There are many opportunities to express sympathy or condolences when a loved one is lost. You might want to include a great quote in a funeral program. If you send a sympathy card, it’s often difficult to find just the right words. A guest register book is also a great place for a memorial quote.
Yesterday is history,
Tomorow is a mystery,
Today is a gift ...
That's why they call it the present.
By : Eleanor Roosevelt
May knowing you're
in the hearts and thoughts of others
help you and yours
through this time of sorrow.
Extending deepest sympathy
For you in your loss.
And hoping, too,
That comfort and peace
May come to you.
May you find strength
in the love of family
and in the warm embrace
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
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~From the television show The Wonder Years
And when we have remembered everything,
We grow afraid of what we may forget.
A face, a voice, a smile? A birthday? An anniversary?
No need to fear forgetting, because the heart remembers always.
What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
“There is no death, daughter. People die only when we forget them,' my mother explained shortly before she left me. 'If you can remember me, I will be with you always.”
― Isabel Allende, Eva Luna
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh
And talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved
You so—‘twas heaven here with you.
Isla Paschal Richardson
“I have only slipped away into the next room, I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we still are. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way which you always used. Play, smile, think of me. All is well.”
~ Henry Scott Holland (shortened from What is Death?)