We understand death only after it has placed its hands on someone we love.
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If you’ve lost someone close, or know others struggling with their own grief, you know it’s difficult to find words of comfort. These sympathy quotes are a great place to start so you can center yourself and find solace when you need it.
When we lose someone special to us, the sense of loss can be overwhelming. We all want to say something meaningful that conveys a sense of how sorry we are for loss, but often can’t seem to find the right words.
Whether it was sudden or expected, taking the time to properly mourn our loss is an essential part of a healthy grieving process.
Whatever kind of loss has led you to this page, we hope you’ll find the right words to help you express your feelings.
Losing a friend or family member is one of the hardest things that can happen in our lives, but sharing the sorrow of someone who is grieving can be equally difficult.
We hope these quotes about sympathy and condolences give you a way to express your feelings at times when it’s hard knowing what to say.
We hope these sympathy quotes help you express your feelings, whether you are currently grieving or expressing condolences to someone else. Be gentle with yourself throughout this process. Your loss will always hurt, but things will get easier with time.
Update: Originally published on Oct 30, 2012 and updated on June 3, 2020.