Memoriam Sayings and Quotes

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

The memorial itself has been an afterthought. It's astounding to me that the only thing they have up there after four years are a couple of posters. Bill Doyle
Memorials become relics if they do not stir our modern conscience. Henry Waxman
It's a sad fact that some people are only remembered once they're dead. BatWhaleDragon
Grief and tragedy and hatred are only for a time. Goodness, remembrance and love have no end, and the Lord of life holds all who die and all who mourn. George W. Bush
The only real treasure is in your head. Memories are better than diamonds and nobody can steal them from you Rodman Philbrick
Memorial Day isn't just about honoring veterans, its honoring those who lost their lives. Veterans had the fortune of coming home. For us, that's a reminder of when we come home we still have a responsibility to serve. It's a continuation of service that honors our country and those who fell defending it. Pete Hegseth
The grief they have experienced has made them more empathetic to the grief of others. Bill Doyle
Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? Terry Pratchett
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 their light is from within. Elizabeth Kubler Ross
Because one dead leaves every material back, even the body, but what is taken is the soul with memories. Riku H. Petro
People leave strange little memories of themselves behind when they die. Haruki Murakami
Ceremonies are important. But our gratitude has to be more than visits to the troops, and once a year Memorial Day ceremonies. We honor the dead best by treating the living well. Jennifer Granholm
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Anonymous
Our legacy is really the lives we touch, the inspiration we give, altering someone's plan - if even for a moment and getting them to think, cry, laugh, argue. More than anything, we are remembered for our smiles; the ones we share with our closest and dearest, and the ones we bestow on a total stranger, who needed it right then, and God put you there to deliver. Carrie Hamilton
The best memorial for a mighty man is to gain honor ere death. Decimius Magnus Ausonius
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. Anonymous
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the thing you are, the things you never want to lose. Kevin Arnold
Memories are like stones, time and distance erode them like acid. Ugo Betti
Our memories are independent of our wills. It is not so easy to forget. Richard B. Sheridan
A remembrance can mean nothing to the one remembered; it can only remind the ones left behind how little they did while you were still alive. Sandra Bernhard
Those whom we have loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow. Sylvana Rossetti
Memories are like a box full of chocolates, you can't have them all at once. Sarvani Rajdeep
The grave is but a covered bridge, leading from light to light, through a brief darkness. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Clyde Campbell
No one ever really dies as long as they took the time to leave us with fond memories. Chris Sorensen
One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia