Sympathy Phrases

Sometimes finding the right sympathy phrases for your sympathy letter does not come easy.  We have compiled a few condolence phrases to help you find those thoughtful words.  We hope that you find these sayings useful and comforting and that you find them inspirational during this time of loss.  You may find these phrases and quotes to be a nice addition to a card or letter. 





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

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains.
~Kahlil Gibran

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.
~From a headstone in Ireland

As you comprehend this profound loss, let yourself cry knowing each tear is a note of love rising to the heavens…
~Author Unknown

Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through

and shines down upon us to let us know that are happy.
~Author Unknown

When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
~Author Unknown


In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing. 

~Robert Ingersoll


Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing.

Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming.

All we can do is learn to swim.

~Vicki Harrison


There are so many useful ways to express your bereavement.  Sympathy phrases are just one way.  We hope you have found them helpful.  Remember, when trying to express your feelings to someone grieving, it is best to share your feelings with them.  Don't walk on eggshells around them, let them know you are hurting as well.  If you did not know the person yourself, sometimes just letting them know you hate seeing them hurt and wish there was something you could do is all they need to hear.  No matter what you say, isn't going to magically make someone's pain go away, but knowing that you are there to listen and comfort can help ease a sense of loneliness.




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To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Thomas Campbell


Those we love don't go away, They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. ...Wishing you hope in the midst of sorrow, Comfort in the midst of pain

Author Unknown


We pray God will Comfort you, And send Angels from above, Giving sweet peace within your heart, Surrounding you with Eternal Love. We are sorry for your deep loss, There's so little we can find to say, You are in our thoughts and prayers, As we grieve with you today. With Our Heartfelt Sympathy.

Leona Miller


Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, Just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.

Thomas Campbell


Heaven is a place nearby, so there's no need to say goodbye.

Lene Marlin

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