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What are some appropriate quotes for offering condolences?

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Many different quotes are appropriate for offering condolences to people regarding the death of someone close to them. Some quotes are appropriate for most situations, while others are only fitting after the loss of a particular person.

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What are some appropriate quotes for offering condolences?
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Examples of quotes that are almost always appropriate for offering condolences include "You are in my thoughts," "We are thinking of you," and "Please accept my condolences." More religious variations of these phrases include "Our thoughts and prayers are with you," "Peace, prayers and blessings," and "When reason fails, pray for peace. We will be praying with you."

Regarding the loss of someone's mother, individuals may use this Helen Keller quote to offer condolences: "What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us." For the loss of a father, this Claudia Ghandi quote is appropriate: "If I had a single flower for every time I think about you, I could walk forever in my garden."

For the loss of someone's spouse, this rhyming condolence from an unknown author can be used: "We've shared our lives these many years. You've held my hand; you've held my heart. So many blessings, so few tears - yet for a moment, we must part."

After the loss of a child, this quote from William Cullen Bryant is fitting for condolences: "And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.?

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