From the Classics

  • Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy (Shakespeare)
  • The end and the reward of toil is rest (James Beattie)
  • In His will is our peace (Dante)
  • Music, when soft voices dies, vibrates in the memory... (Shelley)
  • Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy (Shakespeare)
  • The end and the reward of toil is rest (James Beattie)
  • In His will is our peace (Dante)
  • Music, when soft voices dies, vibrates in the memory... (Shelley)
  • Where there is sorrow there is holy ground (Wilde)
  • Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal (Moore)
  • The dutifulness of children is the foundation of all virtue (Cicero)
  • Things past belong to memory alone, things future are the property of hope (John Home)
  • Each lonely scene shall thee restore (William Collins)
  • The acts of this life are the destiny of the next (Eastern proverb)
  • Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past (Lowell)
  • Every man's life is a plan of God (Horace Bushnell)
  • Nature's loving proxy, the watchful mother (Bulwer)
  • Mercy to him that shows it, is the rule (Cowper)
  • Strength is born in the deep silence of long-suffering hearts, not amid joy (Hemans)
  • The soul that suffers is stronger than the soul that rejoices (E. Shepard)
  • What seem to us but dim funereal tapers may be Heaven's distant lamps (Longfellow)
  • Death is the golden key that opens the palace of Eternity (Milton)
  • Sorrows are like tall angels with star-crowns in their hair (Margery Eldredge Howell)
  • There is a sweet joy that comes to us through sorrow (Spurgeon)
  • Where there is much light, the shadows are deepest (Goethe)
  • There never was night that had no morn (D.M.N. Craik)
  • The greatest attribute of heaven is mercy (Beaumont and Fletcher)
  • God gives us love. Something to love He lends us (Tennyson)
  • His daily prayer, far better understood in acts than words, was simply doing good (Whittier)
  • Unable are the loved to die, for love is immortality (Dickenson)
  • Only in darkness can you see the stars (Emerson)
  • It is not the length of life, but the depth (Emerson)
  • Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail (Emerson)
  • We only part to meet again (Gay)
  • Onward to thy glory! 'Tis always morning somewhere in the world. (R.H. Horne)
  • The way to love anything is to realize that it might be lost (Chesterton)
  • Joy, joy forever! My task is done - the gates are pass'd, and heaven is won. (Moore)
  • The cross leads generations on (Shelley)
  • ...The heart of man is restless until it finds its rest in Thee (St. Augustine)
  • But in the night of death hope sees a star, and listening love can hear the rustle of a wing (Ingersoll)
  • Whither though goest, I will go (Ruth 1: 16)
  • Life's a voyage that's homeward bound (H. Melville)
  • Beyond is the infinite morning of a day without a tomorrow (W.S. Abbott)
  • God is and all is well (Whittier)
  • Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven (H.W. Beech)
  • There is a sweet job that comes to us through sorrow (Spurgeon)
  • Earth hath no sorrow that heaven cannot heal (Moore)
  • Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy (Shakespeare)
  • Death is not a foe, but an inevitable adventure (Sir Oliver Lodge)
  • Every man’s life is a plan of God (Horace Bushnell)
  • The acts of this life are the destiny of the next (Eastern proverb)
  • The heart of him who truly loves is a paradise on earth (Lamennais)
  • Mutual love, the crown of all our bliss (Milton)
  • To love is to place our happiness in the happiness of another (Leibnitz)
  • Humble love, and not proud science, keeps the door of heaven (Young)
  • Dust thou art, to dust returnest, was not spoken of the soul (Longfellow)
  • Till the master of all good workmen shall set us to work anew (Rudyard Kipling)
  • The end and the reward of toil is rest (James Beattie)
  • Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past (Lowell)
  • Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory... (Shelley)
  • Yet in this heart’s most sacred place, thou, alone, shall dwell forever (Moore)
  • ..There hath pass’d away a glory from the earth (Wordsworth)
  • Death’s but a path to be trod if man would ever pass to God (T. Parnell)
  • He hath awakened from the dream of life (Shelley)
  • Where He leads me I can safely go (Millay)
  • Faith builds a bridge across the gulf of death (Young)
  • 'Tis not the whole of life to live, nor all of death to die (J. Montgomery)
  • Where there is sorrow there is holy ground (Wilde)
  • Now twilight lets her curtain down and pins it with a star (L. M. Child)

Epitaphs and Words of Comfort

General Epitaphs and Words of Comfort

  • At rest
  • Rest in peace
  • In God's loving care
  • We will meet again
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For a Father, Husband, Son, Brother

  • Rest in peace
  • In loving memory
  • Entered into rest
  • Until we meet again
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For a Mother, Wife, Daughter or Sister

  • Sweet in her ways
  • She walked in beauty
  • The sweetest sounds to mortals given are heard in Mother, Home and Heaven
  • A mother's love grows by giving
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For an Infant or Child

  • Our little angel
  • Remembering a tiny angel
  • Sweetly sleeping
  • So small, so sweet, so soon
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From the Bible

  • In God’s care
  • Trust in God
  • The Lord is my shepherd
  • Death is only a shadow across the path to heaven
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From the Classics

  • Heaven, the treasury of everlasting joy (Shakespeare)
  • The end and the reward of toil is rest (James Beattie)
  • In His will is our peace (Dante)
  • Music, when soft voices dies, vibrates in the memory... (Shelley)
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