Inspirational Quotes Losing Loved Ones And How To Cope With Grief

Inspirational Quotes Losing Loved Ones: Sending a sympathy card or expressing your condolences can be hard when you’re at a loss for words. It’s never easy finding the right message to convey your emotions when a loved one endures a difficult time period or the loss of a loved one.

However, expressing your sympathy and letting your friend or family member know that they can count on you is a necessary gesture.

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Losing a loved one is never easy, but hopefully, these meaningful words can help you move past your hurt to celebrate the life that’s recently been lost.

Inspirational Quotes About Losing a Loved One and Coping

  • “The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” – Demoustier
  • “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets
  • “You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really FEEL the loss.” – Mandy Hale
  • “And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’” – Author Unknown
  • “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.” – Author Unknown
  • “Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, dear.” – Author Unknown
  • “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was.” – Hebrew Proverb
  • “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.” – Author Unknown
  • “The object is not to forget, but to remember to go on.” – Author Unknown
  • “Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.”  – Author Unknown
  • “Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” – Author Unknown
  • “Do not think of me as gone.  I am with you still in each new dawn.” – Native American Poem
  • “Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.”
  • “Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”
  • “I wish you healing 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.”
  • “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.”
  • “Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.”
  • “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.”
  • “I am sending you this card to let you know that I am thinking of you. I am sorry for your loss.”
  • “We are here for you and your family, now and forever.”
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  • “The death of a beloved is an amputation” – C. S. Lewis
  • “Death ends a life, not a relationship” – Mitch Albom
  • “We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love” – Anne L. de Stael
  • “Deep down inside we always seek for our departed loved ones” – Munia Khan
  • “The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love” – Kristina McMorris
  • “Grief and love are conjoined, you don’t get one without the other” – Jandy Nelson
  • “You don’t know who is important to you until you actually lose them” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “For some moments in life there are no words” – David Seltzer
  • “You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?” – Jerome Salinger
  • “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
  • Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened” – Dr. Seuss
  • “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil” – John Taylor
  • Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form” – Rumi
  • “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
  • “When we lose someone we love we must learn not to live without them, but to live with the love they left behind” – Anonymous
  • “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die” – Thomas Campbell
  • “Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but in thankfulness that he was” – Hebrew Proverb
  • “Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms” – Paulo Coelho
  • “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life” – Anne Roiphe
  • “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
  • “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” -Dorothy Ferguson
  • “He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  • “A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou
  • “If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  • “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi
  • “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson
  • “What they never tell you about grief is that missing someone is the simple part” – Gail Caldwell
  • “I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day” – Mitch Albom
  • “Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell” – William Penn
  • “Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream” – Euripides
  • “No matter where you go you will always be in my heart.” – Anthony T. Hincks
  • The pain of missing you is a beautiful reminder of the joy of loving you” – Dean Jackson
  • “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death” – Unknown
  • “Remembering our loved ones is breathing life into their fading images, that we might once more see their faces and pass along a tearful “I miss you” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  • “When I saw your strand of hair I knew that grief is love turned into an eternal missing” – Rosamund Lupton
  • Memories.. let them fill your mind, warm your heart, and lead you through” – Unknown
  • “The very worst part of grief is that you can’t control it. The best we can do is try to let ourselves feel it when it comes. And let it go when we can” – Grey’s Anatomy
  • “Grief is the price we pay for love” – Queen Elizabeth II
  • “We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime – not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love” – J. W.
  • “Grief is like a moving river, so that’s what I mean by it’s always changing. It’s a strange thing to say because I’m at heart an optimistic person, but I would say in some ways it just gets worse. It’s just that the more time that passes, the more you miss someone” – Michelle Williams
  • “The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love” – Hilary Stanton Zunin
  • “Grief and loss happen to everyone. We’ve all felt misunderstood during times of great pain. We’ve also stood by, helpless, in the face of other people’s pain. We’ve all fumbled for words, knowing no words can ever make things right” – Megan Devine
  • “Grief is like mending a knee. You can mend the knee and make it function, but the knee never actually heals” – Jason Reynolds
  • “Grief is never something you get over. You don’t wake up one morning and say, ‘I’ve conquered that; now I’m moving on.’ It’s something that walks beside you every day. And if you can learn how to manage it and honour the person that you miss, you can take something that is incredibly sad and have some form of positivity” – Terri Irwin
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Religious Sympathy Quotes And Verses

If you share a religious bond with your friend or loved one, try using a religious sympathy quote or Bible verse to send a little light their way. Religious sympathy quotes and verses are often comforting and serve as a source of strength and unconditional love.

  • “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” Matthew 5:4
  • “For it is you who light my lamp; the LORD my God lightens my darkness.” Psalms 18:28
  • “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28
  • “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” Psalm 46:1
  • “And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philemon 4:7
  • “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.” Isaiah 41:10
  • “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.” – Isaiah 43:2
  • “We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you thoughts of comfort.”
  • “May the love of God heal you as the burden in your heart abounds.” -Unknown
  • “May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.” -Unknown
  • “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid” – John 14:27
  • “If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord” – Romans 14:8
  • “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you” – John 16:22
  • “For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection” – Luke 20:36
  • “So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy” – John 16:22
  • “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds” – Psalm 147:3
  • “He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever” – Revelation 21:4
  • “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
    —Psalms 34:18
  • “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”
    —Matthew 5:4
  • “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble.”
    —2 Corinthians 1: 3, 4
  • “For no one is cast off by the Lord forever. Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love. For he does not willingly bring affliction or grief to anyone.”
    —Lamentations 3: 31-33
  • “I do not want you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who have fallen asleep, lest you sorrow as others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus.”
    —1 Thessalonians 4: 13, 14
  • “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
    —Psalm 147:3
  • “Weeping may remain for a night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.”
    —Psalm 30: 5
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Conclusion

A good quote serves many purposes.  A quote helps us put our own thoughts and feelings into perspective, it allows us to use the words of others to communicate or to convey a message, and it helps us to feel a sense of commonality when we find our feelings, experiences, and observations match those of another.

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