25 Quotes That Remind Us Why We’re In The Funeral Profession

In any job and in any profession, there are good days and there are bad days.

Sometimes you wake up and jump out of bed, ready to tackle the exciting day ahead. Other days, the sound of your alarm clock has you wanting to pull the covers over your head and hit the fast-forward button.

For funeral professionals, the highs and lows of the day-to-day work week can feel even more magnified than your typical 9 to 5 job. Day in and day out, we are seeing people on one of the most difficult days of their lives. We are helping people navigate through emotions like grief, depression, sadness and loss. And there is no rest or “weekend off” when it comes to loss. There is no fast-fast forward button.

But, on the opposite end, we are lucky to work in a profession where the highs are high. When we are able to comfort or help a family who is going through a great loss in their life, it makes it all worthwhile. Helping someone through a great loss is a gift, and it’s one that we sometimes need to be reminded of on the darker days.

Next time you need motivation or a simple reminder of why you are in the funeral profession to begin with, turn to one of these uplifting quotes…

Motivational Quotes for Funeral Professionals

“A person’s most useful asset is not a head full of knowledge, but a heart full of love, an ear ready to listen, and a hand willing to help others.”

– Unknown

“Helping others without expecting anything in return is what true self-worth is all about.”

– Gavin Bird

“Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others.”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Never get tired of doing little things for others. Sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.”

– Unknown

“If you really want to receive joy and happiness, then serve others with all of your heart. Life their burden, and your own burden will be lighter.”

– Ezra Taft Benson

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”

– Gandhi

“We work on ourselves in order to help others, but also we help others in order to work on ourselves.”

– Pema Chödrön

“Good people are like candles. They burn themselves up to give others light.”

– Unknown

“Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’”

– Martin Luther King, Jr.

“No one has ever become poor by giving.”

– Anne Frank

“I began learning long ago that those who are happiest are those who do the most for others.”

– “Booker” Washington

“True leaders are selfless. They have always been servants of the people first.”

– Unknown

“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”

– Mother Theresa

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”

– Matthew 5:4

“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”

– Aesop

“Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion.”

– Dalai Lama

“In this life, we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.”

– Mother Theresa

“To make a difference in someone’s life, you don’t have to be brilliant, rich, beautiful or perfect. You just have to care.”

– Mandy Hale

“A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.”

– Greek Proverbs

What is YOUR favorite quote that reminds you of why you belong in the funeral profession? Share your quotes with us in the comments below, and we may feature your response in a future blog!

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  1. Allan Stearns

    Often we are told family secrets. Never share them with others because once shared they are no longer secrets.

  2. UK Funeral Videos

    There’s some fantastic quotes here. Thanks for the share

  3. Marci Ramirez

    Remember, coffee and hugs are always free.

  4. Krystal Penrose

    YESSS!! That’s the attitude 🙂