Headstone Sayings

After a person has been laid down in the grave, a final closure is done to identify his/her grave with an inscription. A tombstone or a grave marker is placed near the grave with an inscription on it. The tombstone epitaph expresses his character and his achievements. The inscription also conveys people’s feelings and is a medium to revere him.

Some families wish to choose biblical quotes symbolizing peace and spirituality while others prefer quotes of famous personalities considering their course of life synonymous with them.

It is quite likely to come across funny headstone sayings, which most probably reflect that the person no longer alive was jolly and humorous. In memory of his jocular and lively nature, the inscriptions also have happy wordings in them.

For Females

Memorial inscriptions for mom, wife, daughter, sister or grandmother are mostly sentimental as they are the most valued persons in everybody’s life. You have memories associated with them and you can express your emotions in the headstone inscriptions. Here are some examples.

She wrapped all colors of life,

gave it to us as a Gift

let her soul rest in peace

We shall miss you!

Sleep on sweet wife

your soul lies, but for me

you still breathe,

with endless Love,

you will be forever mine!

For Males

Demise of father, son, husband, brother or grandfather brings about a surge of emotion along with. You can script their tombstone with words of generosity, devotion and bring their achievements to the light. Have a look at the tombstone sayings relevant for them.

He was an emblem for love

his heart as vast and ocean

with full of care and concern

We shall miss you Daddy

He was beside me

in every thick and thin

His departure is more than

a vacuum

I still breathe for you – Dear Husband.

Famous Headstone Quotes

We have presented you headstone quotes of famous personalities which are often seen inscribed on gravestones. These quotes are inspirational and are capable of pacifying a grieving heart.

Good frend for Jesus sake forbeare to

dig the dust encloased heare.

Blest be ye man yt spares these stones and

crust be he yet moves my bones
~ William Shakespeare

While we are mourning the loss of our friend,

others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil
~ John Taylor

With what a deep devotedness of woe

I wept thy absence – o’er and o’er again

Thinking of thee, still thee, till thought grew pain,

And memory, like a drop that, night and day,

Falls cold and ceaseless, wore my heart away!
~ Thomas Moore

And with the morn those angel faces smile

Which I have loved long since and lost awhile
~ John Henry Newman

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

Let the dead have the immortality of fame,

but the living the immortality of love
~ Rabindranath Tagore

Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you,

they’re supposed to help you discover who you are
~ Bernice Johnson Reagon

I am ready to meet my Maker.

Whether my Maker is prepared,

for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter
~ Winston Churchill

God’s finger touched him, and he slept ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

There is but one freedom,

To put oneself right with death.

After that everything is possible.

I cannot force you to believe in God.

Believing in God amounts to coming to terms with death.

When you have accepted death, the problem of God will be solved–and not the reverse
~ Albert Camus

Funny Sayings

Apart from conveying humor, funny lines can also be paradoxical. Have a look at some humorous sayings for headstones.

It was a Cough

That carried him Off

It was a Coffin

They Carried him Off

Alien tears will fill for him; Pity’s long-broken ern.

For his mourners will be outcast men,

And outcasts always mourn ~

Oscar Wilde’s Tombstone

I was well, I wished to be better; here I am

Here lies the body

of Sundae John

Stepped on the gas

Instead of the brake

Here lies

Cathy Stela

Age 105

The good die young

Here lies the body of our Mama

Brought to death by a banana

It wasn’t the fruit that laid her low

the skin that made her go

With an appropriate headstone quote, you can pay tribute to your loved ones. And the inscriptions shall let you re-live the memories and keep you sentimentally attached to the person resting in peace.

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