Sympathy Quotes



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About Death


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

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

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

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

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.
~ William Wordsworth

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Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
~ Albert Einstein

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
~ Erich Fromm

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About Life

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
~ Albert Einstein

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Bible Verses

For many people, the death of a loved one, makes them turn to God and spirituality. There are many Bible verses that may help a person cope with the loss of a loved one.

And He has said to me,‘My grace is sufficient for you, for power is perfected in weakness’. Most gladly, therefore, I will rather boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may dwell in me.
~ 2 Corinthians 12:9

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul; He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me...
~ Psalm 23

From the end of the earth I call to You when my heart is faint;Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.
~ Psalm 61:2

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The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I take refuge; my shield, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
~ Psalm 18:2

And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day.
~ John 6:39-40

Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.
~ John 14:1-4

In a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, the dead will be raised imperishable, and we will be changed. For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ ‘The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.’
~ 1 Corinthians 15:52-57

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Comforting

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.
~ Quoted in The Angels' Little Instruction Book by Eileen Elias Freeman, 1994

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.
~ Unknown

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

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

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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

May the blessings of love be upon you,
May its peace abide with you,
May its essence illuminate your heart,
Now and forever more....
~ Sufi Blessing

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

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Death of a Child

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies;
to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
~ Red Auerbach

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Death of a Loved One

They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
~ William Penn

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Death of a Mother

Recovering from the death of your mother is not about forgetting,
it's about feeling entitled to remember.
~ Anonymous

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother's arms
And tell her they're from me.

Tell her I love her and miss her,
And when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
And hold her for a while.

Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.
~ Anonymous

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Death of a Parent

Recovering from the death of your mother is not about forgetting, it's about feeling entitled to remember.
~ Anonymous

To a father, when a child dies, the future dies; to a child when a parent dies, the past dies.
~ Red Auerbach

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Eternal Life

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to died.
~ Thomas Campbell, "Hallowed Ground"

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

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, 22 February 1756

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

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

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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Grief

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

Tears are God’s gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.
~ Rita Schiano, Sweet Bitter Love, 1997, published by The Reed Edwards Company

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

With what a deep devotedness of woeI wept thy absence - o'er and o'er againThinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,And memory, like a drop that, night and day,Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
~ Thomas Moore

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

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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

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

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

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

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In Memory

Those we hold closest to our hearts never truly leave us. They live on in the kindness they have shared and the love they brought into our lives.
~ Anonymous

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Inspirational

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

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

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

Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart.
~ Edmund Burke

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

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Quotes by Famous People

Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. From the standpoint of daily life, however, there is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of others...for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize how much my outer and inner life is built upon the labors of people, both living and dead, and how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received.
~ Albert Einstein

We must never permit the voice of humanity within us to be silenced. It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.
~ Albert Schweitzer

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, 22 February 1756

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

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
~ Erich Fromm

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

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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

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

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

The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

They say love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
~ William Penn

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Sentimental

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

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

To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
~ Thomas Campbell, "Hallowed Ground"

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 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

He kept at true good humour's mark
The social flow of pleasure's tide:
He never made a brow look dark,
Nor caused a tear, but when he died.
~ Thomas Love Peacock

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

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

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Sympathy

We must never permit the voice of humanity within us to be silenced. It is man's sympathy with all creatures that first makes him truly a man.
~ Albert Schweitzer

Next to love, sympathy is the divinest passion of the human heart.
~ Edmund Burke

Sympathy does not think.
It acts.
It acts to remove
The ceaseless sufferings
Of the world.
~ Sri Chinmoy

Sympathy has to be the first and foremost thing in one's life, sympathy and the feeling of oneness. There cannot be anything greater than the feeling of oneness.
~ Sri Chinmoy

The secrets of life are not shown except to sympathy and likeness.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A sympathetic heart is like a spring of pure water bursting forth from the mountain side.
~ Anonymous

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