Funeral Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old funeral quotes, funeral sayings, and funeral proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Let no one pay me honor with tears, nor celebrate my funeral rites with weeping. Ennius
If any of you cry at my funeral, I'll never speak to you again! Stan Laurel
Funerals are the rituals we create to help us face the reality of death, to give us a way of expressing our response to that reality with other persons, and to protect us from the full impact of the meaning of death for ourselves. Some funerals fulfill these functions beautifully. Others fail. Alla Bozarth Campbell
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master. Michelangelo
We know you'd be with us today if heaven wasn't so far away. unknown
Say not in grief: "He is no more", but live in thankfulness that he was. Hebrew Proverb
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
For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. William Penn
Funerals aren't for the dead. They're for the living. Gavin Extence
I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving for the life I have had than that everyone should be jolly at my funeral. Lord Mountbatten
Some people never head a procession until they're dead. unknown
Funerals are pretty compared to death. Funerals are quiet, but deaths not always. Tennessee Williams
A funeral is no place for secrets. Mitch Albom
A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker. Ambrose Bierce
The only reason I might go to the funeral is to make absolutely sure that he's dead. unknown
A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in. Irvin S. Cobb
If tears could build a stairway and memories a lane, I'd walk right up to heaven and bring you home again. unknown
It is not length of life, but depth of life. Emerson Ralph Waldo
Funerals seem less about comforting the souls of these dearly departed than about comforting the people they leave behind. Rin Chupeco
When we lose someoe we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. Maurice Maeterlinck
When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices. When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries. Buddhist Saying
While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. J Taylor
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on... Irving Berlin
In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of entertainment. George Ade
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
Nowadays, the only occassions that seem to bring families together are weddings and funerals. Julia Mcnamara
Visit me before I die. We can enjoy one another's company. A funeral is a rather one-sided affair. Ralph Webster
And a funeral, I found out, is like a wedding in reverse, with less time to plan. J. Lincoln Fenn
It's better to be last in the traffic lane than first in the funeral procession. unknown
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
Even the best of friends cannot attend each other's funeral. Kehlog Albran
A man is not completely born until he is dead. Benjamin Franklin
After a funeral, a feast . W. G. Benham
Some people don't attend funeral not because they don't want to but they are not emotionally strong to see anybody GO. Neeraj Bhanot
All men are born truthful, and die liars. Vauvenargues
Life starts with a bottle and ends with a bier. Evan Esar
For many people, life begins almost the same way it ends; creation and cremation. Evan Esar
To be born healthy is an accident; to die healthy also takes an accident. Evan Esar
The three most important events of human life have nothing to do with intelligence; birth, marriage and death. Evan Esar
There are millions of people in the world but most of them just drift along, afraid of death and even more afraid of life. Indira Gandhi
I refused to attend his funeral. But I wrote a very nice letter explaining that I approved of it. Mark Twain
Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody. J.D. Salinger
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman? Woody Allen
Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. Mark Twain
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome. Isaac Asimov
In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes. Benjamin Franklin
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. Woody Allen
The only way you can become a legend is in your coffin. Bette Davis
They say such nice things about people at funerals that it makes me sad to realize that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. Garrison Keillor
Death is nature's way of telling you to slow down. Ulysses Press
Any man who says he is not afraid of death is a liar. Winston Churchill
I do not approve of mourning; I approve only of remembering. Noel Coward
Death is like the rumble of distant thunder at a picnic. W.H. Auden
Everything passes, everything wears out. everything breaks. French Proverb
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die. Eleanor Roosevelt
Death is no more than passing from on e room into another. But there's difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. Hellen Keller
Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and from through the mouths of men. Quintus Ennius
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it. W.Somerset Maugham
Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death. Annie Lennox
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying. Jean Cocteau
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people. Khalil Gibran
Death is the only teacher you will learn something from. Joseph Demakis
Death of emotions is only scary because you are afraid of the light. Joseph Demakis
Facing death when you are alive get's you use to the fact. Joseph Demakis