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300 Sympathy Quotes and Condolence Messages

Losing someone is terrible for everyone. We are left with nothing but sadness and sorrow when these unexpected circumstances happen. It’s usually moments filled with sighs and awkward silence. Our words can’t remove the pain of losing a loved one, but they can go a long way toward helping a grieving person feel loved and supported.

We offer a collection of condolence quotes and messages as examples if you are unsure what to write in a sympathy card. We hope these sympathy quotes will help offer your deepest condolences and comfort those suffering a horrible loss.

300 Condolence Quotes and Sympathy Message

Top 10 Sympathy Quotes

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

“To live in hearts, we leave behind Is not to di.” – Thomas Campbell

“Those whom we have never loved leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.” – Sylvana Rossetti

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

“There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.” – William E. Gladstone

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

“Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.” – Khalil Gibran

“Now cracks a noble heart. Goodnight, sweet prince, And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.” – William Shakespeare

“I leave you to love… I leave you to hope… I leave your faith.” – Mary McLeod Bethune

“There are some griefs, so loud. They could bring down the sky, And there are griefs, so still, None knows how deep they lie, Endured, never an expense.” – May Sarton

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins

Short Sympathy Quotes

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“Tears are the silent language of grief.” – Voltaire

“I wish you healing and peace.”

“I am so sorry for your loss.”

“Words fall short of expressing my sorrow. My condolences.”

“When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel, you know.”

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

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

“There was nothing you could have done. It’s not your fault.”

“The object is not to forget, but to remember to go on.”

“The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.” – James Russell Lowell

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

“Our collective hearts are heavy with sympathy.”

“My prayers are with you and family.”

“May your heart and soul find peace and comfort.”

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

“May you be comforted by the outpouring of love surrounding you.”

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

“May the memories of John Doe help you find peace.”

“Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.”

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

“God is our refuge and strength; a very present help in trouble.”

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

“Accept my deepest and heartfelt condolences.”

“Accept my condolences.”

“A thought of comfort and condolences to the grieving family.”

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

“A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.”

“My family’s hearts are with you and your family.”

“My deepest sympathy.”

“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

“My heart goes out to you in your time of sorrow.”

“Someone so special can never be forgotten.”

“I will be thinking of you in this moment of pain.”

“I hope you feel surrounded by much love.”

“Accept my warm and heartfelt sympathy.”

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

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

A sympathetic mentality Transitions itself into An emotional plane of reality. Halo Watson

Inspirational Sympathy Quotes

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“We will never forget the image of his energetic and bright face. May God grant him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear his untimely passing.”

“Your wife was an exceptional person and will be missed. You have my most sincere sympathy for her passing.”

“We pray that the Good Lord to caress the souls of those left desolated after the tragic disappearance. Our condolences.”

“We don’t know how to heal your pain but wish we could. Our most sincere condolences.”

“We cannot judge a biography by its length. Nor by the number of pages in it. We must judge it by the richness of its contents. Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant. We can not judge a song by its duration. Nor by the number of its notes. We must judge it by the way it touches and lifts our souls. Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful. And when something has enriched your life. And when its melody lingers on in your heart. Is it unfinished? Or is it endless.” – Vi Keeland and Dylan Scott

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.” – Aeschylus

“We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.” – Kenji Miyazawa

“Accept my deepest sympathies. His dedicated tutorship and unrelenting discipline formed the bulk of my life’s foundation.”

“A person that departs from this earth never truly leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts and minds, through us, they live on. Surely she will not be forgotten.”

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

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

“Nothing is more painful in life as the separation of a jewel. God rest his soul. My most sincere condolences.”

“No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, our words, our hearts.”

“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.”

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

“All that we can know about those we have loved and lost is that they would wish us to remember them with a more intensified realization of their reality. What is essential does not die but clarifies. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” – Thornton Wilder

“After the tears have dried and the goodbyes have been said, all we have is happy memories that we’ve shared with our loved ones.”

