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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