry for your loss.”


154. “A human life is a story told by God. ” – Hans Christian Andersen


155. “I was saddened to hear that your grandfather passed away. My thoughts are with you and your family.”


156. “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


157. “Holding you close in my thoughts and hoping you are doing OK.”


158. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” —A.A. Milne


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


160. I pray that in the midst of your sorrow you find comfort in all the joyful memories shared.


161. [Pet name] lived such a full life of love, joy, and playfulness. My most heartfelt sympathy for your loss, and know I am here to offer support during this time of need.


162. 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


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


164. I have so many happy memories of ______. I’m really going to miss him/her


165. A mother’s grief is as timeless as her love.” —Joanne Cacciatore


166. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.” —Thornton Wilder


167. Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” —Renee Wood


168. 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


169. “Learn to see the gift in the adversity. By doing this you will begin to find true peace in your struggle. ” – Stacey Urrutia


170. You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.” —Mandy Hale


171. “Don’t let go of the memories, death is not the end of your happiness. You can still take so much pleasure in the memories you made with them while they were alive. ” – Unknown


172. 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


173. “Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.” —Renee O'neill


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


175. “You’ve got so much on your mind and on your heart right now. We hope it will make one less worry to know that Kevin and I will be taking care of the yard for as long as you need.”


176. “May the love of God heal you as the burden in your heart abounds.” -Unknown


177. I hold you with hands you cannot feel. I whisper words you cannot hear. I will never leave your side. I never left you I’m still here.” —John F. Connor


178. “[Pet’s name] was such a good dog/cat. You were lucky to have found each other.”


179. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” —J.K. Rowling


180. “[Pet’s name] was so loved and he’ll/she’ll always be with you in your heart. I’ll never forget the happiness he/she brought everyone he/she met.”


181. “We are so sorry for your loss.”


182. “[Pet’s name] will always be in your heart. My sincere condolences to you and your family.”


183. As you traverse through your grief in the coming days and weeks, I hope you know how much you are loved and thought about. Your loved one was so very blessed to have you as _____. All my love


184. “Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.”


185. When you find yourself weeping for what you have lost, remember that you are weeping for someone who blessed you with joy. How lucky we are to have all known such a wonderful person.” —Unknown


186. 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


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


188. “Even though there is joy in the homegoing, there is sorrow in your loss. Thinking of you at this tender time.”


189. I am so sorry to hear about your ____. Please let me know if there is anything I can do.


190. [Deceased’s Name] has fought a good fight; now the battle is done, and he/she is victorious in Jesus.


191. “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


192. “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. ” – Dorothy Ferguson


193. “When I am lonely, I think of you and all that you brought to my life. Your memory rests gently on my soul. ” – Cindy Adkins


194. “Your father was such an inspiration in my life —I’ll never forget the valuable lessons he taught me.”


195. Flowers can grown out of the darkest moments. Always remember that


196. “I will always cherish the wonderful memories I have with your dad. He will be forever missed.”


197. “Everything will be okay in the end. If it’s not okay, it’s not the end.” —Unknown


198. “It’s okay not to be okay.” Grieving is a process, and feeling sad, angry, or confused is okay.


199. “When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. ” – Sufi Epigram


200. “Perhaps they are not 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.” —Eskimo Proverb


201. It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. —Unknown


202. “Wining and dining instead of crying and wailing at a funeral in sympathy with the bereaved is a mockery of condolence. If the dead are capable of anything, they will zip up the mouth of everyone in attendance except those crying and condoling.”


203. Allow me to offer you a few words from that great preacher Charles Spurgeon, who reflects on the glorious, mysterious afterlife that awaits all who believe: “It is the very joy of this earthly life to think that it will come to an end. ” It’s a joy because the pains and sorrows of this world are gone, and all is new and right in the presence of Jesus. May you be comforted as you grieve!


204. “May this be your final sorrow.”


205. Hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends and family for strength, and always remember how much you are loved.


206. Every time a tear forms in your beautiful eyes, look up to the heavens and there you will see me, smiling down from God’s glorious skies.” —Injete Chesoni


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


208. “A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us, they live on. My condolences. ” – Unknown


209. “We share your sorrow. [Pet’s name] was truly an incredible dog/cat.”


210. “When there are no words to say, but know that I’m always here for you. ” – Danielle Duckery


211. A thousand moments that I had just taken for granted, mostly because I had assumed that there would be a thousand more.” —Morgan Matson


212. “Your mother blessed so many people with her faith and kindness. Praying that you’ll find comfort in your memories of her and in the knowledge that others are missing her, too.”


213. “Praying for you during this difficult time. If you ever want to talk, I’m here.”


214. [Deceased’s Name] will be forever missed.


215. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains.” —Unknown


216. Sympathy does not think. It acts. It acts to remove the ceaseless sufferings of the world.”—Sri Chinmoy


217. “I know your husband must’ve been an amazing man because you always beamed with pride whenever you spoke of him. Sending you an abundance of love.”


218. I am at a loss for words during this sorrowful time. Please know that I am thinking of you and praying for peace and comfort.


219. “Please accept my heartfelt condolences, words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now, God rest his soul. ” – Unknown


220. Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.” — Unknown


221. 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


222. “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


223. I have wracked my heart and brain trying to come up with something of value to say to you. I’ve finally had to admit that I don’t have the words to say all that I want you to know, except this: ______ loved you so very much, and would have been so proud of you and they way you are handling things


224. Please know that while I haven’t experienced your personal grief, I have been there. So if you need anything at all (a shoulder to cry on, a listening ear, just a quiet presence next you), do not hesitate to contact me. May God grant you great courage and abiding consolation


225. “He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ” – Henry Longfellow


226. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains. ” — Unknown


227. “Thinking of you all as you celebrate your grandmother’s remarkable life.”


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


229. “It’s been a while, but I know that the hurt doesn’t go away when the cards and casseroles do. I’m still here for you.”


230. Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That's its balance. ~Osho


231. “I know that grief comes in waves. That’s why I intend to be with you throughout this difficult journey.”


232. 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


233. As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens. ~Author Unknown


234. And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.” —William Cullen Bryant


235. “We are thinking of you during these difficult times.”


236. You and your family are surrounded by love during this difficult time.


237. “Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow. ” – Rita Schiano


238. I hope it helps you to remember that as Christians, death is not the end. We have so much still to look forward to. Even though this life may be short, a blissful eternity with _____ still awaits you. We all just have to wait a little bit longer. Our continued prayers for you and your family


239. “It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. ” – Henry Rollins


240. “Te acompaño en estos momentos de gran tristeza.”


241. “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


242. Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so—it was heaven here with you. ~Isla Paschal Richardson


243. “Celebrating the life of a good man and mourning his passing with you.”


244. “What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.” —Thomas Bailey Aldrich


245. _____, I am so sorry for the loss of your _____. I was so shocked and saddened to hear the news. Truly know that you have my condolences. If there’s anything at all you need or will be needing, please do not hesitate to reach out to me. No matter where I am or what I’m doing I’ll stop and answer that call or text


246. “I can’t imagine the grief you’re feeling after losing [pet’s name]. He/she was a special part of your family and brought so much happiness. Sending love.”


247. [Deceased’s Name] was a fantastic person that loved her family dearly. My thoughts are with you during this time.


248. “I know I can’t make your pain go away, but I want you to know I’m here with a shoulder or an ear or anything else you need.”


249. “Love never dies. Your wife’s love for you is everlasting.”


250. “Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.”


251. “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


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


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


254. Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.” —Unknown


255. I wanted to write and let you know that you and your family are in my prayers right now. I realize that there are no words that I could write or say to make things better, but please accept my sincerest condolences on the loss of your loved one


256. Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.” —Unknown


257. All things grow with time, except grief.” —Jewish Proverb


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


259. “There is so much I want to write, but one sympathy card would not be enough space to say it all. so let me just say that I am here for you, ready and willing to help in any way I can.”


260. 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


261. Grief is the price we pay for love.” —Queen Elizabeth II


262. We would like to express our sincere condolences to you and your family.


263. “YOUR GAME HAS ELECTRIFIED MANY AND YOUR DEATH HAS SHOCKED EVERYONE ... REST IN PEACE SHANE WARNE”


264. Someone as special as name of deceased will never be forgotten. He/she will remain in our hearts forever.


265. [Insert decedent’s name] was such a beautiful person, and I was so sorry to hear of your loss. Thinking of you and your family and sending love from afar.


266. “Solo quería que supieras que sigo pensando en ti y en tu familia.”


267. “My heart breaks for you. I’m here to listen to any stories you may want to share about your loved one.”


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


269. When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” —Sufi


270. There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathize with the color, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.” —Oscar Wilde


271. “At this difficult time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Sincere condolences!” – Unknown


272. “Your mother will forever remain in our hearts and memories.”


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


274. There is no way that i could being to explain to someone what it feels like being without you. I would say it’s like the earth without the sky.” —Cindy Adkins


275. [Deceased’s Name], we are deeply sorrowed by the passing of your Father. I know how much you loved him. He will be sadly missed by everyone who knows him. May his soul rest in peace.


276. I know you are very busy right now, but wanted you to know I’m thinking of you. Very sorry for your loss


277. “Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.” —Rumi


278. They say that death leaves a sting no one can heal, and love leaves a memory that no one can steal. If that’s true, then we have an infinity of wonderful memories to hold on to, don’t we? I am so grateful that we do. Let’s get together soon (only when you’re ready) to reminisce. I sure do love you, _____. No more lost time, okay?


279. The bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.” —Anne Lamott


280. We both know that there is nothing I can say right now that would ease your pain even the slightest. All I can offer you is this simple reminder to hold onto the memories…your loved one may be gone, but those memories will last forever


281. “When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” – Sufi Epigram


282. “The pain you are experiencing is unthinkable for me. All I want to say is that my thoughts are always with you!”


283. My dear, you have my deepest condolences. May this Scripture passage, straight from the mouth of God, bring you peace and comfort today and in the days to come: “God is our refuge and strength. A very present help in trouble. ” Psalm 46


284. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of overcoming it.” —Helen Keller


285. “Do not go to my grave.


286. “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to FEEL the loss. ” – Mandy Hale


287. If you are ever feeling overwhelmed and alone, please remember this beautiful Bible verse: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth. ” Psalm 121:1-2


288. May there be comfort in knowing that someone so special will never be forgotten.


289. “Never feel ashamed that you spend the whole day in tears, you can be strong only after you have felt the pain inside your heart. Death feels like a stab wound in your heart. ” – Unknown


290. “The object is not to forget, but to remember to go on.” – Author Unknown


291. “And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. ” —William Cullen Bryant


292. I would trade all of my tomorrows for just one more day with you.” —Unknown


293. If it were possible to heal sorrow by weeping and to raise the dead with tears, gold were less prized than grief.” —Sophocles


294. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.” – Unknown


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


296. It is not length of life, but depth of life.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson


297. “For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.” Psalms 18:28


298. May memories of (name of deceased) and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.


299. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow, but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.” —Agatha Christie


300. Send a text message to them


301. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. ” ― Washington Irving


302. What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, star-dust or sea-foam, flower or winged air.” —Thomas Bailey Aldrich


303. The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” —Seneca


304. “Losing someone so close is so hard. I will be here to support you at any time and any hour. Sending you so much love.


305. When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. ~Anonymous


306. “You will…” Steer clear of predictions about how their grief journey will go.


