In loving Memory of Quotes
Here is a selection of in-Memory Quotes that I have compiled. When grief hits it is like the mind freezes in a very raw place, a form of auto pilot and shock set in. I hope that this collection is a help for you when you have to write an eulogy or a create a memorial piece for a loved one.
They vary from single quotes to full memorial poems and biblical passages and Zen passages from the Buddhist tradition.
In loving Memory Quotes from the Bible
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes
“So do not fear for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God.” – Isaiah 41:10
“The Lord is close to the broken hearted” – Psalm 34:18
God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble. – Psalm 46:1
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end. – Lamentations 3:22
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. – Matthew 11:28
He…has passed from death to life. – John 5:24
Love Memories Quotes
“The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver’s loving thought.”
“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
“Memories are the treasures that we lock deep within the storehouse of our souls.” – Becky Aligada
Short Death Quotes
Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
As a well spent day brings happy sleep,
so life well used brings happy death.
Death is not the end Death can never be the end.
Death is the road. Life is the traveller.
The Soul is the Guide
Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life
Our soul thinks of Immortality.
Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man’s growth as life itself.
I fall asleep in the full and certain hope
That my slumber shall not be broken;
And that, though I be all-forgetting,
Yet shall I not be all-forgotten,
But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds
of those I have loved.
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
“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
“Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was,’Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?’”– Leo Buscaglia
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 Worthington Raymond
“Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.” – Unknown
In loving Memory Poems
I thought of you with love today but that is nothing new
I thought of you yesterday and days before that too
I think of you in silence as I often speak your name
All I have are memories and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping. I have you in my heart.
It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn’t go alone
Part of me went with you, where ever you may roam
Remember me when I am gone away,
Gone far away into the silent land;
When you can no more hold me by the hand,
Nor I half turn to go, yet turning stay.
Remember me when no more, day by day,
You tell me of our future that you planned:
Only remember me; you understand
It will be late to counsel then or pray.
Yet if you should forget me for a while
And afterwards remember, do not grieve:
For if the darkness and corruption leave
A vestige of the thoughts that I once had,
Better by far you should forget and smile
Than that you should remember and be said.
Christina Georgina Rossetti
The Broken Chain
I little knew that morning. God was going to call your name,
In life I loved you dearly, in death I do the same.
It broke my heart to loose you, you did not go alone,
for part of me went with you, the day God called you home.
You left me beautiful memories your love is still my guide,
and though we cannot see you, you’re always at my side.
Our family chain is broken and nothing seems the same,
but as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.
“Let me show you the path on which there is no coming and no going.” Ikkyu
After your death you will be what you were before your birth.
In Loving Memory Quotes for Dad
If I could write a story
It would be the greatest ever told
Of a kind and loving father
Who had a heart of gold
If could write a million pages
But still be unable to say, just how
Much I love and miss him
Every single day
I will remember all he taught me
I’m hurt but won’t be sad
Because he’ll send me down the answers
And he’ll always be MY DAD
© Leah Hendrie
In Loving Memory Quotes for Mom
I do not think of you lying in the wet clay
Of a Monaghan graveyard; I see
You walking down a lane among the poplars
On your way to the station, or happily
Going to second Mass on a summer Sunday –
You meet me and you say:
‘Don’t forget to see about the cattle – ‘
Among your earthiest words the angels stray.
And I think of you walking along a headland
Of green oats in June,
So full of repose, so rich with life –
And I see us meeting at the end of a town
On a fair day by accident, after
The bargains are all made and we can walk
Together through the shops and stalls and markets
Free in the oriental streets of thought.
O you are not lying in the wet clay,
For it is a harvest evening now and we
Are piling up the ricks against the moonlight
And you smile up at us – eternally.
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