450 Sympathy Quotes to Help You Express Regret

“Gone from our sight, but never from our hearts.” ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Our thoughts and prayers are with you.”

“I wish you healing and peace.”

“I hope you feel surrounded by much love.”

“We are so sorry for your loss.”

“We are thinking of you during these difficult times.”

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“We pray the love for the lost is forever carried in your memory.”

“Words can’t express how saddened we are to hear of your loss.”

“May the memory of [insert name] bring you comfort and peace.”

“Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength.”

“My heart is with you in your time of sorrow.”

“Wishing you peace and strength during this difficult time.”

“May the sorrow you feel in your heart lighten by the love that surrounds you.”

“I’m missing [insert name] along with you. With heartfelt condolences.”

“Please accept my heartfelt sympathies for your loss.”

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“We are here for you and your family, now and forever.”

“The Remembrance of the good done those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them.” – Demoustier

“Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity.” – Terri Guillemets

“You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really FEEL the loss.” – Mandy Hale

“And then I heard the angel say, ‘She’s with you every day.’” – Author Unknown

“The sun, the moon, the wind, the stars, will forever be around, reminding you of the love you shared, and the peace she’s finally found.” – Author Unknown

“Once upon a memory someone wiped away a tear, held me close and loved me, Thank you, dear.” – Author Unknown

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“As long as I can I will look at this world for both of us, as long as I can, I will laugh with the birds, I will sing with the flowers, I will pray to the stars, for both of us.” – Author Unknown

“The object is not to forget, but to remember to go on.” – Author Unknown

“Those we have held in our arms for a short while we hold in our hearts forever.” – Author Unknown

“Our joys will be greater, our love will be deeper, our life will be fuller because we shared your moment.” – Author Unknown

“Do not think of me as gone. I am with you still in each new dawn.” – Native American Poem

“What is lovely never dies, but passes into another loveliness, Star-dust or sea-foam, Flower or winged air.” – Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller

“Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts.” -Dorothy Ferguson

“A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again.” – Maya Angelou

“If I had a flower for every time I thought of you, I could walk in my garden forever.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson

“There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

“We should feel sorrow, but not sink under its oppression.” –Confucius ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Not without hope we suffer and we mourn.” –William Wordsworth

“Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath and a glass of wine.” –Thomas Aquinas

“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Tears are the silent language of grief.” –Voltaire

“Great grief does not of itself put an end to itself.” –Lucius Annaeus Seneca ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“The purpose of human life is to serve, and to show compassion and the will to help others.” –Albert Schweitzer

“A sorrow’s crown of sorrow is remembering happier times.” –Alfred Lord Tennyson ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality.” –Emily Dickinson

“I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights.” –Desmond Tutu

“Almost all of our sorrows spring out of our relations with other people.” –Arthur Schopenhauer

“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.” –Khalil Gibran ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Sorrow is a fruit. God does not make it grow on limbs too weak to bear it.” –Victor Hugo ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” –William Wordsworth ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Pity may represent little more than the impersonal concern which prompts the mailing of a check, but true sympathy is the personal concern which demands the giving of one’s soul.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Only by joy and sorrow does a person know anything about themselves and their destiny. They learn what to do and what to avoid.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ( Sympathy Quotes )

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.” –Saint Augustine

“Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.” –William Blake ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.” –William Butler Yeats ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

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

“The dew of compassion is a tear.” –Lord Byron ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Grief changes shape, but it never ends.” –Keanu Reeves ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Truly, it is in darkness that one finds the light, so when we are in sorrow, then this light is nearest of all to us.” –Meister Eckhart

“Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” –Norman Cousins

“Bear and endure: This sorrow will one day prove to be for your good.”‘ –Ovid ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“It is a great consolation for me to remember that the Lord, to whom I had drawn near in humble and child-like faith, has suffered and died for me, and that He will look on me in love and compassion.” –Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“If you suppress grief too much, it can well redouble.” –Moliere

“A sympathetic friend can be quite as dear as a brother.” –Homer ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“The more sympathy you give, the less you need.” –Malcolm Forbes

“The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.” –James Russell Lowell

“Grief can’t be shared. Everyone carries it alone. His own burden in his own way.” –Anne Morrow Lindbergh

“Our trials, our sorrows, and our grieves develop us.” –Orison Swett Marden

“The natural effect of sorrow over the dead is to refine and elevate the mind.” –Washington Irving

“Grief is the price we pay for love.” –Queen Elizabeth II ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Any mind that is capable of real sorrow is capable of good.” –Harriet Beecher Stowe

“Happiness is beneficial for the body, but it is grief that develops the powers of the mind.” –Marcel Proust

“It’s sad when someone you know becomes someone you knew.” –Henry Rollins

“Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” –Alphonse de Lamartine ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“I will indulge my sorrows, and give way to all the pangs and fury of despair.” –Joseph Addison

