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500 Inspirational Funeral Quotes: Eulogy, Memorial (2023)

1. “In you, I’ve found the love of my life.”


2. “Neither fire, nor wind, birth, nor death, can erase our good deeds.”


3. “Angels are watching over you. Their wings warp gently around you whispering you are loved and blessed” – Unknown


4. “The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends.” — St. John Cassian, Christian monk


5. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling


6. “I hope you feel surrounded by much love.”


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


8. “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them.” — Leo Tolstoy


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


10. “Love is eternal - the aspect may change, but not the essence.” ~Vincent Van Gogh


11. “Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realise it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it” – Sai Baba


12. “The journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take” – J.R.R. Tolkien


13. “Grief is the price we pay for love” – Colin Murray Parkes


14. “Life is full of grief, to exactly the degree we allow ourselves to love other people.”


15. “I never saw a dollar bill cry at anyone’s funeral.” ― J. Lincoln Fenn


16. “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car and into another.” ~John Lennon


17. “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


18. “Friends come into our lives and friends leave our lives. But friends never leave our hearts. And best friends always get to stay in the best places in our hearts.” ~John M. Simmons, The Marvelous Journey Home


19. “Tears are a river that take you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.” - Clarissa Pinkola Estes


20. “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” ~Roger Caras


21. “I am living proof that a shattered heart can still beat” – Maryellen Dennis


22. “Grief is just love with no place to go.” ~Jamie Anderson


23. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” ~Winnie the Pooh


24. “To me, you were more than just a person. You were a place where I finally felt at home.”


25. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln


26. “The greatest love story is not Romeo and Juliet who died together, but Grandma and Grandpa who grew old together.” ~Unknown


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


28. “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one” – Seneca


29. “A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help others.”


30. “If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all of your heart. Life their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.”


31. “Death plucks my ear and says, “Live – I’m coming.” - Virgil, 70-19BCE


32. “Chance made us colleagues. Fun and laughter made us friends.” ~Unknown


33. “Among other things, culture is the decision as to how a corpse is to be returned to the soil.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


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


35. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?”


36. “Suicide is a privilege of man which deity does not possess.” - Pliny the elder, (AD 23-79)


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


38. “Life is a dream walking. Death is going home.” ~Chinese Proverb


39. “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” ~Alan Sachs


40. “Life is a song—sing it. Life is a game—play it. Life is a challenge—meet it. Life is a dream—realise it. Life is a sacrifice—offer it. Life is love—enjoy it.”


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


42. “‘Tis a fearful thing to love what death can touch.


43. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” — Maya Angelou


44. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)


45. “More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world.”


46. “To the outside world, we all grow old. But not to brothers and sisters. We know each other as we always were. We know each other’s hearts. We share private family jokes. We remember family feuds and secrets, family griefs and joys. We live outside the touch of time.” — Clara Ortega


47. “Sometimes you will never know the value of something until it becomes a memory.” ~Dr. Seuss


48. “May the road rise up to meet you.


49. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” ~Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)


50. “Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still.” ~William Penn


51. “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


52. “I wish you healing and peace.”


53. “The greatest crimes are caused by excess and not by necessity.” - Aristotle


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


55. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci


56. “When you go through deep waters, I will be with you.


57. “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” - Sir Arthur Wing Pinero


58. “As you danced in the light with joy, love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently, you lifted us.” — T.C. Ring


59. “It takes a minute to find a special person, an hour to appreciate them, and a day to love them, but it takes an entire lifetime to forget them.” — Unknown


60. “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” ~Seneca


61. “We do not remember days, we remember moments.” ~Cesare Pavese


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


63. “Let your love of justice be exceeded only by your love of mercy.” - Anonymous


64. “A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities” – William Arthur Ward


65. “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.” – Author Unknown


66. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.” - Leonardo da Vinci


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


68. “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away but not that of having had one.” ~Seneca


69. “Among other things, culture is the decision as to how a corpse is to be returned to the soil.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


70. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.” – Ray Bradbury


71. “I’ve never seen a nation more quick at finding joy in a sad situation than the Irish at a funeral.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri, Vocation of a Gadfly


72. “His innings is over, his bat is laid down. Bowled out by death’s unerring ball.” - Unknown


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


74. “During a funeral, the corpse receives way more affection, love, or attention, from some people, than was ever received, from those people, by the person the corpse used to be.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


75. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”


76. “It’s important to attend funerals. It is important to view the body, they say, and to see it committed to earth or fire because unless you do that, the loved one dies for you again and again.” ― Ann-Marie MacDonald, Fall on Your Knees


77. “Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.”


