500+ Farewell Quotes – General Saying Goodbye Quotes

(Last Updated On: January 29, 2024)

Saying goodbye is hard, whether to a friend before they go on vacation or to a coworker moving on to a new job. It’s not surprising that people have come up with lots of different ways to say goodbye over the years. So, when it’s time to say goodbye in the present, looking back at the past’s vast eloquence is often helpful. During times of significant change, it can be hard to find the right words to describe how we feel or to sum up an ending time in our lives. A famous quote often says it best, whether funny, inspiring, or sad.

In this article, we’ll look at some general farewell quotes and a few that are made for saying goodbye to someone leaving. These quotes can be a meaningful and heartfelt way to say goodbye, whether you are the one saying goodbye or looking for the right words to help someone else say goodbye.

Best Farewell Quotes

It’s Not The Cancer That Kills Them. It’s The Fear. – Lu Jian


Don’t be dismayed by 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


This is the time to remember because it will not last forever; these are the days to hold on to because we won’t although we’ll want to. – Billy Joel


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


Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. – George Eliot


May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door. – Irish Toast


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


Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. – Semisonic


Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens. – J.R.R. Tolkien


Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who’s already left. – Robert Byrne


If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. – Paulo Coelho


Be well, do good work, and keep in touch. – Garrison Keillor


So sweetly she bade me adieu, I thought that she bade me return. – William Shenstone


You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. – E.B. White


Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again. – William Shakespeare


Let me kiss off that falling tear, We only part to meet again. – John Gay


Goodbye may seem forever. Farewell is like the end, but in my heart is the memory and there you will always be. — Walt Disney


Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire. — Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld


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


Farewell Hope, and with Hope farewell Fear. – John Milton


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


Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. – Jean Paul Richter


I rewrote the ending to ‘Farewell to Arms,’ the last page of it, thirty-nine times before I was satisfied. -Ernest Hemingway


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. – Dr. Seuss


Farewell all relations and friends in Christ; farewell acquaintances and all earthly enjoyments; farewell reading and preaching, praying and believing, wanderings, reproaches, and sufferings. – Donald Cargill


Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. – Rumi


Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again. – Elizabeth Bowen


It’s really amazing when two strangers become the best of friends, but it’s really sad when the best of friends become two strangers. – Raphnie


We need to say goodbye to the traditional methodologies of corporate universities. – Marcus Buckingham


Goodbye always makes my throat hurt. – Charlie Brown


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


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


It always is harder to be left behind than to be the one to go. ― Bodie Thoene


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


The joy of meeting pays the pangs of absence; else who could bear it? – Nicholas Rowe


Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss


Ever has it been that love knows not its own depth until the hour of separation? – Khalil Gibran


There’s a kind of release And a kind of torment in every goodbye for every man. – Lewis


There Are No Goodbyes For Us. Wherever You Are, You Will Always Be In My Heart. – Richard Bach


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


I don’t know how you say good-bye to whom and what you love. I don’t know a painless way to do it, don’t know the words to capture a heart so full and a longing so intense. – Laura Wiess


So long, and thanks for all the fish! – Douglas Adams


The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. – Maira Ragers


Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need to know of hell. – Emily Dickinson


The best things said come last. People will talk for hours saying nothing much and then linger at the door with words that come with a rush from the heart. – Alan Alda


The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye, the story of love is hello and goodbye, until we meet again. – Jimi Hendrix


Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven. – Tryon Edwards


Kindred hearts no distance parts. – James Lendall Basford


You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you. — Kiera Cass


Can miles truly separate you from friends…. If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there? — Richard Bach


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


The peculiar fascination which the South held over my imagination and my limited capital decided me in favor of Atlanta University; so about the last of September I bade farewell to the friends and scenes of my boyhood and boarded a train for the South. – James Weldon Johnson


Good-bye doesn’t have to be forever. – Jenny Han


The Founders didn’t mention political parties when they wrote the Constitution, and George Washington in essence warned us against them in his Farewell Address. – Marianne Williamson


A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it. – Helen Rowland


Forever, and forever, farewell, Cassius! If we do meet again, why, we shall smile; If not, why then this parting was well made.  – William Shakespeare


They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom. – Confucius


Shake hands with today; it is here already. Bid farewell to yesterday; it’s gone already. Never let yesterday’s pain rob you of today’s gains. Drive yourself positively! – Israelmore Ayivor


The return makes one love farewell. – Alfred de Musset


Dream on it. Let your mind take you to places you would like to go, and then think about it and plan it and celebrate the possibilities. And don’t listen to anyone who doesn’t know how to dream. – Liza Minnelli


So for now I say goodbye to this chapter of my life and I look forward to what comes next. – Brooke Davis


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


This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. – Nicholas Sparks


Your time may come. Do not be too sad, Sam. You cannot be always torn in two. You will have to be one and whole, for many years. You have so much to enjoy and to be, and to do. ― J.R.R. Tolkien


Until we meet again, may the good Lord take a liking to you. – Roy Rogers


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


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


It is never good dwelling on good-byes … it is not the being together that it prolongs, it is the parting. – Elizabeth Bibesco


Even if you know what’s coming, you’re never prepared for how it feels. ― Natalie Standiford


It’s Always Difficult To Say Goodbye, Especially When One Has Spent A Long Time – Literally Years, In The Case Of A Series – Inside A Character Or Two, Suffering And Celebrate With Them. – Lilith Saintcrow


It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye. – Carrie Underwood


War is tragedy. The great war stories are tragedies. It’s the failure of diplomacy. ‘War and Peace,’ ‘A Farewell to Arms,’ ‘For Whom the Bell Tolls.’ Those are some of the greatest tragedies. – David Mamet


It is generally agreed that ‘Hello’ is an appropriate greeting because if you entered a room and said ‘Goodbye,’ it could confuse a lot of people. – Dolph Sharp


Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell. – Jean Paul Richter


But fate ordains that dearest friends must part. – Edward Young


Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day. – Vera Lynn


Sweet is the memory of distant friends. Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. – Washington Irving


Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together forever? Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. And then we have to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes… You know what I need? I need more hellos. – Charles M. Schulz


Live your life as if you are ready to say goodbye to it at any moment, as if the time left for you were some pleasant surprise. — Marcus Aurelius


Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It’s the way you ride the trail that counts, Here’s a happy one for you. — Dale Evans


Farewell has a sweet sound of reluctance. Good-by is short and final, a word with teeth sharp to bite through the string that ties past to the future. – John Steinbeck


Farewell is said by the living, in life, every day. It is said with love and friendship, with the affirmation that the memories are lasting if the flesh is not. – R. A. Salvatore


Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. -Jonathan Harnisch


One day I maybe meeting you and hearing how you’ve changed your life by saying, ‘Farewell to Fat’. -Richard Simmons


Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde


Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.  – Kai Knudsen


It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.  – John Green


That bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships and finished every feast of love farewell!  -Robert Pollok


I have to go and say farewell to all the countries that I have been to if I can. I am 73 now, it is taxing on me. – Miriam Makeba


Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell. – Edna St. Vincent Millay


I really don’t want to say goodbye to any of you people. – Christa McAuliffe


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


All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy; for what we leave behind us is a part of ourselves; we must die to one life before we can enter another. – Anatole France


I’ll never see them again. I know that. And they know that. And knowing this, we say farewell. ― Haruki Murakami


Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection. – Arthur Schopenhauer


Enjoy the beauty of a sunset, and enjoy nature’s farewell kiss for the night. – Sharon Rene


Truly great friends are hard to find, harder to leave, and impossible to forget. – G. Randolf


Falling out of love is very enlightening. For a short while you see the world with new eyes. – Iris Murdoch


Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. – Ray Bradbury


Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. – Dave Mustaine


it’s Been An Incredible Ride. Mission Accomplished. With That, I Have To Bid Farewell. I’M The Happiest Person In The World Right Now. It’s Better Than I Ever Thought It Would Be. – Jerome Bettis


It’s hard to say goodbye for good at any time or any place. It’s harder still to say it through a meshed wire. It crisscrossed his face into little diagonals, gave me only little broken-up molecules of it at a time. It stenciled a cold, rigid frame around every kiss. – Cornell Woolrich


To part is a lot of all mankind. The world is a scene of constant leave-taking, and the hands that grasp in cordial greeting today, are doomed ere long to unite for the last time, when the quivering lips pronounce the word – Farewell. – R.M. Ballantyne


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


When I mount the scaffold, at last, these will be my farewell words to the sheriff: Say what you will against me when I am gone but don’t forget to add, in common justice, that I was never converted to anything. – Henry Louis Mencken


We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, we were the best. – St. Elmo’s Fire


We have been friends together in sunshine and in shade. – Caroline Norton


To Die and Part Is a less Evil — But to Part and Live There, there’s the Torment… – George Granville


Nothing’s worse than saying goodbye. It’s a little like dying. — Marjane Satrapi


I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. — Gilda Radner


We’ve shared our happiness and we’ve shared our fears. We’ve shared so many things throughout the years. And when the times were hard we were by each other’s side. You were there to make me laugh when I cried. – Missy Ulbrich


It can’t be any simpler: the farewell is going to be on the Champs-Elysees. – Lance Armstrong


There, did you think to kill me? There’s no flesh or blood within this cloak to kill. There’s only an idea. Ideas are bulletproof. Farewell. – Alan Moore


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


We will put no impediment in your way and we will be at dockside bidding you a farewell as you set off into the sunset.  – Charles Lichenstein


It’s the emptiest and yet the fullest of all human messages: Good-bye. – Kurt Vonnegut


Not for everyone, the darkest night is bid farewell by a bright sunrise. – Saud khan


Farewell, dearest friend, never to see one another any more till at the right hand of Christ. – Donald Cargill


If I had a single flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. – Claudia


At the end of the day I have always seen the end of my relationships as a personal failure. There is nothing ever pretty in saying goodbye. – Elisabetta Canalis


No distance of place or lapse of time can lessen the friendship of those who are thoroughly persuaded of each other’s worth. – Robert Southey


What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies. – Jack Kerouac


But, reader, there is no comfort in the word “farewell,” even if you say it in French. “Farewell” is a word that,in any language, is full of sorrow. It is a word that promises absolutely nothing. ― Kate DiCamillo


The play is done; the curtain drops, Slow falling to the prompter’s bell A moment yet the actor stops And looks around to say farewell. – William Makepeace Thackeray


Relax, enjoy yourself, try something new. – Anonymous


I have learned along my journey that letting go doesn’t mean loving less. – Alex Elle


When we lose one we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough. – Maurice Maeterlinck


Sometimes, yeah sometimes, there’s good in goodbye. – Carrie Underwood


Farewell, My great One, Farewell, My Pride, Farewell, My Swift, Deep, Dear River, How I Loved Your Daylong Splashing, How I Loved To Plunge Into Your Cold Waves. – Boris Pasternak


The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. – Charles Dickens


Absence from whom we love is worse than death and frustrates hope severer than despair. – William Cowper


She went her unremembering way, / She went and left in me / The pang of all the partings gone, / And partings yet to be. – Francis Thompson


I make it easier for people to leave by making them hate me a little. – Cecelia Ahern


Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye? – Ovid


The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. – Nicholas Sparks


Where is the good in goodbye? — Meredith Willson


When there are lines upon my face from a lifetime of smiles, When the time comes to embrace for one long last while, We can laugh about how time really flies, We won’t say goodbye ’cause true love never dies,You’ll always be beautiful in my eyes. — Joshua Kadison


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. – Nicholas Sparks


But if the arrow is straight And the point is slick, It can pierce through dust no matter how thick. So I’ll make my stand And remain as I am And bid farewell and not give a damn. – Bob Dylan


So long, see you around, but never a final goodbye. – Fred Flagler


I’m not gonna be like, ‘Farewell tour!’ then come back. Never say those words to fans – you have to come back if you say that. – Shawn Crahan


Farewell the tranquil mind; farewell content! Farewell the plumed troop and the big wars That make ambition virtue!  – William Shakespeare


Farewell! For in that word that fatal word however We promise, hope, believe there breathes despair. -Lord Byron


There should have been a better farewell. But in the end, there never is. And we take what meagre scraps we can find. – Richard K. Morgan


Every day I shall put my papers in order and every day I shall say farewell. And the real farewell, when it comes, will only be a small outward confirmation of what has been accomplished within me from day-to-day. – Etty Hillesum


You should never have to say hello or goodbye. Even at work sometimes, and I know this is very unpopular, is that if I’m going to work every single day, I don’t think you should have to hug people and say hello every single day when you come to work. – Mindy Kaling


It feels right. But it’s emotional. Saying goodbye to anything you’ve done that long is hard. – Angela Ruggiero


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


I go to the ocean to say goodbye. ― Charlotte Eriksson


If I had known… I would have lingered over my coffee a little longer. –  Mary Anne Radmacher


