100+ Sympathy Quotes & Messages of Condolence


Dealing with a loss is a sensitive subject and one that is often hard to approach. Finding the words to comfort someone in such a difficult time requires tenderness and considerable thoughtfulness but with the right words, you can provide a feeling of comfort, support, and warmth to someone who needs it most.

Deepest Sympathy

It can be difficult to know what to write in a sympathy card if you've never written one before, but here you will be met with sensitively curated Quotes of Comfort, Heavenly Religious Sympathy Quotes, messages for the Loss of a Pet, Inspirational Sympathy Quotes, and Sympathy Messages for the Loss of a Loved One - be it the Loss of a Mother, the Loss of a Father, or anyone special.

What to Write in a Sympathy Card

At such an emotional time when a loss is concerned, it’s can be difficult to know what the best thing to say is. These sympathy messages of condolence will provide words of comfort to anyone who is recently bereaved and dealing with a loss.

My deepest sympathy to you and your family in this difficult time.

The many memories
That you have made
Will be everlasting
They will never fade.

I’m thinking of you in this extremely difficult time. My most heartfelt condolences to you.

I’m thinking of you in this extremely difficult time. My most heartfelt condolences to you.

Sending prayers and wishes your way in hope that your heart heals swiftly.

Today, I am wishing you strength
Tomorrow, I wish you hope.

It may be hard to see beyond the sorrow, but may the great memories you hold help comfort you tomorrow.

Extending my deepest sympathies to you and praying that God will provide comfort.

Extending my deepest sympathies to you and praying that God will provide comfort.

May you get through this difficult time with the love and support of dear friends and family.

Words cannot describe the feeling of sympathy I have for you. My deepest condolences to you.

I share with you
In this time of grief,
And I also share
This time of celebration
For such an incredible human.

I am so sorry to hear the news. The loss of such a great person is bound to leave a void, but their legacy will live on in all of our hearts forevermore.

Let us not be sad for the loss of a loved one, but celebrate them for the spectacular person they were.

In your darkest hour, may the light from those who love you lift you up. Sending you strength.

In your darkest hour, may the light from those who love you lift you up. Sending you strength.

I’m so sorry for your loss. Only someone who has lost a loved one can empathize with what you’re experiencing at this moment in time. Know I’m here for you if you need anything.

My heart breaks for you. I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now, but know that I’m right here to comfort you through it every step of the way.

Quotes of Comfort

Sometimes, fewer words are enough and can be an even more impactful and meaningful gesture. Let someone who is grieving know that you’re thinking of them in their time of need.

Sending you strength and love.

Sending you strength and love.

Sorry for your loss. I’m here for you if you need anything.

You’re in my prayers and in my thoughts.

Someone so special will never be forgotten.

Gone but never forgotten.

Let us not cry that it’s over, but smile for the good times shared.

Thinking of you.

Thinking of you.

Grief is a small price we pay for a love so great.

You’re never alone, my friend.

I know this must be a difficult time for you. If I can do anything at all, just let me know.

Let us not grieve that they are no more, but be thankful that they were.

Someone so special will live on forever in our hearts.

Just shout if I can make this tough time a little easier for you.

As your friend, it’s my job to make you feel supported and loved. I’m here for you.

Know that you’re surrounded with the love of people who care about you.

Religious Sympathy Quotes

These comforting bible verses will warm the souls of those in mourning, and help them feel closer to God.

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.”

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

"Though he brings grief, he will show compassion, so great is his unfailing love."
— Lamentations 3:32

“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”

“So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy.”
— John 16:22

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
— Psalms 23:4

Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
— Romans 12:15

“He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds."

"He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds."
— Psalms 147:3

"Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
— Joshua 1:9

“For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life."

"For God so loved the world that He gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but have eternal life."
— John 3:16

“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
— Romans 15:13

“Sing for joy, O heavens, and exult, O earth; break forth, O mountains, into singing! For the Lord has comforted his people and will have compassion on his afflicted.”
— Isaiah 49:13

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

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

"But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself."
— Psalm 49:15

"For this God is our God for ever and ever: he will be our guide even unto death."
— Psalm 48:14

“I will rejoice and be glad in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have known the distress of my soul.”
— Psalm 31:7

“He will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces."

"He will swallow up death forever. Then the Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces."
— Isaiah 25:8

Loss of a Pet

Losing a pet is one of life’s most devastating moments. Find comfort in knowing you provided many years of happiness to yours.

Saying goodbye to your best friend can’t have been easy. I’m here for you if you need anything.

Angels have wings, but sometimes they also have four paws.

Angels have wings, but sometimes they also have four paws.

A dog is a part of the family, and saying goodbye to a family member is always difficult. Sending you love and strength in this sad time.

I can’t believe your little buddy’s gone. It won’t be the same without them around.

May your pooch be chasing sticks and doing tricks in doggy heaven now.

So sorry to learn about your feathered friend. He has gained a new set of angel wings now.

Your dog is resting and at peace now, taking the long nap. RIP.

