Consolation Sayings and Quotes

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

There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.     

Lou Reed

Grief is like the ocean. It comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm and sometimes it's overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.     

Vicki Garrison

May every sunrise hold more promise, every moonrise hold more peace.     

Author Unknown

CONSOLATION, n. The knowledge that a better man is more unfortunate than yourself.     

Ambrose Bierce

Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.     


To understand one's self is the classic form of consolation; to delude one's self is the romantic.     

George Santayana

A sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.     

Alfred Lord Tennyson

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.     

Washington Irving

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

Kenji Miyazawa

Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.     

Woodrow Wilson

I am a most noteworthy sinner, but I have cried out to the Lord for grace and mercy, and they have covered me completely. I have found the sweetest consolation since I made it my whole purpose to enjoy His marvellous Presence.     

Christopher Columbus

Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.     

William Butler Yeats

A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.     


Some of the best lessons come from a bad day and there's a few we can learn from today.      

Greg Chappell

It is from books that wise men derive consolation in the troubles of life.     

Victor Hugo

Don't grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.     


Death ends a life… but it does not end a relationship...      

Robert Woodruff Anderson

Tears are God's gift to us. Our holy water. They heal us as they flow.     

Rita Schiano

For grief is crowned with consolation.     

William Shakespeare

The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.     

Helen Keller

Losing is no disgrace if you've given your best.      

Jim Palmer

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.      

Chief Dan George

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.      

Khalil Gibran

Never allow your own sorrow to absorb you, but seek out another to console, and you will find consolation.      

J. C. Macaulay

The great consolation in life is to say what one thinks.     


For those who need consolation no means of consolation is so effective as the assertion that in their case no consolation is possible: it implies so great a degree of distinction that they at once hold up their heads again.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

That is the consolation of a little mind; you have the fun of changing it without impeding the progress of mankind.     

Frank Moore Colby

Premature consolation is but the remembrancer of sorrow.     

Oliver Goldsmith

Your failure is a great teacher for you and it can also be a great teacher for others! Thus, when you fail, the experiences you gained and your invaluable indirect help to others must be your greatest consolation!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

Quiet and sincere sympathy is often the most welcome and efficient consolation to the afflicted. Said a wise man to one in deep sorrow, I did not come to comfort you; God only can do that; but I did come to say how deeply and tenderly I feel for you in your affliction.     

Tryon Edwards

In our sad condition our only consolation is the expectancy of another life. Here below all is incomprehensible.      

Martin Luther

We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.     

William Wordsworth

If the future seems overwhelming, remember that it comes one moment at a time.     

Beth Mende Conny

Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.     

Thomas Aquinas

Be still, and know that I will always love you.     

Kamand Kojouri

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

Thomas Bailey Aldrich