“After a loved one passes, be encouraged by their passing and legacy. Instead of crying, live an inspired, spiritual and happy life like they did when they were here. Live each day with encouragement, knowing that they are proud and smiling down on you from Heaven.”

“The angels are always near to those who are grieving, whispering to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.”

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

“Perhaps they are not stars in the sky but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.”

“Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.” – Orison Swett Marden

“God didn’t promise: days without pain, laughter without sorrow, nor sun without rain, but he did promise: strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way.”

“For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.”

“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.”

“Every time you miss him, search in your heart, there you can feel him, be with him and embrace him. May his gentle soul rest in peace.”

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

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

“Our souls are hardened of pain on hearing of the unfair disappearance, we knew, appreciated and admired! God rest his soul.”

“Our joys will be greater; our love will be deeper; our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.”

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

“He kept at true good humor’s mark The social flow of pleasure’s tide: He never made a brow look dark, Nor caused a tear, but when he dies.” – Thomas Love Peacock

“He can only be physically gone, but never the life lived and the memories shared. Have faith and be strong, may his soul rest in peace.”

“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” – Marcel Proust

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

“Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” – Keanu Reeves

“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

“Gone is the face we loved so dear. Silent is the voice we loved to hear. Too far away for sight or speech. But not too far for thought to reach.”

“Once upon a memory, Someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me. Thank you, dear.”

“’T is hard to part with one so sudden call’d, So young, so happy, and so dearly loved; To see the arrow at our idol hurl’d, And vainly pray the shaft maybe remove.” – Mary Ann H

“’T is grief, but all its bitterness is past;’ T is sorrow, but its murmurings are o’er. Within my soul, which to the storm was bowed, Now the white wing of Peace is folded deep, And I have found, I trust, behind the cloud, The blessing promised to the eyes that weep. So thou wilt finds relief. For deepest woe A fount of healing in our pathway springs..” – Mary Ann H

“Sympathy does not think. It acts. It acts to remove the ceaseless sufferings of the world.” – Sri Chinmoy

“May God bless and comfort you and your family during this difficult period; please accept my sincere condolences.”

“Losing a pet is never easy, and it reminds us of the huge role they played in our lives, cherish the memories.”

“It’s so sad that my great mentor is gone so soon. I pray his family finds the love and strength needed to forge ahead in his huge absence. My deepest sympathies.”

“It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.”

“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

“We were coworkers of Martin. Words cannot express our sorrow. The office won’t be the same without him. Martin will be missed.”

“We thought of you in love today, but that is nothing new. We thought about you yesterday and days before that, too. We think of you in silence; we often speak your name. Now, all we have is memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is our keepsake, with which we’ll never part. God has you in His keeping; we have you in our hearts.”

“We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there.” – D.L. Moody

“We stand by our uncle, in a time where his beloved wife passed away.”

“Death is the heartache no one can heal; Memories are keepsakes no one can steal. Beautiful memories are all we have left, Of the ones we loved and will never forget. Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and cherish them all. Planted deep in memory’s garden And watered daily with tears, Memory has a magical way Of keeping loved ones near.”

“Death ends a life… but it does not end a relationship…” – Robert Woodruff Anderson

“Death brings pain that time can only heal, no words could ease what we truly feel; but with God, her joy is eternally sealed, and cherish her memories that death can’t even steal. Lift a smile for she is already in paradise. Our deepest condolences.”

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

“We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” – Confucius

“We pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult time.”

“It’s awful and sad to hear about the sudden and painful exit of your dear brother. My deepest and sincere sympathy goes to you and your family.”

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

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

“And I will light a candle for you To shatter all the darkness and bless the time we knew Like a beacon in the night The flame will burn bright and guide us on our way Oh today I light a candle for you..” – Paul Alexander

“An Eternal memory until we meet again. Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do you always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain, but you’re forever in my heart until we meet again.”

“It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’is instead an embryo state, a preparation for living; a man is not entirely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals.” – Benjamin Franklin

“In this time of grief, your family is in my thoughts and prayers; I will forever be grateful for the impact she had on my life growing up. Please accept my deepest sympathies.”

PEOPLE WHO MOCKS OTHERS ARE THEMSELVES SUBJECT OF PITY & EMPATHY, THEY ARE TRAPPED IN THERE EXISTENTIAL BOUNDARIES, THEY ARE MERE ROBOTS OF WHAT SOCIETY HAS DEMANDED FROM THEM, THEY SURRENDER & MEEKLY FULFILLS THERE FUNCTIONS OF SOCIETY, THERE IS NO HOPE OF LIBERATION OF THEM.

Sympathy Quotes For Loss

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“Your loss profoundly saddens us, may our prayers guide his soul to our Heavenly Father. Sincere condolences!”

“Your loss deeply saddens me, May you find the strength to get through this.”

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

“Words, however kind, can’t mend your heartache, but those who care and share your loss wish you comfort and peace of mind. May you find strength in the love of family and the warm embrace of friends.”

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

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

“When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.” – Cristiano Ronaldo

“We are very saddened to hear of your loss.”

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

“We are sorry for your loss. Niklas was such a great person; He will live on in our memories forever.”

“We are so sorry for your loss.”

“Thinking of you, at this time of loss.”

“There are no words to express my sorrow for your loss; may you find comfort in the loving memories you shared while he was alive. Accept my condolences.”

“The loss of someone dear to us is never easy :(… If there is anything I can do, please don’t hesitate to let me know. My condolences.”

“The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.” – Robert Southey

“The loss is unmeasurable, but so is the love left behind.”

“Sincere condolences to the families grieving the immeasurable loss they suffered. Please accept my condolences.”

“Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your wife. I share in the grief of you and your family at this sad time.”

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.”

“Please accept my condolences on the loss of your dad. His life is an inspiration to me and many others.”

“Overheard at a gravesite: “And they all said ’I’m sorry for your loss,’ as if you were someone who could ever be taken from me..” – Robert Brault

“No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.”

“No one can prepare you for a loss; it comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that he is now resting in the arms of our Lord.”

“My heartfelt sympathy for the loss of your husband. I know you had a great marriage and loved him so much. I share your grief at this trying time.”

“My deepest sympathy on the loss of your dog, I’ve known that dog for as long as I’ve known you, she will be missed.”

“My heart goes out to you and your family as you grieve the loss of a very lovable member of your family.”

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

“May I offer my sympathies to you and your family on the loss of your father, God bless his soul.”

“It is terrible to hear about your loss. I express my sincere sympathy to you and your family. Know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.”

“In these moments of loss, words are useless. God rest her soul in peace and the angels to always be there with you!”

“I’m very saddened to hear of your loss. she was a cute cat.”

“I’m sorry for your loss. May God ease this painful period for you. Stay strong.”

“I am truly sorry for your loss. Your uncle will be missed, and he will never be forgotten, may his soul rest in peace.”

“I’m sorry for your loss, with time and courage you will sail through these rough waters.”

“I would like to express my sorrow and condolences to you and your family. I pray you and your family find the fortitude to bear this great loss.”

“I was deeply saddened to hear your loss. My deepest sympathies to your family for this great loss.”

“I think the loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.” – Marlo Thomas

“I may never fathom how painful this loss is for you; please be assured that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Accept my sympathy.”

“My sincere condolences to your family on the immeasurable loss you suffered. Know that you are in my prayers.”

“I know that you are going through a tough time; know that I am here for you. I am truly sorry for your loss.”

“I know mere words aren’t enough, but I want to let you know how sorry I am for your loss.”

“I extend to you my deep and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your mother. I hope you find some comfort in knowing that she was a great mother to me, and she will never be forgotten.”

“I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. Please accept our condolences and may our prayers help comfort you.”

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of your wife. She will be truly missed, and I will include you and your family in my daily prayers.”

“My thoughts are with you and your family at this hard time caused by the painful loss of your dear brother. Accept my deepest sympathy.”

“I am truly sorry to hear about your loss. Your mother was a great woman, and she will be truly missed and will always be remembered.”

“I am sorry to hear about your sister, she lived a fabulous life and was an inspiration to everyone who knew her. My deepest condolences.”

“I am deeply saddened by the news of your loss. I pray that God will grant you strength. My most sincere condolences.”

“I know that what you are going through right now is tough, know that I am here for you. I am truly sorry for your loss.”

“Accept my condolences on the loss of your pet; I know you shared many beautiful memories.”

“I am deeply saddened by the loss that you and your family have encountered. My condolences.”

“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.”

“Hearing about your loss has deeply saddened me, but I know that this is far from what you are going through right now.”

“He is a great loss to all the people who know him. May his soul rest in peace.”

“Despite the loss of the physical presence of your father. We know that God has assigned him to watch over you throughout your life.”

“I am deeply saddened by the great loss you and your family have suffered. My heart goes out to you in this trying time and may you, and your loved ones find the strength to get through this.”

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”

“Accept my deepest, and heartfelt condolences on the loss of your pet, who I know is also a member of your family, may the beautiful memories of your pet, comfort you in what must be a sad period for you.”

“I am praying for you as you mourn the loss of your family member, playmate, and friend.”

“Accept my deepest condolences on the loss of your brother; he was a kind and gentle soul. God bless his soul.”

“I am sorry for your loss. I am available if you need anything or if there’s anything you’d like to talk about.”

“Loss and possession, death and life are one. There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.” – Hilaire Belloc

“I am deeply saddened by the loss of your brother. He will be truly missed, and I will include him in my daily prayers.”

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Sympathy Quotes For Loss Of Mother

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“The good Lord called to her last night our beloved mother and aunt. Mau, God rests her soul in peace.”

“Words may not suffice to express the heartfelt sorrow that I feel for the passing of your mother. Please accept my condolences.”

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your mother, know that I’m available if you need a shoulder to cry on. God bless her soul.”

“Nobody can understand how hard a separation is… It remains only the eternal memory in our hearts of our dear grandmother.”

“Once the tears have dried up, and you have said your goodbyes, what is left is the beautiful and happy memories that you shared with your mother. May you find comfort in the memories you shared with your mom, accept my sincere condolences.”

“Mother is the most expensive being on earth. No one and nothing can fill the void created by the loss of our dear mother.”

“May fond memories of your mother bring you comfort during this hard time in your life. My heart and prayers go out to you and your family.”

“I loved it too much, and I lost. Today you’re not where you were, but you will always be in my heart. God rest you in peace, our dear mother.”

“I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your family. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father.”

“I will always remember the day; he met me crying in the hallway because of some trouble at home. He took me home and told me to wait in the car; I saw him have a word with my mother and from that day, my parents never fought again, well at least not in front of me.”

“Dear John, we are sorry to hear about the passing of your mother. May our condolences bring you peace during this painful time.”

“Losing someone we love is never easy, but we must be thankful for, the beautiful moments and memories we shared with them. Your mother was a beautiful and kind soul, and she will not be forgotten.”

“I offer you my thoughts, prayers, and well wishes during this dark time in your life. May the soul of your dear mother rest in peace.”

“As I kiss your pictured face, so dear, As I look into your eyes, so clear, I feel your presence and know you’re here With your loving arms around me! I gaze at you in the golden frame; And it seems I hear you speak my name, saying, “Mother, dear, I’m just the Knowledge, more precious than all the gold, That you’ll be near me forever.” – Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

“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.”

“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.” – Khalil Gibran

“When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. Our most sincere condolences to you.”

“When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions.” – William Shakespeare

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

“When I lost my mom, I cried until my insides hurt, and my tears ran out.” – Nicholas Owen

“A family is a circle of love, not broken by a loss, but made stronger by the memories. We are forever blessed that God connected us to you.”

