Adding eulogy quotes to your speech, is like seasoning your speech with spices, demonstrating colorful descriptions and thoughtful explanations. Trying to write an eulogy when you are staring at at blank piece of paper, is about as easy as pulling teeth from an alligator. By incorporating classic quotes into your script, it is like being handed a life raft. It provides you with a base to work from and is particularly invaluable in helping describe the deceased's character. Some of the eulogy quotes are entertaining, some are witty, some insightful in expressing your points of view.
The following are quotes by Jim Rohn that I like to use in describing the character of the person.
This next quote works well as a metaphor to compare the deceased to a well-fashioned day;
"When a man's life is over, it remains true that he was one sort of man and not another. A man who understands himself under the form of eternity knows the quality that eternally belongs to him, and knows that he cannot wholly die, even if he would, for when the movement of his life is over, the truth of his life remains."
philosopher, George Santayana
One life on this earth is all that we get, whether it is enough or not enough, and the obvious conclusion would seem to be that at the very least we are fools if we do not live it as fully and bravely and beautifully as we can. Frederick Buechner
Eulogy Quotes about mistakes:
"The man who makes no mistakes does not usually make anything."- W.C. Magee
"The greatest mistake you can make in life is to be continually fearing you will make one." - Elbert Hubbard
You can observe a lot just by watchin'. - Yogi Berra
A human life is sacred.
It is sacred in its being born.
It is sacred in its living.
And it is sacred in its dying.
Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul.
Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.
- Pamela Vaull Starr
Behind every successful man is a surprised mother-in-law.
Christopher Robin eulogy quotes are wonderful for incorporating grandchildren into the service. Here are two favorite ones for them to read aloud.
Eulogy Quotes on Happiness:
Our lives are songs; God write the words
And we set them to music at pleasure;
And the song grows glad, or sweet or sad,
As we choose to fashion the measure.
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man (or woman) who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.
- Mark Twain
If one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, he will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
-H D Thoreau
The Golden Rule is that there are no golden rules.
- G B Shaw
Security is mostly a superstition. Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.
Success is the ability to go from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm.
The following is a great ending for an eulogy. Former Canadian Prime Minister used this line in ending his eulogy to President Ronald Reagan.
"Think where man's glory most begins and ends and say - my glory was that I had such friends."
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