55 Condolences Quotes to Show Your Compassion


Expressing your sympathy can be quite a challenge. On the one hand, you may wish to offer the person who’s grieving your support by showing your concern and compassion. This may include providing the bereaved with the support and comfort they need during this difficult time. On the other hand, you may struggle significantly with finding the right words that express your sympathy. In fact, it can be quite difficult to put your deep concern, grief, and pain to words. At the same time, you might be afraid of using worn-out platitudes that only make it even more difficult for the griever. In order to help you in finding the right words to offer your condolences, we’ve compiled the following list of sympathy quotes. These condolences quotes help you to respectfully and compassionately help the bereaved through the difficult grieving process.

Even though it is difficult to express your condolences, it can prove to be very important to the griever. During the grieving process, the bereaved will be confronted with overwhelming grief, sadness, and depression. Even father, it is not unusual that they will feel entirely alone in their sadness and grief.

Condolonces quotes

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

Everyone who’s ever lost a beloved one knows how difficult such an experience can be. By showing your sympathy, you’ll be there for them when they need you the most. It would also help them in realizing that they are not alone – that there is someone who is willing to offer much-needed comfort.

55 Condolences Quotes to Show Your Compassion

Expressing your sympathy may make you uncomfortable. Still, it is very important to be there for the griever and to offer your support. It doesn’t even take the most eloquent words. All that is needed is to be there when the other person is needing you the most.


We hope that the following collection of condolences quotes helps you in finding the right words to express your sympathy.

The following condolence quotes will help you in offering your sympathy in a supportive and helpful manner.

Here are the condolences quotes to express your heartfelt sympathy:


“The darker the night, the brighter the stars, the deeper the grief, the closer is God!“
Fyodor Dostoyevsk

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“In this sad world of ours sorrow comes to all and it often comes with bitter agony. Perfect relief is not possible except with time. You cannot now believe that you will ever feel better. But this is not true. You are sure to be happy again. Knowing this, truly believing it will make you less miserable now. I have had enough experience to make this statement.“
Abraham Lincoln

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“Don’t be ashamed to weep; ’tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones are sealed inside to comfort us.“
Brian Jacques

Sympathy quotes


“Your absence has gone through me like thread through a needle. Everything I do is stitched with its color.“
W.S. Merwin

Condolonces quotes


“When one person is missing the whole world seems empty.“
Pat Schweibert


“Because God is never cruel, there is a reason for all things. […] The terrible pain of loss teaches humility to our prideful kind, has the power to soften uncaring hearts, to make a better person of a good one.“
Dean Koontz


“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals.“
Leo Tolstoy


“It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.“
John Steinbeck


“You can not die of grief, though it feels as if you can. A heart does not actually break, though sometimes your chest aches as if it is breaking. Grief dims with time. It is the way of things. There comes a day when you smile again.“
Laurell K. Hamilton


“Heaven knows we need never be ashamed of our tears, for they are rain upon the blinding dust of earth, overlying our hard hearts. I was better after I had cried, than before – more sorry, more aware of my own ingratitude, more gentle.“
Charles Dickens


“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining; behind the clouds is the sun still shining; thy fate is the common fate of all, into each life some rain must fall.“
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Let yourself be inert, wait till the incomprehensible power… that has broken you restores you a little, I say a little, for henceforth you will always keep something broken about you. Tell yourself this, too, for it is a kind of pleasure to know that you will never love less, that you will never be consoled, that you will constantly remember more and more.“
Marcel Proust


“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.“
Anne Lamott


“We bereaved are not alone. We belong to the largest company in all the world – the company of those who have known suffering.“
Helen Keller


“Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place. But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope“
Elizabeth Gilbert


“Life seems sometimes like nothing more than a series of losses, from beginning to end. That’s the given. How you respond to those losses, what you make of what’s left, that’s the part you have to make up as you go.“
Katharine Weber


“If we never experience the chill of a dark winter, it is very unlikely that we will ever cherish the warmth of a bright summer’s day. Nothing stimulates our appetite for the simple joys of life more than the starvation caused by sadness or desperation. In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse.“
Anthon St. Maarten


“No pain that we suffer, no trial that we experience is wasted. It ministers to our education, to the development of such qualities as patience, faith, fortitude, and humility. All that we suffer and all that we endure, especially when we endure it patiently, builds up our characters, purifies our hearts, expands our souls, and makes us more tender and charitable, more worthy to be called the children of God.“
Orson F. Whitney


“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.“
Kahlil Gibran


“What 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, of glory in the flower; we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.“
William Wordsworth


