Sunday, October 2, 2011

Loss of a Loved One Quotes

Listed below are some of he most inspiring and kind sympathy quotes I have found. The first poem I came across soon after the death of my father and it has always brought me to tears and offered me great comfort. Hope these quotes and poems offer you the same.


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Do not stand at my grave and weep;
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.

When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there, I did not die.
Mary Frye

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

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

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

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

A human life is a story told by God.
Hans Christian Andersen

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
Thomas Campbell

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

Tears water our growth.
William Shakespeare

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

Say not in grief "he is no more," but live in thankfulness that he was.
Hebrew proverb

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

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

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Author Unknown

The memory of a good person is a blessing.
Proverbs 10:7

If tears could build a stairway,
And memories a lane,
I'd walk right up to Heaven
And bring you home again.
Author Unknown

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 embrio 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

Grieve not, nor think of me with tears, but laugh
and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so-
'Twas heaven here with you.
Isla Paschal Richardson

We shall find peace. We shall hear angels, we shall see the sky sparkling with diamonds.

Until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish prayer

For some moments in life there are no words.
David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

And with the morn those angel faces smile
Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.
John Henry Newman

The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.
Eileen Elias Freeman

Good-night! good-night! as we so oft have said
Beneath this roof at midnight, in the days
That are no more, and shall no more return.
Thou hast but taken up thy lamp and gone to bed;
I stay a little longer, as one stays
To cover up the embers that still burn.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson

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.
Author Unknown

When he shall die
Take him and cut him out in little stars
And he will make the face of heav'n so fine
That all the world will be in love with night
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

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

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

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  1. Add 'Time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired' on FB for motivation and self esteem.

  2. I am not dead, I have only become inhuman; That is to say, undressed myself of laughable prides, and infirmities... But not as a man undresses to creep into bed, byt as an athlete, stripping for a race. The delicate ravel of nerves, that made me measureof certain fiction, called good, & evil, that made me contract with pain, and expand with pleasure; Fussily adjusted, like a little electricscope... That is gone true, I never miss it, if the universe does, how easily replaced!! But all the rest is heightened, widened, set free... I admired the beauty while I was human, now, I"m part of the beauty.I wander in the air, being mostly gas & water, and flow in the ocean; Touch you, and Asia, at the same moment; Have a hand in the sunrise, and a glow in the grass, I left the light, precipitate of ashes, to earth, for a love tokes. By Robison Jeffers

    1. What a mesmerizing quote. So descriptive I can feel it. Thank you for this. I am so sorry for your loss.

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  4. When you die, that's when you live forever.

  5. And so shall you rest in peace for u no more hv to worry the ruthlessness of this earth

    1. This is a beautiful quote. Thank you for sharing.

    2. I dnt know what to say as i hv lost my father on 9 august 2014...please help me beacuse i m nt able to come out of my pain...i cried each nght...evry momemt i miss him...please suggest me something so that i can do something in my i m just 20 year old

    3. hi I lost my bro 2 mths ago and am feeling very similar. I suggest you do some fun stuff and stick with some fun people, put a shield to those who reminds you sadly of your lost and trust in God as he has the plan for our lives. As from one of my siblings dream, my brother who passed away dreamt him and said in the dream that he's not dead, he is relaxing and sleeping. Their is life beyond death. The flesh may die but the spirit lives on forever and it is that same spirit which gives our body life and which is taken by god. so trust and believe that you will soon meet your dad again when the time is right. Mean while enjoy is spirit around you in other lifely organs of god such as the wind, sun, trees, etc, Pray, pray, pray. God will comfort you

  6. Thankew so really brings strength in me..i know its bad time for my i hv faith in my god that he will soon heal my pain and yours also...i will try to concentrate on my studies papa's dream was that he wanted me to be a IAS i will work hard for this..and best of luck to you also..and take care..all i can say time will heal our pain..right ??

  7. Yes. Time will lessen your pain <3 Your father is by your side in spirit.

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