101 Condolences Quotes and Sayings For Friends and Family

Condolences quotes can be helpful in a situation where you are wondering what you should say in time of loss, what to put in a condolence card, or worrying you will say the wrong thing. Writing condolences quotes for a friend is not easy, but so important to do. Offering your condolences, sharing a story or memory if you knew the person well, and offering to help if you can are ways to send comfort and support.

We all wish to say the best possible lines to our beloved ones. Here I have listed condolences quotes and sayings that will surely help you deliver a nice sympathy message for anyone grieving the loss of a loved one.


Sympathy and Condolences Quotes:


“May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead. With sincerest sympathy.”

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“Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down upon us to let us know that they are happy.”


“You were my sunshine, you were my miracle, you are forever loved.”


“Love is not changed by death. Nothing is lost & all in the end is harvest.”


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


“Nothing is so precious as the memory that lives on.”


“You are not anymore where you used to be, you are everywhere where we are.”


“May you take the strands of your memories & weave them together to make a blanket to protect you against the chill of loss.”


“Words can not wipe away your tears. Hugs won’t ease your pain. But hold on to your memories forever, they’ll remain.”


“The bereaved need more than just the space to grieve the loss. They also need the space to grieve the transition”


“Wishing you strength for today and hope for tomorrow.”


“The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down but gentle warmth still lingers in the land. The music stops and yet it echoes on in sweet refrain. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains.”


“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.”


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


“Those we love don’t go away. They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near.”


“May the stars carry your sadness away. May the flowers fill your heart with beauty.”


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


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


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


“Remember you are never alone. Never forget that you are loved. Never doubt that someone surely cares for you.”

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


“Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul, there is no separation.”


“In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief  is not possible except time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.” – Abraham Lincoln


“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”


“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you can not imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in the same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope.” – Elizabeth Gilbert


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


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


“Life seems sometimes nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.”


It’s said when one departs before they’ve yet been here, their spirit is a light that preaches ever near. It settles in our heart and pulls on every string and hums for us a song till we remember how to sing.”


“Thinking of you at this sad time and sending love. My deepest condolences are with you”


“Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of 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.”


“We shall find our little ones again up above.”


“Oh my, that dark cloud looks big. Shall i come sit under it with you?”


“Like the stars of the morning, his bright crown adorning.”


“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tear.”


“Beautiful souls leave behind a lovely trail of tears and smile.”


“I can’t promise to fix all your problems but i can promise you won’t have to face them alone.”


“Wish i could take all this pain and sorrow from you , but for now i will offer my hand to hold and my shoulder to lean upon.”


“Your life was a blessing, your memory is a treasure. You are love beyond words and missed beyond measure.”


“Tear are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart beat.”


“I know that we never get over great losses, we absorb them and they carve us into different, often kinder creatures.”


“May He who knows your sorrow bring peace, comfort, and healing to your soul.”


“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.”

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“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in the time of sorrows.”


“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”


“Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.”


“Because someone we love is in heaven, there is a little bit of heaven in our home.”


“There is 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 and unspeakable love.”


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


“The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives.”


“Wishing you peace, comfort and hope in the midst of your sorrow. Our deepest sympathy.”


“We know that no words can help ease the pain and loss that you are feeling right now. You are in our every prayer and thought.”


“May the prayers of those who love you carry you through this time of sorrow.”


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


“May the passing of time bring some peace to your heart as you deal with this profound loss.”


“With sympathy – A loyal companion and best friend. May their memories bring you comfort in this time of loss.”


“Though we may not understand why sad things happen. May it somehow help to know how much we care.”


“Whoever you hold in your heart is forever and always a part of you.”


“Love is how you stay alive even after they are gone.”


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


“I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved. Through this time of pain, I just want you to know that I am always here for you. Whatever you need, don’t hesitate to call me, day or night.”



“It’s hard to turn the page when you know someone won’t be in the next chapter, but the story must go on. Our deepest condolences!”



“Every time a tear forms in your beautiful eyes, look up to the heavens and there you will see me, smiling down from God’s glorious skies. “


“I am at a loss of words for what to say to console you for the loss. Please accept my condolences anyway and know that I am thinking of you.”


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


“Words seems so feeble in moments like these. Life is so precious and death such a thief. The depth of your pain, I cannot comprehend, but I’ll stand alongside you in the darkness, my friend.”


“Love is a bond that death cannot part. Gone from your arms but still in your heart.”


“May the stars carry your sadness away, May the flowers fill your heart with beauty. May hope forever wipe away your tears and above all may silence make you strong.”


“I wish i could take all this pain and sorrow from you but for now I will offer my hand to hold and my shoulder to lean upon.”


“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.”


“May time bring fond memories in place of present sorrows. Thinking of you in this difficult time.”


“May the constant love of caring friends soften your sadness, cherished memories bring you moments of comfort and lasting peace surround your grieving heart.”


“Though our words can do little, we hope are thoughts and prayers will support you at this time.”


“Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith lets us know we will meet again.”


“Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us everyday.”


“You left me beautiful memories, your love is still my guide. And though we cannot see you, you are always at my side.”


“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.”


“To be honest with you. I don’t have the words to make you feel better, but I do have the arms to give you a hug, ears to listen to whatever you want to talk about, and I have a heart; a heart that is aching to see you smile again.”


“I have no idea what to say, but I love you and I’m here.”


“Remember the joy, forget all the pain. Let all your tears fall like the rain. Remember the fun, the happy times past. The sadness you’re feeling, won’t always last. In deepest sympathy.”


“Grief never ends, but it changes. It’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It’s the price of love.”


“A special prayer that you will be blessed with tender care, warm thoughts from friends and most of all, God’s healing touch.”


“Nothing can never take away the love a heart holds dear. Memories linger every day remembrance keep them near.”


“May time help the hurt just as memories fill the heart.”


“The precious one you love and miss so much is waiting happily for you there. Until then, you are not alone. You are in our thoughts and hearts.”


“The weird, weird thing about devastating loss is that life actually goes on. When you’re faced with a tragedy, a loss so huge that you have no idea how you can live through it, somehow the world keeps turning, the second keeps ticking.”


“I am praying for you to have peace and strength at this time. You have my deepest sympathies.”


“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face these days and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.”


“With heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your beloved companion.”


“No matter how or when we lose our beloved ones. Their love lasts a lifetime.”



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


“May the wings of the butterfly kiss the sun, And find your shoulder to light on. To bring you comfort, happiness and riches. Today, tomorrow and beyond.”


“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.”


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


“May love be what you remember most.”


“What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, flower or winged air.”


“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.”


“Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.”


“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.”


“I believe that the tears can heal, that memories can comfort, that love lives on forever.”


“Each person in grief is given the gift of time on this earth to live, to learn, to love and to leave a legacy.”


These were the 101 best condolences quotes and sayings to say to someone dealing with a loss or grief. Show them your love and take care of them as they are the one who deserve it the most in the time of sorrow. It’s the little things that we do and say to make relationships stronger and everlasting. You may never have the opportunity again.