It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. – Alfred Lord Tennyson


You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them. – Mandy Hale


We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there. – Pascal Mercier


I’ll see you in another life. When we are both cats. – Tom Cruise


As the presence of those we love is as a double life, so absence, in its anxious longing and sense of vacancy, is as a foretaste of death.  – Anna Brownell Jameson


Painful though parting be, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds. – Emperor Saga


Always continue the climb. It is possible for you to do whatever you choose, if you first get to know who you are and are willing to work with a power that is greater than ourselves to do it. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Love reckons hours for months, and days for years: And every little absence is an age. – John Dryden


Goodbye – Because I love you. — Kate Chopin


When there are no words, simply love them & hold their hand. – Zoe Clarke Coates


It’s always nerve-racking to take off your clothes on film. But doing it with a woman felt safer than with a man. You know you can say, ‘Don’t grab me there: That’s where my cellulite is’! – Naomi Watts


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


While conscience is our friend, all is at peace; however, once it is offended, farewell to a tranquil mind. -Mary Wortley Montagu


Nothing hurts like a hostile farewell. – Regina Jennings


It is no longer possible to escape men. Farewell to the monsters, farewell to the saints. Farewell to pride. All that is left is men.  – Jean Paul Sartre


When I am brave enough to say goodbye, I’ll use the wings you gave me and away I’ll fly. – Celia McMahon


Go to sleep now and rest. Our job is done. You kept your promise, and I kept mine. – Maggie Osborne


Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. – J.D. Salinger


Fare thee well, and if forever Still forever fare thee well. ― George Gordon Byron


The farewell between Hitler and Mussolini at the station was very affectionate. Both men were moved. – Galeazzo Ciano


So, old friends, now it’s time to start growing up, taking charge, seeing things as they are, facing facts, not escaping them, still with dreams, just reshaping them, growing up. – Stephen Sondheim


When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. – Helen Keller


If you love something, set it free; if it comes backs it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was. – Richard Bach


For every goodbye, God also provides a hello. – Donna Gable Hatch


Distance of time and place generally cure what they seem to aggravate; and taking leave of our friends resembles taking leave of the world, of which it has been said, that it is not death, but dying, which is terrible. – Henry Fielding


When a friend leaves you, you move on. When a best friend leaves you, part of you is gone. – Misti Hemlock


I suppose in the end, the whole of life becomes an act of letting go, but what always hurts the most is not taking a moment to say goodbye. — Yann Martel


Remember me with smiles and laughter, for that’s how I’ll remember you. If you can only remember me in sadness and tears, then don’t remember me at all. – Laura Wilder


Farewell happy fields, Where joy for ever dwells: Hail, horrors, hail. – John Milton


Farewell, so long to a year gone by and hello to the new. – Catherine Pulsifer


I know hockey is not as popular as cricket in India, but I hope in the future, every renowned hockey player should be given a fitting farewell rather than ignoring them. – Sandeep Singh


I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.  – Frida Kahlo


I didn’t think saying good-bye would be so hard. And with everything that’s to come—We’ll face it together. To whatever end. – Sarah J. Maas


Every farewell combines loss and new freedom.  – Mason Cooley


Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy. – Norman Vincent Peale


I can’t remember all the times I told myself to hold on to these moments as they pass.- Counting Crows


You could say anything you wanted to someone you thought you were never going to see again. ― Cassandra Clare


I been a long time leaving but I’m going to be a long time gone. – Willie Nelson


My wish for you is that this life becomes all that you want it to. – Rascal Flatts


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


Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed. – Booker T. Washington


Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercises, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. – Sasha Cohen


Odd how much it hurts when a friend moves away- and leaves behind only silence. – Pam Brown


I remember when we kissed. I still feel it on my lips. The time you danced with me with no music playing. I remember the simple things. I remember till I cry. But the one thing I wish I’d forget, the memory I wanna forget is goodbye. — Miley Cyrus


Then, bidding farewell to The Knick-Knack, I went to collect the few personal belongings which, at that time, I held to be invaluable: my cat, my resolve to travel, and my solitude. – Colette


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


A friend of mine, now retired, was then a major exec at a major bank, and one of her jobs, the last four years, was the farewell interview. – Donald E. Westlake


They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days. – Garrison Keillor


From all my dreams where you felt everlasting to all my clothes your words used to wear, to the old end, to the new beginning, you have lost me everywhere. – Khadija Rupa


Gone—flitted away, taken the stars from the night and the sun from the day! Gone, and a cloud in my heart.  – Alfred Tennyson


Follow your dreams, work hard, practice, and persevere. Make sure you eat a variety of foods, get plenty of exercises, and maintain a healthy lifestyle. – Sasha Cohen


It’s not the days in life we remember, rather the moments. – Walt Disney


It was a cool day and very clear. You could see a long way-but not as far as Velma had gone. ― Raymond Chandler


Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be. – Albert Einstein


Not to understand a treasure’s worth till time has stolen away the slighted good, is the cause of half the poverty we feel, and makes the world the wilderness it is. – William Cowper


There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind. – C.S. Lewis


What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. – Pericles


I have had a happy life and thank the Lord. Goodbye and may God bless all! – Christopher McCandless


I’ll miss you until you come back but I hope you’ll make up for it by getting me awesome gifts. – Bon voyage


The French have a phrase for it. The bastards have a phrase for everything and they are always right. To say goodbye is to die a little. — Raymond Chandler


My spirit will sleep in peace; or if it thinks, it will not surely think thus. Farewell. – Mary Shelley


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


I’m planning to retire from salsa. I’m planning to do a farewell tour. – Ruben Blades


One day I promised God that if he would give me my voice back I would never smoke again. I got three octaves back after quitting.  – Mariah Carey


I don’t think that I could ever say goodbye to you… Not even if you said it to me. – Jaimie Roberts


Goodbye, goodbye, I hate the word. Solitude has long since turned brown and withered, sitting bitter in my mouth and heavy in my veins.  – R.M. Grenon


It really is the way you ride the trail that counts, here’s a happy 1 for you. – Dale Evans


The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back. -Wendy Wunder


If they came sorrowing, and wanting sympathy in complicated trouble like the present, then they would be felt like a shadow in all these houses of intimate acquaintances, not friends. ― Elizabeth Gaskell


If the stars should appear but one night every thousand years how the man would marvel and stare. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later. – Eduardo Galeano


You get a strange feeling when you leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again. – Azar Nafasi


March on. Do not tarry. To go forward is to move toward perfection. March on, and fear not the thorns, or the sharp stones on life’s path. – Khalil Gibran


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


Happiness can be found even in the darkest of times if one only remembers to turn on the light. – Albus Dumbledore


You endure what is unbearable, and you bear it. That is all. — Cassandra Clare


Love will not be constrained by mastery. When mastery comes, the god of love anon Beateth his wings, and, farewell, he is gone. Love is a thing as any spirit free. – Geoffrey Chaucer


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


Now, mark it. This may be strong language but heed it. The people mean it, and, my friends of the Eastern Democracy, we bid farewell when you do that thing. – Richard Parks Bland


Depressions may bring people closer to the church but so do funerals.  – Clarence Darrow


By and by we shall say goodbye. – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah


A farewell is a beautiful and soft word and yet it is a horrible and heavy thing too! – Mehmet Murat ildan


You had me at hello, goodbye and everything in between. – Shannon L. Alder


And mind, with my heart isn’t; and now farewell Till half an hour hence. – William Shakespeare


Every parting means a meeting elsewhere. – D. H. Lawrence


The Irish don’t know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it. – Sidney Littlewood


It’s something unpredictable, but in the end is right, I hope you had the time of your life.  – Green Day


Our friendship was a magical journey that ended very soon but we would never actually separate from each other.


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


Those who educate children well are more to be honored than parents, for these only gave life, those the art of living well. – Aristotle


The hardest thing you’ll ever learn is how to say goodbye. – Allie Keys


My breaking heart and I agree, that you and I could never be, so with my best…my very best, I set you free. – Rachel Yamagata


Saying goodbye is the hardest solution of any problem. But sometimes its the only choice we have… — Anurag Prakash Ray


No statement should be believed because it is made by an authority. – Robert A. Heinlein


As contraries are known by contraries, so is the delight of presence best known by the torments of absence. – Alcibiades


This isn’t personal, Kay. This is a business. – Al Pacino


When you are sorrowful look into your heart and you shall see that you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Khalil Gibran


I keep going till that pain says hello to me. I don’t say goodbye until that pain says hello. That’s a good set. — Greg Plitt


When it’s over it’s over. No questions, no tears, no farewell kisses. – William Clark Gable


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


It’s a conclusion of a marvelous career of an honorable man. Everything good about college basketball is in Dick Bennett.  – John Jay


I’m floating. I’m flowing. I’m loving, but I’m going. – Dominic Riccitello


A farewell to my shadow is not my death; it’s my rebirth in darkness. – Munia Khan


farewell! Farewell the neighing steed and the shrill trump, The spirit-stirring drum, the ear-piercing fife, The royal banner, and all quality, Pride, pomp, and circumstance of glorious war! – William Shakespeare


The Irish ignore anything they can’t drink or punch. – James Boswell


It is easy to say goodbye words, but it is very difficult to keep on standing Because we might never get back in life.


