Eulogy Quotes

Eulogy Quotes contains quotations about death and grief, intended for use with funeral or memorial speeches. Last Word Eulogies has assembled these death sayings for use with eulogies. We are happy to offer them free, just to cut and paste.


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Jewish Eulogy Quotes:

In each incarnation we weave or unravel a few more stitches in the garment of life. At a certain point, one has finished and can go home.

- Rabbi Jonathan Omer

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Say not in grief 'he is no more', but live in thankfulness that he was.

- Hebrew proverb

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For dust you are, and to dust you shall return. .

- Genesis 3:19

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Christian Eulogy Quotes:

For that which befalleth the sons of men befalleth beasts; even one thing befalleth them: as the one dieth, so dieth the other; yea, they have all one breath; so that a man hath no preeminence above a beast: for all is vanity. All go unto one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.

Ecclesiastes 3:19,20

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For the living know that they shall die: but the dead know not any thing, neither have they any more a reward; for the memory of them is forgotten. Also their love, and their hatred, and their envy, is now perished; neither have they any more a portion for ever in any thing that is done under the sun.

Ecclesiastes 9:5,6

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He will swallow up death in victory: and the Lord God will wipe away tears from off faces, ...

Isaiah 25:8

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If the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

Romans 8:11

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For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Romans 8:38,39

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O death, where is thy sting? O grave where is thy victory?

1 Corinthians 15:55

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Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth: Yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labours; and their works do follow them.

Revelation 14:13

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I remember my affliction and my wandering,
the bitterness and the gall.

I well remember them,
and my soul is downcast within me.

Yet this I call to mind
and therefore I have hope:

Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed,
for his compassions never fail.

They are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.

I say to myself, The LORD is my portion;
therefore I will wait for him.

The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him,
to the one who seeks him;

it is good to wait quietly
for the salvation of the LORD.

It is good for a man to bear the yoke
while he is young.

Let him sit alone in silence,
for the LORD has laid it on him.

Let him bury his face in the dust?
there may yet be hope.

Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,
and let him be filled with disgrace.

For men are not cast off
by the Lord forever.

Though he brings grief, he will show compassion,
so great is his unfailing love.

For he does not willingly bring affliction
or grief to the children of men.

To crush underfoot
all prisoners in the land,

to deny a man his rights
before the Most High,

to deprive a man of justice
would not the Lord see such things?

Lamentations 3 vv 19-36

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Other Religious Eulogy Quotes:

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.

- Buddha

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Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.

- Buddha

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On life's journey faith is nourishment, virtuous deeds are a shelter, wisdom is the light by day and right mindfulness is the protection by night. If a man lives a pure life, nothing can destroy him.

- Buddha

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Death is a part of all our lives. Whether we like it or not, it is bound to happen. Instead of avoiding thinking about it, it is better to understand its meaning. We all have the same body, the same human flesh, and therefore we will all die. There is a big difference, of course, between natural death and accidental death, but basically death will come sooner or later. If from the beginning your attitude is 'Yes, death is part of our lives,' then it may be easier to face.

- Dalai Lama

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Non-Religious Eulogy Quotes:

The song is ended but the memory lingers on.

- Lyrics by Irving Berlin

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That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.

- William Wordsworth

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Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to "die before you die" - and find that there is no death.

- Eckhart Tolle

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What the caterpillar perceives is the end, to the butterfly is just the beginning.

- Anonymous

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He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.

- "author" Unknown

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The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver's loving thought.

- H.W. Longfellow

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What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.

- Helen Keller

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Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you there.

- Isla Paschal Richardson

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While both joy and sorrow are fleeting, and often intertwined, love has the power to overcome both. And love can last forever.

- Deb Plouse Fulton, in A Second Chicken Soup for the Woman's Soul

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Photographs are precious memories ... the visual evidence of place and time and relationships ... ritual talismans for the treasure chest of the heart.

- Robert Fulghum, in From Beginning to End

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

- Thomas Campbell

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Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.

- Eskimo Legend

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Life is eternal; and love is immortal; and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight.

- Rossiter W. Raymond

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If I am to wear this mourning cloak, let it be made of the fabric of love, woven by the fine thread of memory.

- Molly Fumia, in Safe Passage,

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What the heart has once known, it shall never forget.

-"author" unknown

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Remembering is an act of resurrection, each repetition a vital layer of mourning, in memory of those we are sure to meet again.

-Nancy Cobb, in In Lieu of Flowers

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Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.

- Isaac Asimov

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Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

- Robert Bolt

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For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

- William Penn

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I have died many a death in love, and yet, had I not loved I would never have lived at all.

- David Lasater

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Love is stronger than death even though it can't stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can't separate people from love. It can't take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.

- Anonymous

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The good die young - because they see it's no use living if you've got to be good

- John Barrymore

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There are times when sorrow seems to be the only truth.

- Oscar Wilde, from De Profundis

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It is wrong to sorrow without ceasing.

- Homer

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Death is not an ending, but a symbol of movement along the path which we all are traveling. As it may be painful to lose contact with the physical aspect of one we love, we have been and always will be a part of each other.

- John Denver

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