Eulogy Sayings and Quotes

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


When thou art above measure angry, be think thee how momentary is man's life.     

Marcus Aurelius

For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death.     

E. Kubler-Ross

Satire lies about literary men while they live and eulogy lies about them when they die.     

Voltaire

No one knows whether death is really the greatest blessing a man can have, but they fear it is the greatest curse, as if they knew well.     

Plato

You will find as you look back upon your life that the moments when you have truly lived are the moments when you have done things in the spirit of love.     

Henry Drummond

Eulogy. Praise of a person who has either the advantages of wealth and power, or the consideration to be dead.     

Ambrose Bierce

We pass through this world but once.     

Stephen Jay Gould

We need men who can dream of things that never were.     

John F. Kennedy

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.     

William Wordsworth

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

Madame De Stael

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-Exupéry

All death reminds us that nothing is promised, only that life was worth it.     

Shannon L. Alder

When the time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so when their time comes they weep and pray for a little to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.     

Chief Tecumseh

Cherish all your happy moments they make a fine cushion for old age.     

Booth Tarkington

Find expression for a sorrow, and it will become dear to you. Find expression for a joy, and you will intensify its ecstasy.     

Oscar Wilde

Those who died while trying to make our world a better place, didn't actually die, they proved some points. Our job is to notice them and continue from where they stopped.     

Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

Eulogy is nice, but one does not learn anything from it.     

Ellen Terry

If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.     

Maya Angelou

Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are dead.     

Oscar Wilde

If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.     

Michelangelo

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.     

Harriet Beecher Stowe

There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.     

Nelson Mandela

There is nothing certain in man's life but this, that he must lose it.     

Owen Meredith

As you danced in the light with joy, love lifted you. As you brushed against this world so gently, you lifted us.     

T.C. Ring

Scarring smiles, hidden tears, You stand, heads bowed and revere the soul before us, burnt and torn Her faded essence, we sadly mourn and though she walked a path of lies her spirit surely still shall rise and among her own, she can be at peace an eternal angel, she's been released.     

Amelia Mysko

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.     

Albert Einstein

Every blade in the field, every leaf in the forest, lays down its life in its season as beautifully as it was taken up.     

Henry David Thoreau

Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.     

Pamela Vaull Starr

It's important to have a buddy like that. Somebody who'll stop you from doing that really stupid thing you were gonna do just because you couldn't think of anything better. unidentified soldier, eulogizing his dead buddy.     

Henry V. O'Neil

Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, as long as ever you can.     

John Wesley