Sympathy Sayings and Quotes

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

The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.     

Albert Schweitzer

When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.      

Cristiano Ronaldo

I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.     

Marlo Thomas

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

Helen Keller

A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.     

Maya Angelou

Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.      

Eskimo Proverb

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

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

Terri Guillemets

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

Words seem inadequate to express the sadness we feel we for and your family. We are here to help, support, and do whatever you need done.      

Unknown Author

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.     

Oscar Wilde

We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.      

Anne L. de Stael

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

Though sympathy alone can't alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable.     

Bram Stoker

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

Robert Louis Stevenson

To Remember Is Painful, To Forget Is Impossible.     

Maureen Connelly

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot _be seen or even touched._They must be felt with the heart.     

Helen Keller

If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.     

David Sedaris

It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.     

Lemony Snicket

The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.     

Helen Keller

Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.     

Emily Dickinson

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.     


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

John Taylor

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

Sufi Epigram

However long the night, the dawn will break.     


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

We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey.      

Kenji Miyazawa

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

Sadly missed along life's way, quietly remembered every day... No longer in our life to share, but in our hearts, you're always there.     

Author Unknown