Funeral is the observances held for a dead person usually before burial or cremation. Inspirational funeral quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.
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Famous Funeral Quotes
Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. – Eleanor Roosevelt
Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale. – Hans C Anderson
Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. – Rabindranath Tagore
Death is not the end, only the beginning.
Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to. – Richard Russo
Prayer and love means we never truly lose someone.
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Suess
Rest in peace with eternal sleep.
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. – Richard Bach
Grief is the price we pay for love.
We meet but briefly in life, if we touch each other with stardust – that is everything. – Unknown
In God’s grace go into the heavenly realm.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen, nor touched, but are felt in the heart. – Helen Keller
Think of death as just another step on our journey.
May an angel’s chorus greet you in heaven.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years. – Abraham Lincoln
I’ll remember you. When I’ve forgotten all the rest. You to me were true. You to me were the best. – Bob Dylan
One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can. – Frederick Buechner
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. – Alan Sachs
Short Funeral Quotes
As I love nature, as I love singing birds, and flowing rivers, and morning and evening, and summer, I love thee my friend. – Thoreau
Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul. And sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all. – Emily Dickinson
Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass; it’s about learning to dance in the rain – Unknown
The most authentic thing about us is our capacity to create, to overcome, to endure, to transform, to love and to be greater than our suffering – Ben Okri
Strive not, my soul, for an immortal life, but make the most of what is possible. – Pythian Odes
You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – Les Brown
In the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make. – Paul McCartney
Remember, we all stumble, everyone of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. – Emily Kimbrough
When you get real old, honey, you realize there are certain things that just don’t matter anymore. You lay it all on the table. There’s a saying: Only little children and old folks tell the truth. – Sarah Delany
Every man should keep a fair-sized cemetery in which to bury the faults of his friends. – Henry Ward Beecher.
A death is not the extinguishing of a light, but the putting out of the lamp because the dawn has come. – Unknown
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life. – Lucan
Seashells remind us that every passing life leaves something beautiful behind. – Unknown
A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words. – Unknown
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand. – Unknown
We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake. – Francis Bacon
Across the years I will walk with you – in deep green forests, on shores of sand and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too, you will have my hand! – Robert Sexton
If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand – Unknown
There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world – Unkown
Friends are lights in winter; the older the friend, the brighter the light. – Roger Roseblatt
Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom. – Marcel Proust
The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball
Sometimes love is for a moment, sometimes love is for a lifetime. Sometimes a moment is a lifetime. – Unknown
Uplifting Funeral Quotes
An angel in the book of life wrote down my babies birth & whispered as she shut the book ….. too beautiful for earth – Unknown
Some say you are too painful to remember, I say you are too precious to forget – Unknown
How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint you footsteps have left upon our hearts. – Dorothy Ferguson
Angels are watching over you. Their wings warp gently around you whispering you are loved and blessed. – Unknown
Always remember to slow down in life; live, breathe, and learn; take a look around you whenever you have time and never forget everything and every person that has the least place within your heart. – Unknown
Dear Lord, I would have loved to have held my babies on my lap and tell them about you, but since I didn’t get the chance, would you please hold them on your lap and tell them about me? – Unknkown
They say that time in heaven is compared to ‘the blink of an eye’ for us on this earth. Sometimes it helps me to think of my child running ahead of me through a beautiful field of wildflowers and butterflies; so happy and completely caught up in what she is doing that when she looks behind her, I’ll already be there. – Unknown
Now I lay you down to sleep, I pray the Lord your soul to keep; within his arms he’ll hold you tight, my heavenly angel, my guiding light. – Unknown
Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart, your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart. – Unknown
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable – Erich Fromm
Everyone can master a grief but he that has it. – Shakespeare
And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. – Kalil Gibran
Grief is not a disorder, a disease or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love. The only cure for grief is to grieve – Earl Grollman
Tears are a river that take you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better. – Clarissa Pinkola Estes
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
The world is full of suffering. It is also full of overcoming – Helen Keller
Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach, (Illusions)
There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love. – Washington Irving
What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us. – Helen Keller
Where there is sorrow there is holy ground. – Oscar Wilde
I would say to those who mourn… look upon each day that comes as a challenge, as a test of courage. The pain will come in waves, some days worse than others, for no apparent reason. Accept the pain. Do not suppress it. Never attempt to hide grief. – Daphne du Maurier
The light has gone out of my life. – Theodore Roosevelt, on the death of his wife
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. – Harriet Beecher Stowe
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton, Jr.
Funeral Quotes From the Bible
- Who will separate us from the love of Christ? Will hardship, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.
- For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
- Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth; for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.
- Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die
- Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
- Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid
- Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die.
- Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
- The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil.
- who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.