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Sympathy Messages and Condolence Quotes

Writing a condolence note can be very difficult, even for the most eloquent writer. Everyone is concerned about the "right" thing to say and feel that they are stumbling over their words.

Suggestions for writing a sympathy note:
  • Use the name of the deceased in the note
  • Express your condolences with sincerity
  • Share personal memories of the deceased
  • Close the note with a thoughtful message or quote.
A collection of condolence quotes and messages:
  • May memories of "name of deceased" and the love of family surround you and give you strength in the days ahead.

  • Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

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

  • Forever Remembered, Forever Missed

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

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

  • Our deepest sympathy.

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

  • With love and remembrance.

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

  • Words seem inadequate to express the sorrow felt by the loss of "name of deceased". My heart is with you.

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

  • With loving memories of "name of deceased".

  • 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.

  • We will always cherish the beautiful memories of "name of deceased".

  • With our love and deepest sympathy as we remember "name of deceased".


"What moves through us is a silence, a quiet sadness, a longing for one more day, one more word, one more touch. We may not understand why you left this earth so soon, or why you left before we were ready to say good-bye, but little by little, we begin to remember not just that you died, but that you lived. And that your life gave us memories too beautiful to forget"
--Author Unknown


"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."
--Thomas Campbell


"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow,
May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow"
-- Author unknown


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


Those we love don't go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed and very dear.
--Author unknown


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


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


"Some people come into our lives,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never the same."
-- Author unknown


"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

"Perhaps they are not stars in the sky,
but rather openings where our loved ones shine down
to let us know they are happy."
--Author unknown


"When you lose someone you love,
you gain an angel you know"
-- Author unknown


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


"May tender memories soften your grief,
May fond recollection bring you relief,
And may you find comfort and peace in the thought
Of the joy that knowing your loved one brought...
For time and space can never divide
Or keep your loved one from your side.
When memory paints in colors true,
the happy hours that belonged to you."
--Helen Steiner Rice


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


Sympathy Biblical Verses

"I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die." John 11:25,26

"No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him." 1Cor 2:9

"Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted." Matthew 5:4

"Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

"He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." Revelation 21:4

"The memory of the righteous is a blessing." Proverbs 10:7



Sympathy Messages and Condolence Quotes