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Funeral Quotes

Words cannot take away the pain but sometimes they can help heal.

"For some moments in life there are no words." David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

"It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; 'tis rather an embrio state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?" Benjamin Franklin

"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal."

"In the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing." Robert Ingersoll

"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

"He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels." Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"A human life is a story told by God." Hans Christian Andersen

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

"We must embrace pain and burn it as fuel for our journey." Kenji Miyazawa

"While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil." John Taylor

"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-Exupery

"It has been said that time heals all wounds. I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue, and the pain lessens, but it is never gone." (Rose Kennedy)

"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away"

"Shed not for her the bitter tear / Nor give the heart to vain regret / Tis but mere ashes that lie here / The gem that filled it sparkles yet
Beneath this simple stone / That marks his resting place / Our precious darling sleeps alone / In the Lord's long embrace"

"If there is another world, he lives in bliss /If not another, he made the most of this"

"What lies behind him and what lies before him are tiny matters compared to what lies within him"

"Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality." Emily Dickinson

"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy."

"When he shall die / Take him and cut him out in little stars / And he will make the face of heav'n 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

"Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow."

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

"To know even one life breathed easier because she lived is to know she truly succeeded while here"

"She never took no for an answer and pushed ahead when others paused. But a kinder, gentler woman you will never meet again."

"Sleep on, sweet mother and wife, /And take thy rest, /God called thee home, /He thought it best"

"Her friendship was an inspiration, her love a blessing"

"God's garden has need of little flowers
Budded (or blossomed) on earth to bloom in Heaven"

"Here a pretty baby lies / Sung asleep with lullabies: Pray be silent and not stir / Th' easy earth that covers her." Robert Herrick

"I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter." Winston Churchill

"Against you I will fling myself, unvanquished and unyielding, O Death!" Virginia Woolf

"Good friend for Jesus sake forbeare, To dig the dust enclosed here. Blessed be the man that spares these stones, And cursed be he that moves my bones." William Shakespeare

"If anyone at my funeral has a long face, I'll never speak to him again." Stan laurel