Inspirational quotes can be a source of calm and peace for those who are deep in grief. They can inspire you and help you to heal. Whether you’re looking for a few words to say at a funeral service or are maybe just looking for some solace for yourself, inspirational quotes are there to help guide you through the pain of grief. We have listed below our top 20 funeral quotes that we would like to share with you and we hope they will provide you with some comfort at this devastating time in your life.

Where the author is known we have attached their name. Take your time to read through and let the words help comfort you.

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

Don’t cry because it’s over
Smile because it happened

-Dr. Suess

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In the end,
It’s not the years
In your life that count.
It’s the life in your years

-Abraham Lincoln

Death is more universal than life;
Everyone dies
But not everyone lives

-Alan Sachs

Grief is the price we pay for love

-Queen Elizabeth II

We know you’d be with us today
If heaven wasn’t so far away


That we once enjoyed and deeply loved
We can never lose,
For all that we love
Deeply becomes
Part of us

-Helen Keller

Whatever you think matters – doesn’t
Follow this rule, and you will add
Decades to your life

-Rodger Rosenblatt

Say not in grief that she is no more
But say in thankfulness that she was
A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
But the putting out of the lamp
Because the dawn has come

-Rabindranath Tagore

Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is
A mystery and today is a gift,
Which is why it is called the present.
What the caterpillar perceives is the end;
To the butterfly is just the beginning.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well

-Buddhist saying

Death is the veil which those who live call life:
They sleep, and it is lifted.

-Percy Blysshe Shelley

Perhaps passing through the gates of death
Is like passing quietly through the gate
In a pasture fence
On the other side you keep walking,
Without the need to look back
No shock, no drama, just the
Lifting of a plank or two in a simple
Wooden gate in a clearing
Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow

-Mark Helprin

For everything there is a season
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill and a time to heal;
A time to break down and a time to build up;
A time to weep and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek and a time to lose;
A time to keep and a time to throw away;
A time to tear and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence and a time to speak;
A time to love and a time to hate;
A time for war and a time for peace

-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

If I should go before the rest of you
Break not a flower nor inscribe a stone,
Nor when I’m gone speak in a Sunday voice
But be the usual selves that I have known.
Weep if you must,
Parting is hell,
But life goes on,
So sing as well.

-Joyce Grenfell

I look at life as a gift from God.
Now that he wants it back
I have no right to complain.

-Joyce Cary

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together,
Hold me in your heart,
I’ll stay there forever.

-Winnie the Pooh

Those we love don’t go away,
They walk beside us everyday
Unseen, unheard,
But always near,
Still loved, still missed
And very dear

-Author unknown

When someone you love
Becomes a memory
The memory become a treasure

-Author unknown

How lucky am I to have something
That makes saying goodbye so hard

-Winnie the Pooh

Grief does not change you
It reveals you

-John Green

Final Thoughts

We hope our top 20 funeral quotes has helped you in whatever way they can. Each and every one of these has such a special meaning and this is why we wanted to share them with you at this utterly heartbreaking time. We feel that they deserved their place in our top 20 funeral quotes and we hope they have provided you with some comfort and peace. They truly are words of wisdom, for us all to find solace in. If you need more information on any aspect of funeral preparations, please click here.