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Eulogy Quotes

Updated on April 23, 2016

How To Write and Deliver A Eulogy Speech

Giving a eulogy is such a great honor. If you have been asked to give a eulogy, chances are that you were very important to the person who has passed away. It is important that you honor their memory, and give comfort to those they left behind, by saying the right words.

Since death is a universal theme through out human society, there is a rich treasury of quotes that you can use to embellish your speech and convey the right feelings.

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Funeral Quotes
Funeral Quotes

Just remember, even though using quotes may help you express your feelings in a more polished way, nothing can beat a sincere and heartfelt statement about how you feel. Don't worry so much about the content of your eulogy or what you say in your card. What people appreciate most of all is hearing how you felt about the deceased and they will treasure your words of sympathy and compassion.

Besides picking the right words to say, what matters most of all is that you be there for those friends and family who are grieving the passing of their loved one. Make sure to offer your support, and mean it. Put your words into action and make sure that they know that they can count on you to help shoulder their grief.

Finding the Right Words

Finding the right words to say at a funeral or in a condolence card can be difficult. Whether you have been asked to deliver a eulogy or just want to jot down a few words in a sympathy card, here are some quotes about death and funerals that may help.

When thou art above measure angry, bethink how momentary is man's life. -- Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor and Philosopher

There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay some forms of life arise. -- Charles Mackay.

God's finger touched him, and he slept. -- Tennyson, In Memoriam

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. -- Samuel Johnson

There is no cure for death, save to enjoy the interval. -- George Santayana

What good can come from meeting death with tears? If a man is sorry for himself, he doubles death. -- Euripedes

There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be? -- William Hazlitt

Though it is in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death. -- Sir Thomas Browne (1642)

To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead. -- Samuel Butler

Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short , but when we have had our fill of fruit, our swelter of heat, we said that we have had our day. -- Emerson (1855)

When we lose someoe we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. -- Maurice Maeterlinck

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    • vox vocis profile image


      6 years ago

      Death quotes can be very useful at funerals. Charles Mackay's quote is very inspirational.

    • Mrs. J. B. profile image

      Mrs. J. B. 

      8 years ago from Southern California

      These were great. I laughed.... Thanks..

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      10 years ago

      cheered me up immensely.

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      10 years ago

      Really great quotes.

      I love this one: It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. -- Samuel Johnson

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      10 years ago

      The quotes are quite good.What if we only express our inner feelings at that time.

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      funeral quotes 

      10 years ago

      Yeah the samual butler quotes is quite touching. The quote by Euripedes is actually quite quite harsh aswell, I do wonder what is that aim of these funeral quotes? To empathise or to terririse haha. Rob

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      11 years ago from Antioch, TN

      These quotes are amazing, some profound, some causing me to smile at the sweetness of them. Very nice.

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      11 years ago

      Wow...To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead. -- Samuel Butler is the best one by far...i love it.

      Tis my new fav quote!!!


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