Inspirational Memorial Quotes

Beautiful quotes, sayings, and proverbs can help a great deal in getting over the grief of losing a loved one and memorializing the departed soul. In addition, you can use famous quotes, Bible verses, etc. on memorial headstones.

Besides, you may also compose a poem or eulogy yourself and get it engraved on the tombstone. Here are a few interesting quotes for you to consider:

“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


“We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.”
- Teilhard de Chardin

“Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower, We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.”
- William Wordsworth

“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

“To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.”
- Thomas Campbell

“I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death.  They continue to participate in every act, thought and decision we make.  Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.  We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love.”
- Leo Buscaglia

“From joy all beings have come and unto joy they all return”
- Upanishads

“He kept at true good humor’s mark
The social flow of pleasure’s tide:
He never made a brow look dark,
Nor caused a tear, but when he died.”
- Thomas Love Peacock

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
- Jack Lemmon

“The risk of love is loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love.”
-Hilary Stanton Zunin

“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 author

“Death is the golden key that opens the palace of Eternity.”
- Milton

“They can no longer die; for they are like the angels. They are God’s children, since they are children of the resurrection.”
- Luke 20:36

“I am the resurrection and the life; he that believeth in me, though he were dead yet shall he live.”
-John 11:25

“Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.”
- (This is a wonderful and inspiring quote taken from a headstone in Ireland)

Quotes about Getting Over Death

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief- love is stronger than death.”
- Robert Fulghum

“The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead.”
- Albert Einstein

“Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them”
- Leo Tolstoy

“Since every death diminishes us a little, we grieve – not so much for the death as for ourselves”
- Lynn Caine

“Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
- Matthew 5:4

“Death- the last sleep?
No, it is the final awakening.”
- Walter Scott

“I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death,
this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live.
Eternity does not start with death.
We are in eternity now.”
- Norman Vincent Peale

Ideally, an epitaph for a memorial headstone or monument should highlight the positive traits and achievements of the deceased.

You can purchase a headstone from a local monument dealer, funeral home, cemetery or online stores like, Headstones and Memorials, Quiring Monuments, and so on.

Thus, it helps you pay a tribute to the loved one. To make the epitaph more thoughtful and meaningful, you can include words of comfort and scriptural verses or passages in it.

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