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Epitaph Examples

Updated on February 22, 2011

Epitaph Examples

When you are planning a funeral, there are so many things to take care of. What to put on the tombstone is one of the decisions you need to make. Here we list several sample sayings, both classic and modern, that are good options for a gravestone saying or epitaph.

Epitaph Examples

Sample Sayings for Headstones

Are you seeking tombstone quotes to put at the grave of your loved one? Find here a selection of the most touching sayings in loving memory for a gravestone or headstone. It is common to use quotes from famous people or from the bible for tombstones. Look for something that is touching to you and represents your loved one and his or her philosophy of life.

Classic Epitaph Examples or Sayings

Gone, but not forgotten

In Loving Memory of

Forever in our hearts

Too well loved to ever be forgotten

Everlasting life through Christ

Loving memories last forever

Longer Tombstone Sayings, Gravestone Quotes, Epitaph Examples

If love could have saved you, you would have lived forever.

May you find comfort in the arms of an angel.

No farewell words were spoken,

no time to say goodbye,

you were gone before we knew it,

and only God knows why.

Gone yet not forgotten,

although we are apart,

your spirit lives within me,

forever in my heart.

Real love stories never have endings.

Until we meet again, may God

Hold you in the palm of his hand.

Death leaves a heartache

no one can heal;

Love leaves a memory no

one can steal

Irish Tombstone

Lord, now lettest thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word.

Luke 2:29

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I -

I took the one less traveled by,

And that has made all the difference.

Robert Frost

The heart of him who truly loves is a paradise on earth.

Lamennais

We miss you very much and love you dearly

We know our God is taking care of you

And you are now one of his special angels

You are forever in our hearts

We can't wait to be with you again

Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh

And talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved

You so-'twas heaven here with you.

Isla Paschal Richardson

Choose one of these epitaph examples as a touching tribute to your loved one.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      My father was interred in a U.S. Military cemetery. We chose 'You Are Our Hero.' Concise and to the point. He wasn't anyone's hero -just ours. He's gone five years now and he crosses my mind at some point every day.

      Thanks for the compilation of epitaphs. Nice job on your lens.

      Vic Doke

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