Video Memorial Quotations - and Historical Wisdom
Death, for all its pain, is a unique prompt to ponder the big issues in life. And a collection of sentiments that the person lived by or that represent their beliefs and philosophies helps us to focus our thoughts.
Sometimes a person was known for their own sayings or homilies. These can be also included.
Here is a small selection of our favorite quotes. Call us to get a pdf of the whole list.
Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.
Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next.
To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.
Mothers and their children are in a category of their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving.
I'm the one that's got to die when it's time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.”
Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
Family like branches on a tree, we all grow up in different directions, yet our roots remain the same.
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
The good life is inspired by love and guided by knowledge.
Only once in your life, I truly believe, you find someone who can completely turn your world around. Colors seem brighter and more brilliant.
You experience a love and joy that you never dreamed possible.
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
HENRY VAN DYKE
Happiness is inward and not outward; and so it does not depend on what we have, but on what we are.
If it's nothing more than a smile - give that away and keep on giving it.
Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out.
Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down ‘happy’. They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.
FRANKLIN P. JONES:
Love doesn't make the world go round. Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
We are all born for love; it is the principle of existence and its only end.
A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.
Families are like fudge- mostly sweet , with a few nuts.
You are never stronger...than when you land on the other side of despair.
Once upon a time there was a boy who loved a girl, and her laughter was a question he wanted to spend his whole life answering.
So much of what is great has sprung from the closeness of family ties.
What do we live for, if not to make the world less difficult for each other?
I'm not afraid of death; I just don't want to be there when it happens.
ANTOINE DE SAINT-EXUPERY
Love does not consist of gazing at each other, but in looking together in the same direction.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
1. We are all travelers in the wilderness of this world, and the best we can find in our travels is an honest friend.
2. That man is a success who has lived well, laughed often, and loved much.
H. JACKSON BROWN
A friend is a person who knows all about you, but likes you anyway.
Happiness is only real when shared.
All great achievements require time.
CHARLES AND ANN MORSE
The history of our grandparents is remembered not with rose petals but in the laughter and tears of their children and their children’s children. It is into us that the lives our grandparents have gone. It is in us that their history becomes a future.
SIR WALTER RALEIGH
But true love is a durable fire, in the mind ever burning, never sick, never old, never dead, from itself never turning.
It's so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone.