Mourning Quotes: Inspirational Resources for Preparing Memorial Services

mourning quotesWhen given the task of organizing or speaking at a loved one’s memorial service, it can be difficult to find the words or mourning quotes to express your grief over the loss of your friend or family member. Of course, you must deal with the logistics involved with the service: where will it be held, who will be speaking and will there be a wake afterwards? But then you have to come up with your own eulogy to give at the memorial service and it can be exceptionally frustrating when writer’s block strikes at such an inopportune moment.

Mourning Quotes and Inspirational Funeral Quotes

When you are looking for inspiration for a eulogy, there are many mourning quotes that can provide a basis for beginning or ending your speech. You want to find a quote that is respectful of the deceased, yet is still uplifting so that guests at the memorial service can get a sense of closure from attending the memorial service. Below are several mourning quotes that can help clear the mental block and let you write the memorial that your loved one deserves.

Sayings To Celebrate a Life

When you want your guests to look back on the good points in your loved one’s life, there are many quotes that you can use. Many of these mourning quotes talk about not focusing on the death of a person, but the life that they lead.

“If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.” Michelangelo

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” Soren Kierkegaard

“When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” Cherokee Expression

Uplifting Funeral Quotes To Give Guests Hope

Having hope is one of the most powerful emotions to give mourners. It can lift the spirits and give the grief-stricken a reason to move forward with their lives. Beginning or ending a eulogy with hopeful mourning quotes is a way to add a bit of positivity to a tragedy.

“He who has hope has everything.” Arabian Proverb

“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

Remember that mourning quotes are a good way to have a starting point of inspiration, but you should always interject your own fond memories and thoughts of your loved one into the memorial that you deliver at their service. If you are looking for other uplifting funeral quotes to comfort a loved one then check out our guide to sympathy quotes for help.


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