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Top Memorial Quotes

Citing a memorial quote in a eulogy, obituary, or memorial website for a loved one can be a beautiful way of putting difficult emotions into elegant words.

Here are some of the top memorial quotes for a loved one:

  1. “Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.” - Theodore Geisel (Dr. Seuss)
  2. “I’ll hold you in my heart until I can hold you in heaven.”
  3. “Your life was a blessing, your memory a treasure, you are loved beyond words and missed beyond measure.”
  4. “You may be gone from my sight, but you are never gone from my heart.”
  5. “It’s hard to forget someone who gave us so much to remember.”
  6. “I am because you were.”
  7. “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”
  8. “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you, until we meet again.”
  9. “The song is ended but the melody remains.”
  10. “Wherever a beautiful soul has been there is a trail of beautiful memories.” - Ronald Reagan
  11. “Life with you on Earth was so short, but in Heaven it will be eternity.”
  12. “A life that touches others goes on forever.”
  13. “Not a day goes by when you are not loved and missed. Held in our hearts forever.”
  14. “Gone from my life forever, but never gone from my heart.”
  15. “As long as we live, they too will live; for they are now are a part of us; as we remember them.” - Jewish Prayer
  16. “No farewell words were spoken, there was no time to say goodbye. You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.”
  17. “Those we love don't go away. They walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and forever dear.”
  18. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - A.A. Milne (Winnie the Pooh)
  19. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” - Mahatma Gandhi
  20. “Death is the last chapter in time, but the first chapter in eternity.” - Unknown
  21. “To live is Christ and to die is gain. – Philippians 1:21
  22. "There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love." – Washington Irving
  23. “When words are most empty, tears are most apt." – Max Lucado
  24. "The comfort of having a friend may be taken away but not that of having had one." – Seneca
  25. "What we once have enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes part of us." – Helen Keller

While you’re looking for memorial quotes, consider creating a free memorial website for your loved one on Ever Loved where you can share an obituary, send a funeral announcement and track RSVPs, and collect stories, memories, and condolences from others.

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Last updated June 15, 2022
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