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64 Quotes After Grief and Life After Loss Whats your Grief

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Here are 64 (okay fine, 63) quotes about grief, coping, and life after loss. Although we love a good grief quote, Litsa and I were slow to join in on the quote-pic phenomenon. The internet just seemed plastered with inspirational platitudes pasted on pictures of sunsets and rainbows. It all seemed so trite and reductive we decided not to add to the noise. Then we got over ourselves because, well, a good quote serves many purposes. A quote helps us put our own thoughts and feelings into perspective. It allows us to use the words of others to communicate or to convey a message. It helps us to feel a sense of commonality when we find our feelings, experiences, and observations match those of another. We hope something here resonates with you (and feel free to steal and share any of these images with your grieving family and friends).

“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with; Nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.”

~ Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

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

~ Thomas Campbell

“When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.

I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else.

I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return.

Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake.

I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘It is here in my heart and mind and memories. '”

~ Maya Angelou, When I Think of Death

“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.”

~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”

~ Terry Pratchett

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”

~ Havelock Ellis

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

~ J.M. Barrie

“It’s so curious; One can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.”

~ Colette

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.”

~ Shel Silverstein

“Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.

~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.”

~ Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carousel

“On this bald hill the new year hones its edge.

Faceless and pale as china

The round sky goes on minding its business.

Your absence is inconspicuous,

Nobody can tell what I lack.”

~ Sylvia Plath, Parliament Hill Fields

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built of a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touches some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.”

~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

“Make the most of your regrets; Never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it ’til it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

“I’ll be seeing you

In all the old familiar places

That this heart of mine embraces

All day through.”

~ Billie Holiday, I’ll Be Seeing You

“One more day

One more time

One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied

But then again

I know what it would do

Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you.”

~ Diamond Rio, One More Day

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”

~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.'”

~ Meghan O’Rourke, Story’s End

“14 years.

My longest relationship.

My only experience of maternal love.

My constant companon.

My best friend.


~ Sarah Silverman, On Her Dog Duck

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.”

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders.

That’s why it takes courage to get out of bed in the morning and climb into the day.”

~ Edward Hirsch

“Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.”

~ Mariska Hargity

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

~ Clarence Budington Kelland

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

~ C.S. Lewis

“Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief… as long as you make room for other things too.”

~ “Bubbles,” The Wire

“She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.”

~ George Eliot

“The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.”

~ Korean Proverb

“If I die before you
which is all but certain
then in the moment
before you will see me
become someone dead
in a transformation
as quick as a shooting star’s
I will cross over into you
and ask you to carry
not only your own memories
but mine too until you
too lie down and erase us
both together into oblivion.”

~ Galway Kinnell, Promissory Note

“It’s coming on Christmas

They’re cutting down trees

They’re putting up reindeer

And singing songs of joy and peace

Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on.”

~ Joni Mitchell, River


Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,

Whispering ‘It will be happier’…”

~ Alfred Tennyson

“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

~ Stuart Scott

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

~ Khalil Gibran

“Grief sucks.”

~ Everyone Ever

“It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.”

~ Patti Davis

“The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.”

~ Cheryl Strayed

“What separates us from animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”

~ David Levithan

“Someday soon, we all will be together

If the fates allow

Until then,

We’ll have to muddle through somehow.

~ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”

~ Heraclitus

“Next person that minimizes my grief is getting a swift kick to the shin.”

“Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.”

~ William Shakespeare

“So when you need her touch

And loving gaze

Gone but not forgotten

Is the perfect phrase

Smiling from a star

That she makes glow

Trust she’s always there

Watching as you grow

Find her in the place

Where the lost things go.”

~ The Place Where Lost Things Go, Mary Poppin Returns

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”

~ Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlett Leaves

“Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

“I will not say:

Do not weep;

For not all tears are evil.”

~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

“Give the sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.”

~ Irving Berlin

“When he shall die,

Take him and cut him out in little stars,

And he will make the face of heaven so fine,

That all the world will be in love with night,

And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”

~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”

~ Alphonse de Lamartine, Méditations Poétiques

“Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us, and take with us.”

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”

~ William Penn

“Life has to end.

Love doesn’t.”

~ Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“And once the storm is over you won’t remember you how made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.”

~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“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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25 Powerful Grief Quotes - Messages About Grieving and Loss

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Losing someone close to you — whether that's because of a death in the family, a divorce, or the ending of a friendship — is hard. Along with the initial shock, it's a challenge when you have to go on and learn how to navigate the future without them by your side. And because the grieving process is different for everyone, it can often be lonely and isolating. That why we've rounded up powerful quotes about grief to help you put into words what you're feeling. You can use these messages as a reminder that you're not alone, or you can share them with someone who is experiencing a loss as a source of comfort.

Some of the sayings below are short and positive to help drive home that time can heal all wounds, even if right now it doesn't feel that way. Others are longer (like the ones from famous authors) and a bit solemn for the days when you just want to read something that relates to your sadness.

The most important thing to remember is that grieving is totally normal, but if you need help getting through the bereavement process, reach out to the National Alliance on Mental Illness for guidance at 800-950-6264.


Thomas Campbell

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


Nicholas Sparks

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“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.”


Jodi Picoult

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“Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception.”


Winnie The Pooh

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


Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you’ll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”


Pablo Neruda

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“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.”


Sarah Dessen

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“Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.”


Paulo Coelho

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“Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.”


Pierre Auguste Renoir

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“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”


Jose N. Harris

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“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”


Irving Berlin

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“The song is ended but the melody lingers on.”


Maya Angelou

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“And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.”



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“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”


Mandy Hale

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“You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.


Dean Koontz

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“Grief can destroy you — or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it.”


Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

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“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.”


J.M. Barrie

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


Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carousel

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“Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.


John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

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“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”



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“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”


Anne Lamott

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“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.”


Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

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“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.


Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

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“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.”



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“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”


Ranata Suzuki

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“Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.”

Larry Stansbury Contributing Writer Larry Stansbury is a writer whose work has appeared in POPSUGAR, Sports Illustrated, Her Campus, Distractify and more.

Words of condolence • Top 100 short texts • Condolences!

Condolences on the death of father, mother, husband. How to write and express words of sorrow in your own words? My condolences! Accept my condolences!


  • How to write condolences
  • Short examples
  • On the death of mother
  • On the death of her husband, father
  • On the death of loved ones
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  • In the text of the obituary
  • "Good man"
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Words of sorrow

Sympathy and empathy

Condolences is a form of expressing sympathy for death. Sincere condolences today provide not only the format of a personal, personal appeal, but also written messages via SMS, WhatsApp, Telegram or email .

Short words of grief and condolences are usually included in the obituary and mourning speech at funerals and commemorations. Words of sorrow for the deceased are carved in epitaphs on tombstones installed on the graves of relatives and friends.

Words of sorrow in your own words

The expression of sympathy for death is based on short words of sorrow in prose:

  • Condolences!
  • My condolences!
  • My condolences!
  • We are sorry!

A brief condolence is appropriate at a civil service, funeral, and a crowded mourning event, but not in a detailed personal communication. In order to express condolences in your own words , you need to add words of memory of a good person and show sympathy and empathy .

If you have the opportunity to help - organizationally or financially - then words of comfort to the mourners can be completed with the following phrase:

“These days you will probably need help. Count on me!"

