120 Condolences Quotes and Messages to Show Your Compassion

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The condolences quotes and messages below will help you convey sympathy and offer support to the bereaved.

“For death is certain to one who is born”- Shri Krishna, Bhagavad Geeta.

Life is uncertain and death is inevitable. For whatever is created has to be destroyed. Some leave earlier, some leave a little later. But at the end, we are all going to meet on the other side of this life.

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The hardest phase of anyone’s life is when a loved one departs. But then equally important is to be there for the ones those are left behind.

In a time when one could be at a loss of words, it becomes hard to console the griever and to let them know that you stand by them in whatever may come.

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So to make it a little easier to reassure people of your presence and give them comfort up to some extent, we have gathered miscarriage quotes as well as these helpful death quotes condolences quotes and sympathy quotes, messages keep calm and read on:

Condolences Quotes

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

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Condolences Quotes
  • “Truly, it is in the darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” – Meister Eckhart
  • “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
  • “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” – John Taylor
  • “Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” – Thomas Moo
  • “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
  • “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou
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Condolences Quotes
  • “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
  • “Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of you.” – Rossiter Raymond

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

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

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Condolences Quotes
  • “Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same.” – Unknown
  • “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” – William Penn

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

  • “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

  • “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” –  Mahatma Gandhi
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Sympathy Quotes
  • “You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” – Nigella Lawson
  • “Your absence has gone through me Like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.” – W.S. Merwin
  • “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb

Condolences Quotes To Help You Convey Your Sympathy

  • “In times like this you should hold on firmly to faith and hope, it might look like you have lost more than you can bear but you are stronger than this pain you feel.” – Unknown
  • “No person is every truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.” – Unknown
  • “Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.”
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Sympathy Quotes
  • “My [mom/nana] is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness, and being.  I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune.” – Graycie Harmon
  • “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
  • “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
  • “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. ” – Unknown
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Sympathy Quotes
  • “We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” – Confucius
  • “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
  • “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” – Renee Wood
  • “Pain could be so blinding that you lose sight of all the love that is within your reach. Times of sorrow are the moments you need to allow yourself to be loved, to be cared for.”
  • “What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.”– Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II
  • “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
  • “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.”
  • “From the end spring new beginnings.” – Pliny the Elder
  • “Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” – Native American Poem
  • “Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.” – Ovid
  • “Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  • “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
  • “Learn to see the gift in the adversity. By doing this you will begin to find true peace in your struggle.” – Stacey Urrutia
  • “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
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Sympathy Quotes
  • “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” –Aeschylus
  • “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” – Victor Hugo
  • “Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.” – Jean Giraudoux
  • “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
  • “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
  • “We must embrace our pain and burn it as a fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa
  • “No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.”  – Richard Fife
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Condolences quotes for loss and death
  • “I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.” – Gail Caldwell
  • “Pain is certain, suffering is optional.” – Buddha
  • “Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” – Victor Hugo
  • “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
  • “However long the night, the dawn will break.” – African Proverb
  • “A human life is a story told by God.” – Hans Christian Andersen
  • “The season of mourning, Like spring, summer, fall and winter, will also pass.” – Molly Fumia

Condolences Quotes For Loss And Death

  • “He, who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” – Antoine De Saint Exupery
  • “As you mourn your loss, remember to see the beauty of life around you and don’t sink into a hole of depression and sorrow.” – Unknown
  • “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” – Seneca
  • “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
  • “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
  • “Dark days seem like they never end, but they are just like any other day. The clouds will clear up, you will find reasons to cheer up, the birds will sing again, so hold on.” – Unknown
  • “When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know.” – Unknown

quotes for condolences

  • “My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.” – Unknown
  • “Crying will surely not bring them back but it would help you through the grief because you can never truly forget the ones you love. You can however cry yourself back to joy.” – Unknown
  • “Words will not wipe away your tears and hugs may not ease the pain, but hold onto your memories because forever they will remain.” – Unknown

Short Sympathy Quotes and Messages

  • “My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.”
  • “Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.”
  • “May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.”
  • “I’m missing [insert name] along with you. With heartfelt condolences.”
  • “Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.”
  • “We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.”
  • “Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.”
  • “May the memory of [insert name] bring you comfort and peace.”
  • “I hope you feel surrounded by much love.”
  • “We are so sorry for your loss.”
  • “We are thinking of you during these difficult times.”
  • “May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.”
  • “Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.”
  • “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”
  • “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
  • “I wish you healing and peace.”

Sympathy Quotes and Messages

  • “During this sorrowful moment, I am at a loss of words. You are in my thoughts and prayers praying for you to find comfort and peace.”
  • “May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace, may my prayers help guide her on her journey to our Creator.”
  • “Sympathy does not think. It acts. It acts to remove the ceaseless sufferings of the world.” – Sri Chinmoy
  • “When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.” – Pat Schweibert
  • “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
  • “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” – William Penn
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Sympathy Quotes
  • “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.”
  • “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
  • “When the heart grieves over what it has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left.” – Sufi Epigram
  • “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”– Dorothy Ferguson
  • “Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” — Dr. Seuss
  • “In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.” – Robert Ingersoll
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Sympathy Quotes
  • “Even if I forget everything else, I will always remember you. You were the best. You were true to me. Rest in peace!”
  • “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.”
  • “Very few people can fit into your shoes. You were a blessing to many people. Rest in peace!” – Unknown
  • “I am so saddened that you are no more; you were a blessing to us. RIP.”
  • “Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your aunt. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.”

Simple Condolence Message

  • Someone so special can never be forgotten.
  • I will be thinking of you in this moment of pain.
  • Thinking of you, at this time of loss.
  • Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy.
  • Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our condolences.
  • No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.
  • When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
  • Words fall short of expressing my sorrow for your loss.
  • We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.
  • May the memories of John Doe help you find peace.
  • We don’t know how to heal your pain but wish we could. Our most sincere condolences.
  • May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.
  • May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.
  • We are very saddened to hear of your loss.
  • My family’s hearts are with you and your family.
  • Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences.
  • I’m always there in your hour of need. May her soul rest in peace.
  • Our hearts go out to you in your time of sorrow.
  • A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.

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