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Comforting Quotes And Readings

"When you lose someone you love, you gain an angel you know"

-- Unknown

"I give you this one thought to keep – I am with you still, I do not sleep…Do you think of me as gone – I am with you still, in each new dawn"

-- Unknown

"Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened."

-- Ted Geisel (Dr. Seuss)

"What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly"

-- Richard Back

"Time is too slow for those who wait, too swift for those who fear, too long for those who grieve, too short for those who rejoice but for those who love .. time is eternity."

--Henry Van Dyke

"Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains."

-- Kahlil Gibran

"Some people come into our lives, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never the same".

-- Footprints on our Hearts, Unknown

"Life's a dance, you learn as you go. Sometimes you lead, and sometimes you follow".

-- John Michael Montgomery

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

-- Aeschylus

"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."

-- Eskimo Legend

"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

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

-- William Penn

"Tears are sometimes an inappropriate response to death. When a life has been lived completely honestly, completely successfully, or just completely, the correct response to death's perfect punctuation mark is a smile."

-- Julie Burchill

"The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity."

-- Seneca

"Death is not extinguishing the light; it is putting out the lamp because dawn has come."

-- Rabindranath Tagore

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

-- John Taylor

"You don't get over it, you just get through it.

You don't get by it, because you can't get around it.

It doesn't 'get better'; it just gets different.

Every day... Grief puts on a new face..."

-- Wendy Feireisen

"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

"What we commonly call death does not destroy the body, it only causes a separation of spirit and body."

-- Brigham Young

"What we call the beginning is often the end. To make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from."

-- T.S. Eliot

...and there were more....

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Thanks for sharing. We recently unexpectedly lost a nurse I've worked with for over 14 years. I shared these quotes with some of my co-workers. One of them asked where I got them and I told them about this site . . . and then promptly burst into tears. It's just been one of those kind of weeks.

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