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General Epitaphs

Example epitaph on a raised headstone in a Chicago cemeteryGeneral Epitaphs and Words of Comfort

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Example Epitaphs

It is morning on the other side... and all is light and joy.
This was no ordinary life. This was a life well-lived and well-loved, a life that will be deeply missed.
And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years. (Abraham Lincoln)
And flights of angels sing thee to thy rest. (William Shakespeare)
Peace at last.
We live to love you more each day. (Jayne Mansfield)
We make a living by what we get but we make a life by what we give.
And the angels sing.
Many things in life will catch your eye but few will catch your heart...Pursue those. (Michael Nolan)
From the Tree of Life each leaf must fall, the green, the gold, the great, the small. Each one in God's own time He'll call, with perfect love He gathers all. (Unknown)
In another home, in a happier place, in a beautiful forever.
Nothing that is loved is ever lost... No one who has touched a life, who has brought beauty to the world, is ever truly gone.
Memories, laughter, love...the treasures we keep forever. (Unknown)
Each soul leaves a legacy of love.
A life well-lived leaves behind a beautiful bouquet of memories.
The world is a far lesser place without you
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. (Vicki Corona)
Sun of my soul, thou savior dear, it is not night if thou be near. (John Keble)
Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in Heaven, where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. (Eskimo Proverb)
What we keep in memory is ours unchanged forever
The song is ended by the melody lingers on. (Irving Berlin)
Too well loved to ever be forgotten
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile. (Albert Einstein)
I can only hope we shall see each other again in that place where there is only love and no shadows fall, You have touched my very being...I shall remember you. (J. M. Vasques)
Out of the finite darkness, into the infinite light. (Louise Chandler Vasques)
Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal. (Thomas Moore)
If you don't climb the mountain, you can't view the plain. (Anonymous)
The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and for deeds left undone. (Harriet Beecher Stowe)
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons. (Ruth Ann Schabacker)
Veni, vidi, vici (I came, I saw, I conquered). (Julius Caesar)
Love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. (Khalil Gibran)
You taught all that knew you what courage meant and have shown us an example in death as you did in life. God give me strength in my life without you.

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