What is a memory page?

How to write a condolence letter

Everything has changed in a few years. Previously, it was believed that express condolences to only in person or by phone. Pandemic lockdowns and the habit of texting and whatsapp have had an impact on the culture of condolences. Many past advice and recommendations are devalued.

There is a universal method, how to express condolences on the death of and write words of sympathy on behalf of the team, work colleagues or from the leadership of the organization.

How to express condolences
  1. Acknowledgment of loss: "It is infinitely hard to lose such a reliable person."
  2. Short text of condolence - 100 examples below or Express in your own words .
  3. Signature of condolence , for example: Eternal memory!

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Words of condolence

Before personally comforting a mourner or writing words of condolence in your own words , it would be correct to refer to samples and examples . After all, we rarely express sympathy for the death of a loved one, and knowledge of mourning etiquette is not included in the circle of our daily affairs.

These words of sorrow in prose and verse absorbed the experience of many generations of people. Select condolence text , which is suitable for your case, and express your sympathy in person or write condolences similar to .

Short condolences

At funerals, civil requiems and commemorations, when many guests should express their condolences to the mourners, it is correct to address briefly. Words of condolence on WhatsApp and SMS should also be short .

Words in memory of a deceased person in prose:

  • I am shocked by this sad news. It's hard to accept it. I share your pain of loss.
  • Condolences!
  • Yesterday's news broke my heart. I worry with you and remember [Name] with the warmest words! It's hard to accept this loss! Everlasting memory!
  • Sincere condolences!
  • The news of the death of [Name] is a terrible blow! It hurts to even think about it. Please accept our condolences with your husband for your loss!

My condolences!

A short condolence
  • Until now, the news of [Name's] death seems like a ridiculous mistake! Please accept my condolences on your loss!
  • My friend, condolences! It hurts to even think about it, it's hard to talk. I sympathize with your pain! Eternal memory [Name].
  • Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss! Golden man, what a few! We will always remember him/her!
  • Condolences to your loss!
  • This is an incredible, catastrophic loss of a Man with a capital letter, an idol, an exemplary family man and a citizen of his country.
  • We are sorry for your loss! The news of [Name's] death shocked our entire family. We will remember him as the most worthy person. Please accept our sincere condolences!
  • Little consolation, but know that we are with you in the grief of losing [Name] and sincerely sympathize with your entire family! Everlasting memory!
  • Please accept my condolences!
  • “Words cannot convey all the pain and sadness. Like a bad dream. Eternal rest to her soul!
  • Kingdom of heaven and eternal rest!
  • My sympathy and condolences!
  • An incomprehensible loss! We all mourn the loss of [Name], but it is infinitely harder for you! Sincere condolences and we will remember all our lives!

At this moment we want to provide any help that is needed. Count on us!

  • The least I can do today is to help. Count on me
  • I/WE lost him!
  • Jewel of your life!
  • Great heritage in children, grandchildren and deeds! We condole!
  • We are sorry for your loss. We will always remember!
  • We remember… mourn… (via WhatsApp, SMS).

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Condolences on the death of mother, grandmother

Words of condolence on the death of mother, grandmother, sister, friend.

  • This terrible news shocked me. For me, [Name] is a hospitable hostess, a kind woman, but for you... The loss of your mother... I sympathize with you so much and cry with you!
  • We are very…, very upset, beyond words! It is hard when you lose loved ones, but the death of a mother is a grief for which there is no cure. Please accept our sincere condolences for your loss!
  • [Name] was a model of delicacy and tact. Her memory will be as endless as her kindness to all of us. The loss of a mother is an incomparable grief. Please accept my deepest condolences!
  • Woe, incomparable! And I have no words to ease your pain. But I know she wouldn't want to see you despair. Be strong! Tell me, what could I take on these days?
  • We are happy that we knew [Name]. Her kind disposition and generosity surprised us all, and this is how she will be remembered! It is difficult to express our grief in words - it is too great. Let the kindest memories and bright memory of her be at least a small consolation!
  • The news of [Name's] departure came as a shock to us. We can only guess what a blow her departure was for you. At such moments, we feel abandoned, but remember that you have friends who loved and appreciated your mother. Count on our help!
  • Sad. Grandmother was a talisman for the whole family. My condolences!
  • Words cannot heal a terrible wound in the heart. But bright memories of [Name], how honestly and with dignity she lived her life, will always be stronger than death. In the bright memory of her, we are forever with you!
  • They say that grandchildren are loved even more than their own children. We felt this love of our grandmother in full. This love will warm us all our lives, and we will pass on part of its warmth to our children and grandchildren. We sincerely condole!
  • Losing loved ones is very hard... And the loss of a mother is the loss of a part of yourself... Mom will always be missed, but may the memory of her and mother's warmth be with you always!
  • Words cannot heal this wound of loss. But the bright memory of [Name], who lived her life honestly and with dignity, will be stronger than death. We are with you in eternal memory of her!
  • Her whole life was spent in countless labors and worries. We will remember her forever as such a heartfelt and sincere woman!
  • Without parents, without mother, there is no one between us and the grave. May wisdom and perseverance help you get through these most difficult days. Hold on!
  • Virtue has gone from [Name]! But she will remain a guiding light for all of us who remember her, love and honor her.
  • It is [Name] that can be dedicated with kind words: "She whose actions and deeds came from the soul, from the heart." May the earth rest in peace!
  • The life she lived has a name: "Virtue". [Name] is a source of life, faith and love for loving children and grandchildren. The Kingdom of heaven!
  • How much we didn't tell her during her lifetime!
  • Friend, please accept my sincere condolences! What a man! [Name], as she lived modestly and quietly, so she left humbly, as if a candle had gone out.
  • [Name] involved us in good deeds, and thanks to her we became better. For us, [Name] will forever remain a model of mercy and tact. We are happy that we knew her.
  • Your mother was a smart and bright person... Many, like me, will feel that the world has become poorer without her.
  • The world around was impoverished without her care. “Sensitivity and attentiveness” is just about her. I sympathize and condole!

More condolences on the death of mom >

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Condolences on the death of father, husband

Words of condolence on the death of father, husband, brother, friend, grandfather.

  • We are deeply saddened by the news of your father's death. He was a just and strong man, a faithful and sensitive friend. We knew him well and loved him like a brother.
  • Our family mourns with you. We condole! The loss of such a reliable support in life is irreparable. But remember that we will be honored to help you at any moment when you need it.
  • Condolences! The death of a beloved husband is the loss of yourself. Hold on, friend! These are the hardest days! We grieve with your grief, we are near...
  • Today, everyone who knew [Name] mourns with you. This tragedy leaves no one indifferent. I will never forget my comrade and I consider it my duty to [Name] to support you on any occasion, if you contact me.
  • I'm so sorry that [Name] and I had disagreements in the past. But I have always appreciated and respected him as a person. I apologize for the moments of pride and offer you my help. Today and always.
  • Thanks to your statements about his [qualities or good deeds], it seems to me that I have always known him. Condolences to you on the death of such a loved one and such a soul close to you! Rest in peace...
  • I sincerely regret the loss of your dad. This is a very sad and sad time for you. But good memories are what will help to survive this loss. Your father lived a long and bright life and achieved success and respect in it. We also join the words of grief of friends and memories of [Name].
  • Hard times give birth to strong people. Your father's entire life is proof of that. Our condolences!
  • Sincere condolences to you... What a person, what a scale of personality! He deserves more words than can now be said. In the memory of [Name], he is our teacher of justice and mentor in life. Eternal memory to him!
  • Without a father, without parents, there is no one between us and the grave. But [Name] set an example of courage, perseverance and wisdom. And I am sure that he would not want you to grieve so now. Be strong! I sincerely sympathize with you.
  • Sad news. [Name] was a talisman for the whole family. My condolences!
  • Your shock from the onset of loneliness is a severe shock. But you have the strength to overcome grief and continue what he did not have time to do. We are nearby, and we will help in everything - contact us! It is our duty to remember [Name]!
  • We grieve with you at this difficult moment! [Name] - the kindest person, without silver, lived for his neighbors. We empathize with your loss and are with you in the kindest and brightest memories of your husband.
  • We are sorry for your loss! We sympathize - the loss is irreparable! Mind, iron will, honesty and justice… — we are lucky to work with such a friend and colleague! How much we would like to ask for forgiveness from him, but it's too late ... Eternal memory to a mighty man!
  • Mom, we grieve and cry with you! Our sincere gratitude from children and grandchildren and warm memories of a good father and good grandfather! Our memory of ___ will be eternal!
  • Blessed are those whose memory will be as bright as [Name]. We will remember and love him forever. Be strong! [Name] would be easier if he knew that you could handle all this.
  • Condolences! They say about people like your brother: "justice is his middle name." Recognition, respect, honor, and ... eternal memory!
  • They say about such broad-minded people: “How much of ours has gone with you! How much of yours is left with us!” We will remember [Name] forever and pray for him!

More condolences on the death of the father >

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About the death of military personnel

Unfortunately, condolences about the death in the war today are often heard in the families of the dead soldiers and officers and in Russia, and in Ukraine . War causes hatred, but bitterness will no longer help.

“It’s either good or nothing about the dead”

Rule of commemoration

The condolences of the mother of a soldier appeal to the heroism of their son and to the fact that the sacrifice was not in vain. For example:

  • In the name of our life, he risked his own without fear or doubt. Eternal memory to the hero!
  • Appeared before God as a peacemaker.
  • Your son died a heroic death defending his country. Our deepest condolences and gratitude to the people!
  • We sympathize with the loss of your courageous son/brother/husband. There are no words to convey his courage and dedication. He was a real soldier.

Gruz-200 — grief of our days

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  • Please accept my condolences! It has never been closer and dearer, and probably never will be. But in yours and in our hearts, he will remain a young, strong, full of life man. Everlasting memory! Hold on!
  • It is difficult to find the right words in this difficult moment. I grieve with you! It will be a small consolation that not everyone has experienced such love as yours. But may [Name] remain alive in your memory, full of strength and love! Everlasting memory!
  • There is this wisdom: “It is bad if there is no one to take care of you. It's even worse if you don't have anyone to take care of you." I'm sure he wouldn't want you to be so sad. Let's ask his mom how she can help now.
  • Condolences to you! Through life hand in hand, but this bitter loss went to you. It is necessary, it is necessary to find the strength in oneself to survive these most difficult minutes and difficult days. He will remain in our memory [Name].
  • It is very bitter to lose your loved ones and relatives, but it is doubly bitter when young, beautiful, strong leave us. God rest his soul!
  • My friend, I would like to find words to somehow ease your pain, but it's hard to imagine if there are such words on earth at all. Bright and eternal memory!
  • I grieve with you at this difficult moment. It's scary to even imagine that half of you is gone. But for the sake of children, for the sake of loved ones, you need to survive these mournful days. Invisibly, he will always be there - in the soul and in our eternal memory of this bright man.
  • Love will not die, and the memory of it will always illuminate our hearts!
  • … and this will pass …
  • For all of us, he will remain an example of love of life. And may his love of life illuminate your emptiness and grief of loss and help you survive the time of farewell. We mourn with you in difficult times and will remember [Name] forever!
  • The past cannot be returned, but the bright memory of this love will remain with you for life. Be strong!
  • Be strong! With the loss of a brother, you must become a support to your parents twice. God help you get through these difficult times! Blessed memory of a bright man!
  • There are such mournful words: "A loved one does not die, but simply ceases to be around." In your memory, in your soul, your love will be eternal! We also remember [Name] with a kind word.

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  • God is merciful!
  • God grant you to remember the good and forget the pain!
  • For God, everyone is alive!
  • This man was blameless, just and God-fearing, and moved away from evil!
  • Lord, rest with the Saints!
  • Death destroys the body, but saves the soul.
  • Lord! Receive the spirit of your servant in peace!
  • Only in death, the mournful hour, the soul gains freedom.
  • God guides the mortal through life before turning him into the light.
  • The righteous will surely live, says the Lord!
  • Her heart /(his) trusted in the Lord!
  • Immortal soul, immortal deeds.
  • She loved her neighbor.
  • May the Lord do mercy and truth with him (her)!
  • Righteous deeds are not forgotten!
  • Holy Mother of God, protect him (her) with your protection!

A mother's prayer for her son in war

  • The days of our lives are not numbered by us.
  • Everything is back to normal.
  • Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!
  • Light peace to your ashes!
  • Kingdom of heaven and eternal rest!
  • Kingdom of heaven and eternal memory!
  • Kingdom of heaven and blessed memory!
  • And those who have done good will seek the resurrection of life.
  • Rest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
  • And on earth she smiled like an angel: what is there in heaven?

Ritual phrases are appropriate and at the wake after the funeral , and at the wake 9 and 40 days after death. Condolences in the funeral speech at the wake may include a well-known biblical saying.

Muslim etiquette of condolences is distinguished by a fatal attitude towards death and acceptance of loss. Requirements for rituals, clothing, behavior, symbols and gestures are determined more by the customs of the country, region and even a particular community.

Psychology of condolences

Doctor of Psychology Mika Estrada in the magazine "Psychology Today" gives some advice on how to comfort a grieving loved one. She begins with a quote:

"Hearing" someone else's soul to help it open up can be just about the greatest service a person will ever do to another person.

Douglas Steer (1986)
Psychological advice
  • Don't tell him/her how to feel ("don't worry, 'think about the future'...). The spiritual paradox of empathy is that overcoming one's own desire to "fix" or change how the grieving person feels . Grief is a normal, healthy response to loss.
  • “As life and death are two sides of the same coin, so are love and grief. Be as it will be. There is magic in your presence, acceptance and witness to someone else's grief. Give it away!"
  • Listen. Grief is individual, and it is better to listen carefully to the grieving person's feelings rather than trying to "say the right thing." Ask gentle, open questions and wait patiently for answers.
  • The magic of touch is healing. When we hold another person's hand, our breathing slows down, cortisol levels drop, and a sense of security comes.
  • Provide hands-on support. Help with your experience, time and actions to solve the pressing problems of the current moment. Calling a taxi, ordering bouquets of flowers or snacks, helping to organize an event, etc.

Psychology of perception words and signs of condolence embodies the idea:

“Today it is natural for you to experience what you feel. I'm near".

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Inheritance and succession

Death affects economic interests of heirs , next of kin claiming property of the deceased creditors and employers and employers

Expressing condolences to the relatives of the deceased, not allowed in the same letter, message or phrase raise financial and legal issues . Put things aside and let the family conduct a farewell ritual worthy of .

What not to say to a grieving person

We were not born knowing how to express sympathy. And, fortunately, we rarely have to practice this skill. It is all the more important to understand exactly how you can inadvertently hurt with your own words. Grief professionals warn against the following mistakes.

  • Don't focus on YOUR feelings.
  • Avoid ideas: “but”, “at least”, “at least”.
  • You cannot rely on your own convictions that the mourner does not share.
  • Take your time, give your friend or girlfriend time to get over their grief.

For more information and what not to say when expressing condolences , and how to offer your help, read:

Mistakes in expressing sympathy

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Condolences in the text of the obituary

It may happen that an employee of the organization where the deceased worked asks you to write condolences on the death of a colleague from the team. Or you yourself decide to say a few words in the obituary. Read about the rules for quoting and be prepared to briefly describe your relationship to this death. Here are a few examples:

[First Name Last Name] was distinguished by selfless service to his beloved work, devotion to the profession and a high sense of social duty. A wise mentor, a true master and creator, he devoted himself to classical music, generously giving his talent and inspiration to those around him.

We deeply condole with the families and friends of our friend and colleague. The bright memory of [Name Surname] will forever remain in our hearts.

Condolences to the family from the collective [organization]

Mom was born not in her era - for our time she was too beautiful - in body and soul.

Daughter of [Name]

His views on key architectural issues and events in the city were often radically at odds with the mainstream, which did not bother him at all. He possessed a rare quality - to have and not hide his own opinion.


[Name of friend and colleague]

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Words of remembrance for a good person

Condolences for the death of a good person focus on the positive personality traits of the deceased. Consoling relatives and friends, they recall the positive character traits of the deceased.

is well commemorated in the obituary, mourning speech, and condolence . Highlight one or two features that distinguished the deceased, and use them in expressing condolences. Words of memory about a good person in your own words should be based on one of the following positive character traits :

Altruism, Nobility, Politeness, Genius, Humanity, Discipline, Trustfulness, Spirituality, Vitality, Shyness, Idealism, Initiative, Intelligence, Sincerity, Sociability (sociability), Wisdom, Reliability, Integrity, Optimism, Responsibility, Search for novelty (innovation), Decency, Perspicacity, Professionalism, Punctuality, Decisiveness, Self-criticism, Selflessness, Restraint, Modesty, Courage, Firmness of convictions, Tolerance (tolerance) , Diligence, Self-confidence, Charisma, Composure, Honesty, Sensitivity, Sense of humor, Empathy (empathy).

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A beautiful and short epitaph for a monument: mother, father, son, daughter

“All the time in vain business,
Among papers and rubbish.
And here, now in the sun, now in the snow
Mother's grave.

"So quietly, modestly and sadly
Our mothers are leaving us..."

"You also left sadness as a legacy
To your loving children..."

– mother...”

“Your favorite image
And maternal virtue
Will not fade in our hearts. »

«Oh, if only mother were alive!
We would give everything that he asks.
Words... Words... Words... Words...
We all pronounce them after death. »

«The only, Beloved, Unique,
Who gave herself to us.

“You left us very early,
We mourn and remember, loving,
Dear grandmother and mother,
It is so difficult for us to live without you. »

«Star of fertile hope,
Star of love of magical days,
You will forever never set
In my yearning soul. »

“For the rest of our lives
We will have enough grief and sorrow,
About the one we loved,
And so suddenly lost”

“The voice of the native is not heard,
Kind, sweet eyes are not visible.
Why was fate cruel? -
So early you left us... »

«You wanted to share your love, cordiality, tenderness
with everyone.
There was no strength - you left for eternity,
Leaving us to live with sorrow. »

«You left, and immediately it began to snow.
May you feel good there.
Let him cover a soft white blanket
The land where you are no longer here. ..”

“A piece of our life has gone with you!”

Our hearts are filled with words of gratitude the dream, like the echo of a bell, is silent.

"You are the guiding star
for everyone who remembers, loves, honors"

"You left us, dear,
The mournful hour of separation has come.
But everything is still alive
You are in our heart, among us.”

“How much of our
has gone with you!
How much of yours
Remained with us...”

“In my soul, like a clear day, it was bright”

“We come here,
To lay flowers,
Very difficult, dear,
We can live without you”

“We can’t find words to describe our grief,
We can’t find strength in the world to lift you up,
Even the sea cannot contain our tears.
How cruel is the fate that took you away.

"You left life instantly,
But the pain remained forever,
Your image is the sweetest, gentlest
We will never forget."

“It is not in our power to save you,
And there is no end to sorrow.
Immeasurable pain that tears apart
Orphaned hearts!”

“The farewell candle will burn out,
And the eyes will fill with tears.
It's hard to live in the world without you
And to believe that you are not with us.»

"The day when your eyes went out
And the heart stopped beating,
It was the most terrible day for us,
And we will never come to terms with it!"

"You weren't more precious,
And you never will be!"

"The pain of separation is incurable -
The separation that is forever."

“It's so easy to imagine you alive
That it's impossible to believe in your death...”

“We kiss (I kiss) your eyes,
Let's cling (cling) to your favorite portrait,
A tear flows down your cheek.
There is no end and end of sorrow...»

«No one could save you
She passed away too soon,
But your bright image is dear
We will (I will) always remember.”

“You are our (my) eternal pain. ..”

“How can I endure this pain,
When my heart is torn to pieces?!
And do not return, and do not forget,
It remains for us / me to live only with pain.

“You lived for us, you are alive for us”

“We remember your native image alive”

“God rest the soul of Your servant
And create an eternal memory for her"

"You lived your life with dignity,
Leaving your memory forever,
In the silent world, sleep peacefully
Our beloved person"

"You left home without saying goodbye to us,
And left a trace

“You didn’t know peace,
You were looking for happiness for people,
Sleep in peace, dear,
Tired of life once”

“You are always with us, dear
Grieving hearts are with you”

“Gratitude of children and warm memories"

“You didn’t know peace,
You were looking for happiness for people,
Sleep well, dear,
Once tired of life”

“Sorrow and sadness of your loss
Will be with us forever.
What could be worse than
Loss of a husband and father?

“You were a role model for us,
We still live based on you.
We are coming to you, father, and now we are
to consult in happiness and trouble.”

“We, children and grateful grandchildren,
thank you for everything.
Experiencing the pain of separation,
We keep eternal memory.»

“You can't hear the voice of your native,
You can't see kind, sweet eyes.
Why was fate cruel? -
So early you left us...»

«All life was spent in countless labors,
Glorifying his name forever...»

«Your path was bright, flawless, bright,
He lit up our lives for centuries ,
You have perpetuated the memory of yourself
How talentedly and sincerely you created.»

Lived for others, not for yourself

“The one whose dreams became life.
The one whose life ignites dreams!”

"The stars look down on the earth from the sky peacefully
Through the eyes of loved ones who left us. "

"And the earthly life ended,
All the forces faded away in you,
Farewell, our dear, beloved,
Eternal memory to you!"