78. “All that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller


79. “Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.” – Mark Helprin


80. “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)


81. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln


82. “An angel in the book of life wrote down my baby’s birth & whispered as she shut the book ….. too beautiful for earth” - Unknown


83. “Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others.”


84. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”


85. “You are remembered for the rules you break.” ~Douglas MacArthur


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


87. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.”


88. “I wish to declare with all earnestness that I do not want any religious ceremonies performed for me after my death. I do not believe in such ceremonies, and to submit to them, even as a matter of form, would be hypocrisy and an attempt to delude ourselves and others.” ― Jawaharlal Nehru


89. “Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death’s perfect punctuation mark is a smile.” - Julie Burchill


90. “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


91. “It’s nature’s way of telling you to slow down.” - Anonymous, (Cited as Madison Avenues latest definition of death.)


92. “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” — Rabindranath Tagore


93. “The only difference between death and taxes is that death doesn’t get worse every time Congress meets.” - Will Rogers


94. “Unfortunately, being dead from inside doesn’t reduce the cost of the funeral.” ― Nitya Prakash


95. “A trophy carries dust. Memories last forever.”


96. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)


97. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness but of power. They speak more eloquently than 10,000 tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief and unspeakable love.”


98. “Mothers... "A Labor of Love".


99. “A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal.”-Steve Maraboli


100. “We only part to meet again. Change, as ye list, ye winds; my heart shall be the faithful compass that still points to thee.” ~John Gay


101. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.”


102. “Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.” - Unknown


103. “Only you get to attend the funeral when you bury your past.” ― Nitya Prakash


104. “He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.” ~Bessie Anderson Stanley


105. “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 W. Raymond


106. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” ~Thomas Campbell


107. “If winter comes, can spring be far behind?” ~Percy Bysshe Shelley


108. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” ~Irish Headstone


109. “Death plucks my ear and says, “Live – I’m coming.” - Virgil, 70-19BCE


110. “Heaven will not disappoint kind-hearted persons.” ~Chinese Proverb


111. “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”


112. “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy” – Psalm 126:5


113. ‘Tis a human thing, love, a holy thing,


114. “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” ~Mother Teresa


115. “Everyone is trying to accomplish something big, not realizing that life is made up of little things.”-Frank A. Clark


116. “The notion of burial had always struck him as stifling and cold. He liked the Indian way better, setting the bodies up high, as if passing them to the heavens.” ― Michael Punke, The Revenant


117. “I am who I am today because I knew you” – Unknown


118. “Nothing on earth can make up for the loss of one who has loved you” – Selma Lagerlof


119. “If ever there is a 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.”


120. “Here’s a telegram, sir” “Jim died today’.”


121. “As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters” – Seneca


122. “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”


123. “Cousins are friends that will love you forever.” ~Constance Richards


124. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart” – Eleanor Roosevelt


125. “In few places is there such a high concentration of hypocrisy as at a writer’s funeral.” ― Juan Gabriel Vásquez, La forma de las ruinas


126. “Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”


127. “Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.”


128. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” — A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh


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


130. “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


131. “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


132. “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.”


133. “Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Khalil Gibran


134. “Everyone can master a grief but he that has it.” - Shakespeare


135. “There's a very special garden


136. “Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.”


137. “We are all stories in the end, remembered by the adventures we had, the achievements we made and the people we loved. So make sure your story is a good one.” ~Nishan Panwar


138. “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” – William Penn


139. “Death has a style all its own. I’m glad I don’t have to wear it very often.” ― Courtney C. Stevens, Faking Normal


140. “Funerals aren’t for the dead, they’re for the living, and I want to live.” ― Leia Stone, Fallen Academy: Year Three And A Half


141. “For every flower that I place on your grave, I think of all those things you did to make my life as beautiful and fragrant as a bed of flowers. I miss you.” - Unknown


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


143. “A mother understands what a child does not say.” - Jewish proverb


144. “It's surprising how much memory is built around things unnoticed at the time” ~Barbara Kingsolver


145. “There is no death, daughter. People only die when we forget them,” my mother explained shortly before she left me. “If you can remember me, I will be with you always.” - Isabel Allende


146. “A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.” ~Irish Proverb


147. “Heaven will not disappoint kind-hearted persons” – Chinese Proverb


148. “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”


149. “But how can I learn to live in a world that doesn’t include my brother? All my life, I’ve always been my brother’s sister; it’s part of my identity, part of who I am. My brother is part of my past; we share a common history. And we had plans for the future.” — T.J. Wray


150. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved” – George Sand


151. “The mourning of a loved one never ends with a funeral. It comes back every so often, like a stage performer eager for a curtain call and expects you to be loud about it. I gave it all the lung capacity I had.” ― Kevin Hearne, A Plague of Giants


152. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr. Suess


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


154. “Life is a dream walking, death is a going home.” - Chinese Proverb


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


156. “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” ~Sir Arthur Wing Pinero


157. “May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.” -Unknown


158. “The family with an old person in it possesses a jewel.” - Chinese saying


159. “There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved.”


160. “Beauty exists not in what is seen and remembered, but in what is felt and never forgotten.” ~Johnathan Jena


161. “The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.” — Rob Liano


162. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched… they must be felt with the heart.” ~Helen Keller


163. “The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you're faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow, the world keeps turning, the seconds keep ticking.”


164. “If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand” – Unknown


165. “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”


166. “Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.” ~Sir Walter Scott


167. “Visit me before I die. We can enjoy one another’s company. A funeral is a rather one-sided affair.” ― Ralph Webster


168. “Helping others without expecting anything in return is what true self-worth is all about.”


169. “The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”


170. “Grief can be a burden, but also an anchor. You get used to the weight, how it holds you in place.”


171. “Love is how often you stay alive, even after you are gone.”


172. “Love is eternal - the aspect may change, but not the essence.” ~Vincent Van Gogh


173. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation” – Rumi


174. “I’ll remember you. When I’ve forgotten all the rest. You to me were true. You to me were the best.” ~Bob Dylan


175. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” - Anonymous


176. “There are special people in our lives who never leave us, even after they are gone.”


177. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”


178. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” ~Benjamin Disraeli


179. “We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.”


180. “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


181. “Every day my love for you grows higher, deeper, wider, stronger. It grows and grows until it touches the tip of where you are and comes back to me in the loving memory of you, and my heart melts with that love and grows even more.” — Maureen Hunter


182. “In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”


183. “I fall asleep in the full and certain hope that my slumber shall not be broken; and that, though I be all-forgetting, yet I shall not be all-forgotten, but continue that life in the thoughts and deeds of those I have loved.” — Samuel Butler


184. “As you danced in the light with joy, love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently, you lifted us.” — T.C. Ring


185. “It’s ghastly to burn someone you love but watching the smoke going into the sky, I think that’s rather beautiful now. And I wish Tess could be up in the sky. Somewhere with color and light and air.” ― Rosamund Lupton, Sister


186. “Part of being a good funeral director—and even a good friend—is knowing that someone may not want to be consoled. They may not welcome your words of support, and you need to respect that. Someone else’s grief is not for you to solve.” ― Joanne Levy, Sorry for Your Loss


187. “How quickly, how neatly the chaos of a living person could be reduced to an insignificant box.” ― Josh Lanyon, Fatal Shadows


188. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”


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


190. “Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while.” ~The Princess Bride


191. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.”