A good teacher is like a candle – it consumes itself to light the way for others. – Mustafa Kemal Atatürk


Before you leave me again, tell me, so I can let you know if I’m ready to watch you go… – Donna M. Zadunajsky


Saying goodbye to someone Just means that there’s a hello waiting around the corner.


I’ve worked for 55 years. I’m going to take a little time off, to tell you the truth. It’s just that now in the last couple of weeks, Gelman is pouring it on. ‘Farewell to Regis!’ It’s getting embarrassing. – Regis Philbin


In the hope to meet Shortly again, and make our absence sweet.  – Ben Jonson


Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. – Benjamin Button


Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. – Rabindranath Tagore


I am happy to be leaving high school but incredibly sad to be leaving the people who I’ve made all these memories with. – Anonymous


It’s hard to say goodbye to the place you’ve lived. It can be as hard as saying goodbye to a person. — Jonathan Safran Foer


Farewell, I wish our souls may meet with comfort at the journey’s end.”- The Heavenly Footman: A Puritan’s View of How to Get to Heaven. – John Bunyan


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


This is perhaps the Negroes’ temporary farewell to the American Congress; but let me say, Phoenix-like he will rise up some day and come again.  – George H. White


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


Cold indeed, and labor lost: Then farewell heat, and welcome frost! – William Shakespeare


I’m proud of my Irish heritage and culture and this show will feature a lot of Irish dancing.  – Michael Flatley


Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system. – Sidney Hook


And the relationships that happen become so intense, deep, involved and complex and really hard to say goodbye to. – Genevieve Gorder


The hardest part of the show is saying goodbye when it’s all done. It really breaks you. — Genevieve Gorder


Retirement: a time to become much more than you have ever been. – Ernie J Zelinski


Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful. — Buddha


Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted. – Percy Bysshe Shelley


Though miles may lie between us, We are never far apart, For friendship doesn’t count miles, It’s measured by the heart. – Anonymous


Now I know who you are U got nothin’ on me, I see I should’ve known it from the start You can’t tell me lies Don’t even try cuz This is goodbye Goodbye. — Demi Lovato


The dreams were off on a trip. Helena went as far as the train station with them. She bade them farewell from the platform, waving a handkerchief. – Eduardo Galeano


The hardest goodbyes are the ones that were never said and never explained, the ones where the story wasn’t over.  – Virginia Brown


Farewell, fair cruelty.  – William Shakespeare


It’s hard to say how certain stories just punch us in the heart and the brain at the same time at the end. I suppose that’s what we’re all looking for. But each story has its own valence, its own way of saying goodbye to you. – T. C. Boyle


Farewell, good Salisbury and good luck go with thee! – William Shakespeare


A man once asked to shake hands with me, the greatest Englishman who ever lived. – Spike Milligan


When you study great teachers… you will learn much more from their caring and hard work than from their style. – William Glasser


Imagine feeling like every kiss goodbye to your loved ones each day might be your last kiss. Police officers and their families feel this way every single day. – Karen Salmansohn


Like flowers scattered in a storm, a man’s life is a long farewell. – Haruki Murakami


Smiles, tears, of all my life! – and, if God chooses, I shall but love thee better after death. – Elizabeth Barrett Browning


The funny thing is you oddly don’t really say goodbye to all the characters you’ve played. There’s like a chest of drawers in your head that you can always access. They’re always around. I’m not sure if that’s healthy. But they’re all there. — Johnny Depp


Once you bid farewell to discipline you say goodbye to success. – Alex Ferguson


Thank God I found the “good” in goodbye. – Beyonce Knowles

Saying goodbye is never easy, but farewell quotes can help us show how we feel and tell the people we care about that we wish them well. Farewell quotes can remind us of the good times we had with a friend, family member, or coworker and the memories that will always stay with us. So, when we say goodbye to someone important, remember that wise words like these are always helpful.

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