Whether it’s a simple goodbye to a friend before vacation or farewell to a coworker leaving for a new job—goodbyes aren’t easy. It might be challenging to find the perfect words to send someone virtual group greeting cards

Therefore, if you're unsure about what to say, we can provide our assistance. Check out our collection of well-known farewell quotes to put them on any personalised gift, such as leaving ecards, photo print, banner for a farewell party, or mug.

General Goodbye Quotes

The following saying goodbye quotes can be used for almost any farewell. Just pick your favourite quote to use for online leaving cards, or consider using them in a set of open-when letters.

  • “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius
  • “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Semisonic
  • “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

If the person you’re sending off has a great sense of humour, you might be looking for some funny goodbye quotes. Check out our selection below or visit our resource on yearbook quotes for additional farewell ideas.

  • “See You Later Alligator.” – Bill Haley and the Comets
  • “Bye Felicia!” – Friday
  • “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.” – Unknown
  • “Don’t ever tell anyone anything. If you do, you start missing everybody.” – J.D. Salinger
  • “Goodbye, Vietnam! That’s right, I’m history, I’m outta here, I got the lucky ticket home, baby.” – Good Morning Vietnam
  • “So long, and thanks for all the fish!” – Douglas Adams
  • “I’ll miss you until you come back but I hope you’ll make up for it by getting me awesome gifts. Bon voyage.” – Unknown

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

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 quotes 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 are 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.” – Unknown
  • “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

It’s Not Goodbye Quotes

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 (Peter Pan)
  • “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.’” – Unknown

Farewell Wishes for Coworkers, Boss and Employees

Saying farewell to people who are close to us is never easy. Particularly when our employees and colleagues are set to retire, however, we must part ways with them. 

Therefore, it is preferable to say goodbye to them with some sincere words of appreciation or perhaps with some kind words of gratitude. We can send them virtual farewell cards wishing them luck in their new life. 

Here are some examples of good-bye messages to send to your colleague, boss or employee. These are the nicest farewell words and wishes you could find, whether they are for coworkers, your boss, or your employee.

Farewell Wishes for Coworker

Here are some beautiful examples of good-bye messages for a farewell card for coworkers.

  • Working with you was always learning new things in the office every day. I wonder if I’ll ever have a colleague like you! Goodbye, dear!
  • It is sad to see you leave. The office won’t be the same without you. We are wishing you all the best. Farewell!
  • When you love the work you do, it can get you anywhere you want to be. You are a perfect example of this. Best wishes for your new life.
  • Having you as a colleague was a true blessing! For me saying a farewell is just a formality for I know that we will meet again, soon. Take care and Goodbye for now.
  • Working with you is one of the best experiences of my life. Thank you for being supportive and friendly to me all these years. Goodbye and best of luck with your new job.
  • I’m lucky to have an amazing co-worker like you in my workplace. Thank you for all the things you’ve taught me and helped me in my work. Farewell and best wishes for your new position.
  • Thank you for making my tiring days into a good ones. You’re a helpful and kind colleague. May you succeed in your next chapter of life. Goodbye!
  • Your enthusiasm always inspired me to work hard. My hectic days were fun because of you. It’s time to say goodbye to you. May you achieve your goal.
  • I have never known a colleague so intelligent but at the same time so down to earth. You’re leaving a ton of great memories for each one of us!
  • You were a lot more than a co-worker. Because of you, this office always seemed like a family. Today our hearts weep to say you goodbye!
  • I am not going to lie, but the office will not be the same without you. I am seriously going to miss you so much, dear friend.
  • Thank you for always spreading your positive energy among us, thank you for all the good memories that we shared together. Please keep in touch!

Farewell Wishes for Boss

Here are some beautiful examples of good-bye messages for farewell ecards for your boss.

  • I will miss your presence and leadership, boss. Farewell and Best wishes.
  • You were not only a boss to us, but you were also a great leader who always knew what motivates his employees best! Farewell to you!
  • I had a great experience while working with you all and learned so much from each of you. Good wishes for your future!
  • You made us believe in ourselves. No one could guide us more successfully than you. It’s hard to bid you farewell for us. But you’ll be missed for sure!
  • We will miss our best leader of the company. It was great being under supervision. You’re friendly, dedicated, and a true example of a perfect leader. Farewell!
  • Your contribution to this company is huge, and you will forever be cherished through your works. Your positive words and motivation will help us in our work. Wishing you all the best in your retirement.
  • We are sad to say goodbye to the most hardworking and supportive boss of our company. Thank you for being an amazing leader. Goodbye and best of luck!
  • Farewell to the boss who showed us the path to success. You are our inspiration, and it was a wonderful journey working with you. Goodbye. Take care and keep in touch.
  • As you leave us today, let us tell you that you were the best guardian for us and always will be. Wish you all the best in your new life!
  • Anyone can be a boss. But few know how to become a leader. You were one of those few. Today we say goodbye to an amazing leader!