“A beautiful soul, full of love and faith, ascended to heaven, away from us, but closer to God, leaving loneliness and sadness.”

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Sympathy Quotes For Loss Of Father

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“Death can never take a good man away, for, in the hearts of the people he inspired, the legacy remains and continuous throughout generations. He was a great teacher and father to many and may his soul find eternal rest.”

“Your father’s vision of life was remarkable. He was indeed an inspiration to us all. Please accept my condolences.”

“Your father will be missed. All of us loved him, and he will be cherished in our memories forever. Our condolences.”

“You and your family are in my heart and mind. My condolences on the passing of your father.”

“We join our friends with thoughts of comfort in helping them get over the immense void left behind by the loss of their beloved father.”

“There’s one gift, dear Father, which I have received That has kept black despair from my heart when I’ve grieved, ‘Tis knowledge that loved ones, when they’ve been called home, Do not go far away, I’m never alone.” – Gertrude T. Buckingham

“Sympathies to your family on the passing of your father. He will always be in our hearts.”

“Sofia, we want you to know that we are sorry to hear about your father, he was a wonderful man. May he rest in peace.”

“Our hearts are filled with sorrow upon hearing the news about your father’s passing. Our most sincere condolences.”

“Our condolences to you at this sad time. Your father was a wonderful man. He always had a calming effect on everyone around him. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.”

“My heart goes out to you and your family on the passing of your husband, father and best friend, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.”

“My condolences to you and your family on the passing of your father. It is never easy to lose a parent, no matter their age. I pray for your peace and comfort during this difficult period.”

“I would like to offer you and your family, our deepest and most sincere condolences and may the soul of your grandfather rest in peace.”

“I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. We hope that the love of family and friends will comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.”

“Flowers and prayers go out for our dear grandfather and great-grandfather that left us too soon.”

“A good heart has stopped beating; a good soul ascended to heaven. We part with our beloved grandfather in pain.”

At times people don't want sympathy, simply someone who could understand them!

Sympathy Quotes For A Friend

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“We lost a great friend, but the universe received a new beautiful star. My condolences to you and your family.”

“Tenderly, may time heal your sorrow. Gently, may your friends ease your pain. Softly, may peace replace heartaches. And may warmest memories remain.”

“Sharing in your sorrow with love and friendship. Our condolences.”

“Our condolences to you and your family on the passing of your aunt. May our friendship and prayers ease you through this difficult time.”

“In this tough time in your life, may our friendship, sympathy, and heartfelt condolences bring you comfort.”

“I heard about the passing of your husband; I hope you can take some comfort in knowing that he was a great friend, and he will be sorely missed.”

“Friends are the pillars on your porch. Sometimes they hold you up; sometimes they lean on you.”

“In this sorrowful time, may the love of family and strength from friends comfort you.”

“Condolences to the bereaved family. My tears are flowing for a friend, a great girl. God rest her soul in peace!”

“Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.” – Renee Wood

“Words cannot describe what I am feeling. I give my condolences to the entire family.”

“With what a deep devotedness of woe I wept thy absence — o’er and o’er again Thinking 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

“With Sympathy. Words can’t wipe away your tears. Hugs won’t ease your pain. But hold on to your memories. Forever they’ll remain.”

“Wishing you peace to bring comfort and the courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.”

“With sympathy, thinking of you at this sad time and sending love.”

“When you speak of her, speak not with tears, for thoughts of her should not be sad. Let memories of the times you shared give you comfort, for her life was rich because of you.”

“Your dog was downright the cutest and best dog, I’ve ever seen. Accept my sincere sympathies.”

“With a heavy heart, I pray for the eternal repose of one who was a woman of distinguished humanity.”

“Your brother shall forever be cherished. In our minds, he lives on. It is an honor to serve alongside your brother. My condolences to you and your family.”

