55 Goodbye Quotes

55 Goodbye Quotes

Let these goodbye quotes be ones that remind you how many times in life we say goodbye. Thoughts and wisdom of others on the issues of farewell in everyday life, on retirement, on graduation and in death. We hope these words of wisdom encourage you.

Published by: Catherine Pulsifer and Ben Gillison

  1. You can kiss your family and friends good-bye and put miles between you, but at the same time you carry them with you in your heart, your mind, your stomach, because you do not just live in a world but a world lives in you. Frederick Buechner
  2. Good-bye doesn’t have to be forever. Jenny Han
    Words of Encouragement
  3. Don’t be dismayed at good-byes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.Richard Bach
  4. Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. Jonathan Harnisch
    Quote of the Day
  5. We’ll see you next time. Waffle House restaurant sign
    Short Quotes
  6. Stutz-Martin said a brief and informal “goodbye ceremony” can be surprisingly effective in helping people let go of a beloved property. Ellen James Martin
  7. So long, see you around, but never a final goodbye. Fred Flagler
    Short Positive Quotes
  8. The most difficult thing for most people to say in 25 words or less is “goodbye.”‘ Author Unknown
    Cute Life Quotes
  9. Saying goodbye feels hard, for sure, but I am confident that it is a door through which we walk to bring us to another good chapter in our story together. Claudia Quigg
  10. Every goodbye is the birth of a memory. Dutch Proverb
  11. Hello is a beginning, and so is goodbye. Goodbye is like a caterpillar that becomes a butterfly. Refiloe Moahloli, How Many Ways Can You Say Goodbye?
  12. The hardest part of being a pet owner is knowing when it’s time to say goodbye. Our dogs devote the best years of their lives to us, unconditionally gifting us with love and loyalty, no matter the circumstances. Jordan Honeycutt, The Complete Guide to Whoodles
    Rainbow Bridge
  13. Farewell, so long to a year gone by and hello to the new Catherine Pulsifer
    New Year Wishes
  14. Remember me and smile, for it's better to forget than to remember me and cry. Dr. Seuss

  15. Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry. Dr. Seuss
    Smile Poems
  16. The finale of every year is a time to say goodbye to one year and welcome the coming of a new one. A blessed year may it be. Kate Summers
    New Year Greetings
  17. Your retiring so that means you say goodbye to work but not goodbye to us – we have all been friends and coworkers for many years a special bond we will always have!Stay in touch, come and visit us!Catherine Pulsifer
  18. Sometimes good-bye is a second chance. Clears your head. Anyway… missing someone makes you remember why you loved that person in the first place.Jamie McGuire, Something Beautiful
  19. Two of the greatest predictors of success are the ability to say hello and the ability to say goodbye. Robert J. Braathe
  20. Like the other stages of grief, saying goodbye is not as easy as it sounds. Saying goodbye requires us to make our loss a memory.Donnie D. Davis, Getting the Axe Without Losing Your Head
  21. The hardest day is the day you say goodbyeKaren Maezen Miller, Momma Zen
    Life is Hard
  22. As with every meaningful life experience, goodbye is the hardest part. It is necessary to feel closure, and it is necessary to go on to another day.Jennifer Sutton Holder, Parting
  23. Yes, most often, people change for good (including myself) when life gives them a wakeup call or the discomfort grows to a point where the misery finally outweighs the fear of making a change.Becky Johnson, ‎Rachel Randolph, Nourished
  24. “Goodbye” is the best ever gift that you can receive from worse friends. Never hesitate to wave it back. Be bold to say “no” to what always keeps you static!Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365
  25. A time to say goodbye and a time to say hello.
    A time to bid farewell and a time to look forward.
    A time to let go and a time to learn new things,
    that is what happens when the New Year rings in.
    Catherine Pulsifer
    New Year
  26. “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
    Quotes about being Strong
  27. “To say goodbye, is to die a little.To say good morning, is a hope for a new sunshine in a cloudy winter.”Nabil Toussi
  28. For every goodbye, God also provides a hello. Donna Gable Hatch

