41 Fond Farewell Quotes and Sayings

Farewell quotes might get you through a difficult time in your life. Bidding farewells to a friend, a loved one, or a colleague can be hard, but it is an essential part of moving on in life.

All goodbyes, no matter how painful they may be, do carry a promise of good things. It may be hard to bid farewell to someone, but the moments can become memorable when the right words are used.

Some of the most successful people have said beautiful and deeper things about farewells. Here is a list of fond farewell quotes and sayings from some famous and some not-so-famous folks. Use the right quotes for the right person.

Farewell Quotations

1.) 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.

2.) We started with a simple hello but ended with a complicated goodbye.

3.) The hardest part of loving someone is saying goodbye.

4.) The return makes one love farewell.
Alfred de Musset

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

6.) A goodbye is not painful unless you are never going to say hello again.

7.) 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

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Farewell For Friends

8.) 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

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

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

11.) I thank you for your part in my journey.

12.) 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

13.) Don’t worry, my friend; we are moving apart,
But our friendship is deep-rooted in my heart. I have to take one path,
While you pursue another but we will meet soon,
Let’s promise each other. Farewell!

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Funny Sayings

14.) We are really going to miss trying to avoid you around here.

15.) Coming to work every day and not seeing your chirpy face will be painful anguish. But the fun memories we’ve shared at work will never diminish. Farewell.

16.) I took a long breath when I heard you were going and said to myself, ‘Thank God. But now I realize that I will miss you and your funny jokes the most.

17.) Having awesome colleagues is a bad habit because it’ll be impossible to work with someone else now that you’re leaving. Goodbye.

18.) When you go, I shall miss your face when I dream; I hope I don’t wake up screaming.

19.) More than wishing you good luck for your future, I want to wish your next companions good luck. Believe me. It wasn’t easy living with you.

20.) Now that you are going, we will have neat and clean premises to walk without stepping on books and toothbrushes. But you shall be missed.

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Famous Sayings

21.) 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.

22.) 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

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

24.) There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.
Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

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27.) The two hardest things to say in life are hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.
Moira Rogers

28.) 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

29.) Memorial Service: Farewell party for someone who already left.
Robert Byrne

30.) We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when, but I know we’ll meet again, some sunny day.
Vera Lynn

31.) 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

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32.) As you move outside the cold walls of the office, we can’t wait to begin a warm friendship on the outside.

33.) In the journey of life, you meet several people who are hard to forget. I am glad to meet a person like you. I hope the path ahead is smooth for you and you reach your goal without a fuss. Farewell!

34.) Goodbye would have been a little less saddening if I had someone else in place of you as my boss. I wish you could stay with us a little longer. Farewell!

35.) Thanks for all those times when you helped me with the tasks I wasn’t able to do on time. It will be difficult to fill the void created by your absence here. I am really going to miss you. Best of luck!.

37.) Having worked under a great professional like you was a lifetime opportunity. On your farewell, we would like to tell you that you have left a legacy that would be cherished till eternity.

38.) Maybe tomorrow will be a new day without you, but your teachings would always guide us.

39.) I have been fortunate to have worked under a great mentor like you, who was more than a teacher, almost like a friend. Having you as my boss has brought the best in me alive.

40.) Monthly targets and performance appraisals will come and go, but the memories of working with a colleague like you will stay in my forever… farewell, boss!

41.) Other bosses give orders. You gave us direction. Other bosses give targets. You gave us a vision – Other bosses lead by authority, but you have always led us by respect. Farewell to a true leader!

Goodbye Quotes to Say Farewell

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

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

44.) 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

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

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

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

48.) Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.
Charlie Brown

Irish Farewell and Blessings

49.) May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.

50.) May joy and peace surround you,
Contentment latch your door,
And happiness be with you now,
And bless you evermore.

51.) Death leaves a heartache no one can heal; Love leaves a memory no one can steal.

52.) Eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.

53.) May the Irish hills caress you,
May her lakes and rivers bless you,
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of
Saint Patrick behold you.

Best Goodbye Quotes

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

55.) Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

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

57.) Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.
Mahatma Gandhi

58.) You know that place between sleep and awake? That place where you still remember dreaming? That’s where I’ll always love you Peter Pan. That’s where I’ll be waiting.
Peter Pan

59.) How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

Famous Farewells

60.) See You Later, Alligator.
Bill Haley and the Comets

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

62.) Go, and never darken my towels again.
Groucho Marx

63.) They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.

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

65.) Life is a journey, not a destination.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Goodbye Friend

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

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

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

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

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

72.) True friends don’t say good-bye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other.

73.) 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

Farewell Words of Wisdom

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

75.) The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. Maybe they always have been and will be. Maybe we’ve lived a thousand lives before this one and in each of the we’ve found each other.And maybe each time, we’ve been forced apart for the same reasons. That means that this goodbye is both a goodbye for the past ten thousand years and a prelude to what will come.
Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook

76.) 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

77.) A memorial service is a farewell party for somebody who has already left.
Robert Byrne

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

Heartfelt Farewell Quotes

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

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

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

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

83.) The pain of a hard good-bye is the heart’s tribute to the privilege to love.
Beth Moore

84.) Saying goodbye is the hardest solution to any problem. But sometimes, it’s the only choice we have.
Anurag Prakash

85.) I thought I was stronger than a word, but I discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do.
Colleen Hoover

86.) Our memories of yesterday will last a lifetime. We’ll take the best, forget the rest, and someday will find that these are the best of times.

By Mike O’Halloran

Mike is the founder and editor of Greeting Card Poet.


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