Funeral sayings: express sympathy, suitable for any occasion

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Funeral sayings: express sympathy, suitable for any occasion

When someone around you has died, it is often difficult to find the right words on your own. For this reason, many people resort to mourning sayings.

We have compiled the 100 most beautiful and profound funeral sayings below. Surely you will find the right Saying for your personal situation.

Find suitable funeral sayings

How do I find the right funeral saying? It is not easy to answer this question from a distance. However, there are some principles that you can use as a guide. The better you knew the deceased, the easier it is to choose a suitable funeral saying.

If it is about a close person, mourning sayings that emphasize the personality as well as the life of the deceased are a recommendable option. If you like, you can of course also express your grief in your own words and just let the mourning sayings inspire you a little.

Do you want to express your sympathy, but you don't know exactly what kind of funeral saying would have suited the deceased? In this case, it is advisable to resort to classic expressions of condolence. If the deceased was religious or if the relatives are, religious mourning sayings can provide comfort.

100 inspirational funeral sayings

Below we have gathered 100 inspirational funeral sayings for you.

Classic sayings

  1. "Death is like a candle that goes out when the day dawns."
  2. "When I was born, you laughed and I cried. Now I smile and you cry."
  3. "Death rearranges the world. Apparently nothing has changed, and yet everything has changed."
  4. "Out of life You are taken from us, but not out of our hearts."
  5. "You are no longer where you were, but you are everywhere we are."
  6. "As a leaf falls from a tree, so a man departs from this world. But the little birds continue to sing."
  7. "Death is not the end, not the Transience, death is only the turning point,
  8. Beginning of Eternity."
  9. "When we get to where you are now, we'll wonder why we were crying."
  10. "Death brings sorrow when it is the end, it brings Hope, if he is a turnaround."
  11. "Memory is a window through which we can see You whenever we want."
  12. "When you lose a loved one, you gain a guardian angel."
  13. "There is a sorrow that will not tolerate foreign comfort and a pain that only time gently heals."
  14. "Good people are like stars, they shine long after they have gone out."
  15. "The most beautiful thing a person can leave behind is a Smile In the face of those who think of him."
  16. "And always there are traces of your life, thoughts, images and moments. They will remind us of you, make us happy and sad and never let us forget you."
  17. "With the death of a loved one, you lose many things, but never the time spent together."
  18. "Time does not heal all wounds, it only teaches us to live with the incomprehensible."
  19. "If love found a way to heaven and memories had steps, we would climb up and bring you back!"
  20. "Death can separate two people, but it cannot take away their connection."
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Short funeral sayings

21. "Death is the limit of life, but not of love."

22. "Death opens unknown doors."

23. "But those who are at the goal have peace."

24. "Life ends, love does not."

25. "Your track leads into our heart."

26. "Memories that have made our Heart touch are never lost."

27. "For us it is the setting of the sun, but for You it is a rising."

28. "Every word - too much and yet too little."

29. "Darkness is now around you, from hour to hour we bear your light."

30. "An eternal mystery is life - and a mystery remains death."

31. "Didn't die - just went ahead."

32. "Grieving is loving remembering."

33. "When power runs out, salvation is grace."

34. "When time ends, eternity begins."

35. "Gone from the earth - remained in the heart."

36. "What remains, when all that is perishable goes, is love."

37. "We only let go of the hand, not the person."

38. "In silent sorrow joined."

39. "The bridge to You is love."

40. "At the end of the rainbow, loving people are reunited.

Biblical funeral sayings

41. "Christ says: I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not abide in darkness, but will have the light of life."

John 8:12

42. "For the dust must return to the earth as it was. And the spirit again to God who gave it."

Ecclesiastes 12:7

43 "But now remain Faith, hope, love, these three: but love is the greatest of these."

1 Corinthians 13:13

44 "But we know, if our earthly house of this tabernacle be broken down, that we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."

2 Corinthians 5:1

45. "God says, I will not let you fall, nor forsake you."

Joshua 1.5b

46. "Do not stop me, for God has given grace to my journey."

Genesis 24:56

47. "Lord, into your hands be the beginning and the end, let all things be placed."

Psalm 90:1

48. "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live."

John 11:25

49. You have sorrow now, but I will see you again and your heart will rejoice."

John 16:22

50. "Love never ceases."

1 Corinthians 13:8

51. "He led me out into the open, He set me free."

Psalm 18:20

52: "He will wipe away all tears from their eyes: Death shall be no more, neither sorrow, nor lamentation, nor travail. For that which was before is passed away."

Revelation 21:4

53. "God, teach me that there must be an end to me and my life has a goal and I must get away."

Psalm 39:5

54. "God says: Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; you are mine!"

Isaiah 43:1

55. "For we have no lasting city here, but we seek the one to come."

Hebrews 13:14

56. "Into Your hands I commend my spirit. You have redeemed me, Lord, You faithful God."

Psalm 31:6

57. "We die of death, and are as water poured upon the earth, which cannot be gathered again; but God will not take away life."

2 Samuel 14:14

58. "Jesus Christ has taken away from death the power of its finality."

2 Timothy 1:10b

59. "Jesus saith, For I live, and ye shall live also."

John 14:19

60 For he hath commanded his angels concerning thee, that they should keep thee in all thy ways, that they should bear thee up in their hands, and that thou shouldest not strike thy foot against a stone. (Psalm 91:11,12)

Funeral sayings of famous personalities

61. "He who crosses a river must leave one side."

