Sympathy Quotes

July 7, 2020

Find some truly beautiful quotes from famous writers, singers, politicians, and spiritual figures with our selection of sympathy quotes below. We’ve categorised them so that you can write these inspiring quotes to anyone who may need them – whether it’s your mum, dad, mother or father-in-law, friends, or even grieving pet owners.

Short Sympathy Quotes

• “May love be what you remember most.” — Darcie Sims
• “Some things in life cannot be fixed. They can only be carried.” — Megan Devine
• “To live in hearts, we leave behind, is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
• “Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawaken.” – Anatole France
• “No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child.” – Emma Goldman
• “A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

Quotes on Grieving & Love

• “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” —Washington Irving
• “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love.” – Unknown
• “Grieving the loss of a child is a process, it begins the days the child passes and ends the day the parents joins them.” – B.J Karrer
• “To have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever.” — J.K. Rowling, “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone”
• “Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals.” – Leo Tolstoy
• “Grief is just love with no place to go.” — Jamie Anderson

Encouraging Quotes

• Death ends a life, not a relationship.” — Robert Benchley
• “It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.” – Jerome K. Jerome
• “Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.” — Renee O’Neill
• “What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, flower or winged air.” –Thomas Bailey Aldrich
• “May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days that lie ahead.” — Unknown
• “Never allow your own sorrow to absorb you, but seek out another to console, and you will find consolation.” – J. C. Macaulay

Inspirational Quotes

• “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
• “Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow” – Robert Louis Stevenson
• “Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.” – Jean Giraudoux
• “When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory become a treasure.” – Author Unknown
• “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.” – Leonardo Da Vinci
• “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris

Religious Sympathy Quotes

• “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!“ – Fyodor Dostoyevsky
• “Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.” – (eskimo legend)
• “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.” — Romans 15:13, (Christian)
• “As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now a part of us; as we remember them.” — (Judaism)
• “If with a pure mind a person speaks or acts happiness follows them like a never departing shadow.” — Buddha, (Buddhist)
• “May the blessings of love be upon you, may its peace abide with you, may its essence illuminate your heart now and forevermore.” — Sufi, (Islamic)
• “The Spirit is said to be unexplainable, incomprehensible, and immutable. Knowing the Spirit as such, you should not grieve for the physical body.” — Bhagavad Gita, (Hindu)

To let someone know you are thinking of them during a loss or tough time, view our sympathy cards, or send a sympathy gift to try and brighten their mood.