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208 beautiful mourning sayings to express condolences

Written by

Christoph Schlarb

April 7, 2021 - reading time: 7 minutes

Sometimes words are lacking, especially in difficult times. Especially then, mourning messages are a nice way to express comforting condolences individually and appropriately.

Whether for condolences, mourning cards or condolences at the grave, our extensive collection of touching mourning messages has something for every occasion.

You can find one here special selection of beautiful funeral sayings for condolences, including:

Funeral sayings from famous people

Those who would like to fall back on familiar words can express their condolences with mourning sayings or quotes from famous personalities.

Inspirational mourning sayings in the form of quotes from Goethe to Stefan Zweig to Rainer Maria Rilke provide consolation and are particularly suitable for mourning cards.

"" Nobody is gone who is loved. Love is an eternal presence. ""

Stefan Zweig

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Austrian writer

"" When you look at the sky at night, it will be as if all the stars are laughing, because I live on one of them, because I laugh on one of them. ""

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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French author

"" You live twice: the first time in reality, the second time in memory. ""

Honoré de Balzac

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French author

"" What you have deep in your heart cannot be lost through death. ""

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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German poet

"" And when you have comforted yourself, you will be glad to have known me. You will always be my friend. You will remember how much you loved laughing with me. ""

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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French author

"" We are his laughing mouths. If we mean ourselves in the middle of life, he dares to cry in the middle of us. ""

Rainer Maria Rilke

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Austrian lyric poet

"" Anyone who crosses a river has to leave one side. ""

Mahatma Gandhi

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Indian civil rights activist

"" The only important thing in life are traces of love that we leave behind when we have to leave without being asked and say goodbye. ""

Albert Schweitzer

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German philosopher

"" You are not dead, you just change rooms. You live in us and go through our dreams. ""

Michelangelo

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Italian painter and sculptor

"" She is now free and our tears wish her luck. ""

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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German poet

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"" That which gives meaning to life also gives meaning to death. ""

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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French author

"" Dying is not an eternal separation; there is a reunion on a brighter day. ""

Michael Faulhaber

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German clergyman

"What we hide in the coffins is just the dress of the earth, what we love has stayed with us forever." "

Ernst Schulze

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German poet

"" And at the end of my journey the Eternal holds his hands and he waves and smiles softly - and the journey is over. ""

Matthias Claudius

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German poet

"" Inner happiness is not dependent on material circumstances. It is rooted in our mind. ""

Dalai Lama

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Buddhist faith leader

"" You who have loved me so much do not look to the life that I have ended, but to what I am starting. ""

Aurelius Augustine

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Numidian Doctor of the Church

"" Death is the gateway to light at the end of a path that has become arduous. ""

Francis of Assisi

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Italian saint

"Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well, but the certainty that something makes sense, no matter how it turns out." "

Václav Havel

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Czech playwright

"" You are no longer where you were, but you are everywhere we are. ""

Victor Hugo

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French author

"" Hope is like a ray of sunshine entering a sad heart. Open it wide and let it in. ""

Christian Friedrich Hebbel

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German playwright

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