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131 Best Goodbye Quotes To Help You Say Farewell

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of goodbye quotes you’re in the right place.

Saying goodbye can sometimes be extremely hard.

Especially if it’s to your friends or loved ones.

However, sometimes we need to say goodbye to move forward in our lives.

These goodbye quotes will help you say farewell.

Share these goodbye quotes with your friends, family, and loved ones.

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Top 10 Goodbye Quotes

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

Paulo Coelho
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Promise me you’ll never forget me because if I thought you would I’d never leave.

A.A. Milne
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The return makes one love the farewell.

Alfred de Musset
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Saying goodbye is the hardest solution of any problem. But sometimes it’s the only choice we have…

Anurag Prakash Ray
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It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.

John Green Paper Towns
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Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.

Oscar Wilde
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If no one has called you back when you left a place, then your decision to leave that place was precisely true!

Mehmet Murat ildan
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It’s not the days in life we remember, rather the moments.

Walt Disney
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The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.

Moira Rogers
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History never really says goodbye. History says, ‘See you later. 

Eduardo Galeano
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No one knows the exact moment when a friendship is formed, but it is this silent forgotten moment that causes the pain when we must say goodbye.

Memories may be beautiful and yet what’s too painful to remember we simply choose to forget. So it’s the laughter we’ll remember when we remember the way we were.


Good friends never say goodbye. They simply say See you soon. Unknown

We started here together and now we’re leaving the same way. The funny thing is you never appreciate what you had yesterday until it is gone today. Unknown

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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 toohuge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.

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

Nicholas Sparks

Love your parents and treat them with loving care, for you will only know their value when you see their empty chair.

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

You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. E.B. White Charlotte’s Web

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

Counting Crows

And all at once, you look across a crowded room, you see an old pal of yours, but suddenly you feel like you’re seeing him for the first time, and that’s when you realize that you will never be the same again.

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

I hate the feeling when you have to say goodbye to someone you want to spend every minute with. Unknown

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

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

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

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

When I look back now, that summer seemed to last forever, and if I had the choice, I’d always want to be there, those were the best days of my life.


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

When there are no words, simply love them & hold their hand. Unknown

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

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

Charles Dickens

Goodbyes hurt when the story is not finished and the book has been closed.

We started with a simple hello but ended with a complicated goodbye. Unknown

It’s funny. No matter how hard you try, you can’t close your heart forever. And the minute you open it up, you never know what’s going to come in. But when it does, you’ve just got to go for it, cause if you don’t, there’s no point in being here.

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

Wendy Wunder

At some point, you have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life. Unknown

Though miles may lie between us, we are never far apart, for friendship doesn’t count miles, it’s measured by the heart. Unknown

I guess that’s part of growing up, too—saying good-bye to the things you used to love. Jenny Han

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

Sasha Cohen

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

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

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There was something unfinished about not saying farewell, like a door left open in the chill night. Julie C. Dao

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

Donald Cargill

This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. Nicholas Sparks Message in a Bottle

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

Inspirational Goodbye Quotes

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

Why can’t we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn’t work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say goodbye. I hate goodbyes. I know what I need. I need more hellos.


A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again after moments or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends.

If you cry when we part we’ll never see each other again, but if we do not cry we’ll remember forever the days of sunlight and laughter, and be brought together in our memories. Unknown

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

How lucky I am to have known someone who was so hard to say goodbye to.


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

Even if we can’t be together in the end, I’m glad that you were a part of my life. Unknown

As long as we loved until our last goodbye, then our love had been whole and true.

Nothing lasts forever. Forever is a lie. All we have is what’s in between hello and goodbye.


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

When I say goodbye, promise me you won’t cry, ’cause the day I’ll be saying that would be the day I die. Unknown

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

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

Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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


Every goodbye always makes the next hello closer.

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

Goodbyes are not forever, are not the end; it simply means I’ll miss you until we meet again. Unknown

The most painful goodbyes are the ones that are never said and never explained.


Saying goodbye is the painful way of solving a problem.

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

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

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.


Goodbye always makes my throat hurt. Charlie Brown

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

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.

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

Jean Paul Richter

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. Styx

True friends don’t say goodbye, they just take extended leaves of absences from each other. Unknown

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The story of life is quicker than the blink of an eye, the story of love is hello, goodbye. Jimi Hendrix

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.

William Shakespeare

Every meeting led to a parting, and so it would, as long as life was mortal. In every meeting, there was some of the sorrow of parting, but in everything partying there was some of the joy of meeting as well.

Oftentimes we say goodbye to the person we love without wanting to. Though that doesn’t mean that we’ve stopped loving them or we’ve stopped to care. Sometimes goodbye is a painful way to say I love you. Unknown

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

Motivational Goodbye Quotes

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

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


Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again. Unknown

There’s a hell in hello, good in goodbye, lie in believe, over in lover, end in friend, if in life. Unknown

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How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. Winnie The Pooh

Someday you’ll see the reason why, there’s good in goodbye.


I actually thought this time was going to be different.

You will always be my favorite hello and hardest goodbye. Unknown

We have known each other our whole lives and now we will go our separate ways. Some will remember and some will forget each other, but we will always have a part of each other inside us.

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

Christa McAuliffe

It takes a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye. Unknown

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. Unknown

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

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

Cecelia Ahern

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. Lazarus Long

I wonder how People say goodbye to someone forever ? Could we see when and where we are to meet again, we would be more tender when we bid our friends goodbye. Ovid

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

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

Yesterday brought the beginning, tomorrow brings the end, though somewhere in the middle we became the best of friends. Unknown

I know we’ll be friends for life, sharing our dreams together. As we walk down the road, we’ll never think twice, these memories are made forever. Unknown

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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.

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

Helen Rowland

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

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

One day at a time, this is enough. Don’t look back and grieve over the past for it is gone. Do not be troubled about the future, for it has yet to come. Live in the present and make it so beautiful that it will be worth remembering.

This is the beginning of anything you want.


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

Saying goodbye to the living was hard enough; saying goodbye to the dead was an impossible task. Andrew Shaffer

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

It’s not the goodbye that hurts it’s the flashbacks that follow.


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

Today, I close the door to my past… Open the door to the future, take a deep breath and step on through to start the next chapter in my life. Unknown

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

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

Jonathan Harnisch

Goodbye is the hardest thing to say to someone who means the world to you, especially when goodbye isn’t what you want.

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

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

The only time goodbye is painful is when you know you’ll never say hello again.


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

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

Goodbyes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say goodbye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again.

Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment, full effort is full victory.

Mahatma Gandhi

It doesn’t matter if you have five friends or five hundred friends. When it all comes down to it, popularity means nothing. All that matters is that you know those five will be there holding your hand, as the five Hundred walk by.

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

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 celebrating with them.

I wanted to see him again, to say goodbye the way that I wanted. Then I realised if I got my way, I’d never say goodbye.


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

With your resignation, your employment in this company may finish but the sweet memories will always remain.

To Sum Up

Hopefully you have enjoyed this big list of goodbye quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you every day.

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