A memorial quote can be a meaningful way to express how you feel about losing someone special. If you’re not quite sure what to say, we’ve collected heartfelt remembrance quotes that can be used for a range of purposes, including sympathy cards, obituaries, plaques, benches, memorial websites, eulogies, condolence messages and for personal comfort.
Memorial quotes for a eulogy
We do not remember days, we remember moments.
– Cesare Pavese
There are no goodbyes. Wherever you’ll be, you’ll be in my heart.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal. Love leaves a memory no one can steal.
– A headstone in Ireland
Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again.
The song is ended but the melody lingers on.
– Irving Berlin
Memorial quotes for an inscription
We will miss you and love you always.
Always in our hearts.
You will never be forgotten.
Those that touch our lives, stay in our hearts forever.
Not a day goes by that I don’t think of you.
Till memory fades and lids departs, you live forever in our hearts.
Gone to become an angel.
Goodbye is not forever. Goodbye is not the end
It simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again.
To live in the hearts of those we love is not to die.
I’ll remember you. When I’ve forgotten all the rest
You to me were true. You to me were the best.
– Bob Dylan
Condolence messages for sympathy cards
Those who touch our lives stay in our hearts forever.
The sun has set on an amazing life.
It was a gift to know [name].
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched, they must be felt with the heart.
How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
– A.A Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
Turn your hurt into healing, your wounds into wisdom and your pain into power.
– Robin Sharma
Funny memorial quotes
A friend of mine stopped smoking, drinking, overeating, and chasing women – all at the same time. It was a lovely funeral.
He was a simple man who died of complications.
Remember the trees. Remember the grass. Remember me. The pain in the ass.
Life well lived quotes
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
– Winston Churchill
He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
– Bessie Anderson Stanley
The idea is not to live forever but to create something that will.
– Andy Warhol
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies, but not everyone lives.
– Alan Sachs
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
– Abraham Lincoln
Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.
– Ronald Reagan
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