“Young, loving, and beloved! Oh, cruel Death! Couldst thou does not spare the treasure for a while.” – Mary Ann H

“You may be gone from my sight… But you are never gone from my heart.”

“You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult period. Accept my condolences.”

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength.” – Corrie Ten Boom

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

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

“We would like to express our sorrow and condolences to you and your family. She will be a part of our prayers from now on.”

“We will never forget you. We will pray for him as he prayed for us. May God give him eternal rest.”

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

“We are distraught, and words are of no help in expressing the sorrow we feel at this moment. Sincere condolences!”

“Very saddened to hear this news. My thoughts are with you.”

“My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May God give you the peace that you seek.”

“We are deeply saddened by the news of John’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”

“My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family during this difficult period. May you find the comfort and peace that you seek and may the soul of your wife rest in peace.”

“My deepest condolences go out to your family. I will miss the presence of the truly lovable and kind person she was.”

“Memories… let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you through.”

“No hope that ever warmed a human heart Was lost when that heart crumbled into dust: The dreams that woke the sunrise of the world are ours—Our dead walk with us daily, hand in hand. But every joy we know to give or keep; By hearts more gentle, and my eyes truer, They are our own, and undivided still. In memory! In memory of the dead!In tenderness and hope for all who live!Peace with you, ye that lie at rest! Hope with you, ye that live and yet must face The pain of living! In memory, in hope, in tenderness.” – Sharlot Mabridth Hall

“Sometimes the strongest people in the morning are the people who cried all night.”

“So sorry to hear this sad news. I’m thinking of you and your family at this time.”

“She will always be remembered, as I will forever hold her in my heart. God rest her soul.”

“Remembering her beautiful and gentle soul will forever remain in our hearts. May she rest in peace!”

“Sent with love and remembrance to get through this tough time. Our most sincere condolences.”

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

“My heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family. I will surely miss her presence; she was a lovable and kind person.”

“Remembering you and Louise in our minds and our hearts. My condolences to you and your family.”

“My heart goes out to you and your family on the passing of your brother. Accept my sincere condolences.”

“Those we love don’t go away; they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, missed, and very dear.”

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband.”

“Those we love can never be more than a thought away, for as long as there’s a memory they live in our hearts to stay.”

It is good to have, Empathy rather than sympathy, For one another...

“Please accept my heartfelt condolences; words cannot begin to express the sadness you are feeling right now; God rest his soul.”

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

“I will never forget his kindness. May God give him eternal rest and the family the strength to bear the great pain.”

“At this trying period in your life, I pray that God will grant you the serenity and peace that you need to get through this. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers.”

“At this challenging time in your life, we pray that God will grant you the peace that you need to get through this. Sincere condolences!”

“I will forever cherish his leadership and guidance. I will carry him forever in my heart. Please accept my heartfelt condolences.”

“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.”

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

“And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his funeral drest in his shroud.” – Walt Whitman

“I was so deeply saddened to hear of your husband’s passing. He was a wonderful man. You have my deepest sympathy.”

“I know there are no words to comfort you right now. If there is anything I can do to help ease your grief during this trying period, please do not hesitate to reach out to me”. My condolences to you and your family.”

“Please accept my condolences, just know that I am here for you, please don’t hesitate to reach out, especially during this difficult time.”

“I know how you feel. The grieving process is an individual one, and often most recipients of sympathy cards don’t want any fluff. You can choose a short and meaningful condolence message or quote to share your sentiment when in doubt of what to say. Craft a complete sympathy message by pairing any of these short sympathy sayings with a lovely memory of the deceased and a specific offer of how you can help in their time of need, or use the following to build a memorial shadow box or tribute photo book for the grieving family.”

“Please accept my condolences, know that I am here for you if you need any help.”

“I pray that your heart and soul will find peace and comfort during this difficult period. Accept my deepest condolences.”

“I pray that in this difficult time, the love of God shelters you and mend the pain as you move forward.”

