Best Goodbye Quotes

Whether it’s a simple goodbye to a friend before vacation or farewell to a coworker leaving for a new job—goodbye’s aren’t easy. Sometimes finding the right words to send someone off can be tricky. So if you’re not quite sure what to say, we’re here to help.

General Saying Goodbye Quotes

The following saying goodbye quotes can be used for almost any farewell.

They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom – Confucius
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. 
Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again – William Shakespeare
It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world – John Green
If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello – Paulo Coelho
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
It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye. – Carrie Underwood
Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss 
Goodbyes, they often come in waves. -Jarod Kintz
Goodbye always makes my throat hurt.  – Charlie Brown

Funny Goodbye Quotes

See You Later Alligator. – Bill Haley and the Comets
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go – Oscar Wilde
So long, and thanks for all the fish! – Douglas Adams
We are really going to miss trying to avoid you around here. 
Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. – J.D. Salinger 
I’ll miss you until you come back but I hope you’ll make up for it by getting me awesome gifts. Bon voyage.

Goodbye Quotes For Friends

Saying goodbye to your best friends is never an easy thing. But we hope you can find some help from the goodbye quotes below.

We laughed until we had to cry, we loved right down to our last goodbye, we were the best. – St. Elmo’s Fire
A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends. – Richard Bach
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
Can miles truly separate you from friends? If you want to be with someone you love, aren’t you already there?” – Richard Bach
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.- Irish Blessing
You have been my friend. That in itself is a tremendous thing. – E.B. White

Goodbye Quotes For Coworkers

Whether your coworker is leaving for a new job, parental leave, or retirement, you’re definitely going to miss them around the office.

Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.- Garrison Keillor
This is the beginning of anything you want.
Thank you for everything that you’ve accomplished so far, and good luck to everything you will in the future.
Having awesome colleagues is a bad habit, because it’ll be impossible to work with someone else now that you’re leaving. Goodbye.
So, old friends, now it’s time to start growing up, taking charge, seeing things as they are, facing facts, not escaping them, still with dreams, just reshaping them, growing up. – Stephen Sondheim

Saying Goodbye To Someone You Love

Saying goodbye to someone you love is heartbreaking. And often, it’s difficult to find the right words to wish them farewell. Look to the quote below for help during this difficult time,

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)
The magic thing about home is that it feels good to leave, and it feels even better to come back.- Wendy Wunder 
The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last. -Moira Rogers
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. – George Elio
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
]You know it’s love when you have been saying goodbye for how many times but still you’re not ready to leave.
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

Goodbye Quotes For Him

If you’re looking for the right words to say while wishing him the best, the following quotes might just help:

A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.  – Helen Rowland
You’ve changed me forever. And I’ll never forget you.- Kiera Cass
You had me at hello, goodbye and everything in between. – Shannon L. Alder
We started with a simple hello, but ended with a complicated goodbye. 
I thought I was stronger than a word, but I jColleen Hooverust discovered that having to say goodbye to you is by far the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do. –
The pain of a hard good-bye is the heart’s tribute to the privilege to love. 

Goodbye Quotes For Her

No matter who she was to you, you’re going to miss her. And the following quotes express just that:

The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. – Nicholas Sparks
This is not a goodbye, my darling, this is a thank you. – Nicholas Sparks
The return makes one love the farewell – Alfred de Musset
Man’s feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.- Jean Paul Richter 
Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry. – Dr. Seuss”
No more words. We know them all, all the words that should not be said. But you have made my world more perfect. – Terry Pratchett

Quotes for when you don’t want to say goodbye.

Whether it’s a short trip or you just can’t give an indefinite farewell, the following quotes are perfect for you. They’ll help you send someone off without actually saying “goodbye.”

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
Never say goodbye because goodbye means going away and going away means forgetting. – J.M. Barrie
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
Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.  – Trey Parker
The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again. – Charles Dickens
There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart. – Mahatma Gandhi
We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day – Vera Lynn
Good friends never say goodbye. They simply say ‘See you soon.’

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