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The Best Gravestone Quotes

By Yourtribute @yourtribute

Gravestone QuotesGravestone quotes put into words the love and compassion you are feeling towards your loved one who passed away. A quote expresses the feelings of you and your entire family, without having to think of the words yourself. The quote you choose will be permanently inscribed on the gravestone as an everlasting monument to the deceased person.

Gravestone quotes are inspired by the overwhelming emotions a person is feeling when faced with the loss of a loved one. Quotes can be uplifting, mournful, cheerful, sad, funny or nostalgic. However, no matter what type of quote you choose the purpose is the same, to memorialize the life of your loved one.

When reading through the list of gravestone quotes, highlight the quotes that cause the biggest emotional response. Many of the quotes you will be unable to relate to; however, a few of them should touch your heart. The quote will either remind you of the person, of time you spent together, or of the feelings that you have towards him or her. The quote that you choose will help whoever reads the quote on the gravestone learn about what type of person your loved one was.

The Best Gravestone Quotes

“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

“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” Kalil Gibran

“Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so—‘twas heaven here with you.” Isla Paschal Richardson

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” Helen Keller

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” George S. Patton, Jr.

“The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver’s loving thought.” H.W. Longfellow

“If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you’ve made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hand” Unknown

“A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.” Mohammed

“Where there is sorrow there is holy ground.”  Oscar Wilde

“To reach a great height a person needs to have great depth.” Anonymous

“Memories are the treasures that we lock deep within the storehouse of our souls.” Becky Aligada

“And life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.” Grandma Moses

“What we have once enjoyed, we can never lose.  All that we love deeply becomes part of us.”  Helen Keller

“Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.” Seneca

“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” George S. Patton, Jr.

“Let the dead have the immortality of fame, but the living the immortality of love.” Tagore

”To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” Ecclesiastes

“There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief…and unspeakable love.”  Washington Irving

“A person’s true wealth is the good he or she does in the world.” Mohammed

“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” Pierre Auguste Renoir

“The journey is the reward.” Tao Saying

“Unless a man undertakes more than he possibly can do, he will never do all that he can.” Henry Drummond

“Tears are a river that take you somewhere…Tears lift your boat off the rocks, off dry ground, carrying it downriver to someplace better.” Clarissa Pinkola Estes

”What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller

“Death–the last sleep? No, the final awakening.” Walter Scott

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished: If you’re alive, it isn’t.” Richard Bach

“When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight.”  Kahlil Gibran

“He who has hope has everything.” Arabian Proverb

“Death — the last voyage, the longest and the best.” Thomas Wolfe

“It is not length of life, but depth of life.” Ralph Waldo Emerson


Choose one of the gravestone quotes listed above to engrave into your loved one’s headstone. A quote is a wonderful way to pay tribute to a person who has passed away. The quote you choose will remain on the gravestone for eternity to permanently memorialize the person who has passed away.

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