I collect sympathy card quotes to use when I make sympathy cards, but these quotes could also be used on memorial websites or a personalized memorial gift or simply added to a card.
Sending a hand-written sympathy card seems like too small a gesture, but it can make a big difference to someone who is grieving. A beautiful card with an inspiring quote can be read and re-read. It can be kept as a keepsake or displayed as a reminder of friends and family who care. Sympathy card quotes can add the perfect touch to a sympathy card, note or letter.
“No love, no friendship can cross the path of our destiny without leaving some mark on it forever.”
“To Remember Is Painful, To Forget Is Impossible.”
“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.”
“The best and most beautiful Things in the world cannot Be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.”
“Love is eternal, the aspect may change, but not the essence.”
~Vincent Van Gogh
“In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing.”
~Robert Green Ingersoll
“Sometimes, when one person is missing, the whole world seems depopulated.”
“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.”
~Robert Louis Stevenson
“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”
“A human life is a story told by God.”
~Hans Christian Andersen
“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.”
“While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.”
“No person is ever truly alone. Those who live no more, Whom we loved, Echo still within our thoughts, Our words, our hearts.”
“The angels are always near to those who are grieving, to whisper to them that their loved ones are safe in the hand of God.”
~Eileen Elias Freeman
“Love is a fabric that never fades, no matter how often it is washed in the waters of adversity and grief.”
Religious Sympathy Card Quotes
If you know that your friend would be comforted by a religious sympathy card quote or a bible verse you could try one of these, otherwise it’s best to avoid religious messages since many grievers experience doubt and anger (a normal part of grief).
“May the love of God heal you as the burden in your heart abounds.”
“May you take comfort in knowing there is one more angel above us.”
“Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” ~Hebrews 13:5b
There are many more uplifting bible verses on my Sympathy Bible Verses page.
More Ideas for What to Write in a Sympathy Card
You can find more Sympathy Card Messages here. I hope this makes it easier to get a card to sent out.