Memorial death sayings are appropriate to place in a funeral or memorial program as well as incorporate it into a short reading. They can be short thought provoking quotes or sayings about life and death that prompt the listener to reflect upon its words and meaning.
These types of saying can even be place on the tombstone of the deceased, if applicable but more often, people use them as short inclusions for the funeral or memorial programs, within a eulogy or memorial reading.
One of the most popular memorial death sayings comes from the Bible’s Old Testament in Ecclesiastes 3:1-8. It talks about a time for all things in our world and eludes to different seasons in our life. There was even an old 70’s song written about this verse called “Turn, Turn, Turn (to Everything there is a Season)” which was originally performed by The Byrds.
Emily Dickinson was an American poet and lived in the 19th century. She has written many memorial death sayings that are noteworthy for a memorial service. You may find many additional death sayings from a variety of resources such as Socrates to Chinese wisdom to Biblical verses.
An example of a memorial death saying would be a sentence such as “All of life is a dream walking, all of death is a going home” which is taken from a Chinese proverb. There are also quotes and other proverbs from the Bible, Budda, and Zen.
Memorial death sayings can indeed also be a proverb. What is a proverb? It is a short sentence based on long experience. Most express some basic truth or practical concept and are considered to be a short saying.
Sigmund Freud also noted a saying about death in that “The goal of all life is death.” Often memorial sayings or quotes are found on cards or even magnetic keepsakes. They are meant to give the reader a sentence which is full of meaning and something one can meditate upon and try to understand on a deeper or more profound level.
Basically any quote that talks or relates about death or dying can be considered a memorial death saying. If it contains something inspirational for the reader then the saying has successfully driven its point.