Eulogy Quotes

Collection of some famous eulogy quotes that can be added in your eulogy to make it sound better. These quotes can be used in sympathy or condolence cards. This part shows vision of famous people towards eulogy.

Inspirational Eulogy Quotes

The quotes below can be used as an inspiration for funeral speeches.

“I'm sorry, Daddy. I let you down. I just flat gave up. Back there at that swamp — you were gone. It was all over. Didn't seem like there was anything worth going on for for me. And I almost forgot. You left us something; you left us the company. You built Ewing Oil from the ground up. And whatever it took — you did it for Ewing Oil. And I'm gonna do the same. I'm gonna pass it on bigger and stronger to my son. I'm back, Daddy. And nobody's gonna take Ewing Oil away from me, or my son, or his son. I swear to you: By God, I'm gonna make you proud'a me.”  
'Dallas' Quotes, J. R. Ewing's Eulogy for his father

“Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”   Richard bach, (Illusions)

“What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.”   Richard Bach, (Illusions)

“I'm always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize I'm listening to it."
George Carlin quotes

"The whole theme of my eulogy was to stress the positives in their lives." Rabbi Shawn Zell

“Across the years I will walk with you - in deep green forests, on shores of sand and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too, you will have my hand!”   Robert Sexton

“The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.”   (little foxes, 1866)

“To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable”    Erich Fromm

“Perhaps the gods are kind to us, by making life more disagreeable as we grow older. In the end death seems less intolerable than the manifold burdens we carry”   Sigmund Freud, (at age 74.)

“There is no greater love than this. There is no greater gift that can ever be given. To be willing to die, so another might live -- there is no greater lover than this.” Steven Curtis Chapman quotes

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?”   Leroy ‘Satchel’ Paige

“Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional.”   Bumper sticker in ‘Herb Caen’ column on his 80th birthday San Francisco Chronicle

“The family with an old person in it possesses a jewel.”   Chinese saying

“Antiquity is full of eulogies of another more remote antiquity” Voltaire quotes

“Suicide is what the death certificate says when one dies of depression.”   Peter D. Kramer, psychiatrist.

"God pours life into death and death into life without a drop being spilled." ~Author Unknown

"There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn't get worse every year." ~Author Unknown

“Suicide is a privilege of man which deity does not possess.”   Pliny the elder, (AD 23-79)

"The really frightening thing about middle age is the knowledge that you'll grow out of it." ~Doris Day

“No neurotic harbors thoughts of suicide which are not murderous impulses against others redirected upon himself.”   Sigmund Freud

“To die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Death of one's own free choice, death at the proper time, with a clear head and with joyfulness, consummated in the midst of children and witnesses: so that an actual leave-taking is possible while he who is leaving is still there." ~Friedrich Nietzsche, Expeditions of an Untimely Man.

“This morning, for the first time in a long time, the joy again of imagining a knife twisted in my heart.”   Franz Kafka

“Most criminals are not born; they are made….  What the State really punishes in a criminal is often its own neglect, its own failure to do its duty to the citizen.”    William Randolph Hearst

“Let your love of justice be exceeded only by your love of mercy.”   Anonymous

"Death is life's way of telling you you're fired."  ~Author Unknown

“Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a lawbreaker, it breeds contempt for the law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”   Louis D. Brandeis

“One of the biggest lies in the world is that crime doesn’t pay. Of course, crime pays.”    G. Gordon Liddy

“A piece of each of us died at that moment.”   Mike Mansfield, on John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

“They who sow the wind shall reap the typhoon.”    Philippine saying.

“Slowly, gradually, he detached himself, breathing less and less, fainter and fainter; then was he off and free, like a dry leaf from the tree, floating down and away.”   Helen Nearing

“The worst evil of all is to leave the ranks of the living before one dies.”   Seneca the younger, 5 BCE to AD 65

“If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character...Would you slow down? Or speed up?” shutterfly125 Chuck Palahniuk quotes

“I, fed with judgement, in a fleshy tomb, am buried above ground.”   William Cowper (1731-1800) written during a period of insanity.

“To live a life half dead, a living death”    John Milton

"I would say to those who mourn... look upon each day that comes as a challenge, as a test of courage.  The pain will come in waves, some days worse than others, for no apparent reason.  Accept the pain.  Do not suppress it.  Never attempt to hide grief."   Daphne du Maurier

"What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes part of us."  Helen Keller

“If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. Buildings burn, people die, but real love is forever.” The Crow (1994)

"Everyone can master a grief but he that has it."  Shakespeare

"Where there is sorrow there is holy ground."  Oscar Wilde

“His innings is over, his bat is laid down. Bowled out by deaths unerring ball.”

“It's natures way of telling you to slow down.”   Anonymous, (Cited as Madison Avenues latest definition of death.)

“The idea is to die young as late as possible.”   Ashley Montagu, (1905 –1999)

“He had decided to live forever or die in the attempt”   Joseph Heller, 1923

Death plucks my ear and says, “live – I’m coming.”   Virgil, 70-19BCE

“But this long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run, we are all dead.”   John Maynard Keynes.

“After the game the king and the Pawn go into the same box.”   Italian saying.

“Here is a test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re still alive, it isn’t.”   Richard Bach, (Illusions)

Strive not, my soul, for an immortal life, but make the most of what is possible.”   Pythian Odes, 518 – 438BC

“Every man dies - Not every man really lives.” William Ross Wallace quotes

“The only reason I might go to the funeral is to make absolutely sure that he’s dead.”   Anonymous. (Brittish) On Lord Beaverbrook

“The living are just the dead on holiday”   Maurice Maeterlinck, 1862 – 1949