There are times in everyone's life when it helps to hear kind and comforting words. Whether someone is suffering from the loss of a person, love or a pet that passed away... or is dealing with the emotional turmoil of a breakup or a rocky time in a relationship, words can soothe and put someone on the path to healing.
Comforting Quotes When You Have Doubts About a Love Relationship
"Just because someone doesn't love you in the way you want them to, doesn't mean that they don't love you with all they've got. " - author unknown
"We learn only from those we love." - Johann Von Eckermann
"I wish they would only take me as I am." — Vincent Van Gogh
"My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it is on your plate." - Thornton Wilder
Comforting Quotes When You Think No One Will Ever Love You Again
"For every beauty there is an eye somewhere to see it. For every truth there is an ear somewhere to hear it. For every love there is a heart somewhere to receive it. " - Ivan Panin
"Even a very small degree of hope is enough to cause the birth of love." - Stendhal
"You may only be one person to the world, but you may also be the world to one person." - Anonymous
Comforting Quotes When Your Heart is Broken
"To be rejected by someone doesn't mean you should also reject yourself or that you should think of yourself as a lesser person." — Jocelyn Soriano
“For my part, I prefer my heart to be broken. It is so lovely, dawn-kaleidoscopic within the crack.”
― D.H. Lawrence
"Sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck," — Dalai Lama
“I'm not crying because of you; you're not worth it. I'm crying because my delusion of who you were was shattered by the truth of who you are.” — Steve Maraboli
“I love the way you refuse my love.” — Toba Beta
“I'd rather love a million times and have my heart broken every time, than hold a permanitely empty heart forever.” — H.C. Paye
"Don't cry when the sun is gone because the tears won't let you see the stars." — Violeta Para
"I asked professors who teach the meaning of life to tell me what is happiness/ And I went to famous executives who boss the work of thousands of men/ They all shook their heads and gave me a smile/ As though I were trying to fool with them/ And then one Sunday afternoon I just wandered out, along the Des Plaines River/ And I saw a crowd of Hungarians under the trees/ With their women and children and a keg of beer and an accordion." - Carl Sandburg
Do These Words Offer Comfort?
When someone dies, it can be hard to find the words to say something meaningful in person."You are in my thoughts and prayers" is often said by people of faith. It's also a phrase that's offered up by the powerless, after a tragedy such as a shooting. Yet when it is issued by cynical politicians when a nation grieves, those words ring hollow in times when action could mean so more. Also consider the recipient of those words: they could make an atheist feel uncomfortable when genuine emotional support is needed.
Just Say Something
Don't allow your fear of misspeaking to keep you from saying anything at all. People remember those who were kind and comforting to them in their time of need. And if you can't bring yourself to say something in person, put it in a note. Perhaps one of the quotes above will help you to craft a message.
What Else Offers Comfort?
A hug. A written love letter. Time spent in the company of a loving, patient friend or family member who understands the value of just being there and listening.