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Saying Goodbye Quotes

September 15th, 2016 - 10:37 AM

Farewell sayings for any occasion​

Just because you say goodbye doesn’t always mean it’s the end, maybe it’s just, “see you later.” Either way, the following sayings may help you through the farewells you’re experiencing.  Keep your favorite ones close by framing them or even painting them on a canvas.

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For I know the plans I have for you, plant to prosper you and not to harm you, plant to give you hope and a future. –Jeremiah 29:11

Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. –J.M. Barrie

In life, a person will come and go from many homes. We may leave a house, a town, a room, but that does not mean those places leave us. Once entered, we never entirely depart the homes we make for ourselves in the world. They follow us, like shadows, until we come upon them again, waiting for us in the mist. –Ari Berk

If you’re brave enough to say ‘Goodbye’, life will reward you with a new ‘Hello’. –Paulo Coelho  

Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted. –Ritu Ghatourey

It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. –Ernie Harwell

Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes. I’m afraid it’s time for goodbye again. –Billy Joel

Goodbyes, they often come in waves. –Jarod Kintz

Leaving yourself behind is the worst loss a person can know. –A. Lynn

The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be the beginning. –Ivy Baker Priest

A smooth sea never made a skilled sailor. –Franklin Delano Roosevelt


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With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. –Oprah Winfrey

Quotes when leaving a job

Are you switching jobs, changing career paths or retiring after a long life of professional success? Saying goodbye to something familiar and embracing a new journey can be tough. These quotes might be just the encouragement you need.

Never be afraid of what comes next. –One Tree Hill               

Two of the greatest predictors of success are the ability to say hello and the ability to say goodbye. –Robert J. Braathe

All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them. –Walt Disney


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What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from. –T.S. Eliot

Life is a journey not a destination. –Ralph Waldo Emerson

For what it’s worth, it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over. –F. Scott Fitzgerald

Promise me you will always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. –A.A. Milne

There are times when the actual experience of leaving something makes you wish desperately that you could stay, and then there are times when the leaving reminds you a hundred times over why exactly you have to leave in the first place. –Shauna Niequist

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined. –Henry David Thoreau

I’m not telling you it’s going to be easy, I’m telling you it’s going to be worth it. –Art Williams


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Goodbye quotes for friends

Parting ways with a best friend are sometimes the hardest goodbyes we face. A best friend can be a person, sibling, coworker or even a pet. Below you’ll find best friend moving quotes that will tug at your heartstrings. If you’re a crafty person, you might want to create sentimental farewell cards to help express how much their friendship means to you.

I salute our journey’s end. –Jerhia

Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments of lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends. –Richard Bach

May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand. –Irish Blessing

It’s for the best. Thanks for being my friends. Goodbye. –James Dashner

There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. –Mahatma Gandhi

We only part to meet again. –John Gay

I thought I was stronger than a word, but I just discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. –Colleen Hoover

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good. –Helen Keller

When I leave, I won’t tell you goodbye – but only because I’m taking you with me. –Jarod Kintz

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere. –Tim McGraw

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. –A. A. Milne


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You and I will meet again. When we’re least expecting it, one day in some far off place, I will recognize your face, I won’t say goodbye my friend, for you and I will meet again. –Tom Petty

We will be friends until forever, just you wait and see. –Winnie the Pooh

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends leave footprints in your heart. –Eleanor Roosevelt

Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry. –Dr. Seuss

Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. –Henry David Thoreau

You get used to someone – start to like them, even – and they leave. In the end, everyone leaves. –Rachel Ward

Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same. –Flavia Weedn

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. –E.B. White, Charlotte’s Web

Goodbye quotes for your significant other

Saying goodbye and leaving behind the person you love can be heartbreaking, even if it's for the best. Read these quotes to help you through the pain and tears.

When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you. –Shannon L. Alder

There comes a day in life, when you have said all that you ever wanted to say to someone. But that someone is still waiting. Waiting for words to come out. And that’s when you know there is nothing much left. It is time to say goodbye. –Anusha Bhartiya

But I’d long ago learned not to be picky in farewells. They weren’t guaranteed or promised. You were lucky, more than blessed, if you got a good-bye at all. –Sarah Dessen, The Truth About Forever

Because maybe, in a way, we didn’t leave it behind nearly as much as we might once have thought. Because somewhere underneath, a part of us stayed like that: fearful of the world around us, and no matter how much we despised ourselves for it – unable to let each other go. –Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go

Nothing hurts like a hostile farewell. –Regina Jennings

If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever. –A. A. Milne

This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Thank you for coming into my life and giving me joy, thank you for loving me and receiving my love in return. Thank you for the memories I will cherish forever. But most of all, thank you for showing me that there will come a time when I can eventually let you go. –Hussein Nishah

Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it. –Trey Parker

There’s no love without tears, there’s no happiness without sacrifice, and there’s no forever without goodbye. –Marquesia White

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