“Either honey, or a bitter cup,
Either hellfire, or a temple...
All that was mine is now yours.
All for you. Dedicated to you...”

“For the rest of my life
We have enough grief and sadness
About the one we loved
And so suddenly lost"

"I would take my heart in my hands
And squeeze it to the point of pain
There is no greater grief,
Than to lose relatives."

“Forgive me (us) under the starry sky
To wear flowers to your stove.
Forgive me (we) was left with air,
How could you not breathe…”

“To the one who was dear during his lifetime
From those who remember and mourn”

“We remember you, we are proud of you
And in our memory you are always alive”

“Accept the last gift of the earth,
Beloved husband, father and grandfather dear”

“You left life instantly,
But you will always be with us”

“To present you alive like this easy
That it's impossible to believe in your death. .."

"You passed away too early,
Words cannot express our pain.
Sleep, dear, you are our pain and wound,
Your memory is always alive"

"Do not express grief, do not cry tears
You took happiness and joy away from home"

"You lived your life with dignity,
Leaving your memory forever,
Sleep peacefully in the silent world
Our beloved person"

"You left home,
without saying goodbye to us,
And a trace remained,
not to be forgotten for years”

“You are forever with us, our dear,
Grieving hearts are with you”

“You also left sadness as a legacy
To your loving children! »

«You also left sadness as a legacy
To my loving grandchildren! »

«In work, you didn’t know fatigue,
And you never lost heart,
You walked through life, loving everyone.
May the earth rest in peace to you!

"No... They didn't leave, but they were repeated in children. "

"The day when your eyes went out
And the hearts stopped beating,
It was the most terrible day for us,
And we will never come to terms with it!"

"You weren't more precious,
And you never will be!"

“Life separated them, but death united them.
Two pure souls are now in one grave.

"Do not speak with longing: they are not,
But with gratitude - they were."

"The warmth of your souls will remain with us

"It is so easy to imagine you alive,
That it is impossible to believe in your death..."

"The bright memory of you
will forever remain in our hearts" and you will live
In the memory of those who love you”

“Words cannot express all sorrow and sorrow
In hearts and memory you are always with us”

“We all would give a piece of our heart,
If only yours would beat again”

“Thank you for the years we lived together”

“I remember and thank you forever,
blessing the years I have lived.

“The time has come to let each other go...”

“This order is unshakable,
The passage of time is eternal.
May it be quiet and sweet
Your peaceful sleep.

“Your love,
cordiality and tenderness
You gave to all of us.
We grieve immeasurably..."

“There is no one like you on earth…”

“Such an emptiness after death.
And the heart is again bound by sadness,
And speeches over the grave are vanity.
Land above buried dreams...”

“For the beauty that is buried here
Timelessly, there is only one consolation:
Life has brought her mortal oblivion,
And now life has been returned by death.”

"We were the sounds of the same music,
Which cannot be disturbed, not upset."

“Not the dear one with whom it is good, but the one without whom it is bad.”

"I can't believe that time heals,
That pain and sadness go with it."

"This is the world where you and I lived,
My angel, do you see me?"

“You passed away too soon,
Words cannot express our pain.
Sleep, dear, our pain and wound,
The memory of you is always alive.

"I loved you, I won't forget you,
I will love you forever."

"You are the memory of happiness,
What rushed away."

"When people forget you,
All your friends will forget,
Only your heart will remember you,
And that heart will be me."

"And on earth she smiled like an angel:
What is there, in heaven?"

"Forever we remember and give thanks,
blessing the past years."

“This order is unshakable,
The passage of time is eternal.
May it be quiet and sweet
Your peaceful sleep.

“Gratitude of grandchildren and warmth of memories”

“Earthly life ended,
All strength has died away in you,
Farewell, our dear, beloved,
Eternal memory to you!

“You also left sadness as a legacy
to your loving grandchildren...”

“You left us very early,
No one could save you.
Forever in our heart is a wound.
As long as we are alive, you are with us.

"No one could save you
Passed away too soon,
But the bright image of your native
We will always remember."

“The thread of life was untimely interrupted,
Not letting you fulfill your dreams...”

“We grieve that life was short,
But the memory of you will be eternal!”

"You will not return, you will not look back,
You will not become wise and gray-haired,
You will remain in our memory
Always alive and young."

"We regret, cry and mourn,
That you remained forever young."

"There is no greater grief in the world,
Than your life, fading away in its prime."

“Forgive me (us) under the starry sky
Bring flowers to your stove.
Forgive me (us) for the air left,
How could you breathe...»

«You left us very early,
No one could save you.
Forever in our heart is a wound.
As long as we are alive, you are with us.

“It is so easy to imagine you alive
That it is impossible to believe in your death...”

“Sometimes angels come down from heaven,
To warm you with their warmth and love.
You were such an angel,
Our beloved girl!”

“In consolation, only sometimes
with a diamond tear
An angel will fly by...”

“A heavenly soul barely flashed in him,
And hurriedly returned to the Sun of all worlds.”

“Gone... gone to the constellation of mists
Our son, our grandson, beloved person.
Leaving this world, leaving too soon,
In a brief moment of fate, you lived a whole century!”

“Take your heart in your hands and squeeze it tighter
There is no greater pain than losing children”

“The evening is slowly burning down,
The sky is golden...
Warm air gets colder,
- Sleep, my child!

"Son (son), [Name], our angel,
Fate punished us. ..
You were not near us,
The sun stopped warming!"

“You look from the stone and are silent...
And it is impossible to believe in your death!
I'm sorry [Name] for not being able to save you!
I'm sorry, I'm sorry, I'm sorry..."

"That's all... Your eyes are closed,
Your lips are compressed, there is a shadow on your eyelashes,
But you can't believe your parent's heart,
That you were gone that day.

“To our little angel,
who returned to heaven...”

“There will always be a mother’s tear for you,
Sadness of a father, loneliness of a brother,
Sorrow of grandparents.”

"Why, in this rebellious vale,
O angel of pure beauty,
Amid hopeless sorrow
Have you left your father and mother?"

"We are forever, son, with you,
God, rest his soul."

“All life ended with you,
Neither we nor you have life.
The dearest has passed away,
Beloved son, beloved child.

"Love for you, dear son,
Will die only with us...
Both our pain and our sorrow
Can't be expressed in words."

"Son, how painful it is to part,
Not to hear the words, not to see the eyes...
But you are always in our hearts."

“My beloved son, dear,
You passed away early,
leaving no hope.
Only grief, tears and flowers...”

“You left us very early,
Nobody could save you.
Forever in our heart is a wound.
As long as we are alive, you are with us.

“The earth has become poorer by one star,
Heaven has become richer by one star...”

“Forgive me that I did not save your life,
I will not rest all my life”

“The heavenly soul barely flashed in it,
And Hastily returned to the Sun of all worlds.

“Sometimes angels come down from heaven,
To warm you with their warmth and love.
You were such an angel,
Our favorite boy!”

"How painful it is to part, daughter,
Not to hear the words, not to see the eyes. ..
But you are always in our hearts."

"Earth's minute settler,
Earth's minute beauty,
Why so early, my baby,
Have you flown to heaven?"

“All life ended with you,
Neither we nor you have life.
Our sun has passed away,
our dear and beloved child.

