Death Of A Father Sayings and Quotes

No one is ever prepared to lose their father, especially if they shared a close relationship. A parent’s passing leaves a hole that can’t be filled. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on dealing with the death of a father.


The sudden loss of her father was like living with a wound that would never heal, yet her memories of him were fading more and more every day.     

Frank Beddor

The death of a parent is rarely expected and never accepted.     

Shane Pendley

The death of my father is probably the biggest thing I ever faced. Daddy and I were best friends.     

Joel Osteen

Upon the death of my father, our family and myself were emotionally and financially exhausted.     

Sam Sheppard

Who doesn't desire his father's death?     

Fyodor Dostoevsky

Those who have never had a father can at any rate never know the sweets of losing one. To most men the death of his father is a new lease of life.     

Samuel Butler

Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.     

Charles Caleb Colton

I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day.     

Mitch Albom

Such a funny thing death is for mortals. You cry. You morn. You grieve. You get angry. But death is not always tragic, dear one. Sometimes death is the ultimate expression of love.     

R.K. Ryals

Death never pierces the heart so much as when it takes someone we love; cleaving the heart they held with their passing.     

Brandon M. Herbert

It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.     

Anne Sexton

When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.     

Seneca

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.     

Jean de la Fontaine

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time... It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.     

Leo Buscaglia

Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in Mankind; And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.     

John Donne

It was very hard for all of us. It's still very hard. The anniversary of his death just passed, and every single one of his friends, still, after all these years... it's unbelievable.     

Eydie Gorme

Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.     

Hannah Arendt

Death is the easiest of all things after it, and the hardest of all things before it.     

Abu Bakr

Men sooner forget the death of their father than the loss of their patrimony.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

Every man's life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.     

Ernest Hemingway

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.     

Norman Cousins

I mean, death is a serious thing, certainly not to be sneezed at.     

Steven Patrick Morrissey

Death is a law, not a punishment.     

Jean Dubos

Death ends a life, not a relationship.     

Robert Benchley

The death of one man is a tragedy. The death of millions is a statistic.     

Joseph Stalin

Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.     

Jean Anouilh

Death solves all problems - no man, no problem.     

Joseph Stalin

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.     

Benjamin Franklin

The soul therefore cannot receive death, which is the opposite of this life, of which it is the source. And what do we call those beings that escape death?     

Roberto Rossellini

There is no worse death than the end of hope.     

David Franzoni

Death gives Time all of its value.     

Allan Loeb

Death is so much more vital than Time.     

Allan Loeb

Another curious scientific phenomenon is the fact that the fingernails grow after death, as does the beard.     

Tom Stoppard

Men fear death, as children fear to go into the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.     

Francis Bacon

So he passed over and the trumpets sounded for him on the other side.     

John Bunyan

They say that an infant is born with a clenched fist, but a man dies with an open hand. Life has a way of prying loose our grasp on all that seems so important.     

J.C. Morsch

Nothing of God dies when a man of God dies.     

A.W. Tozer

We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love     

Madame De Stael

Death is but a path that must be trod / If man would ever pass to God.     

Thomas Parnell

The death of a natural father is traumatic.     

Harold Ivan Smith

Though not as dramatic as a violent death, the sudden death of a parent due to heart attack or stroke procedures many of the same responses in the survivors that violent deaths do.     

Laraine Herring

When a family receives the death notification about a car crash, trauma can occur.     

Laraine Herring

If your dad was killed in a car crash, chances are it made the news in some way.     

Laraine Herring

We have a legitimate reason to be angry when a loved on e dies or leaves us. Death or abandonment disrupts our lives.     

Laraine Herring

Even the most flexible of people do not like change that wasn't of their choice in the first place and over which they have no control.     

Laraine Herring

Families engage in a conspiracy of silence around death. In their efforts to contain grief, the pain is actually intensified as people wall off parts of themselves.     

Murray Bowen

Father absence and child understand the role your father's presence or absence and child development,' summarizes how a child's way of thinking often compounds the damage of father loss.     

Beth Erickson

A family's style in dealing with emotions in general will have a great deal to do with how they deal with any loss, particularly the loss of someone important as a father.     

Beth Erickson

Although some people may wish to avoid the feelings involved in the emotional or literal absence of their father, it is not possible to do so permanently without paying a price.     

Beth Erickson

Try as they might, people cannot avoid dealing with father loss. If they attempt to avoid giving proper significance to this important relationship in their lives, they can expect to suffer the consequences in their lives.     

Beth Erickson

Some boys, whose fathers were absent or emotionally damaged before their deaths, created an idealized father in order to defend against feelings associated with loss and abandonment.     

Alicia Etchegoyen

The death of someone 'elderly' didn't seem nearly so tragic as if the deceased had been a younger man or woman.     

Dave Veerman

A father's death brings another reality bite: Life is short no matter how long you live.     

Dave Veerman

Death reduces all men to the same rank.     

Billy Graham

Death strips the rich of his millions and the poor man of his rags.     

Billy Graham

Although death is always terrifying, it is much easier for a teenage to cope with a parent's death than it is for younger children.     

Gerald Schneiderman

In general, adolescents will be able to get over a parent's death more easily because parents aren't the only people in their lives.     

Gerald Schneiderman

My father's life and death have molded every aspect of my life, for better and for worse.     

Beth Erickson

Before my father's I had only witnessed death in disparate flashes, mostly through social media.     

Erin Lee Carr

Sudden death creates a creeping sensation that you are living in an alternate reality.     

Erin Lee Carr

For many men, the death of their father is the death of their cheering section.     

H. Norman Wright

Their dad was their guidance. His death means losing someone who gave affirmation and approval.     

H. Norman Wright

The death of a family member not only shakes your life to the core, but it also shakes your family structure.     

H. Norman Wright