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Encouraging Quotes for the Widowed

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Inspirational and encouraging quotes for someone who is widowed, along with the known name of who said it:

  1. “The greater the love, the greater the grief.” – Unknown
  2. “It’s okay to not be okay, but it’s not okay to give up.” – Unknown
  3. “When you can’t find the sunshine, be the sunshine.” – Unknown
  4. “The pain of grief is just as much part of life as the joy of love; it is perhaps the price we pay for love, the cost of commitment.” – Dr. Colin Murray Parkes
  5. “Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.” – José N. Harris
  6. “Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith… It is the price of love.” – Unknown
  7. “You have within you right now, everything you need to deal with whatever the world can throw at you.” – Brian Tracy
  8. “The only way to deal with grief is to lean into it.” – Sheryl Sandberg
  9. “Grief is not a disorder, a disease, or a sign of weakness. It is an emotional, physical, and spiritual necessity, the price you pay for love.” – Earl Grollma
  10. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II
  11. “The pain you feel today is the strength you feel tomorrow. For every challenge encountered, there is opportunity for growth.” – Unknown
  12. “Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love and wisdom.” – Rumi
  13. “You are not alone in this. You are not the first person to lose a partner, nor will you be the last. You will get through this, and you will find happiness again.” – Unknown
  14. “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
  15. “There is no expiration date on the love between two people.” – Unknown
  16. “The only way to get through grief is to go through it. There are no shortcuts or easy ways out. But there is a light at the end of the tunnel.” – Unknown
  17. “It’s okay to not be okay. It’s okay to feel broken and lost. But remember, broken crayons still color.” – Unknown
  18. “The pain of losing someone never goes away, but the love that person gave you will remain in your heart forever.” – Unknown
  19. “A new day will come, and when the sun shines it will shine out the clearer.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
  20. “When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
  21. “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
  22. “The best way to honor the memory of someone you’ve lost is to live your life in a way that would make them proud.” – Unknown
  23. “You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Bob Marley
  24. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.” – Rumi
  25. “What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
  26. “The darkest hour is just before the dawn.” – Thomas Fuller
  27. “Sometimes the smallest step in the right direction ends up being the biggest step of your life. Tiptoe if you must, but take the step.” – Unknown
  28. “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” – Emily Dickinson
  29. “You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.” – Maya Angelou

I hope these quotes bring some hope and inspiration to someone who is widowed.


  1. Hi
    Just passed the sixth anniversary of my dear wife Maria who died suddenly while we were out cycling on the Greenway. Size 10 fit didn’t smoke and occasional glass of wine at a wedding. Uncovered old papers today and found Maria’s obituary and local clubs tribute to her .
    So having one of those days and had to look at a site and pass on my story.
    Funny how it creeps up when you least expect it


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