307. “Hoping you feel surrounded by much love.” —Unknown


308. I’m so sorry for your loss


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


310. Sending great big hugs your way


311. Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. You have my deepest sympathies and heartfelt condolences


312. A beautiful bouquet for a beautiful soul. You are in our prayers


313. We both know that there are no words that I could offer you right now that would allow you a moment’s peace. But I would like to try by saying, I am here for you. I am with you. I am just a phone call away. You are in my thoughts. You are in prayers. And I love you so very much


314. I’ll keep my phone right by my bed, with the volume on, so I’ll hear your call no matter what time of the day or night it is


315. “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know. ” – Unknown


316. “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same. ” – Unknown


317. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” —Helen Keller


318. “What an amazing person and what a remarkable life. I feel so lucky that I got to know him.”


319. “We are with you through this difficult time.” —Unknown


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


321. “May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.” —Unknown


322. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. ” — Richard Bach


323. Thinking of you during this difficult time


324. “I’m sorry to hear that [pet’s name] crossed the rainbow bridge. My condolences are with you and your family.”


325. The season of mourning, Like spring, summer, Fall and winter, will also pass.” —Molly Fumia


326. “Humans are very strange. When you need a hug, they throw you away, when you need condolence , they insult you, and when you need love, they betray you.”


327. [Pet name] was the luckiest dog in the world to have you to love him. We will hold his memory so close to our hearts.


328. “The absence of the other person who used to be there beside you obliterates your presence. Everything in the room, even the stars in the sky can disappear in a second, changing one scene for another, just like a dream. ” — Hwang Sok-Yong


329. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. May you remember to hold tight to your memories. They will be with you forever, keeping your loved one close for the rest of your days


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


331. Memories. I have so many memories. There are memories of the good times and the bad. Memories from long ago, and some from more recent times. And memories from times gone by that we barely even remember ’cause we were young and having fun. And so many loving memories from our golden years that I’ll cherish until the day I die. Please know that I love you and will always cherish all the memories we both hold close in our hearts


332. “My heart is with you in your time of sorrow. ” – Unknown


333. Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and trees 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 one is sealed inside to comfort us. ~Brian Jacques


334. My condolences, my dear friend. Grief has no time table. Take as much time as you need to process your bereavement and to heal your heart. I will be here for you every step of the way should you need a helping hand


335. “Remember the good times.” Talking about happy memories of the person who died can help the grieving person to feel connected to them.


336. “May love be what you remember most.” —Darcie Sims


337. “I can’t imagine what you must be going through. I am so sorry for your loss.”


338. “It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember. —Unknown


339. [Deceased’s Name] was such a kind child. His/her smile could light up the room. I offer my deepest condolences to his family and friends. – Rest in Peace, Dear [Deceased’s Name]


340. In Memory of a life so beautifully lived...a heart so deeply loved


341. “Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” —Thomas Moore


342. “What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness. ” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich


343. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller


344. I know there’s not a lot I could say right now, but I would like to offer my service if you ever need anything


345. “We're all going to leave our mark on the hearts of those who knew us when we exit this world,” says Smith. “Sending a sympathy card is an opportunity to celebrate someone's life while lifting the spirits of their loved one at the same time.”


346. “Before I lost my father, I never understood the rituals surrounding funerals: the wake, the service itself, the reception afterward,the dinners prepared by well-meaning friends and delivered in plastic containers, even the popular habit of making poster boards filled with photos of the dear departed. But now I know why we do those things. It's busywork, all of it. I had so much to take care of, so many arrangements to make, so many people to inform, I didn't have a moment to be engulfed by the ocean of grief that was lapping at my heels. Instead, I waded through the shallows, performing task after task, grateful to have duties to propel me forward.”


347. “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


348. ______ was a wonderful person, and will be greatly missed


349. My deepest condolences to you and your family. May _____ rest in peace


350. “I can’t imagine what you’re going through.” This is a way of acknowledging the person’s pain and letting them know you care.


351. “I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures. ” – Gail Caldwell


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


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


354. “May your happy memories give you peace and comfort during this challenging time.”


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


356. 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


357. “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


358. There will never be a day when I won’t think of you and wish you were here by my side.” —Narin Grewal


359. “Qué persona tan maravillosa y qué vida tan extraordinaria. Me alegra mucho el haberla conocido.”


