57 Death Of A Friend Quotes to Comfort and Heal You

Losing a close friend is an awful occurrence since friendships frequently play an important role in our lives.

Close friends give companionship, emotional support and the opportunity to share crucial events and memories.

When we lose our close friend it can leave a gap that is difficult to replace.

The anguish of losing a loved one is difficult to put into words since the emotions involved are sometimes complicated and overpowering.

Best Death Of A Friend Quotes


In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams… that is where you and I shall meet. ~ Lewis Carrol.

The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. ~ Seneca.

There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains. ~ Hoda Kotb.

A friend dies or leaves us: we feel as if a limb was cut off. ~ Thomas Jefferson.

The bond between friends is beyond the mortal world. I can still feel her with me everyday, helping me make it through. She is by my side, and yours, forever. ~ Unknown.

Death is as casual- and often as unexpected- as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade. ~ Jim Bishop.


Life without a friend is like death without a witness. ~ John Ray.

Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advance a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. ~ Aristophanes.

A great friend is something to be cherished, whether they remain by my side in this life or wait for me in the next. ~ Unknown.

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Famous Death Of A Friend Quotes

The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! ~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky.


Death ends a life, not a relationship. ~ Jack Lemmon.

The best of friends know that they were loved for who they were in life and will be remembered for their heart in their death. ~ Unknown.

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe.

On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world. ~ Henry David Thoreau.


Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds. ~ Emperor Saga.

You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know? ~ Jerome Salinger.

Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. ~ Terri Guillemets.


A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. ~ Gustave Flaubert.

Loss of a friendship through death is a cruel and cold companion. Warmth is found through fond memories, so curl up with them whenever you need to. ~ Unknown.

For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night. ~ William Shakespeare.

A true friend is never truly gone. Their spirit lives on in the memories of those who loved them. ~ Unknown.


The loss of a friend is the greatest of losses. ~ Publilius Syrus.

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. ~ Robert Southey.

Honoring a friend’s death is truly about honoring their life. Despair over what may have been, but revel and reflect in what was. ~ Unknown.

It hurts when you lose a friend to death, it hurts even more when you lose a friend still living. ~ C. J. Tulli.

Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. ~ Vicki Harrison.


Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral. ~ Kehlog Albran.

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever. ~ A.A. Milne.

Top Death Of A Friend Quotes

Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence. ~ David Hume.

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. For all that we love deeply becomes a part of us. ~ Helen Keller.

He spoke well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence. ~ Ben Becht.

And ever has it been known that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation. ~ Khalil Gibran.


Grief is the price we pay for love. ~ Queen Elizabeth II.

My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love. ~ Rick Prashaw.

There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part. So just give me a happy middle and a very happy start ~ Shel Silverstein.

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. ~ Anne Grant.

Sad Death Of A Friend Quotes

When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken. ~ Chris Lumpkin.


To lose a friend is the greatest of all loses. ~ Syrus.

Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. ~ Leo Buscaglia.

The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends. ~ John Cassian.

Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same. ~ Flavia Weedn.

While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil. ~ John Taylor.

Every deceased friend is a magnet that draw us into another world. ~ Eliza Cook.


I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. ~ Mitch Albom.

Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day. ~ Dalai Lama.

When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed. ~ J. Petit-Senn.

When people die,’ she said softly, ‘It doesn’t necessarily mean you’re ready to give them up ~ C.A. Belmond.


The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb. ~ Unknown.

This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad. ~ William Shakespeare.

His death brings new experience to my life – that of a wound that will not heal. ~ Ernst Jünger.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. ~ Psalm 147:3.

Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted. ~ Matthew 5:4.

Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear. ~ Unknown.

I thank my God every time I remember you. ~ Philippians 1:3.

Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints. ~ Psalm 116:15.

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti.

For I take no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Sovereign Lord. Repent and live! ~ Ezekial 18:32.

So these were the 57 quotes on death of a friend.

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