Death Of A Friend Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old death of a friend quotes, death of a friend sayings, and death of a friend proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend's life also, in our own, to the world.

Henry David Thoreau

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.

John Taylor

A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.

Gustave Flaubert

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.     

German Proverb

We go to the grave of a friend saying, "A man is dead," but angels throng about him saying, "A man is born."

Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence.     

David Hume

This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad.

William Shakespeare

True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they're never dead in your heart.


Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, Advanced a stage or two upon that road Which you must travel in the steps they trod.


Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral.

Kehlog Albran

The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.


There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.

Ben Becht

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

Terri Guillemets

He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never ever the same.     

Flavia Weedn

Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?

Richard Bach

We all lose friends.. we lose them in death, to distance, and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home, when you leave the light on.     

Amy Marie Walz

You cannot stop loving your friend because he's dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?     

Jerome Salinger

When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.     

J. Petit-Senn

In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.

Martin Luther King Jr.

It hurts when you lose a friend to death, it hurts even more when you lose a friend still living.

C. J. Tulli

When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken.     

Chris Lumpkin

The loss of a friend is the greatest of losses.

Publilius Syrus

Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us.     

Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds.

Emperor Saga

The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends.

John Cassian

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.

Jiddu Krishnamurti

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure?