30 Grief Quotes to Send in Times of Need

18 November 2019 • Grief Support & Loss

30 grief quotes you can send in a time of need

If you know someone who is grieving the loss of their beloved, sometimes we are at a loss for words when we want to console them. For this reason, we’ve collected uplifting and comforting quotes that you could send to your loved one during their time of need. 

The quotes included in our list offer a personal touch and can project your warmth for your loved ones as if they were your own words. Language is an important part of the healing process. By saying the right words at the appropriate moments, we can help each other find solace during stressful times. 


"An eternal memory...until we meet again: Those special memories will always bring a smile if only I could have you back for just a little while. Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do, you always meant so very much and always will do too. The fact that you're no longer here will always cause me pain, but you're forever in my heart until we meet again."

 — Unknown

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"Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone."

 — Unknown

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"My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love." 

— Unknown

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"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

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"When someone you love becomes a memory...that memory becomes a treasure." 

— Unknown

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"What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us." 

— Helen Keller

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"And sometimes, against all odds, against all logic, we still hope." 

— Unknown

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"Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tell us to tell each other right now that we love each other." 

— Leo Buscaglia 

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"When it is darkest, we can see the stars." 

— Ralph Waldo Emerson

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"You will survive and you will find purpose in the chaos. Moving on doesn't mean letting go." 

— Mary VanHaute

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"Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don't deny it, don't be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever." 

— Harold Kushner

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"This is not goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy." 

— Nicholas Sparks

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"How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard." 

— Winnie the Pooh

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"Grief is the price we pay for love." 

— Queen Elizabeth II

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"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

 — Thomas Campbell

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"You have within you, right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you." 

— Unknown

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"It is perfectly okay to admit you're not okay."

— Unknown

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"Blessed are those who mourn for they shall be comforted." 

— Matthew 5:4

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"God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December." 

— J.M. Barrie

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"In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams...that is where you and I shall meet."

 — Alice Through the Looking Glass

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“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 the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.”

— Washington Irving

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“Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.”

— Marcus Tullius Cicero

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“Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life's search for love and wisdom.”

— Rumi

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“Grief can take care if itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with.”

— Mark Twain

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“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 Wordsworth

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“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.”

— Khalil Gibran

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“Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.”

— Meister Eckhart

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“Loss and possession, death and life are one. There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.”

— Hilaire Belloc

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“Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.”

— Orison Swett Marden

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“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.”

— Thomas Moore

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