"Love for you, beloved child,
Will die only with us...
And our pain and our sorrow
Can't be expressed in words.

“My beloved son, dear,
You passed away early,
leaving no hope.
Only grief, tears and flowers...”

“Remember, love, mourn”

“With love and sorrow from loving hearts”

“The bright memory of you
will forever remain in our hearts”

“With love and sorrow”

“In the heart and in memory”

“The earth is empty without you...”

“You can’t forget, it’s impossible to return”

“The warmth of your soul
Remained with us”

“Words are powerless...”

“With deep sorrow
from loving hearts”

“The bright memory of you
will forever remain
in our hearts”

“ Eternal memory"

"The last gift of love and sorrow"

"My heart hurts, and there is no end to grief. .."

"You will not leave our life
As long as we are alive - you are with us" and you will live
In the memory of those who love you"

“Words cannot express all sorrow and sorrow
You are always with us in our hearts and memories”

“There is no more grief than the bitterness of loss”

“Not enough strength, not enough tears,
To measure my grief”

“We all would give a piece of our heart,
Only yours would beat again”

“They don’t part with their loved ones,
they just stop being near”

“Neither the mind nor the heart can believe ...”

“Peace, Lord, the soul of Thy servant
And create for her an eternal memory”

“God give rest, O Lord, to the soul of Your servant
And create eternal memory for him”

“Eternal Memory”

“With the saints, give rest, O Christ, to the soul of Your servant (Thy servant),
where there is no sickness, no sorrow, no sighing ,
but life is endless.

“Now let us release Thy servant (Thy servant), Master,
according to Thy word, in peace”

“In blissful dormition, grant eternal rest, Lord,
to Your dead servant (name) (to Your dead servant)
and create for him (her) an eternal memory”

“And his memory is blessed forever”

“In Your light we shall see the light”

“...I look forward to the resurrection of the dead
and the life of the age to come.

“even my flesh shall rest in hope,
for you will not leave my soul in hell”

“Blessed are those who trust in the Lord”

“Remember me, O Lord, in thy kingdom”

“rest with the saints”


“The Lord is good to those who hope in Him,
to the soul that seeks Him”

“Remember me, O God,
and do not leave those who love You!”

“Whoever calls on the name of the Lord will be saved”

“The Lord is my rock and my refuge”

“I hope in Your help, Lord!”

“and His mercy throughout generations and generations
to those who fear Him”

“I place all my hope in Thee,
Mother of God, keep me under Thy shelter”

“Holy faces have found the source of life
and the door of paradise, that I may find
and I am the way of repentance, I am the lost sheep,
call me, Savior, and save me.

“Rest, O God, Thy servants, and teach me in paradise,
where the faces of the saints, O Lord,
and the righteous shine like luminaries;
Thy servants who have fallen asleep,
despising all their sins.

“Rejoice, pure one,
who gave birth to God in the flesh for the salvation of all,
through it you have found salvation for the human race,
through you we will find paradise,
pure, blessed Mother of God!”

“We still pray for the repose of the soul
the deceased servant of God (the deceased servant of God) (name),
and about the hedgehog will be forgiven him (her) for every sin,
voluntary and involuntary "

" As if the Lord God will make their souls,
where the righteous rest "

" Lord, give rest to the soul of your deceased servant
(your deceased servant) (name),
in a place of light, in a greener place, in a place of peace,
sickness will run away from here,
sorrow and sighing.

"For Thou art the Resurrection, and Life,
and the rest of Thy servants who have fallen asleep..."

“God give rest, O Lord, to the souls of your departed servants”

“With the spirits of the righteous who have passed away,
the soul of Your servant (Your servant), Savior, give rest,
keeping it in a blessed life,
even with You, Lover of mankind”

“ Give rest to the soul of Thy servant (Thy servant),
as Thou alone art the Lover of mankind"

"Thou art the earth, and to the earth thou shalt depart"

"His soul shall dwell in good things,
and his memory shall be in generation and generation"

". ..Who loves, he is loved,
who is bright, he is holy,
Let the star lead you
on your way to a wondrous garden...»

«...Two suns are getting cold —
Lord, have mercy! -
One is in the sky,
the other is in my chest..."

"...More tender and irreversible
No one looked after you. ..
Kiss you - through hundreds of
Separating years..."

"Think of me easily,
Forget me easily!"

“And in the end I will say:
Farewell, don’t commit yourself to love!”

“... How light it is here and how homeless
The tired body is resting...”

“Don't cry that there is no future.
This - also in the list will take
Places called Paradise.

“...No! all of me will not die: the soul in the cherished lyre
My ashes will survive...”

“About life after the grave, care
does not torment me at all;
pouring into something eternal,
it will no longer be me.”

"There is only a moment between the past and the future,
It is he who is called life."

“We come without sin, and we sin,
We come merry - and mourn.
We burn the heart with bitter tears
And we descend into dust, dispelling life like smoke.

“In the depths of heaven, a glass invisible to the eye;
He is prepared there for each of us.
Therefore, my friend, to its edges with your lips
Lean resignedly when your hour comes.

“You will live two hundred years or a thousand years
You will end up with ants for dinner anyway.
Dressed in silk or dressed in miserable rags,
Padishah or drunkard - there is no difference!

“Friend, do not worry about what is no more,
The light of today shines on us.
Tomorrow we all have an unknown path ahead of us
Following those who have gone for seven thousand years.

“I don't care now. The Yenisei swirls,
The polar star shines.
And the blue sparkle of beloved eyes
The last horror overshadows.

“... Blue incense spreads over the grass.
And the panikhida song flows,
Not sad now, but bright.

“... And the face became younger,
I recognized him again
And said:

“Lord God,
Accept Thy servant”

“Sleep - no one will interrupt your rest.
We are the edge of unknown roads.
All through the stormy night
The radiant hall burns here.”

“There, in the blue, we will meet our dawns,
All our dreams will last awake.
I'll follow you, believe me, my dear, soon
After the same dream, I'll float away into the vastness.

“You hear, friend, in the evening ringing:
Do not question your fate!
The nightingale on the maple whistles to us:
Love and Death, Death and Love!”

"And next to her, hope rested,
And the excitement of passion subsided,
And the enthusiastic strength of former years,
And the thirst for deeds, and the thoughts of young days."

“And in it the soul kept a store of
Bliss, torment and passions.
He died. Here is his grave.
It was not made for humans."

"... And it is sweet to me in the hours of suffering
Sometimes to remember in silence
Undying Souls."

“In the immeasurable hour of earthly longing
About death, about another homeland,
Openly boldly before me
Evidence of imperishable life.

"Earth is empty without you
And you fly... and the stars give you
their tenderness."

"... And I clearly see in those prophetic moments,
That life is waiting for an answer - and the answer is approaching,
What is - damnation, pain, despondency, oblivion,
Terrible separation, but death - no..."

"... Light - on a thin neck -
Dandelion on a stem!
I still do not understand at all,
That my child is in the earth.

“... And I will lie down quietly, close my eyelashes,
I will close my eyelashes.
And I will lie down quietly, and I will dream
Trees and birds.”

“...I am leaving for the Absolute White - forever...”

