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Sympathy Quotes & Gifts

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Sympathy Quotes in Times of Loss

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

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

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

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

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

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 that are happy. ~ 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

When the heart grieves over what is has lost, the spirit rejoices over what it has left. ~ Sufi

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

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

For each thorn, there’s a rosebud.
For each twilight, a dawn.
For each trial, the strength to carry on.
For each storm cloud, a rainbow.
For each shadow, the sun.
For each parting, sweet memories when sorrow is done.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. ~ Irving Berlin

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. ~ Terri Guillemets

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

Angels are watching over you
Wings wrapped gently around you,
Whispering you are loved and blessed.
~ Angel Blessing

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us every day,
Unseen, unheard, but always near,
Still loved, still missed, and very dear.

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

Those we love remain with us for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one’s gone. Those we love can never be more that a thought apart. For as long there is a memory, they’ll live on in our hearts. – Unknown

After the clouds, the sunshine; after the winter, the spring; after the shower, the rainbow; for life is a changeable thing. After the night, the morning, bidding all darkness cease, after life’s cares and sorrows, the comfort and sweetness of peace. ~ Helen Steiner Rice

Nothing can ever take away the love a heart holds, dear fond memories linger every day, remembrance keep them near. ~ Unknown

Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Time may dull the pain, but love and memories will carry on strong. Wishing you as much peace as possible during this time of sorrow. ~ Unknown

Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer.

Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence. 
~ Vincent Van Gogh

Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~ The Wonder Years

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

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

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart. ~ Unknown

If I should go tomorrow, it would never be goodbye, for I have left my heart with you, so don’t you ever cry. The love that’s deep within me, shall reach you from the stars. You’ll feel it from the heavens, and it will heal the scars. ~ Unknown

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