“Sorrow is so easy to express and yet so hard to tell.” –Joni Mitchell

“From the end spring new beginnings.” –Pliny the Elder

“People who drink to drown their sorrow should be told that sorrow knows how to swim.” –Ann Landers

“I was brought up to be sympathetic toward others.” –Joyce Carol Oates ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“I say to people who care for people who are dying, if you really love that person and want to help them, be with them when their end comes close. Sit with them – you don’t even have to talk. You don’t have to do anything but really be there with them.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“Here bring your wounded hearts, here tell your anguish; Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.” –Thomas Moore

“Sympathy is charming, but it does not make up for pain.” –Lillie Langtry ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Flowers grow out of dark moments.” –Corita Kent

“I think loss of loved ones is the hardest blow in life.” –Marlo Thomas

“After you have wept and grieved for your physical losses, cherish the functions and the life you have left.” –Morrie Schwartz

“What is lovely never dies, But passes into other loveliness.” –Thomas Bailey Aldrich

“As Christians, our compassion is simply a response to the love that God has already shown us.” –Steven Curtis Chapman

“Developing our sympathetic compassion is not only possible but the only reason for us to be here on earth.” –George Saunders

“Grieve and mourn for yourself not once or twice, but again and again.” –Morrie Schwartz

“Excess of grief for the dead is madness; for it is an injury to the living, and the dead know it not.” –Xenophon

“The cure for sorrow is to learn something.” –Barbara Sher

“It is in our faults and failings, not in our virtues, that we touch each other, and find sympathy. It is in our follies that we are one.” –Jerome K. Jerome

“When you lose a person you love so much, surviving the loss is difficult.” –Cristiano Ronaldo

“Loss and possession, death and life are one, There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.” –Hilaire Belloc

“Those who weep recover more quickly than those who smile.” –Jean Giraudoux

“A crowd always thinks with its sympathy, never with its reason.” –William R. Alger

“You don’t go around grieving all the time, but the grief is still there and always will be.” –Nigella Lawson

“If our hearts are ready for anything, we can open to our inevitable losses, and to the depths of our sorrow. We can grieve our lost loves, our lost youth, our lost health, our lost capacities. This is part of our humanness, part of the expression of our love for life.” –Tara Brach

“If we wait until our lives are free from sorrow or difficulty, then we wait forever. And miss the entire point.” –Dirk Benedict

“Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ.” –Donald Cargill

“The only cure for grief is action.” –George Henry Lewes ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“Life has never been easy. Nor is it meant to be. It is a matter of being joyous in the face of sorrow.” –Dirk Benedict

“One often calms one’s grief by recounting it.” –Pierre Corneille

“To desire and expect nothing for oneself and to have profound sympathy for others is genuine holiness.” –Ivan Turgenev

“I have nothing but sympathy for the people who are forced to work with me. I’m better now at picking out those that want to play that game with me, and those that don’t.” –Alton Brown

“There is a joy in sorrow which none but a mourner can know.” –Jean Paul

“The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.” — Robert Southey ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“I believe that everyone can appreciate the right of a family to grieve the loss of a loved one in peace, regardless of anyone’s position on the war in Iraq and Afghanistan.” –Dave Reichert

“Grief is only the memory of widowed affections.” –James Martineau

“Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result. Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change.” –Jesse Jackson

“I have a strong sympathy for all women who have struggled and suffered.” –Edmonia Lewis

“I have embraced crying mothers who have lost their children because our politicians put their personal agendas before the national good. I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.” –Donald Trump

“Autumn wins you best by this its mute appeal to sympathy for its decay.” –Robert Browning

“Marriage must be a relation either of sympathy or of conquest.” –George Eliot

“Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy, or opposing passion. Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.” –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“The rule of friendship means there should be mutual sympathy between them, each supplying what the other lacks and trying to benefit the other, always using friendly and sincere words.” –Marcus Tullius Cicero

“The Nazi movement is in many respects one which has my warmest sympathy.” –George Bernard Shaw

“In any business, the more you learn, the more sympathetic you can be to other people’s positions.” –Peter Asher

“Sympathy is two hearts tugging at one load.” –Charles Henry Parkhurst

“Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.” –Quintus Ennius

“Character is made of duty and love and sympathy, and, above all, of living and working for others.” –Robert Green Ingersoll

“It is only after one is in trouble that one realizes how little sympathy and kindness there are in the world.” –Nellie Bly ( 450 Sympathy Quotes )

“There is something terribly morbid in the modern sympathy with pain. One should sympathise with the colour, the beauty, the joy of life. The less said about life’s sores the better.” –Oscar Wilde

“Pierre Curie came to see me and showed a simple and sincere sympathy with my student life. Soon he caught the habit of speaking to me of his dream of an existence consecrated entirely to scientific research, and he asked me to share that life.” –Marie Curie

“All sympathy not consistent with acknowledged virtue is but disguised selfishness.” –Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“The community stagnates without the impulse of the individual. The impulse dies away without the sympathy of the community.” –William James

“And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.” –Walt Whitman

“It appears to be a law that you cannot have a deep sympathy with both man and nature.” –Henry David Thoreau

“I tend to foster drama via bleakness. If I want the reader to feel sympathy for a character, I cleave the character in half, on his birthday. And then it starts raining. And he’s made of sugar.” –George Saunders

“Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain.” –Anne Grant

“At a family’s most difficult time, I want to make sure at a minimum that they have the very basic of comforts: the ability to grieve their loss privately and the knowledge that their country is grateful for their loved one’s sacrifice and service.” –Dave Reichert

“What ye have been ye still shall be, When we are dust the dust among, O yellow flowers!” –Henry Austin Dobson

“Women have no sympathy and my experience of women is almost as large as Europe.” –Florence Nightingale

“The knowledge that we have brother scouts working in the same uniform, to the same ends, in the same way, in all corners of the Empire, cannot but make scouts proud of their brotherhood, and cannot fail to bring them into closer sympathy.” –Robert Baden-Powell

“Women are about the best lovers of nature, after all; at least of nature in her milder and more familiar forms. The feminine character, the feminine perceptions, intuitions, delicacy, sympathy, quickness, are more responsive to natural forms and influences than is the masculine mind.” –John Burroughs

“Staying married may have long-term benefits. You can elicit much more sympathy from friends over a bad marriage than you ever can from a good divorce.” –P. J. O’Rourke

“We Germans have a special responsibility to be alert, sensitive, and aware of what we did during the Nazi era and about lasting damage caused in other countries. I’ve got tremendous sympathy for that.” –Angela Merkel

“If men and women are to understand each other, to enter into each other’s nature with mutual sympathy, and to become capable of genuine comradeship, the foundation must be laid in youth.” –Havelock Ellis

“I have a great deal of sympathy for reluctant readers because I was one. I would do anything to avoid reading. In my case, it wasn’t until I was 13 and discovered the ‘Lord of the Rings’ that I learned to love reading.” –Rick Riordan

“Sympathy is the first condition of criticism.” –Henri Frederic Amiel

“I like movies that make you semi fall in love with the villain so you have sympathy for him.” –Megan Thee Stallion

“No one has yet realized the wealth of sympathy, the kindness and generosity hidden in the soul of a child. The effort of every true education should be to unlock that treasure.” –Emma Goldman

“We’re so much more likely to feel sympathy for an animal than another person; thus, the best fiction uses animals to define truly humane behavior.” –Chuck Palahniuk

“Men we shall have only as we make manhood the object of the work of the schools – intelligence, broad sympathy, knowledge of the world that was and is, and of the relation of men to it – this is the curriculum of that Higher Education which must underlie true life.” –W. E. B. Du Bois

“Two nations between whom there is no intercourse and no sympathy; who are as ignorant of each other’s habits, thoughts, and feelings, as if they were dwellers in different zones, or inhabitants of different planets. The rich and the poor.” –Benjamin Disraeli

“I didn’t go to university. Didn’t even finish A-levels. But I have sympathy for those who did.” –Terry Pratchett

“We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living.” –Davy Crockett

“There should be a sympathy with freedom, a desire to give it scope, founded not upon visionary ideas, but upon the long experience of many generations within the shores of this happy isle, that in freedom you lay the firmest foundations both of loyalty and order.” –William E. Gladstone

“The Who on record were dynamic. Roger Daltrey’s delivery allowed vulnerability without weakness; doubt and confusion, but no plea for sympathy.” –Eddie Vedder

“When we are out of sympathy with the young, then I think our work in this world is over.” –George MacDonald

“What’s interesting to me is that people engage survivors from a place of pity all the time – a place of sympathy.” –Tarana Burke

“I am convinced that, despite what you think of Obama, I don’t think Obama has a person-to-person connection with people. I think people love him because of his race and feel sorry for him, object of sympathy. I think people feel he’s a victim, he portrays himself as a victim of America; he gets sympathy that way.” –Rush Limbaugh

“What is it that distinguishes you and me from the lower animals – from the beasts? More, I say, than anything else, human sympathy – human sympathy.” –Robert Green Ingersoll

“To all those who have suffered as a consequence of our troubled past I extend my sincere thoughts and deep sympathy. With the benefit of historical hindsight we can all see things which we would wish had been done differently or not at all.” –Queen Elizabeth II

“Interest does not tie nations together; it sometimes separates them. But sympathy and understanding does unite them.” –Woodrow Wilson

“I’m not looking for sympathy at all.” –Arnold Schwarzenegger

“True Scouts are the best friends of animals, for from living in the woods and wilds, and practising observation and tracking, they get to know more than other people about the ways and habits of birds and animals, and therefore they understand them and are more in sympathy with them.” –Robert Baden-Powell

“We do not learn by inference and deduction and the application of mathematics to philosophy, but by direct intercourse and sympathy.” –Richard M. Nixon

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