Sympathy and Comfort Quotations

Sympathy and comfort quotations can offer a lifetime of experiences in just a few meaningful sentences.

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Quotes can give us a lifetime of hard earned experiences in a condensed form. Especially quotes which offer comfort or sympathy. Which help us deal with difficult experiences. Which open our hearts after hard times.

Sympathy quotations are like the map to an unknown territory for many of us.

A territory we can already see from a distance. A territory we have often not set a foot in, but want to. A territory which feels important to us.

And good comfort quotes can provide the map to this territory.

They also function as short reminders for us to get out of a rut. A rut of ideas and concepts which don't serve us anymore.

Comfort and sympathy quotations invite us to do something different. To look at life's events in a new way.

Especially when our minds would like to stay in the old worn out grooves. Grooves which are pure habit without relevant content. Grooves which feel familiar but not good. Sympathy quotations can be such a help in discovering new grooves.

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I know God will not give me anything I can't handle.
I just wish that He didn't trust me so much.

- Mother Teresa -



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Every evening I turn my worries over to God.
He's going to be up all night anyway. 

- Mary C. Crowley -



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Ring the bells that still can ring.

Forget your perfect offering.

There's a crack in everything.

That's how the light gets in.

- Leonard Cohen -



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When there is pain,
there are no words.
All pain is the same.

- Toni Morrison -



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In our sleep
pain which cannot forget
falls drop by drop upon the heart
until in our own despair
against our will
comes wisdom through
the awful grace of God.

- Aeschylos -
As quoted by Bobby Kennedy
announcing Martin Luther King's death
on April 4, 1968



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For the dead
there are no more toils.

- Sophocles -



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Or even the silver cord be loosed,
or the golden bowl be broken,
or the pitcher be broken at the cistern.
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was,
and the spirit shall return to God who gave it.

- Ecclesiastes -



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Nothing in his life became him
like the leaving it;
he died as one
that had been studied in his death
to throw away the dearest thing he owed,
as 't were a careless trifle.

- William Shakespeare, Macbeth -



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We sometimes congratulate ourselves
at the moment of waking from a troubled dream;
it may be so the moment after death.

- Nathaniel Hawthorne -



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The Earth is wise and
whispers to us
in a language of feelings.
A sacred place is one
where the Earth's voice
can be heard more clearly.
Let's go to these places
and listen.

- Frederic Lehrman -



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People are like stained-glass windows.
They sparkle and shine when the sun is out,
but when the darkness sets in,
their true beauty is revealed ONLY
if there is a light from within.

- Elizabeth Kübler-Ross -



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Death is the sound
of distant thunder
at a picnic.

- W H Auden -



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I often think that people we have loved
and who have loved us...
become a part of us and
we carry them around all the time -
whether we see them or not.

And in some ways we are a sum total
of those who have loved us and
those who have given ourselves to us.

- Anonymous -



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Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It's the transition
that's troublesome.

-Isaac Asimov -



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Death, the one appointment
we all must keep,
and for which no time is set.

- Charlie Chan -



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To live in hearts
we leave behind
Is not to die.

- Thomas Campbell -



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Life is but a journey;
death is returning home.

- Chinese proverb -



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As a well spent day
brings happy sleep,
so a life well spent
brings happy death.

- Leonardo da Vinci -



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I wanted a perfect ending.
Now I've learned, the hard way,
that some poems don't rhyme,
and some stories don't have
a clear beginning, middle, and end.

Life is about not knowing, having to change,
taking the moment and making the best of it,
without knowing what's going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.

- Gilda Radner -



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We cannot change the direction of the wind,
but we can adjust the sails.

- Author unknown -



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Death is no more than passing
from one room into another.
But there's a difference
for me, you know.
Because in that other room
I shall be able to see.

- Helen Keller -



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Death smiles at us all.
All a man can do is smile back.

- Maximus in the movie "Gladiator" -



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The sword outwears its sheath,
and the soul wears out the breast.
And the heart must pause to breathe,
and love itself have rest.

- Lord Byron -



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