65 Funeral Quotes : Funeral Sayings

These funeral quotes will inspire you. Funeral the observances held for a dead person usually before burial or cremation.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging funeral quotes, funeral sayings, and funeral proverbs.

Best Funeral Quotes

  1. “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
  2. “I can’t think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I’ve had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral.” ~ Lord Mountbatten
  3. “According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. Does that sound right? This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” ~ Jerry Seinfeld
  4. “A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers.” ~ Eddie Cantor

  5. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~ Abraham Lincoln
  6. “The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.” ~ Irving Berlin
  7. “When words are most empty, tears are most apt.” ~ Max Lucado
  8. “People will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou

  9. “The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead.” ~ Samuel Goldwyn
  10. “I used to work in a funeral home to feel good about myself, just the fact that I was breathing.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  11. “And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.” ~ Walt Whitman
  12. “Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.” ~ Mark Twain

  13. “There is no such thing as the pursuit of happiness, but there is the discovery of joy.” ~ Joyce Grenfell
  14. “Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.” ~ Jack Kornfield
  15. “Time is passing. Yet, for the United States of America, there will be no forgetting September the 11th. We will remember every rescuer who died in honor. We will remember every family that lives in grief. We will remember the fire and ash, the last phone calls, the funerals of the children.” ~ George W. Bush
  16. “I never go to funerals. To me a person is dead when he breathes for the last time. After that, your memories should be personal.” ~ Hedy Lamarr

  17. “They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days.” ~ Garrison Keillor
  18. “It’s bad taste to be wise all the time, like being at a perpetual funeral.” ~ D. H. Lawrence
  19. “When I die, I’ll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral!” ~ Rick Wakeman
  20. “Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.” ~ Clarence Darrow

  21. “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” ~ Maya Angelou
  22. “I’ve a great fancy to see my own funeral afore I die.” ~ Maria Edgeworth
  23. “To the solemn graves, near a lonely cemetery, my heart like a muffled drum is beating funeral marches.” ~ Charles Baudelaire
  24. “My father always wanted to be the corpse at every funeral, the bride at every wedding and the baby at every christening.” ~ Alice Roosevelt Longworth

  25. “I have always loved the process of making the music, reading the letters from the fans who get married to my music, have children to my music and play my music at their funerals.” ~ Wynonna Judd
  26. “Worldly faces never look so worldly as at a funeral.” ~ George Eliot
  27. “I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral.” ~ John Burroughs
  28. “I didn’t attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it.” ~ Mark Twain

  29. “God’s finger touched him, and he slept.” ~ Alfred Lord Tennyson
  30. “In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country, it is a form of popular entertainment.” ~ George Ade
  31. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  32. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” ~ Queen Elizabeth II

  33. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power.” ~ Washington Irving
  34. “The stars are not wanted now, put out every one Pack up the moon & dismantle the sun.” ~ W. H. Auden
  35. “Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.” ~ Walter Scott
  36. “Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.” ~ Rabindranath Tagore

  37. “Greatness and goodness are not means, but ends! Hath he not always treasures, always friends, The good great man? Three treasures, love and light, And calm thoughts, regular as infants’ breath; And three firm friends, more sure than day and night, Himself, his Maker, and the angel Death.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge , Funeral quotes friend
  38. “A well-spent day brings happy sleep.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  39. “Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone, Prevent the dog from barking with a juicy bone. Silence the pianos and with muffled drum Bring out the coffin, let the mourners come.” ~ W. H. Auden
  40. “He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” ~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  41. “Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead.” ~ Francois de La Rochefoucauld
  42. “When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun.” ~ William Shakespeare
  43. “He was my North, my South, my East and West, My working week and my Sunday rest, My noon, my midnight, my talk, my song; I thought that love would last for ever: I was wrong.” ~ W. H. Auden
  44. “Grief knits two hearts in closer bonds than happiness ever can; and common sufferings are far stronger links than common joys.” ~ Alphonse de Lamartine

  45. “The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life” ~ Lucan
  46. “Art is long, and time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave.” ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  47. “Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.” ~ Andrew Sachs
  48. “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” ~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  49. “Death is not the end Death can never be the end. Death is the road. Life is the traveler. The Soul is the Guide … Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life Our soul thinks of Immortality” ~ Sri Chinmoy
  50. “The Madiba song may have ended, but its melody lingers on.” ~ Bantu Holomisa
  51. “A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.” ~ Nazr Mohammed
  52. “There is but one freedom, To put oneself right with death. After that everything is possible. I cannot force you to believe in God. Believing in God amounts to coming to terms with death. When you have accepted death, the problem of God will be solved, and not the reverse.” ~ Albert Camus

  53. “I am going to seek a grand perhaps.” ~ Francois Rabelais
  54. “Nothing you can lose by dying is half as precious as the readiness to die, which is man’s charter of nobility.” ~ George Santayana
  55. “Bear patiently, my heart, for you have suffered heavier things.” ~ Homer
  56. “We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

  57. “We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.” ~ David Sarnoff
  58. “Life can only be understood backwards.” ~ Mackenzie Astin
  59. “It’s often said that life is strange. But compared to what?” ~ Steve Forbert
  60. “The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  61. “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” ~ Leonardo da Vinci
  62. “Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.” ~ Dag Hammarskjold
  63. “Everyone dies but not everyone lives.” ~ William Wallace
  64. “The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.” ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

  65. “To die or not to die … we really don’t have a choice. We can therefore only take care of our life-body, until the fullness of time and being ends our existence on earth.” ~ Taitetsu Unno

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