Orphan Sayings and Quotes

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

Do not let Sunday be taken from you. If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan. Albert Schweitzer
An orphaned calf licks its own back. Kenyan Proverb
God made us as relational beings and this is something that can never be taken from anyone, whether you’re an orphan or whether you grew up in a family or as a foster kid. Romāns Sendriks
Every politician should have been born an orphan and remain a bachelor. Lady Bird Johnson
Will you take care of my heart, it lives as an orphan inside the rib cage in my chest. Aravind PM
A fatherless girl thinks all things are possible and nothing safe. Mary Gordon
It is easier to fix a broken man, than a fatherless man. Bradley Dean
The women in the room chatted about love, about childhood, about losing parents, about Mr. Spock, about good books they'd read. They mothered each other. Louise Penny
Losing my parents was the most crushing thing that ever happened to me. I lost my dad when I was 26, and it changed my life entirely. Harlan Coben
Losing both parents at a young age gave me a sense that you can't really control life - so you'd better live it while it's here. I stopped believing in a storybook existence a long time ago. All you can do is push in a direction and see what comes of it. Jon Hamm
Losing a parent is a hard thing... I often sit here and think it would be great if mum and dad were alive and had a chance to see their grandkids grow up. Wayne Swan
Orphans don't have mothers and fathers, not brothers. Marcia Brady
You're an orphan / Of course / I'm an orphan / God, I wish there was a war / Then we could prove that we're worth more than anyone bargained for. Alexander Hamilton
Motherless children sees a hard time when their mother is dead / They are driven out in the cold, / God knows where to go. Traditional; Carl Radle; Eric Patrick Clapton
I am an orphan / on God's highway / But I'll share my troubles / if you go my way / I have no mother / no father no sister / No brother / I am an orphan girl / I have had friendships / pure and golden / But the ties of kinship / I have not known them. Gillian Howard Welch
I hear a low faint voice that says / Papa and mama's dead / And it comes from the poor orphan child / That must be clothed and fed / Savior, lead them by the hand, yes, gently lead them by the hand / Till they all reach that glittering strand. Traditional Music
I am no one and never will be anyone, / for I am far too small to claim to be; / not even later. / Mothers and Fathers, / take pity on me. / I fear it will not pay to raise me: / I shall fall victim to the mower's scythe. / No one can find me useful now: I am too young, / and tomorrow will be too late. / I only have one dress, / worn thin and faded, / but it will last an eternity / even before God, perhaps. / I only have this wispy hair / (that always remained the same) / yet once was someone's dearest love. / Now he has nothing that he loves. Rainer Maria Rilke