10 Inspirational Quotes for Eulogies

By: Matthew Funeral Home
Monday, March 12, 2018

When writing a eulogy for a loved one who has passed, it can be difficult to find the right words. It is a challenge to capture the essence of your dearly departed in a speech, especially while coupled with the grief that follows such a loss. This is why many turn to the words of authors and poets, philosophers and prophets, for inspiration and quotation for eulogies. Below is a small collection of quotes that are often used for eulogies and memorial services.

"Those who living fill the smallest space,
In death have often left the greatest void."
 -- W.S. Landor

"It’s not the years in your life, but the life in your years that counts."
 -- Adlai Stevenson

"I don’t think of all the misery, but of the beauty that remains."
 -- Anne Frank

"Pain is life - the sharper, the more evidence of life."
 -- Charles Lamb

"The buried are not lost, but gone before."
 -- Ebenezer Elliott

"Ever absent, ever near;
Still I see thee, still I hear;
Yet I cannot reach thee, dear!"
 -- Francis Kazinczy

"When sorrows come, they come not single spies,
But in battalions."
 -- William Shakespeare

"A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved."
 -- Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

"Who sleeps the longest is the happiest;
Death is the longest sleep."
 -- Thomas Southerne

Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
 -- Thomas Moore

For almost 50 years, Matthew Funeral Home has been serving the Staten Island community. We can help with almost every aspect of your loved one’s memorial service. Our family is here to serve yours, every step of the way.

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