Sympathy Card Quotes

The most difficult of all expressions is the expression of grief which you feel for someone else. This may be the reason it is often difficult to come up with the right kind of words for a sympathy card. Most are dubious about how to go about letting out their thoughts and feelings in the form of words. Sympathy card messages need not be flowery or exaggerated. Genuine and humble thoughts are all that it takes to let the other person know that you are there to share his tears and help wipe them.

What to Write in A Sympathy Card?

It is easy to be at a lost for words when it comes to acknowledging the grief and honoring the loss of another person. And even if we somehow come up with any appropriate message, we feel that our thoughts are not enough. Adding a few sympathy quotes not only underlines the message you are trying to get across the bereaved, but also helps you express your sentiments in a seamless manner.

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.

– Kahlil Gibran

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 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 Buscagli

And with the morn those angel faces smile

Which I have loved long since and lost awhile.


– John Henry Newman

Say not in grief ‘he is no more’ but live in thankfulness that he was.

– Hebrew proverb

Let us be silent that we may hear the whisper of God.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

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 they are happy.

– Anonymous

Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.

– Robert Louis Stevenson

Because I could not stop for Death,

He kindly stopped for me.

The Carriage held but just ourselves

And Immortality


– Emily Dickinson

Oh, may I join the choir invisible

Of those immortal dead who live again.


– George Eliot, The Choir Invisible

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster.

– Isaac Asimov

God is growing bitter, He envies man his mortality.

РJacques Rigaut, Pens̩es

Death never takes the wise man by surprise; He is always ready to go.

– Jean de La Fontaine

God himself took a day to rest in, and a good man’s grave is his Sabbath.

– John Donne

But what have I, but what have I, my friend,

To give you, what can you receive from me?

Only the friendship and the sympathy

Of one about to reach her journey’s end.


– T.S. Eliot

Peace, peace! He is not dead, he doth not sleep, He hath awakened from the dream of life … ‘Tis we, who lost in stormy visions, keep with phantoms an unprofitable strife.

– Percy Shelley

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.

– Helen Keller

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

– Madame de Stael

Death is patiently making my mask as I sleep. Each morning I awake to discover in the corners of my eyes the small tears of his wax.

– Philip Dow

One of the most difficult phases of life is to bear the loss of a dear one. And the depth of the loss can only be measured by the person who has suffered it. So when it comes to expressing your support and care for someone who is grieving, all you have to do is pour out your heart and let the person know that you are there to help and share the burden. Leaving you with one thoughtful saying,

“Life is a journey that roots in darkness and concludes in the same. But what you receive amidst it is the light from your family and friends. So gather as much as you can of this light, and travel well…”

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