(Mahatma Gandhi)

62. "Hope is like a ray of sunshine that penetrates a sad heart. Open it wide and let it in."

(Christian Friedrich Hebbel)

63. "Dying is just moving to a nicer house."

(Elisabeth Kübler-Ross)

64. "What you possess deep in your heart, you cannot lose through death."

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)

65. "If it is possible for you to enrich love in the world with just a little spark, then you have not lived in vain."

(Jack London)

66. "Few people are really alive, and those who are never die. It doesn't matter that they are gone. No one you really love is ever dead."

(Ernest Hemingway)

67. "Who in the Memory of his loved ones lives, he is not dead, he is only distant; dead is only he who is forgotten."

(Immanuel Kant)

68. "To be allowed to fall asleep when you are tired, and to be allowed to drop a burden you have carried for a long time, that is a delicious, wonderful thing."

(Hermann Hesse)

69. "No one knows death, and no one knows if it is not the greatest happiness for man."


70. "Inner happiness is not dependent on material circumstances. It is rooted in our spirit."

(Dalai Lama)

71. "There are only two remedies for the pains of the soul: hope and patience."


72. "We are of the same stuff that dreams are made of, and our short life is embedded in a long sleep."

(William Shakespeare)

73: "I believe that when death closes our eyes, we stand in a light of which our sunlight is but the shadow."

(Arthur Schopenhauer)

74. "That which gives meaning to life also gives meaning to death."

(Antoine de Saint-Exupéry)

75. "We are of the same stuff that dreams are made of, and our short life is embedded in a long sleep."

(William Shakespeare)

76. "You have to weep for people when they are born, not after they die."

(Charles-Louis de Secondat Montesquieu)

77. "The most beautiful monument a person can get is in the hearts of fellow human beings."

(Albert Schweitzer)

78. "If you search for me, search in your hearts. If I have found a dwelling place there, I will live on in you."

(Rainer Maria Rilke)

79. "The bonds of love are not cut with death."

(Thomas Mann)

80. "You see the sun slowly setting, yet you are startled when it is suddenly dark."

(Franz Kafka)

Funeral sayings mother

81. The death of a mother is the first sorrow that you weep for without her.

What the Mother gave us out of love, for that any thanks is too small. What we have lost in her, we know only alone

Having a mother is the greatest gift, but burying a mother's heart is the greatest sorrow.

My mom is the most beautiful angel in heaven.

A mother's heart is bigger than the world.

86. She gave us our lives. But now she has passed away. Let us silently remember the wonderful time together.

The love for the mother remains for eternity, limited on earth is our time.

88. God gave us our mother as abundant happiness; we now quietly place her back in His hand.

Mothers hold their children's hands for a while, but their hearts forever.

90. rest gently, mother heart, and sleep in peace. Thank you a thousand times for your efforts. Even if you are gone from us, you will never die in our hearts.

Funeral sayings father

91. "I miss your advice, your help, your closeness and Security. But the memories and impressions you left behind remain."

92: "You were so good - and died too soon. Those who knew you never forget you."

93 "I can't believe you're gone. Yet I know you continue to stand by my side."

94. "Silently, without a word, you departed from your loved ones, you possessed a good heart, now it rests quietly, yet unforgotten."

95 "You left many traces of love and care. The memory of all the beauty, will always be alive in us."

Funeral sayings grandma

96 "Lived long, but grandma was taken from us too soon. We mourn, we cry, but you, you came home happy."

97. "Dear grandma, have a good trip. In our hearts, though quietly, you will always be with us."

98: "You often read to us, had an open ear. You were always there for us, a "no" rarely happened. We loved your cakes, your wit and your cheerfulness. One can look for a long time for a grandma like you - we think of you, now and always!"

99. "Lived long, but grandma was taken from us too soon. We mourn, we cry, but you, you came home happy."

100. "Full of silence is now your house, quietly and silently you went out. Heaven is now your new home: grandma, happy and colorful it shall be - as you have always been!"

Write personal sayings

A personally written funeral message is a very special gesture. If you feel able to do so, you should dare to try. It is not about a poetic masterpiece, but about the expression honest Sympathy. Just let your words flow.

It is recommended that you handwrite your text. This gives your condolence a personal touch and demonstrates Appreciation and effort. Take enough time to find the right phrases. Hastily written phrases give the impression that you don't care about the occasion.

The motto continues to apply: less is more. It is better to write three lines of honest sympathy than a whole page full of meaningless phrases. It is nice to pick up common memories with the deceased or to emphasize his character. Also, avoid putting grief into perspective. It is a natural process that must be lived through.

What are the types of funeral sayings? Funeral sayings for different occasions

The main distinction is made between the following types of funeral sayings:

  • Classic funeral sayings
  • Short funeral sayings
  • Modern funeral sayings
  • Bible Quotes As Funeral Sayings
  • Christian funeral sayings
  • Funeral poems

In addition to the personality of the deceased, the occasion also decides what kind of funeral sayings are suitable. The death of a beloved grandmother, who was released from her suffering after a long illness, is naturally dealt with in different words than the accidental death of a child.

Some Inspirations for occasion-related funeral sayings we have already presented to you. You can also be inspired by the classic and biblical funeral sayings and rephrase them according to the occasion.


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