25 Quotes To Help You Get Through A Death Of A Friend

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A person move on over a death of a friend

Losing a friend is like losing a part of a piece of your soul. The ones you have grown up with, the ones you have spent quality time with, the ones with whom you have cried and laughed along. The grief faced when someone experiences loss of that magnitude cannot be understood by us. With these quotes, you can find the thoughts to express how you truly when words fail you.

  1. “To lose a friend is the greatest of all loses” – Syrus
  2. “On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.” -Henry David Thoreau.
  3. “A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies” – Gustave Flaubert
  4. “This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad” – William Shakespeare
  5. “Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity” – Terri Guillemets
  6. “Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence” – David Hume
  7. “Don’t be surprised if you grieve more for a friend than you did for a recently deceased relative. The old saying, ‘You pick your friends, relatives are thrust upon you,’ holds true here. Friends are special people in our eyes because we hold them to be. Friends fill time in our lives that will be vacant when they die” – Helen Fitzgerald
  8. “True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they’re never dead in your heart” – Unknown
  9. .”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-Exupéry.
  10. “We all lose friends… we lose them in death, to distance, and over time. But even though they may be lost, hope is not. The key is to keep them in your heart, and when the time is right, you can pick up the friendship right where you left off. Even the lost find their way home when you leave the light on” – Amy Marie Waltz
  11. “Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death” – Anonymous
  12. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly-that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp” – Anne Lamott
  13. “Words seem so feeble in moments like these. Life is so precious, and death such a thief. The depth of your pain I cannot comprehend, but I’ll stand alongside you in the darkness, my friend. Love is a bond that death cannot part. Gone from your arms, but still held in your heart” – John Mark Green
  14. “I know for certain that we never lose the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make. Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories” – Leo Buscaglia
  15. “You’ll never be forgotten that simply cannot be. As long as I am living, I’ll carry you with me. Safely tucked within my heart your light will always shine; a glowing ember never stilled, throughout the end of time. No matter what the future brings, or what may lie ahead, I know that you will walk with me along the path I tread. So rest my angel, be at peace and let your soul fly free. One day I’ll join your glorious flight for all eternity” – Unknown
  16. “You’ll never be forgotten that simply cannot be. As long as I am living, I’ll carry you with me. Safely tucked within my heart your light will always shine; a glowing ember never stilled, throughout the end of time. No matter what the future brings, or what may lie ahead, I know that you will walk with me along the path I tread. So rest my angel, be at peace and let your soul fly free. One day I’ll join your glorious flight for all eternity” – Unknown
  17. The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same, nor would you want to” – Elisabeth Kubler Ross
  18. “His death brings a new experience to my life – that of a wound that will not heal” – Ernst Jünger
  19. “Death is as casual- and often as unexpected- as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade” – Jim Bishop
  20. “Every deceased friend is a magnet drawing us into another world” – Eliza Cook
  21. “Be grateful every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so very precious” – Mandy Hale
  22. “When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure” – Unknown
  23. “I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day” – Mitch Albom
  24. “The way to love anything is to realize that it may be lost” – G. K. Chesterton
  25. “Losing people you love affects you. It is buried inside of you and becomes this big, deep hole of ache. It doesn’t magically go away, even when you stop officially mourning” – Carrie Jones

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