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 goodbye Karen 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 goodbye is 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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