100+ Sympathy Quotes & Messages to Share

What can you say to express your love, sympathy, and support to someone who is grieving?

We’ve collected, curated, and written a wide range of beautiful and heartwarming things to say to your loved ones.

Read on to find help and inspiration and when you don’t know what to write in a condolence message. Or simply scroll through and read these encouraging quotes for yourself as you mourn your loved one.

We hope these messages, sayings, and shareable images provide a measure of comfort in this difficult time.

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100+ Sympathy Quotes to Share

Short Sympathy Messages

My condolences.

Please accept my condolences.

You have my deepest condolences at your loss.

My deepest sympathies.

You have my sympathy.

You have my deepest sympathy and [love, support, condolences, etc].

He/She will be missed.

We are so sorry for your loss.

You have our heartfelt condolences.

I was saddened to hear that [Name] passed away.

We are deeply saddened at the news of [Name’s] death.

Thinking of you.

Praying for you.

You are in our thoughts and prayers.

His/her memory will be treasured always.

Comforting Sympathy Messages

Knowing your loved one was a privilege and a blessing. You have my deepest condolences for your loss.

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

No matter how hard it gets, you are not alone. I’m right here with you.

When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.

Though gone from sight to memory dear.

You have my condolences in honor of a life so beautifully lived and a heart so deeply loved.

Please know that I am here for you in this difficult time.

No longer by our side, but forever in our hearts.

Sharing in your sadness as you remember and treasure the moments you shared.

Goodbyes are the hardest things in life because of all the sweet memories. We’re sharing in your grief in this time of sorrow, and you have our heartfelt sympathies.

It’s hard to forget someone who gave you so much to remember.

I am so sorry for your loss.

Thinking of you in this sad time and sending you my love.

Though gone from sight to memory dear.

We share in this time of grief with you; and we also share in celebrating the memories of your loved one.

I’m going to be honest and say that I don’t have the perfect words to say right now. Just know that I love you.

Thinking about you day and night. My sincere condolences to you and your family.

My condolences as you remember an amazing person who will be sorely missed.

Please accept my warm regards, deep sympathy, and most sincere condolences.

I’m sending great BIG hugs your way.

May your memories bring you peace and comfort as you mourn this great loss.

I pray that you may receive strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow.

I’m so sorry you’re having to go through this. My prayer for you is peace and comfort even as you grieve.

Wishing you peace and comfort during this hard time.

Wishing you comfort and strength for the days ahead.

Hold on to the memories, because every moment was a gift.

It’s ok to not be ok. Grief is a journey everyone travels at their own pace.

Thinking of you and praying you find moments of peace and comfort in the midst of your grief.

I pray that you will receive the blessing of being consoled.

Beautiful Sympathy Quotes

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”
– Psalm 46:1

“Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.”
– Dr. Suess

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes a part of us.”
– Helen Keller

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
– C.S. Lewis

“Grief never ends, but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness nor a lack of faith: it is the price of love.”
– Elizabeth I

“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”
– Aeschylus

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
– Isaiah 41:10

“Grief is the last act of love we give to those we loved. Where there is deep grief, there was great love.”
– Unknown

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”
– Winnie the Pooh (A.A. Milne)

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
– Matthew 5:4

“Grief is like the ocean. It comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.”
– Vicki Harrison

“While no words can take away
The sorrow that you bear,
May you find comfort knowing
That others truly care.”
– Anonymous

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Now at last they were beginning Chapter One of the Great Story no one on earth had ever read, which goes on forever; in which every chapter is better than the one before.”
– C.S. Lewis

Sympathy Quotes for Loss of a Loved One

When you need the right words to say for the loss of a specific relation.

Loss of Mother

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How someone makes others feel about themselves says a lot about that person. Your mother had that gift to make others feel special, loved, and appreciated. She was a true treasure.

She asked for so little, yet gave so very much.

A mother’s love is unlike any other; it lasts forever.

She fought the good fight; she finished the race; she kept the faith.
– From II Timothy 4:7

A mom’s hug lasts long after she lets go.

“Losing a mother doesn’t happen in a moment. It takes years to appreciate the impact of what’s gone.”
– Lisa-Jo Baker

More: 50 Best Sympathy Messages for Loss of a Mother

Loss of Father

Best Sympathy Quotes and Condolence Expressions

I am truly honored to have known your father. He was an incredible person and I will miss him greatly.

He was so happy that when anyone saw him, they became happy too. His was a truly beautiful life.

Your father’s memory will be treasured always.

A father’s guiding hand on your shoulder will always remain as you honor his memory.

He fought the good fight; he finished the race; he kept the faith.
– From II Timothy 4:7

A father’s love is forever imprinted on his child’s heart.
– Jennifer Williamson

More: 50 Best Sympathy Messages for Loss of a Father

Loss of Wife

Sympathy Quote for Loss of Wife

Wishing you peace to bring you comfort, courage to help you face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

May the Great Healer pass His gentle hand over your heart and soul as you mourn the loss of your beloved wife.

“We were together. I forget the rest.”
– Walt Whitman

She loved life and it loved her right back.

Wherever a beautiful soul has been, there is a trail of beautiful memories.

She was deeply loved and will be sorely missed. Thinking of you today.

Related: 50 Loss of Wife Quotes

Loss of Husband

Love is a bond - Sympathy Quotes

With much sympathy on the loss of your husband.

Sharing in your grief and sorrow as you remember your husband.

He lives on in the hearts and minds of the loving family he left behind.

This feeling of brokenness is real. Don’t let anyone minimize that.

Love is a bond that death cannot sever. We remember and mourn with you at the loss of your wonderful husband.

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
– Robert Benchley

Loss of Daughter

Loss of Daughter Condolences

There are no words that can convey the sorrow we feel at the loss of your daughter. She will be greatly missed.

A daughter is always with us. First in her lifetime, then forever in our memories.

Our condolences at the heartbreaking loss of your cherished daughter. You are in our thoughts as we grieve with you.

A life that touches others goes on forever.

There is no foot so small that it cannot leave an imprint on this world.

Treasured with a love beyond all feeling; missed with a grief beyond all tears. Our condolences at the loss of your daughter.

Loss of Son

Loss of Son - Sympathy Quote Images

There are no words that can convey the sorrow we feel at the loss of your son. He will be greatly missed.

A son is always with us. First in his lifetime, then forever in our memories.

Our condolences at the heartbreaking loss of your beloved son. You are in our thoughts as we mourn with you.

Gone from our presence but not our hearts.

Those we have held in our arms for a little while we hold in our hearts forever.

Treasured with a love beyond all feeling; missed with a grief beyond all tears. Our condolences at the loss of your son.

Loss of Pet

No longer by our side

No longer by our side, but forever in our hearts.

It hurts because it mattered.

Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.
– Roger Caras

Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart.

The loss you feel is real, because pets truly are a part of the family.

She left her paw prints all over our hearts.

To the world he might have been just a dog, but to you, he was so much more. Our condolences at the loss of your beloved companion.

She smiled with her eyes,
laughed with her tail,
and loved with all her heart.

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Sympathy Quote Images

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Knowing your loved was a privilege and a blessing. You have my deepest condolences for your loss.
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How to Sign a Sympathy Card

Sometimes the last words you say are the most important. Here are some helpful phrases to use to conclude your sympathy message:

  • My condolences
  • Our sincere condolences
  • With sympathy
  • With deepest sympathy
  • Thinking of you
  • With love
  • Much love
  • Warmest regards
  • Yours truly
  • With [Name] in our thoughts and memories

Simply write one of these phrases, add a comma, and sign your name.

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