15 Quotes That Remind Us Why We Were Called to Serve in the Funeral Profession

Funeral Industry News November 30, 2017

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15 Quotes That Remind Us Why We Were Called to Serve in the Funeral Profession

The life of a funeral director can be a tough one. Some days are better than others. Finding the words to say to and consoling a grieving family can be daunting and take its toll.

Here are a few quotes that reiterate why you are in the funeral procession, and remind us that what you do is appreciated greatly.

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

What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others remains immortal.”   – Albert Pike

“No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of others” – Charles Dickens

“There is no exercise better than reaching down and lifting people up” – John Holmes

“One of the most important things you can do on this earth is to let people know they are not alone” – Shannon L. Alder

“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

“We can’t help everyone, but everyone can help someone.” – Dr. Loretta Scott

“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” – Matthew 5:4

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

“If at first you don’t succeed, think about all the people you’ve made happy.” – H. Duane Black

“A meaningful life is not about being rich, being popular, being highly educated, or being perfect. It is about being real, being humble, being strong, and being able to share ourselves and touch others” – Unknown

“We are all here on earth to help others. What on earth the others are here for I don’t know.” – W.H. Auden

“A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.” – Charles Spurgeon

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”– Leo Buscaglia

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

What is your favorite quote that motivates you?