Some meaningful phrases for memorial plaques include "It is morning on the other side ... and all is light and joy," "And in the end it is not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years," and the more concise "Peace at last," as listed by memorial plaque company Peter Troost. Some others include "Sun of my soul, thou savior dear, it is not night if thou be near," "Memories, laughter, love... the treasures we keep forever," and "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away."
Memorial plaques often start with a phrase such as "In Loving Memory Of," followed by the name of the person being memorialized, as described by Memorial Plaques Plus.com. This is typically followed by the dates of birth and death, and finally the poignant and sentimental phrase.
Scriptural verses or religious sentiments are popular for memorial plaques. An example is 2 Timothy 4:7, which reads "I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith." An example of a non-scriptural religious sentiment is "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."