“...and in my chest is a cage
and instead of a heart
it beats its wings breaking
this poor bird”

“ a strange place where shadows meet again
after a long journey after a life of hate
I will ask one thing from the good God -
so that the poor bird will forgive me. .."

" one can keep up with you
behind the lone star running
into the distance."

“...But they entered the mist and did not come back.
Try, try to catch up with them..."

"The shore will meet the hero
The shore will meet the enemy
There have always been two of us
And now it's just me."

"I'm trying to unlearn how to breathe
To give you at least for a minute
That gas that they didn't know how to appreciate
But you sleep and don't know.

"But the shadow fell on the string
And the string broke
And from the holy side
We got nothing
Except the last love
And the golden spot."

“We all lost something
in this crazy war.
...where are your wings,
that I liked?.."

"...and there was the whole empty world -
one orphan's house..." could forgive them
The fact that they do not have you
and they can live."

"...We will wait,
, until the end of time,
, and meet after the end. "

"For the beauty that is buried here
Timelessly, there is only one consolation:
Life has brought her mortal oblivion,
And now life has been returned by death."

"It is unlikely that death will tell you
Why in the world do you live."

"Our path on earth, alas, is determined
by two silent dates in granite."

"No longing, no love, no resentment,
Everything has faded, gone, gone...”

“After all, my end is not the end yet:
The end is someone’s beginning”

“So it is and will be – generations
Will be born, grow up, leave...
Both us and you, and this time
Ages will be erased from memory.

"You live in other people,
other people live in you,
therefore, as long as at least one person is alive,
we all continue to live."

"Substance is immortal,
forms alone are perishable."

“Immortality costs us our lives. "

"He who died, but is not forgotten,
is immortal. "

“Strong is the love and glory of mortal days,
And beauty is strong. But death is stronger"

"When you comprehend all the secrets of life,
you will strive for death,
for it is nothing else,
as another mystery of life."

“Life is a big surprise.
I don't understand why the death of
can't be no less."

“Death is an arrow shot at you,
and life is the moment it takes to reach you. "

"Who knows, maybe
to live means to die, and
to die means to live."

"The death of every Human also diminishes me,
for I am one with all mankind,
and therefore never ask,
for whom the Bell tolls: it tolls for You."

"Death is the only possible way to
experience life."

"When the game ends,
the king and the pawn fall into the same box."

“The living cannot teach the dead anything;
but the dead teach the living.”

"Immortality - animated being
and eternal residence. "

"The first condition of immortality is death."

"If the grain does not die, it will not rise again."

"The more deeply you realize your life,
the less you believe in its annihilation in death."

"The consciousness of our immortality -
is the voice of God living in us."

“Crying because we won’t live
a hundred years later is just as crazy
as crying because
that we didn't live a hundred years ago."

"Dominate death
in fleeting life,
and death will die,
and you will remain forever."

"... Belief in the meaning of life still turns out to be
logically impermissible
without belief in immortality..."

"You can't argue with eternity."

"I didn't believe in distance learning,
or in the afterlife."

"Death is not terrible -
it is terrible that it always comes
ahead of time."

"The dead are alive as long as there are living ones,
to remember them. "

"The trick is not
to live forever, Jackie,
but to be yourself.. forever."

“Life becomes immensely valuable,
precisely because it has an end. »

«The hour is coming when what you have lived
acquires its true meaning and you understand that
it helped you come true»

«De mortuis nihil nisi bene
(On the dead, nothing but good things)»

"Homo toties mortitur, quoties ammitit suos
(A person dies as many times as he loses his loved ones)"

“The earth has become poorer with one flower,
Heaven has become richer with one star.
You are forever with us, dear,
Grieving hearts are with you"

"The earthly journey is short,
Memory is eternal"

"Loved ones do not die,
Only they cease to be near"

“You will live forever
In the hearts of relatives and friends”

“You will live forever
In the hearts of relatives and friends”

“You will live forever
In the heart of mom and dad”

your path is short.
Your soul has become free
And we can’t return the past”

“And there, in the sky, far beyond the expanse,
The candle will light up again
The broken harp in the hands of God
It will sound more beautiful”

"Tears cannot console,
The mind cannot understand,
Sadness cannot be measured,
Sorrow cannot be appeased."

“Great sorrow cannot be measured
Tears of grief cannot help,
You are not with us, but forever
You will not die in our hearts”

“We lived life together with you,
Now united forever” turned out to be a century,
But you will always be with us in memory
Dear, beloved person,
All the pain cannot be expressed in words”

“You are our short joy and eternal sorrow”

“Bending down, we stand over your grave,
Watering the flowers with hot tears.
I don't want to believe, our beloved son,
That you are in this grave.
I don't want to believe, our beloved father,
That you are in this grave"

"He lived, loving people, and left them,
Beloved by them"

"It is a pity that life cannot be repeated,
To give it to you again "

“What a pity that your life
Was so short,
But the memory of you will be eternal

“You loved life,
And you wanted to do a lot,
But the thread broke too early
Without letting you realize your dream”

"How difficult it is to find words,
To change our pain with them
We cannot believe in your death,
You will be with us forever"

"Every flower on earth
Protects your memory,
Mournful pain about you
It won't die in our hearts"

"I'm standing, leaning over your grave,
Watering the flowers with burning tears,
I don't want to believe, our dear, beloved,
That you are in this grave"

"You're gone, and we don't believe,
You are forever in our souls
And your pain from that loss
We will never heal"

"Your life is like an interrupted flight:
You managed to take off, but you could not fly"

"Where there is memory, there no words needed”

“It is time for the heart to be at rest,
The earth took its earthly things.
But how hard it is for us to lose you,
To come to terms with grief, to live again”

“Your voice has ceased forever,
And the hot heart has cooled.
The lamp of honest labor
The breath of death extinguished"

"But only the wind crushes the dawn,
Like the stars the surf,
So I have the path to answer,
To become myself again"

"He was a real military man,
He is true to the Motherland served,
He was a reliable friend and faithful,
And he valued honor very much”

“There are few such people, really,
He succeeded in all things,
He lived only very little,
the Lord called him to himself”

“You are a passer-by, but you will lie down, like me,
Sit down and rest in my fence,
Pick a piece of grass and remember your fate...
I'm at home - you're visiting,
Think about yourself"

"Let the Rose be plucked,
It still blooms"

"A bright memory of you ,
our favorite, will live forever
in the hearts of your parents"

"The bright memory of you,
our beloved, will forever live
in the hearts of your parents"

"Your little bright image
and memories of you we
will keep until the last
days of our lives.
Dad, mom, brother”

“Sleep well, dear,
baby, until the joyful morning
and a new meeting.
Always loving you.”

“Your bright image
captivated us and disappeared.
He was not for the earth,
but for heaven"

"Sleep well, dear, after life's troubles"

"Goodbye, my dear angel"

"In radiance and joyful peace,
At the throne of the eternal Creator,
With a smile he looks into exile earthly,
Blesses the mother and prays for the father.”

“I rested here as soon as I was born;
I am the one to whom
Death hurried so quickly, that the soul, whose flesh was taken by the grave,
Barely noticed that there was no flesh.”

"Don't make noise, little leaves, don't wake our mother."

