130+ Best Remembrance Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Remembrance is the state of bearing in mind. Inspirational remembrance quotes will get you through anything when the going gets tough and help you succeed in every aspect of life.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Remembrance Quotes

After your death, you will be what you were before your birth. – Arthur Schopenhauer

The body is only a garment. How many times you have changed your clothing in this life, yet because of this, you would not say that you have changed. Similarly, when you give up this bodily dress at death you do not change. You are just the same, an immortal soul, a child of God. – Paramahansa Yogananda

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

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They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them. – Laurence Binyon

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; love leaves a memory no one can steal – Irish Tombstone

Nothing you can lose by dying is half as precious as the readiness to die, which is man’s charter of nobility. – George Santayana

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

The living owe it to those who no longer can speak to tell their story for them. – Czeslaw Milosz

Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. – William Shakespeare

Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed and very dear. – Unknown

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

Praising what is lost makes the remembrance dear. – William Shakespeare

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? – George Canning

To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward. – Margaret Fairless Barber

Heaven will not disappoint kind-hearted persons. – Chinese proverb

Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depths of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity. – Kahlil Gibran

The good old times — all times when old are good. – Lord (George Gordon) Byron

I wept as I remembered how often you and I had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky. – Callimachus

Death is only a level crossing from one life to another, from life in its beginnings to life in full achievements. From this incomplete life to that transformed one. – Raoul Plus

Life is eternal and love is immortal; And death is only a horizon, And a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. – Rossiter W. Raymond

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present, than the living man. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

As men, we are all equal in the presence of death. – Publilius Syrus

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. – Albert Camus

A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t. – Richard Bach

I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now. – Norman Vincent Peale

Perhaps they are not 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. – Eskimo Proverb

Sisters share the scent and smells… the feel of a common childhood. – Pam Brown

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. – Jean Paul

You can’t be too careful what you tell a child because you never know what he’ll take hold of and spend the rest of his life remembering you by. – Frederick Buechner

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

Those who weep for the happy periods which they encounter in history acknowledge what they want; not the alleviation but the silencing of misery. – Albert Camus

We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. – Leo Buscaglia

Heaven’s calculations don’t follow man’s calculations. – Chinese proverb

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. – Mother Teresa

You live on earth only for a few short years which you call an incarnation, and then you leave your body as an outworn dress and go for refreshment to your true home in the spirit. – White Eagle

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou

Always recognize that human individuals are ends, and do not use them as means to your end. – Immanuel Kant

He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present, than the living man. – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Choose to see death as simply removing a garment or moving from one room to another… it’s merely a transition. – Wayne Dyer

Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air. – Zen Teaching

A feeling of sadness and longing that is not akin to pain, and resembles sorrow only as the mist resembles the rain. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

When our perils are past, shall our gratitude sleep? – George Canning

I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories. We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love. – Leo Buscaglia

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

He did not lose his place in the minds of men because he was out of their sight. – John Henry Newman

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the seas; they live in one another still. – More Fruits Of Solitude By William Penn

Our cheer goes back to them, the valiant dead! Laurels and roses on their graves to-day, Lilies and laurels over them we lay, And violets o’er each unforgotten head. – Richard Hovey

We come, not to mourn our dead soldiers, but to praise them. – Francis A. Walker

Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present. – A.A. Milne

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean. – David Searls

The past is never dead, it is not even past. – William Faulkner

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. – William Penn

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

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

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. – Benjamin Disraeli

The story of America’s quest for freedom is inscribed on her history in the blood of her patriots. – Randy Vader

All we have of freedom, all we use or know – This our fathers bought for us long and long ago. – Rudyard Kipling

We are not content to pass away entirely from the scenes of our delight; we would leave, if but in gratitude, a pillar and a legend. – Robert Louis Stevenson

It is good to die before one has done anything deserving death. – Anaxandrides

Ah tell me not that memory sheds gladness over the past; what is recalled by faded flowers save that they did not last? – Letitia Elizabeth Landon

The tide recedes but leaves behind bright seashells on the sand. The sun goes down, but gentle warmth still lingers on the land. The music stops, and yet it echoes on in sweet refrains….. For every joy that passes, something beautiful remains. – Unknown

Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air. – Zen Proverb

Remembrance is the only paradise out of which we cannot be driven away. – Richter

Riveted, screwed to my memory. – Shakespeare

Every one can remember that which has interested himself. – Plautus

I cannot but remember such things were that were most precious to me. – Shakespeare

Some people regret that they have poor memories. Alas! it is much more difficult to forget. – Mme. Deluzy

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

I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation. – Elisabeth Kübler-Ross

I wept as I remembered how often you and I had tired the sun with talking and sent him down the sky. – Callimachus

Grief remains one of the few things that has the power to silence us. – Anna Quindlen

Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Never the spirit was born; the spirit shall cease to be never; never was time it was not; End and Beginning are dreams! Birthless and deathless and changeless remaineth the spirit forever; Death hath not touched it at all, dead though the house of it seems. – The Bhagavad Gita

How glorious is life after death! No more will you have to lug about this old baggage of bones, with all its troubles. You will be free in the astral heaven, unhindered by physical limitations. – Paramahansa Yogananda

The world forgetting, by the world forgot. Eternal sunshine of the spotless mind! Each pray’r accepted, and each wish resign’d. – Alexander Pope

The past: our cradle, not our prison; there is danger as well as appeal in its glamour. The past is for inspiration, not imitation, for continuation, not repetition. – Israel Zangwill

I learned from the shadow of a tree, that to and fro did sway against a wall: our shadow-selves, our influence, may fall where we ourselves can never be. – Anna E. Hamilton

We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude. – Cynthia Ozick

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. – J.R.R. Tolkien

Death is simply a shedding of the physical body like the butterfly shedding its cocoon. It is a transition to a higher state of consciousness where you continue to perceive, to understand, to laugh, and to be able to grow. – Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. – Jean Paul

When age chills the blood, when our pleasures are passed- For years fleet away with the wings of the dove- The dearest remembrance will still be the last, Our sweetest memorial the first kiss of love. – Lord (George Gordon) Byron

This is the miracle that happens every time to those who really love; the more they give, the more they possess. – Rainer Maria Rilke

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! – Maya Angelou

But the freedom that they fought for, and the country grand they wrought for, Is their monument to-day, and for aye. – Thomas Dunn English

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? – Terry Pratchett

Make Use of this moment right now to create something precious, sometimes there is no next time. Sometimes, there are no second chances. Sometimes, it’s now or never because forever is composed of a bunch of future, you want to live, Lay a stone of remembrance right now. – Kemmy Nola

Let us love nobly, and live, and add again years and years unto years, till we attain to write threescore: this is the second of our reign. – John Donne

Just as a little bird cracks open the shell and flies out, we fly out of this shell, the shell of the body. We call that death, but strictly speaking, death is nothing but a change in form. – Swami Satchidananda

Life is a dream walking. Death is going home. – Chinese Proverb

I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car and into another. – John Lennon

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. – Seneca

Hope is like a bird that senses the dawn and carefully starts to sing while it is still dark. – Anonymous

A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world. – Mohammed

We are all stories in the end, remembered by the adventures we had, the achievements we made and the people we loved. So make sure your story is a good one. – Nishan Panwar

It takes a moment to make memories and a lifetime to forget them. – Andy Mineo

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them. – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

The most persistent sound which reverberates through men’s history is the beating of war drums. – Arthur Koestler

Knowledge by suffering entereth, and life is perfected by death. – Elizabeth Barret Browning

Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one. – Vladimir Nabokov

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. – Irish Headstone

And when we have remembered everything, we grow afraid of what we may forget. A face, a voice, a smile? A birthday? An anniversary? No need to fear forgetting, because the heart remembers always. – Sascha Wagner

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

Wherever you are, I am there also. – Beethoven

You cannot prevent the birds of sorrow from flying overhead, but you can prevent them from building nests in your hair. – Chinese Proverb

It’s never too late to be what we have forgotten to be. – Mynzah

Oh, give me something to remember you by. – Howard Dietz

Human life, old and young, takes place between hope and remembrance. The young man sees all the gates to his desires open, and the old man remembers–his hopes. – Franz Grillparzer

Though we be separated by the whole wide world, You are ever present in my mind. – Ovid

Love, faithful love, recalled thee to my mind–But how could I forget thee? – William Wordsworth

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