We say “Rest In Peace” when we want someone who has passed on to find peace in death. Originating from Latin, Rest In Peace or RIP is mostly used in traditional Christian prayers and services. But this phrase is now adopted worldwide to convey one’s sorrow or condolences for someone who is no longer physically a part of this world. The word RIP was first introduced as the short form of “Requiescat In Pace” in the year 1613. As time passed by, people started using the abbreviation RIP for “Rest In Peace”. By 1681, the abbreviation was officially adopted for Rest In Peace.
Even though the term Rest In Peace has been around for centuries, it is not easy to use. Life and Death go hand in hand but still, at times, we feel ourselves at a loss of words to rightly convey our feelings about our beloved ones dying. The whole process of dealing with death is already very difficult, so just to ease it a little bit for you, we have come up with the most heart-touching Rest In Peace quotes and sayings that you can use to convey your feelings.
Hopeful Rest In Peace Quotes
The ones that are physically gone from this world are not forgotten. There is a promise to meet again which is left behind and that is our ray of hope. If you are hopeful to meet them again, these Rest In Peace quotes are for you.
People you love never die… Not completely. They live in your mind, the way they always lived inside you. You keep their light alive
Matt Haig, How to Stop Time
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come
Across the years I will walk with you, in deep green forests, on shores of sand and when our time on earth is through, in heaven too, you will have my hand!
Robert Sexton, “The Promise”
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure
Death is only passing through God’s other door
What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness, Star-dust, or sea-foam, flower or winged air
Thomas Bailey Aldrich
I want to find a quiet place, to sit with you a while, to talk about the happy times, and hope that makes you smile
To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die
What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us
The Remembrance of the good done by those we have loved is the only consolation when we have lost them
A great soul serves everyone all the time. A great soul never dies. It brings us together again and again
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart
Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love
Death is just another stage of life, although the one you kind of hope comes last
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death
Leonardo da Vinci
As we go through the journey of life, we must remember that the impressions we leave behind will define who and what we are. They are just as individual as the paths we have chosen to walk. So, leave good impressions wherever you go.
Sad Rest In Peace Quotes
Death seldom leaves us hopeful. Most of the time after we lose someone we feel like it is the end of the world, for us at least. If you are overwhelmed by grief and cannot find the right words to express your sorrow, use the following quotes to voice your feelings.
To lose someone you love is to alter your life forever
Life is pleasant, death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last
I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day
Because death is the only thing that could have ever kept him from you
Ally Carter, Out of Sight, Out of Time
The mightiest power of death is not that it can make people die, but that it can make the people you left behind want to stop living
The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have had them in our lives
You embrace death because life doesn’t exist without it
To the world you may have just been one person, but to one person you may have been the world
Poetic Rest In Peace Quotes
Sometimes, when a loved one passes away, we want to go a little extra mile while doing the things for them one last time. Our hearts may want to send them off with a poetic saying. Maybe it’s because they loved poems or poetic verses or maybe it’s just what you think will be the best. Whatever the reason may be, here are some poetic verses for you to use while you bid farewell one last time.
We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by having shared their love
Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith. It is the price of love
Like a bird singing in the rain, let grateful memories survive in time of sorrow
Robert Louis Stevenson
How very softly you tiptoed into our world, almost silently, only a moment you stayed. But what an imprint your footsteps have left upon our hearts
Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity
When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight
Rest in peace, my adoration. The photos that have caught your heartfelt grin will consistently remain close to my bed, whispering to me that any place you will be, you are spreading happiness
Your recollections are inked forever in my heart and I guarantee you that you will never be overlooked. Rest in peace
Messages To Say Rest In Peace
Maybe quotes are not the best way for you to say goodbye to your loved one. Maybe you want something more than that. A message or a sentence that catches the depth of your sorrow and feels like someone has written your heart out on the paper. These messages are full of emotions and you can use them to express your sorrow, grief, or your hopefulness to meet again.
It is hard to believe that you are no more. You will never be forgotten. Your memories will forever remain with us
You have left some wonderful memories that will never fade from my heart
I know you’re always there, in our hearts, watching over and guiding us. We miss you so much
Treasured in my heart you’ll stay, until we meet again someday
I feel your presence even though you’re gone. You will be missed so much
May you touch dragonflies and stars, dance with fairies, and talk to the moon
You were my world. I will cherish every second I spent with you
If tears could be a stairway and memories were a lane, we would right up to Heaven and bring you back again
Every single day I think of you, I know you are always there watching over me. I miss you dearly. Rest in peace!
One thing I am sure of is that we will meet again, for now, goodbye. Rest in Peace!
Even if you are looking for a way to console someone or show your support for them in this tough time, you can always use these messages.
Words alone cannot describe what I am feeling right now. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Rest in Peace!
Even if we know it’s part of life, we are never ready to say goodbye forever. On this day our hearts are saddened for losing someone so dear to our hearts. We are not only mourning your death but also celebrating your life. May you rest in peace!
I wish there was a way to say a proper goodbye. Now what is left are the good memories of you. I will forever miss you. Rip my friend!
We always seem like we have all the time, only to realize how short our life is. Now you are gone forever. I wish we had more time together, to do what we had planned. You will always be in me. You are more than a brother to me, Rest in peace
I ask why, why so soon. I believe you are now singing with the angels. We will dearly miss you. Rest in peace, my dear friend
Even though you are not around, I can still feel your presence. You will dearly be missed. Goodbye, rest in peace
You were loved so much, and it will be hard to forget you. Rest in peace
I never imagined I would one day say goodbye. We will meet again. Goodbye, my friend. Rest in peace!
Sending your loved ones away is never easy, but you can send them away with the goodbye they deserve. Use these quotes and messages to send them on their next journey with all your love. If you find these words heart-touching, share them with your friends and family.