192. “Memory... is the diary that we all carry about with us.” ~Oscar Wilde


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


194. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” — Khalil Gibran, On Death


195. “Life is but a story told at one’s funeral” ― Charles Slamowitz


196. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”


197. “Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.”


198. “It’s hard to turn the page when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on.” ~Thomas Wilder


199. “My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” — Clarence Budington Kelland


200. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us” – Helen Keller


201. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu


202. “The journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take.”


203. “Memories of our lives, of our works and our deeds will continue in others.” ~Rosa Parks


204. “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” ~Antonio Porchia


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


206. “Our legacy is really the lives we touch, the inspiration we give, altering someone's plan - if even for a moment - and getting them to think, cry, laugh, argue. More than anything, we are remembered for our smiles; the ones we share with our closest and dearest, and the ones we bestow on a total stranger, who needed it right then, and God put you there to deliver.”


207. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.”


208. “Sadly missed along life’s way, quietly remembered every day. No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you’re always there” – Unknown


209. “I saw him now going the way of all flesh.” - John Webster


210. “And when we have remembered everything, we grow afraid of what we may forget. A face, a voice, a smile? A birthday? An anniversary? No need to fear forgetting, because the heart remembers always.” ~Sascha Wagner


211. “Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.”


212. “Why should black be the color of death? Why not the colors of a sunset?” ― Daniele Varè, The Maker of Heavenly Trousers


213. “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.”


214. “True leaders are selfless. They have always been servants of the people first.”


215. “I, fed with judgments, in a fleshy tomb, am buried above ground.” - William Cowper (1731-1800) written during a period of insanity.


216. “Life is like the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority” - Edward Young, 1683 –1765


217. “No one has ever become poor by giving.”


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


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


220. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints on your heart.” — Eleanor Roosevelt


221. “Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re still alive, it isn’t.” - Richard Bach


222. “Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.”


223. “Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to.” —Richard Russo


224. “But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run, we are all dead.” - John Maynard Keynes


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


226. “Those we have held in our arms for a little while, we hold in our hearts forever.” ~Khalil Gibran


227. “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” – Anonymous


228. “Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression.” - Peter D. Kramer, psychiatrist.


229. “I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back, I have no right to complain.” - Joyce Cary


230. “People are usually pretty hungry after a funeral. I guess it’s because we all realize that time is running out and we better eat all we can. Please don’t mention that to my mother.” ― Peter Hedges, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape


231. “Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.” - Oscar Wilde


232. “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.”


233. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” ~Washington Irving


234. “Sadly missed along life’s way, quietly remembered every day. No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you’re always there” – Unknown


235. “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” ~Unknown


236. “A person starts to live when he can live outside himself”-Albert Einstein


237. “I found that I missed him the more he was absent from my life, and the more I missed him, the more I loved him.” ~Donna Lynn Hope


238. “Almost every funeral is attended by at least a few people whose funerals the person being buried thought he or she would attend.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


239. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…” — Irving Berlin, The Song is Ended


240. “You shouldn't wait for other people to make special things happen. You have to create your own memories.” ~Heidi Klum


241. “Your coffin reached the monstrous hole. And a part of me went down into the muddy earth with you and lay down next to you and died with you.” ― Rosamund Lupton, Sister


242. “A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.” ~Mohammed


243. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”


244. “In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of entertainment. ” ― George Ade


245. “Life is a song—sing it. Life is a game—play it. Life is a challenge—meet it. Life is a dream—realize it. Life is a sacrifice—offer it. Life is love—enjoy it.”


246. “Funerals greatly exaggerate the pleasantness of being alive, while they prevent us from thinking about the advantages of being dead.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


247. “To the world you may be one person; but to one person you may be the world.”


248. “Love like ours can never die.” – Rudyard Kipling


249. “After the game the king and the Pawn go into the same box.” Italian saying


250. “Love as powerful as your mother’s for you leaves its own mark. To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling


251. “To me, you were more than just a person. You were a place where I finally felt at home” – Denice Envail


252. “My Father didn’t tell me how to live;


253. “There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world” - Unkown


254. “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord” – Job 1:20


255. “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5


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


257. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal” – Irish proverb


258. “Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.”- Sir Walter Scott


259. “Grandmas hold our tiny hands for just a little while, but our hearts forever.” ~Unknown


260. “A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.” — Jennifer Williamson


261. “I miss you even more than I could have believed; and I was prepared to miss you a good deal.” ~Vita Sackville-West


262. “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” ~William Penn


263. “Real empathy is sometimes not insisting that it will be okay, but acknowledging that it is not.”-Sheryl Sandberg


264. “I want words at my funeral. But I guess that means you need life in your life.” ― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief


265. “Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.”-Tony Robbins


266. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others” – Thucydides


267. “For the funeral, I had to show my proper mourning face. Truly, I longed to break down and have a full-on emotional attack; perhaps if I let myself go long enough, I might get all the pain out of my system. I had no hope of doing such a thing in front of everyone I knew. It simply wasn’t proper.” ― Maddy Kobar, From Out of Feldspar


268. “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”


269. “Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished.”


270. “She is my sister ….”


271. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt


272. “My Father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.” ~Clarence Budington Kelland


273. “To her, the name of father was another name for love.”


274. “Every life is noted and is cherished, and nothing loved is ever lost or perished” – Madeleine L’Engle


275. “May the winds of heaven blow softly, and whisper in your ear, how much we love and miss you, and wish that you were here” – Unknown


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


277. “Following directly behind the bier were the servants who would, in earlier times, have been slaughtered at the graveside, along with a warrior’s horse. Musicians and torchbearers came next, with the rear taken up by the mimes- sinister, silent figures in wax masks modeled on dead members of the family.” ― Catharine Arnold, Necropolis: London and Its Dead


278. “Across the years I will walk with you – in deep green forests, on shores of sand and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too, you will have my hand!” - Robert Sexton


279. “If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them.”


280. “You light a lamp for me. The Lord, my God, lights up my darkness” – Psalm 18:28


281. “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” ~Thucydides


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


283. “Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to.”


284. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard” – A.A. Milne


285. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one” – Khalil Gibran


286. “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”


287. “Friends are lights in winter; the older the friend, the brighter the light” – Roger Roseblatt


288. “They that sow in tears shall reap in joy.” ~Psalm 126:5


289. “Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” ~David Searls


290. “I would say to those who mourn… look upon each day that comes as a challenge, as a test of courage. The pain will come in waves, some days worse than others, for no apparent reason. Accept the pain. Do not suppress it. Never attempt to hide grief.” - Daphne du Maurier


291. “Funerals seem less about comforting the souls of these dearly departed than about


292. “We get no choice. If we love, we grieve.”


293. “We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world – the company of those who have known suffering.”


294. “This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess.” – Rainer Maria Rilke


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


296. “As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.” — Seneca


297. “I hope to be…”


298. “Somedays you just have to…”


299. “Funerals greatly exaggerate the pleasantness of being alive, while they prevent us from thinking about the advantages of being dead.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


300. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle” – Albert Einstein


301. “They say that time in heaven is compared to ‘the blink of an eye’ for us on this earth. Sometimes it helps me to think of my child running ahead of me through a beautiful field of wildflowers and butterflies; so happy and completely caught up in what she is doing that when she looks behind her, I’ll already be there.” - Unknown


302. “Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated” – Alphonse de Lamartine


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


304. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” ~Maya Angelou


305. “Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”


306. “Take care of all your memories. For you cannot relive them." ~Bob Dylan


307. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson


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


309. “Grief is the price we pay for love” — Colin Murray Parkes


310. “A new life begins for us with every second. Let us go forward joyously to meet it. We must press on, whether we will or not, and we shall walk better with our eyes before us than with them ever case behind.” – Jerome K. Jerome


311. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” – Robert Frost


312. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” – Anonymous


313. “Getting old aint for sissies.” - Bette Davis


314. “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” — Seneca, Roman Stoic philosopher


315. “This morning, for the first time in a long time, the joy again of imagining a knife twisted in my heart.” - Franz Kafka


316. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless unrememberd acts of kindness and of love.”


317. “We make our friends; we make our enemies; but God makes our next door neighbor.” ~Gilbert K. Chesterton


318. “Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to” – Richard Russo


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


320. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on…”


321. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying good-bye so hard.” — Winnie the Pooh, A.A. Milne, author


322. “Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.” ~Oscar Wilde


323. “We can’t know why the lily has so brief a time to bloom in the warmth of sunlight’s kiss upon its face before it folds into its fragrance and bids the world good-night to rest its beauty in a gentler place.” — Ellen Brenneman, poet


324. “Do not fear difficulty. Hard ground makes stronger roots.” ~Ventari, Guild Wars 2


325. “It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” - George S. Patton, Jr.


326. “And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation.” ~Khalil Gibran


327. “How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint you footsteps have left upon our hearts.” - Dorothy Ferguson


328. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss


329. “There is no exercise better for the heart and soul than reaching out and lifting others up.”-Anonymous


330. “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened.” ~Anatole France


331. “Know when to seek peace / For as long as the moon shall rise / For as long as the rivers shall flow / For as long as the sun shall shine / For as long as the grass shall grow / Let us have peace.”


332. “You were the love that made all the others irrelevant.”


333. “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you … I could walk in my own garden forever.” - Alfred Jennyon


334. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” – Carson McCullers


335. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” – Maya Angelou


336. “If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand” - Unknown


337. “No matter where I am, your spirit will be beside me, for I know that no matter what, you will always be with me” – Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach


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


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


340. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on” – Irving Berlin


341. “The idea is to die young as late as possible.” - Ashley Montagu, (1905 –1999)


342. “Whenever I am missing you, I also remember how fortunate I was that you were in my life. I wouldn’t trade those moments for the world.” - Cindy Adkins


343. “As is a tale, so is a life: Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.”


344. “Funerals are a constant reminder that chasing most of the things we are chasing is an embarrassing way to spend a portion of our lives.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


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


346. “The morning glory blooms but for an hour/and yet it differs not at heart/from the giant pine/that lives for a thousand years.” — Teitoku Matsunaga, Japanese poet


347. “To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.”


348. “In this life we will never truly be apart, for we grew to the same beat of our Mother’s heart.” ~Daphne Fandrich


349. “The Romans feared their dead. In fact, Roman funeral customs derived from a need to propitiate the sensibilities of the departed. The very word funus may be translated as dead body, funeral ceremony, or murder. There was a genuine concern that, if not treated appropriately, the spirits of the dead, or manes, would return to wreak revenge” ― Catharine Arnold, Necropolis: London and Its Dead


350. “How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”


351. “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.”- Charles Darwin


352. “More precious was the light in your eyes than all the roses in the world” – Edna St. Vincent Millay


353. “Anything that triggers good memories can't be all bad.” ~Adam West


354. “The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them.” ~Czesław Miłosz


355. “Somedays you just have to…”


356. “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.” ~Winston Churchill


357. “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies.”


358. “Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression.” - Peter D. Kramer, psychiatrist.


359. “God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” - Alfred Lord Tennyson


360. “Real love stories never have endings.”


361. “Friends come into our lives and friends leave our lives. But friends never leave our hearts. And best friends always get to stay in the best places in our hearts.” ~John M. Simmons, The Marvelous Journey Home


362. “Life is a song – sing it. Life is a game – play it. Life is a challenge – meet it. Life is a dream – realise it. Life is a sacrifice – offer it. Life is love – enjoy it.”


363. “A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help others.”