I am so sorry for your loss. Words can’t begin to describe how my heart breaks for you.

I am so sorry for your loss. Words can’t begin to describe how my heart breaks for you.

May the memories of your precious pet always stay with you, and help ease the heartache in this sad time.

I was so sorry to hear about your furry friend. Find comfort in knowing you provided the best life for them.

Inspirational Sympathy Quotes

From the inspiring words of authors to iconic heart-touching lyrics from songs about the death of a loved one, these quotes are simple, impactful, and moving in their meaning and convey wise words of comfort.

“Now you belong to heaven and the stars spell out your name.”
“Now you belong to heaven and the stars spell out your name.”
— Elton John

“Fly, fly little wing
Fly beyond imagining
The softest cloud, the whitest dove
Upon the wind of heaven's love.”
— Celine Dion

“Life is for the living Death is for the dead Let life be like music And death a note unsaid.”

“Life is for the living
Death is for the dead
Let life be like music
And death a note unsaid.”
— Langston Hughes

“May angels lead you in.”
— Jimmy Eat World

“Though I know I'll never lose affection for people
and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I love you more.”
— John Lennon and Paul McCartney of The Beatles

“I know that you‘re gonna fly Somewhere brighter on the other side.”

“I know that you're gonna fly
Somewhere brighter on the other side.”
— OPM

“Tears water our growth.”
— William Shakespeare

“Unforgettable In every way And forever more That‘s how you‘ll stay.”

“Unforgettable
In every way
And forever more
That's how you'll stay.”
— Nat ‘King’ Cole

“And through it all,
She offers me protection
A lot of love and affection
Whether I'm right or wrong.”
— Robbie Williams

“No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why."

"No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye, you were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why."
— Jewish Proverb

“And she said, how can I help you to say goodbye
It's okay to hurt, and it's okay to cry
Come let me hold you, and I will try
How can I help you to say goodbye.”
— Patty Loveless

“Given a choice between grief and nothing, I'd choose grief.”
— William Faulkner

“And wherever you've gone
And wherever we might go
It don't seem fair... Today just disappeared
Your light's reflected now, reflected from afar
We were but stones, your light made us stars.”
— Eddie Vedder

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.”

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.”
— Anne Roiphe

“There's a bit of magic in everything, and some loss to even things out.”
— Lou Reed

“I grieve for you
you leave me
'so hard to move on
still loving what's gone
they say life carries on
carries on and on
and on and on.”
— Peter Gabriel

Sympathy Messages for the Loss of a Loved One

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most difficult losses to comprehend. These sympathy messages will provide some comfort during a time of loss and heartache.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this exceptionally sad time.

My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family at this exceptionally sad time.

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most painful tragedies. My heart cries out with sorrow for you.

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most devastating ordeals. I’m so sorry for your loss.

Losing a loved one is one of life’s most devastating ordeals. I’m so sorry for your loss.

In this time of misery, it may help to focus on all of the good times and remember the memories that will forever live on.

one more bright star in the sky

Tonight, there is one more bright star in the sky. I’m thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

I wish I could wave a magic wand and make all of this pain go away.

My most heartfelt sympathies to you in your time of grief. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

My most heartfelt sympathies to you in your time of grief. You are in my prayers and thoughts.

The ones closest to us
Are never truly gone.
They will be eternally
Watching over you.

I have no words. Life can be so cruel sometimes. I’m here for you for whatever you may need.

The loss of someone close
Is the hardest to comprehend.
Sending you my most
Heartfelt sentiments.

From our sights They may be gone But within our hearts, They will always be.

From our sights
They may be gone
But within our hearts,
They will always be.

Those closest to the heart
Never truly leave us.

Loss of a Mother

One more angel is looking over you in the skies above.

One more angel is looking over you in the skies above.

The deep pain that comes with losing a mother cannot be compared. May time heal your broken heart and saddened soul.

I’m heartbroken for you. May you find solace in the sweet memories of such a wonderful woman.

The wound of losing a mother may never truly heal, but may the scar represent all of the dear memories of her you hold.

Even though your mother has passed on, her love for you will forever live on.

Finally at peace. I hope you find comfort in knowing that you filled your mother’s final days with joy.

I’m sending you wishes of healing and peace during this exceptionally sad and trying time. All my love to you and your family.

A mother’s love lasts long after she has gone.

Loss of a Father

I am truly saddened to hear of your father’s passing. A man so special will never be forgotten.

I am truly saddened to hear of your father’s passing. A man so special will never be forgotten.

We have lost a truly great man. I have no doubts that you will continue his great legacy.

I am so sorry to hear the news of your father. His passing has left a huge gap in our hearts and in this world.

Losing a parent is one of the hardest and greatest losses one will ever experience. I’m thinking of you during this difficult time.

A decent man
No longer in pain
Nor suffering
Has finally found peace
And gained his wings.

The ones who brought us into this world will forever be in our hearts.

My deepest condolences to you on your dad’s passing. I’m here if you need anything at all.

I’m devastated to hear of your dad’s death. May his kind soul rest in peace.