360. A sweet quote from a poet of old I’d like to leave with you: “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. ” – Rabindranath Tagore


361. Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.” —Ovid


362. “The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not get over the loss of a loved one; you’ll learn to live with it. ” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


363. 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


364. Please holler if you need anything. I am available 24/7 to watch the kids, to run errands, to help around the house, to just be a silent presence if that’s what’s you need


365. 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


366. “Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color. ” – W. S. Merwin


367. “Nothing heals better than the passage of time. Your grief will not last forever, but your courage to move on will.”


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


369. “You are the most amazing pet mom/dad and the bond you had with [pet’s name] will live on forever. I love you and I’m here for you.”


370. “Sending you love while your best friend crosses the rainbow bridge.”


371. I am so sorry for your loss. How can I help you right now?


372. “It’s not fair that PTSD took someone who already gave so much of himself/herself to others. It shouldn’t be this way. I hope that you feel surrounded by love and support every step of this journey.”


373. “We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.”


374. I know you are very busy right now, but if you ever need anything at all, I am just a text or phone call away


375. [Child’s Name] responded to God’s call. He/She was on loan for two months on earth and his/her mission has been accomplished. [Name] will be a precious angel, surrounded by love, without pain.


376. “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philemon 4:7


377. I have so many wonderful memories of ______; looking forward to reminiscing with you when the time is right


378. “Thinking of you and wishing you moments of peace and comfort as you remember a friend who was so close to you.”


379. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ” – Helen Keller


380. “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28


381. Some losses don’t hurt just for a while, they hurt for a lifetime.” —Narin Grewal


382. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. ” – Unknown


383. “As we go through the journey of life, we must remember that the impressions we leave behind will define who and what we are. They are just as individual as the paths we have chosen to walk. So leave good impressions wherever you go.” —Dave Hedges


384. “Nothing I can say will take away the pain you’re experiencing. Just want you to know that I care about you, and I share in your sadness.”


385. “Why did everyone send casseroles in times of crisis? Why didn't anyone ever send brownies and Jack Daniel's?”


386. The darker the night, the brighter the stars; the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” —Fyodor Dostoevsky


387. We are absolutely heartbroken to hear about the loss of ____. They were such a beautiful soul and we can’t imagine the pain that your heart is feeling right now. Please let us know if we can do anything for you, anything at all


388. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. ” 2 Corinthians 1:3-4


389. “I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope the pain in your heart will be eased by the beautiful memories you shared with [pet’s name].”


390. “Your mama was an amazing lady, and I feel privileged to have known her. I know you will miss her deeply. I’ll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.”


391. “My Condolences”: Avoiding Awkward Moments at a Funeral


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


393. Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.”—Emily Dickinson


394. I’m going to be honest and say that I can’t find the right words to say right now. Please just know that I love you


395. He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” —Henry Longfellow


396. “Our hearts ache for you and with you. We all miss your beloved very much. Please accept our condolences and know that we are thinking of you.”


397. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4


398. “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


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


400. [Deceased’s Name], sorry to hear of your father’s passing. I’ll always remember the huge smile and light in your eyes whenever you spoke of him. My sincere condolences.


401. Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved (name of deceased).


402. “This Kwanzaa season, there is a new ancestor to honor. Thinking of you, your mother and your family as you light the kinara.”


403. Our hearts are saddened by your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with you.


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


405. At times when I am grieved, I imagine the Lord enveloping me with his strong, caring arms, carefully holding me just like a father holding his child. This, I think, is what it means that God is our refuge and our strength. I pray that this heavenly comfort will be brought to you and your grieving family today and in the days to come as you mourn this great loss


406. “Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.” – Rita Schiano


407. They mustn’t know my despair, I can’t let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn’t bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. —Anne Frank


408. “Very few people can fit into your shoes. You were a blessing to many people. Rest in peace!” – Unknown


409. Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of (name of deceased). My heart is with you.


410. “If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time. ” – Beth Mende Conny