  29. For every goodbye, God also provides a hello.Donna Gable Hatch
    Inspirational Poems
  30. If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. Paulo Coehlo
  31. Saying goodbye to someone you love is difficult. However, if the goodbyeis only for a short time we come to appreciate our loved one more especially when they come home. Catherine Pulsifer
    Love and Life
  32. Graduation is a time of completion, of finishing, of an ending, of a sweet goodbye to school, however, it is also a time of celebration of achievement and a beginning for the new graduate. Catherine Pulsifer
  33. The hardest goodbyes are the ones that were never said and never explained, the ones where the story wasn’t over. Virginia Brown
    Inspirational Stories
  34. Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan
    Graduation Poems
  35. If I knew this is your final goodbye; I’d have told you that still I’ve a lot of things to say. I’d have told you how you changed my life, how you made me close to Me, how you made me realize the beauty of the world.Crestless Wave
  36. The finale of every year is a time to say goodbye to one year and welcome the coming of a new one. A blessed year may it be.Kate Summers
  37. Sometimes, what we care about the most goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say “I Love You.”Author Unknown, Keep Them Close
    Appreciation Poems
  38. Thank God I found the “good” in goodbye Beyonce Knowles
  39. Today as we say goodbye, we also celebrate the beginning of a different journey for our loved one – a journey to eternal life. I envision eternal life to be like that described in Revelation 21:4 ‘And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.’ Catherine Pulsifer
  40. Goodbyes are not forever,
    Goodbyes are not the end.
    They simply mean I’ll miss you,
    Until we meet again.
    Author Unknown
    Encouraging Poems
  41. I’m retired – goodbye tension, hello pension!Author Unknown
  42. May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.Irish Blessing
    Irish Quotes and Sayings
  43. Goodbye to last year we see it has passed,
    and a wish of hope and faith for the coming year. God bless! Catherine Pulsifer
    New Year Poem
  44. Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-bye is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future.John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
  45. So to thee, farewell. Love me little, love me long, is the burden of my song. Author Unknown, Love Me Little, Love Me Long
    Valentines Poems
  46. There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.Mahatma Gandhi
  47. It’s hard to say goodbye,
    To those we become fond of
    And even more difficult,
    To say hello to those we don’t love.
    Julie Hebert, One Of Life’s Challenges
    Motivational Poems
  48. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh

  49. How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh
  50. I did not realize that saying good-bye would be the most difficult thing I had to do in my life.Kay Duncan, Saying Goodbye
    Life and Struggles
  51. I believe that saying ‘Hello’ and saying ‘Goodbye’ are the two major learning tasks all humans need to accomplish. John Hughes
  52. The transitions in our lives are often the most significant periods of growth. Leaving the womb, leaving home, going to college, one’s first job, getting married, . . . these are the moments when we are stretched and challenged in new ways.Edward A. White, Saying Goodbye
  53. In a language containing a quarter of a million words, we can say the same thing many ways – farewell, see ya, bye-bye, catch you later, ta-ta, goodbye. … On the other hand, just one word – goodbye – can mean many things.Julie Rember
  54. Grieving allows the survivor to deal with the reality of loss and to say an appropriate goodbye to the loved one.Thomas L. Underwood, PhD, ‎Christine Edmunds,
  55. By saying goodbye, you can gradually heal. The pain of grief will yield. You will no longer feel the sharp pains of grief ‘s knife.Dan C. Crenshaw, Furry Farewell Grief Handbook
  56. Goodbye. Deep in the sky the angels are calling. I answer; Now I’m falling. There’s a shadow over my soul.Kirstin Mille, Songs of My Soul
  57. To the best of my ability, goodbye.Dave Moyer, A Practical Handbook for Unlimited Spiritual Ability
  58. We can say goodbye to the pattern of negativity that we created.Matt Morris, CPCC, Positive Thinking
    Positive Thinking

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