Popular Funeral Quotes and Sayings

There are many beautiful quotes and popular sayings related to funeral. These funeral quotes and sayings help the survivors to communicate their emotions in a better way. Also with these funeral quotes one can offer comfort to others who are also grieving the loss of a person. 

At times people are not sure about what to say while attending a funeral and during this kind of situation popular quotes and sayings related to funeral or memorial service can be of great help.

Listed below are some of the popular funeral quotes and sayings:

“If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.” - Michelangelo

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.” – Native American Proverb

“Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” – A. Sachs

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal” – Anon

“Let no one weep for me or celebrate my funeral with mourning, for I still live as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.” – Quintus Ennius

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

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

“It’s the circle of life, and it moves us all, through despair and hope, through faith and love, ’till we find our place, on the path unwinding.” – Elton John

“A great soul serves everyone all the time.  A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.”- Maya Angelou

“That we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.” – Helen Keller

“To die or not to die … we really don’t have a choice. We can therefore only take care of our life-body, until the fullness of time and being ends our existence on earth.” – Taitesu Unno

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

“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.”- Isla Paschal Richardson

“I can’t think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I have had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral” – Admiral (Lord) Louis Mountbatten

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” – George S. Patton, Jr.

“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you; they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” – Bernice Johnson Reagon

“The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.” – Lucan

“We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.” – David Sarnoff

“A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.“ – Ambrose Bierce

“In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment.” – George Ade

“Memorial services are the cocktail parties of the geriatric set.“ – Harold Macmillan

“On a day of burial there is no perspective — for space itself is annihilated. Your dead friend is still a fragmentary being. The day you bury him is a day of chores and crowds, of hands false or true to be shaken, of the immediate cares of mourning. The dead friend will not really die until tomorrow, when silence is round you again. Then he will show himself complete, as he was — to tear himself away, as he was, from the substantial you. Only then will you cry out because of him who is leaving and whom you cannot detain.” - Antoine de Saint

“The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“ Where a blood relation sobs, an intimate friend should choke up, a distant acquaintance should sigh, a stranger should merely fumble sympathetically with his handkerchief. “ – Mark Twain

“Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral. They have the same effect of grating incongruity as the sound of a coarse voice breaking the solemn silence of night.“ - George Eliot

“Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come.” – Rabindranath Tagore

“To sleep; perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub; For in that sleep of death what dreams may come When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause.” – William Shakespeare

“The sorrow for the dead is the only sorrow from which we refuse to be divorced. Every other wound we seek to heal, every other affliction to forget; but this wound we consider it a duty to keep open: this affliction we cherish and brood over in solitude.” – Washington Irvine

“In one sense there is no death. The life of a soul on earth lasts beyond departure. You will always feel that life touching yours, that voice speaking to you. He lives on in your life and in the lives of all others that knew him.” – Angelo Patri

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” – Henry David Thoreau Walden

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