Sympathy Quotes

If you’ve lost someone close to you or know someone who is grieving, you know how tough it is to find words of comfort. These compassion quotes are a fantastic place to start if you’re looking for a way to center yourself and find comfort when you’re feeling down.

The sense of sorrow that comes with losing someone close to us can be overpowering. We all want to say something significant that expresses our sorrow over the loss of a loved one, yet we frequently struggle to find the perfect words.

Taking the time to appropriately mourn our loss, whether it was unexpected or not, is an important element of a healthy mourning process.

Whatever loss has brought you to this page, we hope you’ll find the perfect words to convey your emotions.

One of the most awful things that may happen in our lives is losing a friend or family member, but experiencing the sorrow of someone who is grieving can be just as difficult.

We hope that these sympathy and condolence quotes provide you with a method to communicate your feelings when you don’t know what to say.

70+ Sympathy Quotes to Convey Your Emotions

It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.― Lemony Snicket

It is terribly rude to tell people that their troubles are boring.― Lemony Snicket

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. – Terri Guillemets


For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.__Khalil Gibran


Besides love and sympathy, animals exhibit other qualities connected with the social instincts which in us would be called moral.__Charles Darwin


If you’re looking for sympathy you’ll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.― David Sedaris

If you're looking for sympathy you'll find it between shit and syphilis in the dictionary.― David Sedaris

Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.___Oscar Wilde


Darkness may hide the trees and the flowers from the eyes but it cannot hide love from the soul.__Rumi


Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.__Charles Henry Parkhurst

Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.__Charles Henry Parkhurst

It is much more easy to have sympathy with suffering than it is to have sympathy with thought.___Oscar Wilde


What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.___Helen Keller

What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.___Helen Keller

I did not know how to reach him, how to catch up with him… The land of tears is so mysterious.― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


To sympathize with the suffering of others forges understanding, but that doesn’t mean they’ll put up with you.___Benson Bruno


And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.___Walt Whitman

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.___Walt Whitman

Sympathy does not think. It acts. It acts to remove. The ceaseless sufferings. Of the world. – Sri Chinmoy


All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.___Samuel Taylor Coleridge

All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.___Samuel Taylor Coleridge

It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.___George S. Patton


Men build too many walls and not enough bridges.― Joseph Fort Newton


Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.__Renee Wood

Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure. You are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.__Renee Wood

Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth.___George Saunders


Though sympathy alone can’t alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable. – Bram Stoker


Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.__Jean Giraudoux

Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.__Jean Giraudoux

That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.___William Wordswrth


When good people consider you the bad guy, you develop a heart to help the bad ones. You actually understand them.― Criss Jami


There is something very morbid about modern sympathy with pain.___Oscar Wilde

There is something very morbid about modern sympathy with pain.___Oscar Wilde

Be kind, be all sympathy, for each and every human being is forced to fight against himself.___Sri Chinmoy


A human life is a story told by God.___Hans Christian Anderson

A human life is a story told by God.___Hans Christian Anderson

Grant but memory to us and we lose nothing by death.___John Whittier


What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness. – Thomas Baily Aldrich

What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness. – Thomas Baily Aldrich

He will cover you with his feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.__Psalm 91:4, NIV


Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.___Victor Hugo

Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.___Victor Hugo

None of us can choose where we shall love…― Susan Kay


We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.__Confucius

We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.__Confucius

Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.__Hariet Beecher Stowe


Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind.___Unknown


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

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

One has to all the time feel others’ sufferings as one’s very own. Sympathy has to be the first and foremost thing in one’s life, sympathy and the feeling of oneness.___Sri Chinmoy


Woman’s fatal weakness is to desire sympathy and comprehension.___Ouida

Woman’s fatal weakness is to desire sympathy and comprehension.___Ouida

If there was less sympathy in the world, there would be less trouble in the world.___Oscar Wilde


Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters― Criss Jami

Good works is giving to the poor and the helpless, but divine works is showing them their worth to the One who matters― Criss Jami

Condolences Quotes

Earth hath no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal. – Thomas Moore


The light has gone out of my life.___Theodore Roosevelt

The light has gone out of my life.___Theodore Roosevelt

We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.___Anne L. de Stael


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

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

To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.___Erich Fromm


Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world.___Jean Paul Richter

Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world.___Jean Paul Richter

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.__Mahatma Gandhi


Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.― Justin Timberlake

Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.― Justin Timberlake

Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.___Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


Whoever you hold in the heart of you, is forever and always a part of you. – Rossiter Raymond


Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain.___Unknown


The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming.___Hellen Keller


Each person you meet
is an aspect of yourself,
clamoring for love.― Eric Micha’el Leventhal


Compassion only plagues those with hearts, much like a field of thorns only troubles those who bleed.___Rachelle E. Goodrich


He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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


A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.___Maya Angelou


Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.___Joni Mitchell


The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.___Demoustier


The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives.___Norman Cousins


Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that is how I will remember you all. If you can only remember me with tears, then don’t remember me at all.___Laura Ingles Wilder


What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.___Richard Bach


The tragedy of life is in what dies inside a man while he lives.__Norman Cousins


We meet but briefly in life, if we touch each other with stardust – that is everything.___Unknown


Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. – Matthew 5:4 (NIV)


Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.___Sir Walter Scott


Nothing you love is lost. Not really. Things, people–they always go away sooner or later. You can’t hold them anymore than you can hold moonlight. But if they’ve touched you, if they’re inside you, then they’re still yours. The only things you ever really have are the ones you hold inside your heart.__Bruce Coville


Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.___Thomas Aquinas


The memory of the righteous is a blessing, but the name of the wicked will rot.___Proverbs 10:7 (ESV)


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