“Please accept my condolences on the passing of wife. It is an honor to have known such a great person, and I will truly miss her.”

“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.”

“Relationships can be strengthened through the veil with people we know and love. That is done by our determined effort to do what is right continually. We can strengthen our relationship with the departed individual we love by recognizing that the separation is temporary and that covenants made in the temple are eternal. When consistently obeyed, such covenants assure the eternal realization of the promises inherent in them.”

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

“Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember our dearly departed. My most heartfelt condolences.”

“Please accept our condolences on the passing of your sister. It was an honor to have known such a great person. Sincere condolences.”

“May the soul of the dearly departed rest in peace, may my prayers help guide her on her journey to our Creator.”

“I was saddened to hear that you lost your furry family member.”

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

“Losing a member of the family is never easy, especially one who offered such unconditional love.”

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

“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

“May the love and mercy of our Lord be bestowed upon you and your family during this unfortunate time. My most sincere condolences.”

“In this sorrowful time, we would like to extend to you our heartfelt condolences. May our Lord comfort you and your loved ones.”

“I can’t imagine what your family must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that I’m just a phone call away if there is anything I can do to help you get through this. My heartfelt condolences.”

“I can’t imagine what you must be feeling right now, but I want you to know that we are just a phone call away. My heartfelt condolences.”

“I can not possibly imagine what you feel right now; let me know if there is anything I can do to ease your pain at this difficult period.”

“I am thinking of you during this time. Please accept my deepest condolences.”

“If I should ever leave you whom I love To go along the Silent Way, grieve not, Nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk Of me as if I were beside you, for Who knows but that I shall often be?..” – Isla Paschal Richardson

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

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

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

“I’m always there in your hour of need. May her soul rest in peace.”

“I, too, have been a mourner. Sorrow deep Its lava-tide around my pathway roll’d…All joy grew dim before my tearful eye, Which but the shadow of the grave could see; There was no brightness in the earth or sky, There was no sunshine in the world for me.” – Mary Ann H

“May care and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My most sincere condolences.”

“Losing someone we love is nothing easy; we can realize that we are blessed to have been able to share in his life. My condolences.”

“May her soul rest in peace, I believe that God will accept her with open arms for all the good she has done while she was on this earth.”

“May God put him in a special place from where he will be watching us, the people who loved and cherished him. Accept my deepest condolences.”

“In this sad time, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to you and your family on the painful exit of your dear sister. She was so important to our world, and will never be forgotten.”

“I am honored and blessed to have known your uncle. He was truly a blessing in my life, and I will miss him. My condolences.”

“In tears alone must my full heart have a vent, And in no language but in sighs lamen.” – Ophelia

“I just heard about your sister’s passing. You have my heartfelt sympathy.”

“I am so sorry for you had to put down your dog. I admire your bravery and love; you are a great pet owner.”

“I hope that the Lord brings you and your family the much-needed comfort and peace during this sad time. My condolences to you and your family.”

“I am deeply honored and blessed to have known your husband. He was a blessing in my life, and I will forever carry him in my heart. Accept my condolences.”

“Hold on to what is good even if it is a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe even if it is a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it is a long way from here. Hold on to life even when it is easier, letting go. Hold on to my hand, even when I have gone away from you.” – Pueblo blessing

“His kind face remains forever in our image. You retired quietly, the same way you live in a world of good and righteous.”

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

“He will cover you with his feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge.”

“I cannot even begin to understand what you are going through right now, but I would like to offer my prayers and condolences to you and your family.”

“I cannot believe you are no longer with us… I have to believe that God has bigger plans for you. Sincere condolences.”

“In moments of a great ordeal, words are useless. God rest his soul.”

“If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I’d walk right up to Heaven And bring you home again.”

“I am forever grateful for the opportunity to know your sister and I will surely miss her warm smile, my deepest sympathies.”

People are sympathetic until you succeed. Then feel jealous after you achieve.

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