Funerals Proverbs

Sayings about Funerals

Attend funerals avoid weddings. ~ Arabian Proverbs

When your own funeral is approaching, you don’t pick and choose your grave diggers. ~ Jamaican Proverbs

Don’t call in the doctor after the funeral. ~ Japanese Proverbs

A wedding is like a funeral, but with musicians. ~ Hebrew Proverb

When the judge’s mule dies, everyone goes to the funeral; when the judge himself dies, no one does. ~ Arabian Proverbs

The crocodile does not die under the water so that we can call the monkey to celebrate its funeral. ~ Nigerian Proverbs

Come for your inheritance and you may wind up paying for the funeral. ~ Yiddish Proverbs

Who dances at the wedding, weeps at the funeral. ~ Yiddish Proverb

The dead do not know the value of white sheets. ~ Haitian Proverbs

It is difficult to repay the gifts you get at a wedding or a funeral. ~ Chinese Proverb

The only thing that was missing at the rich man’s funeral was mourners. ~ Chinese Proverb

He is still alive because he cannot afford a funeral. ~ Iranian Proverbs

A beautiful funeral does not necessarily lead to paradise. ~ Creole Proverb (Southern U.S.)

He who comes for the inheritance is often made to pay for the funeral. ~ Yiddish Proverb

Quotations about Funerals

A funeral is a ceremony connected with the burial, cremation, etc. of the body of a dead person, or the burial (or equivalent) with the attendant observances. ~ An excerpt from Wikipedia external link!

A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.~ Ambrose Bierce

I did not attend his funeral, but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it. ~ Mark Twain

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize I’m going to miss mine by just a few days. ~ Garrison Keillor

A funeral eulogy is a belated plea for the defense delivered after the evidence is all in. ~ Irvin S. Cobb

Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral. ~ Kehlog Albran

Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours. ~ Yogi Berra

Never joke at funerals, or during business transactions. ~ Herman Melville

It is extremely hard to have a funeral when you don’t have anything to bury. ~ Ellen Gilchrist

Some people never head a procession until they’re dead. ~ Author Unknown

A wedding is a funeral where you smell your own flowers. ~ Eddie Cantor

If you want to really know what your friends and family think of you die broke, and then see who shows up for the funeral. ~ Gregory Nunn

In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment. ~ George Ade

You should always go to other people’s funerals; otherwise, they won’t come to yours. ~ Yogi Berra

Funerals all over the world everywhere every minute. Shovelling them under by the cartload doublequick. Thousands every hour. Too many in the world. ~ James Joyce

Weddings and funerals. That’s what religion is good for. ~ Kate Cohen

Success is a public affair. Failure is a private funeral. ~ Rosalind Russell

Funerals aren’t supposed to be funny. ~ Cheryl Anne Porter

When I die, I’ll probably climb out of the coffin and play the organ at my own funeral! ~ Rick Wakeman

Funerals are pretty compared to death. Funerals are quiet, but deaths not always. ~ Tennessee Williams

Rather upsets a man’s day a funeral does. ~ James Joyce

The only reason I might go to the funeral is to make absolutely sure that he’s dead. ~ Author Unknown

Nowadays, the only occassions that seem to bring families together are weddings and funerals. ~ Julia Mcnamara

The chief mourner does not always attend the funeral. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

The Nobel is a ticket to one’s own funeral. No one has ever done anything after he got it. ~ T. S. Eliot

Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honor of the dead. ~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Funerals Proverbs

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