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82 Comforting Quotes on Sympathy (CONDOLENCES)

Top 10 Most Famous Quotes on Sympathy

“That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.”

William Wordsworth
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. - Helen Keller
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. - Maya Angelou
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again. – Maya Angelou

“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.
Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. - Terri Guillemets
Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. – Terri Guillemets
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. - Mahatma Gandhi
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. – Mahatma Gandhi

“If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life.”

Tara Brach
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. - Oscar Wilde
If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world. – Oscar Wilde
You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to feel the loss. - Mandy Hale
You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to feel the loss. – Mandy Hale
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 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.

15 Quotes on Sympathy that You Can Share With Someone Who’s Experiencing Loss

Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. - Renee O’Neil
Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow. – Renee O’Neil
Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.
Although no words can take away the sorrow that you bare. May it be comforting to you to know that others care.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.
A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our loved ones are sealed inside to comfort us.
A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our loved ones are sealed inside to comfort us.
We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.
We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.
May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days that lie ahead.
May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days that lie ahead.
May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.
May my condolences bring you comfort and may my prayers ease the pain of this loss.
My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.
My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.
May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.
May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.
I hope you feel surrounded by much love.
I hope you feel surrounded by much love.
We are here for you and your family, now and forever.
We are here for you and your family, now and forever.
We are thinking of you during these difficult times.
We are thinking of you during these difficult times.
Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.
Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
And then I heard the angel say, 'She’s with you every day.'
And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’

15 Touching Quotes on Sympathy

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. - Homer
A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother. – Homer
What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air. - Thomas Bailey Aldrich
What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air. – Thomas Bailey Aldrich
The dew of compassion is a tear. - Lord Byron
The dew of compassion is a tear. – Lord Byron
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. - Norman Cousins
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. - Simone de Beauvoir
One’s life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion. – Simone de Beauvoir
Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. - Dorothy Ferguson
Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. – Dorothy Ferguson
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness. - Ivan Turgenev
To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness. – Ivan Turgenev
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Flowers grow out of dark moments. - Corita Kent
Flowers grow out of dark moments. – Corita Kent
The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them. - Demoustier
The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them. – Demoustier
From the end spring new beginnings. - Pliny the Elder
From the end spring new beginnings. – Pliny the Elder
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. - Emily Dickinson
Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality. – Emily Dickinson
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. - Alfred Lord Tennyson
If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever. – Alfred Lord Tennyson
He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

12 Quotes on Sympathy in Dealing with Grief

Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. - Marcel Proust
Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind. – Marcel Proust
Grief can't be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. - Anne Morrow Lindbergh
Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way. – Anne Morrow Lindbergh
One often calms one's grief by recounting it. - Pierre Corneille
One often calms one’s grief by recounting it. – Pierre Corneille
Grief is the price we pay for love. - Queen Elizabeth II
Grief is the price we pay for love. – Queen Elizabeth II
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. - Alphonse de Lamartine
Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys. – Alphonse de Lamartine
Grief changes shape, but it never ends. - Keanu Reeves
Grief changes shape, but it never ends. – Keanu Reeves
The only cure for grief is action. - George Henry Lewes
The only cure for grief is action. – George Henry Lewes
Tears are the silent language of grief. - Voltaire
Tears are the silent language of grief. – Voltaire
It is foolish to tear one's hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not. - Xenophon
Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not. – Xenophon
You don't go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be. - Nigella Lawson
You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be. – Nigella Lawson
Grief is only the memory of widowed affections. - James Martineau
Grief is only the memory of widowed affections. – James Martineau

16 Quotes on Sympathy that Will Lighten Your Sorrow

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”

Saint Augustine
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid. - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell. - Joni Mitchell
Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell. – Joni Mitchell
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. - Ann Landers
People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim. – Ann Landers
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. - Victor Hugo
Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it. – Victor Hugo
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 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
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us. - Meister Eckhart
Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us. – Meister Eckhart
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. - Corrie Ten Boom
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow. It empties today of its strength. – Corrie Ten Boom
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. - William Shakespeare
When sorrows come, they come not single spies, but in battalions. – William Shakespeare
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. - Thomas Moore
Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. – Thomas Moore
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow. - Dirk Benedict
Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow. – Dirk Benedict
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. - Dante Alighieri
There is no greater sorrow than to recall happiness in times of misery. – Dante Alighieri
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in a time of sorrow. - Robert Louis Stevenson
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in a time of sorrow. – Robert Louis Stevenson
Bear and endure This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good. - Ovid
Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good. – Ovid
The cure for sorrow is to learn something. - Barbara Sher
The cure for sorrow is to learn something. – Barbara Sher
Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us. - Orison Swett Marden
Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us. – Orison Swett Marden

14 Quotes on Sympathy That Will Make You Think

“It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Come away, O human child To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand. - William Butler Yeats
Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand. – William Butler Yeats
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. - William Blake
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. – William Blake

“Yes, death. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.”

Oscar Wilde
It's sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. - Henry Rollins
It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew. – Henry Rollins
Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain. - Lillie Langtry
Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain. – Lillie Langtry
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 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
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
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
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. - Leonardo da Vinci
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. – Leonardo da Vinci
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men. - Quintus Ennius
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men. – Quintus Ennius
Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death. - John G. Whittier
Grant but memory to us, and we lose nothing by death. – John G. Whittier
When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult. - Cristiano Ronaldo
When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult. – Cristiano Ronaldo
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. - Hilaire Belloc
Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun. – Hilaire Belloc
The more sympathy you give, the less you need. - Malcom Forbes
The more sympathy you give, the less you need. – Malcom Forbes

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