364. “Life isn't a matter of milestones, but of moments” ~Rose Kennedy


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


366. “Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.” - Ray Bradbury


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


368. “How glorious is life after death! No more will you have to lug about this old baggage of bones, with all its troubles. You will be free in the astral heaven, unhindered by physical limitations.” ~Paramahansa Yogananda


369. “And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’” – Author Unknown


370. “The living are just the dead on holiday” - Maurice Maeterlinck, 1862 – 1949


371. “There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.” ~Albert Einstein


372. “Out of her mother she came, born as we are all born. And she returns to the mother who eventually embraces us all. To dissolve in the earth and be with Her forever and forever” – Unknown


373. “I’m telling you, Augustus Waters talked so much that he’d interrupt you at his own funeral.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars


374. “There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.”-Oprah Winfrey


375. “A man never sees all that his mother has been to him until it’s too late to let her know he sees it.” — William Dean Howells


376. “I am trying to remember you and let you go at the same time” – Unknown


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


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


379. “Few are those who can see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.”-Albert Einstein


380. “Live every moment…”


381. “Love like ours can never die.” - Rudyard Kipling


382. “I learned from the shadow of a tree,


383. “And they all said, ‘I’m sorry for your loss,’ as if you were someone who could ever be taken from me.” ~Robert Brault


384. “Every house needs a grandmother in it.” — Louisa May Alcott


385. “Should the measure of a man be the number of mourners at his funeral? What if he was not close to anyone but himself?” ― Tapan Ghosh


386. “In the middle of some of the most passionate debates, I often ask my patients, “At your funeral, will it matter?” And it is amazing how often that question is followed by absolute silence.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough


387. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.”


388. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” — Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


389. “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.” — Anonymous


390. “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


391. “Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.” ~Matthew 5:4


392. “Grief is the price we pay for love”


393. “Compassion is the greatest form of love humans have to offer.”-Rachel Joy Scott


394. “And when we have remembered everything, we grow afraid of what we may forget. A face, a voice, a smile? A birthday? An anniversary? No need to fear forgetting, because the heart remembers always.” ~Sascha Wagner


395. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains” – Pierre Auguste Renoir


396. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”


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


398. “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.”


399. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.”


400. “What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” — Helen Keller


401. “What children need most are the essentials that grandparents provide in abundance. They give unconditional love, kindness, patience, humor, comfort, lessons in life. And, most importantly, cookies.” — Rudy Giuliani


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


403. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another” – Ernest Hemingway


404. “A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come.” – Rabindranath Tagore


405. “I'll remember you. When I've forgotten all the rest. You to me were true. You to me were the best.”


406. “Grandfathers give us not only wisdom and encouragement but they are an inspiration to us.”


407. “May each tear and each fond memory be a note of love rising to meet you.” — Jennifer Williamson


408. “It was not frightening to die sometime; it was frightening to die right now.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


409. “Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.” - Bumper sticker


410. “Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” - Khalil Gibran


411. “From my body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.” – Edvard Munch


412. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years” – Abraham Lincoln


413. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”


414. “It was not frightening to die sometime, it was frightening to die right now.” - Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn


415. “Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do. Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children.” — Alex Haley


416. “The best portion of a good man’s life is his little nameless unrememberd acts of kindness and of love” – William Wordsworth


417. “The light has gone out of my life.” Theodore Roosevelt, on the death of his wife


418. “May the memory of [insert name] bring you comfort and peace.”


419. “A new life begins for us with every second. Let us go forward joyously to meet it. We must press on, whether we will or not, and we shall walk better with our eyes before us than with them ever cast behind.” - Jerome K. Jerome


420. “It matters not what someone is born,


421. “I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.”


422. “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


423. “So it’s true, when all is said and done, grief is the price we pay for love.”


424. “There are special people in our lives


425. “It is important not to allow ourselves to be put off by the magnitude of others’ suffering. The misery of millions is not a cause for pity. Rather, it is a cause for compassion.”-Dalai Lama


426. “Funerals aren’t for the dead, they’re for the living, and I want to live.” ― Leia Stone, Fallen Academy: Year Three And A Half


427. “Everyone wants to be the sun to lighten up someone’s life, but why not be the moon, to brighten in the darkest hour?”-Anonymous


428. “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”


429. “There are special people in our lives that never leave us even after they are gone” – Unknown


430. “Wherever you are, I am there also.” ~Beethoven


431. “A mother gives you a life, a mother-in-law gives you her life.” ~Amit Kalantri


432. “Some people murder your dreams and then attend the funeral too.” ― Nitya Prakash


433. “Every day my love for you grows higher, deeper, wider, stronger. It grows and grows until it touches the tip of where you are and comes back to me in the loving memory of you, and my heart melts with that love and grows even more.” — Maureen Hunter


434. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t.” — Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven


435. “There is a remedy for everything; it is called death.” - Portuguese proverb


436. “A new life begins for us with every second. Let us go forward joyously to meet it. We must press on, whether we will or not, and we shall walk better with our eyes before us than with them ever case behind.” – Jerome K. Jerome


437. “It is sad to fill a grave with a person full of potential yet completely emptied of any more possibility to try it once again.” ― Johnnie Dent Jr.


438. “I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used … Play, smile, think of me … All is well.” ~Henry Scott Holland


439. “The idea is not to live forever but to create something that will” – Andy Warhol


440. “Tomorrow”, I say, I will call on Jim just to show that I’m thinking of him.


441. “Only time and tears take away grief; that is what they are for.”


442. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Morrie Schwartz


443. “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


444. “But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run, we are all dead.” - John Maynard Keynes


445. “Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young.” – Sir Arthur Wing Pinero


446. “That the word funeral starts with fun does not convert it to merriment.” ― Vincent Okay Nwachukwu, Weighty ‘n’ Worthy African Proverbs – Volume 1


447. “Laughter at a funeral is a sign of a life well loved.” ― Todd Stocker


448. “The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.” — Arthur Schopenhauer


449. “Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” - Alphonse de Lamartine


450. “No matter where I am/Your spirit will be beside me/For I know that no matter what/You will always be with me.” — Tram-Tiara T. Von Reichenbach


451. “Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing quietly through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no drama, just the lifting of a plank or two in a simple wooden gate in a clearing. Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow” – Mark Helprin


452. “The song is ended but the melody lingers on.”


453. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” — Rumi, Sufi mystic


454. “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”


455. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you” – Winnie the Pooh to Christopher Robin


456. “Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.”


457. “We do not remember days, we remember moments.”


458. “Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


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


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


461. “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies, but not everyone lives” – Alan Sachs


462. “It’s nature’s way of telling you to slow down.” - Anonymous, (Cited as Madison Avenues latest definition of death.)


463. “Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything” – C.S Lewis


464. “Grace was in all her steps, heaven in her eye, in every gesture, dignity, and love.” — John Milton


465. “You don’t choose your family. They are God’s gift to you, as you are to them.” — Desmond Tutu


466. “A home without a cat - and a well fed, well petted and properly revered cat - may be a home, perhaps, but how can it prove title?” ~Mark Twain


467. “The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives” - Norman Cousins


468. “Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.” — Susan Scarf Merrell


469. “Good people are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light.”


470. “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”


471. “During a funeral, the corpse receives way more affection, love, or attention, from some people, than was ever received, from those people, by the person the corpse used to be.” ― Mokokoma Mokhonoana


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


473. “The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit.” ~Nelson Henderson


474. “Grief remains one of the few things that has the power to silence us.” — Anna Quindlen


475. “We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort.”


476. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” — Abraham Lincoln


477. “Those we love don't go away,


478. “Motherhood: All love begins and ends there.” — Robert Browning


479. “We are so sorry for your loss.”


480. “They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:


481. “I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”


482. “Life has to end. Love doesn’t” – Mitch Albom


483. “As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us; as we remember them.”


484. “We are here for you and your family, now and forever.”


485. “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was” – Hebrew proverb


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


487. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” — Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter


488. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Anonymous


489. “Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.”


490. “I did not attend his funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.”


491. “We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love” - Anne L. de Stael


492. “Deeply, I know this, that love triumphs over death. My father continues to be loved, and therefore he remains by my side.” — Jennifer Williamson


493. “Sometimes you will never know…”


494. “Love never fails.”


495. “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come” – Rabindranath Tagore


496. “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”– Maya Angelou


497. “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” – Author Unknown


498. “Time and space may separate us, but not the thoughts and memories that bind us.” ~Ed Parker


499. “Those we love never truly leave us. There are things that death cannot touch.” ~Jack Thorne


500. “The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.” - Lucan

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