“Something so sad has hold of us that the breath leaves and we can’t even cry.“
Charles Bukowski


“Listen to God with a broken heart. He is not only the doctor who mends it but also the father who wipes away the tears.“
Criss Jami


“It’s always hard to lose somebody. It leaves a hole in you heart that never grows back. „
Kevin Brooks


“I guess by now I should know enough about loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence.“
Alyson Noel


“Have you ever lost someone you love and wanted one more conversation, one more chance to make up for the time when you thought they would be here forever? If so, then you know you can go your whole life collecting days, and none will outweigh the one you wish you had back.“
Mitch Albom


“The longest way must have its close – the gloomiest night will wear on to a morning.“
Harriet Beecher Stowe


“We were promised sufferings. They were part of the program. We were even told, ‘Blessed are they that mourn,’ and I accept it. I’ve got nothing that I hadn’t bargained for. Of course, it is different when the thing happens to oneself, not to others, and in reality, not imagination.“
C.S. Lewis


“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 Kübler-Ross


To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever. You don’t get over it because ‘it’ is the person you loved. The pain stops, there are new people, but the gap never closes. How could it? […] This hole in my heart is in the shape of you and no-one else can fit it.“
Jeanette Winterson


“Tears are the noble language of eyes, and when true love of words is destitute. The eye by tears speaks, while the tongue is mute.“
Robert Herrick


“Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day. It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not.“
R.A. Salvatore


“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.“
Arthur Schopenhauer


“At the temple, there is a poem called ‘Loss’ carved into the stone. It has three words, but the poet has scratched them out. You cannot read loss, only feel it.“
Arthur Golden


“Though lovers be lost, love shall not; and death shall have no dominion.“
Dylan Thomas


“Sorrow comes in great waves… but rolls over us, and though it may almost smother us, it leaves us. And we know that if it is strong, we are stronger, inasmuch as it passes and we remain.“
Henry James


“I will not say: do not weep; for not all tears are an evil.“
J.R.R. Tolkien


“When you part from your friend, you grieve not; for that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absence, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain.“
Kahlil Gibran


“Tears are words the mouth can’t say nor can the heart bear.“
Joshua Wisenbaker


“Those who do not weep, do not see.“
Victor Hugo


“Everyone grieves in different ways. For some, it could take longer or shorter. I do know it never disappears. An ember still smolders inside me. Most days, I don’t notice it, but, out of the blue, it’ll flare to life.“
Maria V. Snyder


“We are all the pieces of what we remember. We hold in ourselves the hopes and fears of those who love us. As long as there is love and memory, there is no true loss.“
Cassandra Clare


“Sorrow looks back, worry looks around, faith looks up“
Ralph Waldo Emerson


“The bereaved need more than just the space to grieve the loss. They also need the space to grieve the transition.“
Lynda Cheldelin Fell


“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.“
Edna St. Vincent Millay


“What I need is the dandelion in the spring. [I need] the promise that life can go on, no matter how bad our losses. That it can be good again.“
Suzanne Collins


“Learn to see the gift in the adversity. By doing this you will begin to find true peace in your struggle.“
Stacey Urrutia


“There is no right or wrong way to grief. There is only one way – your way!“
Mark Alexander


“The practice of love offers no place of safety. We risk loss, hurt, pain. We risk being acted upon by forces outside our control.“
bell hooks


“But when I do feel all the strength go out of me, and I fall to my knees beside the table and I think I cry, then, or at least I want to, and everything inside me screams for just one more kiss, one more word, one more glance, one more.“
Veronica Roth


“I know now that we never get over great losses; we absorb them, and they carve us into different, often kinder, creatures.“
Gail Caldwell


“Though sorrow may impede my heart, it is of great love to have known you.“
C. Elizabeth


“Fly me up to where you are beyond the distant star. I wish upon tonight to see you smile, if only for a while to know you’re there. A breath away’s not far to where you are.“
Josh Groban


“If all else perished, and he remained, I should still continue to be; and if all else remained, and he were annihilated, the universe would turn to a mighty stranger.“
Emily Brontë


“Ten long trips around the sun since I last saw that smile, but only joy and thankfulness that on a tiny world in the vastness, for a couple of moments in the immensity of time, we were one.“
Ann Druyan


“I used to think that I could never lose anyone if I photographed them enough. In fact, my pictures show me how much I’ve lost.“
Nan Goldin

I hope you enjoyed reading this collection of condolences quotes. Feel free to share some of these quotes with a person who is grieving for a loved one.

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