"That's all... Your eyes are closed,
Your lips are compressed, there is a shadow on your eyelashes,
But you can't believe your parent's heart,
That you, son, were gone that day. "

"My heart is woeful,
Your death has burned,
What is the world without you to me,
And worldly affairs."

"Quiet, trees, don't make noise with leaves,
Mommy is sleeping, don't wake her up."

"Great sorrow cannot be measured,
Tears cannot help grief."

"Death returns to rest,
that was before birth”

“Wonderful, bright, kind world
You opened to us and gave.
We keep you in our hearts,
Be happy there in heaven.”

“My Today I gave to your Tomorrow”

“I was ready to die for fellow citizens both in body and soul.”

"He gave his life to the sea,
he returned his body to the earth."

“Here lies a soldier
of His Fatherland...
And it was that between the dates -
A worthy life!..”

“How the heart cries, the pain cannot be conveyed.
We grieve and remember every minute.
Time is not able to relieve this pain.
Oh God, help us get through this separation.

“Don't part with your loved ones.
Grow into them with all your heart.
And every time forever say goodbye,
when you leave for a moment.

“Let the evening light candles for me.
And your image is wrapped in smoke.
But I don't want to know that time heals.
That everything goes with him.”

“Let the evening light candles for me.
And your image is wrapped in smoke.
But I don't want to know that time heals.
That everything goes with him.”

“Kindness and love you left alive,
No matter how many years have passed: We love, we remember, we mourn...”

“And he stands before my eyes.
Alive, with a smile on his lips.
No, no! He is always with us,
, and will live in our hearts.”

“I loved you, I loved life,
but it's not my fault that I didn't live long enough.
Now for you I will become the wind,
birch, blade of grass, flowers.
Stroke their mother, it's me,
your pain is with you forever.

“I loved you, I loved life,
but it's not my fault that I didn't live long enough.
Now for you I will become the wind,
birch, blade of grass, flowers.
Stroke their mother, it's me,
your pain is with you forever.

“You walked through life smiling,
You left us all without saying goodbye.
How the heart cries - it is impossible to convey.
We mourn and remember.”

“You walked through life smiling,
You left us without saying goodbye.
How the heart cries - it is impossible to convey.
We mourn and remember.”

“You sleep while we live,
You wait and we will come...”

“Remember me, Lord,
Visit me with Your salvation.
Blessed are those who mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Remember me, O God,
And do not leave those who love You.”

“Father, into Your hands
I entrust my spirit”

“The verdict was signed on him”

“Here lies the ashes of
defenders of the Fatherland.
Your bright image
In our memory.

“To a warrior without fear and reproach”

“A comet flashed over the horizon of life”

“You flashed like a comet over the horizon of life”

“Everything is decided, and he is calm,
He, who endured to the end, —
Know, he before God was worthy
Another, better crown -
Another, better inheritance,
Inheritance of his God -
He, our joy, from childhood
He was not ours, he was His ... "

"I loved you very much ,
I have always lived by you,
Forgive me, my dear son,
That I did not save you”

“The heights called him there,
From youth, from the morning of life.”

"The height called her there,
From youth, from the morning of life."

“No, I won’t reconcile myself until death
With the terrible burden of life,
That children die before adults,
That you died, I remained (remained).”

"Death has no power over you,
As long as there is love in the world!"

“Don't leave me!
I'm infinitely terrified,
I'm so tormented,
I'm so scared without you!”

"In the ruin of everything earthly
You were - meekness and love. "

“You loved me, and I was yours!
Why, why did you leave? Come back!"

“Your love is stronger than death”

“Your mind and deeds are immortal in human memory
But why did my love survive you?”

“I let you go in humility...
The thread is broken through the living!
Sad, bitter, sad, but I know:
Nothing can be changed here.”

"The wound on the heart will not heal -
It will shed pure tears."

"Thank you, my clear,
For being in the world!"

“My only one, thank you
for living in the world!”

"I am not destined to be as before,
To live my life in love and joy."

“She was always an example to us,
As a person with a pure soul.
And the memory of you is alive
In the hearts of people and loved ones.»

“You have always been an example to us,
As a person with a pure soul.
And the memory of you is alive
In the hearts of people and loved ones. »

“Goodbye, daughter, goodbye.
Dear, dear, you are in our chest.
Destined parting
Promises a meeting ahead.»

“How bitter and insulting to realize,
That you passed away too soon.
An unhealing wound of a sick soul
We will always be reminded of you...»

«The book is not finished,
The thought is not finished.
So suddenly and early
Life was cut short...»

«How bitter and insulting to realize,
That you passed away too early.
An unhealing wound of a sick soul
We will always be reminded of you...”

“You were waiting for spring to come and the snow to melt.
She came, she passed, but you don't know..."

"We can't bring you back with tears,
But we are always with you in our hearts..."

"You have departed into the world of eternal dreams
And our sorrow and memory is boundless...”

“You have departed into the world of eternal dreams
And your soul is forever calm,
And our sorrow and memory are boundless. ..”

“A rose has fallen, broken by the wind...”

you rest."

"How early you left,
How endless sorrow,
And in our hearts only
You will stay forever."

“You were so little with us in this life.
But the memory of you is always in our hearts.
Those who love you..."

"How early you left,
Like endless grief,
And in our hearts only
You will stay forever.»

“We start admiring late –
Almost always, how to leave.
There is a limit to everything, everything has its own term
And no one can prolong the flowering...»

«He who believes in God is blessed,
Even if he doesn’t know anything...» left relatives and friends...”

“Thank you for everything:
For kindness and kindness,
For everything you were
And stayed for us.”

"As before, the rowan brush blooms,
Cranes trumpet over the forest,
And it seems that if I shout,
You will answer in the distance. "

“Daddy is cute! You have left us,
There is no return for you...
Your life has not passed in vain...
Loss is all the more difficult.”

“You have always been an example to us,
As a person with a pure soul.
And the memory of you is alive
In the hearts of people and loved ones.»

« Such pain cannot be expressed in words,
She is all in my wounded heart.
Cruelly how fate disposed of us,
Not allowing us to stay on earth together.

“Such pain cannot be expressed in words,
It is all in my wounded heart.
Cruelly how fate disposed of us,
Not allowing us to stay on earth together.
But yearning in my loneliness
Under the hot sun and when it rains,
I remember you, I love you
And I say to you: See you... Wait!”

Dry sand is your bed,
Green turf - bedspread.
Sleep peacefully with eternal sleep
You, whose heart burned so much..."

"We parted.
Illness struck you.
You took with you to the grave
Suffering, pain, hope and love,
And a bright mind, and kindness, and memory.
But the road ahead is waiting for you
To another life - without pain and suffering..."

will never leave."

“You, baby, were cherished, raised,
Carried in your arms, taken to kindergarten.
Now they sing to you, bowing down, eating
Farewell at the eternal cradle.

“Angel, dear, I’m sorry, it’s my fault, That I wasn’t next to you at the hour of death...” little”

“Why did you leave, my dear,
Sleep in the damp earth?
Why did you leave me
To suffer alone?

"Eternal memory and glory to the heroes."

“The smaller the coffin, the heavier it is.”

“Death is happiness for a dying person.
When you die, you cease to be mortal.”

“A ray of sunshine remained in the hearts...”

“A ray of sunshine remained in the hearts...”

“We were left without you, you were left with us.

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