Farewell Wishes for Employee

  • You have always done an excellent job for the company. Your dedication will always be a prime example for others. Farewell!
  • Your hard work will always inspire those who worked with you. It will be difficult to find a replacement for you! Goodbye and good luck!
  • Goodbye to one of the workaholic employees of our team. Your dedication and enthusiasm inspire others. Best of luck with your new beginning. Farewell!
  • Today I want to thank you for your valuable service to our company. This company will never forget your contribution. May all your wishes come true. Goodbye!
  • You’re such a gem. No one can replace you in this organization. Saying goodbye to you isn’t easy. Our team will always remember you. Goodbye!
  • Our company will miss one of the efficient employees. Your work and dedication will keep motivating the other employees. Goodbye and congratulations on your new job.
  • I want to thank you for all the milestones you helped this company to achieve. You are the best there was and there will be. Farewell!
  • You have not only contributed personally but also inspired others to make a difference. This company will always remember you as a great employee!
  • Thank you for adding more value to the company and helping to shape it in a better way. Nothing but all the best wishes for your future.
  • The fact that for tomorrow you won’t be available at your desk is making me sad. I hope you achieve more great things in your future and be more successful.
  • It’ll be really hard for us to not see you around after all these years. Thanks for being with the company through its ups and downs. Goodbye and all the best.

 Generalised Farewell Wishes for Employees

It has never been easy to bid goodbye to your hardworking and dedicated employees, but farewell messages help ease this process. Good send-offs and heartfelt farewell ecards for your employees convey that the organisation cares about them.

There are several ways for firms to demonstrate their worth to their workforce, even when they choose to leave the company. HR teams can host a send-off party, arrange for gifts, or send personalised virtual farewell cards to employees.

General farewell messages 

These generic messages are meant for all. Be it a manager who wants to wish farewell to his/her team member or an employee who wants to send it to their colleague (as a farewell card for a colleague)

1. If you ask me, I can always vouch for your commitment to work. It’s been a great joy ride working with you, and we know that only the sky is the limit!

2. You’ve been a delight to work with. Have an amazing time ahead. On behalf of everyone on the team, I wish you good luck in your future endeavours.

3. We were glad that you were a part of our organization for so long and have contributed so much to its growth. I only wish you all the happiness and success going forward.

4. You shouldn’t be saddened for leaving a place because you are taking back so much from all over these years you’ve spent with us. Good luck and all our best wishes to you.

 5. envy the organization that managed to rope you in. They are getting fortunate, and we should be worrying about it. Farewell!

6. It was an honour to work with a coworker committed to their success and their coworkers’. Warmest congratulations to you, and best wishes for the future, buddy! 

7. We will always remember your contribution and will cherish your work. Good luck with the new ride, Farewell!

8. You will be dearly missed around here. Wishing you all the best in this next phase of your career! I am confident it is only going to be an upward journey.

9. I will forever cherish the time spent with you learning the work during the initial days. Sending you all the best!

10. During your time here, even though short, you were nothing but reliable, encouraging, and supportive. Having you as a colleague was a marvellous experience. You truly deserve a new awesome phase of your career and more. Good luck!

11. It was an honour to work alongside you. Your hard work and contributions will not be forgotten. Best of luck for your, future mate! 

12. I am sorry to see you go and hope that we will meet again. All the best for your future endeavours {employee’s name}.

13. You were sure to create an impact in your time here with us. We will miss working with you. Sending all the wishes your way. Goodbye! 

14. I wish you continued success in all your future endeavours, even though it pains me to bid you farewell as you start a new phase of your career. Farewell. 

15. I pray for you to find more opportunities, success, and good luck along the way to your dreams. Goodbye, colleague!

16. You will forever be remembered for your glorious achievements here. You did something that makes our organization proud. We hope, wherever you go, you will do the same as you did here. Goodbye.

17. I don’t think this goodbye should be tough, for it is not final. We shall see you soon. Au revoir! 

18. I must tell you that you have a very inspiring aura. Your contributions to our organization have been immense. I hope you keep up the excellent work in your next job as well. It was a pleasure working with you. Goodbye! 

19. You have always been the seeker, the go-getter, the achiever. I know about your dreams, and I am certain you will achieve them all. Good luck with all your future endeavours. Farewell!

Farewell messages by HR

1. This might be the end of your time with our company but it’s definitely not the end of new learning as you seek new and more opportunities. On behalf of [company’s name], we’d like to bid you a heartfelt goodbye and wish you lots of good wishes in all that you will pursue going forward! 

2. On behalf of the entire organization, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank you for all the dedication you have put into your work while with us. We hope that you had a meaningful stint with [company’s name]. Do write to us if you’d like to share any last thoughts with us. Good luck and Farewell! 

3. Have goodbyes ever been easy? Most certainly not. We’re happy though that you chose to work with our organization and added so much value with your time here. We are sure you will continue to do so wherever you go in the future also. Farewell from the entire HR team at [organization’s name]. 

4. We are so often so lost in our everyday work that we forget to appreciate people around us for the amazing work they do. Now that you are leaving, we are reminded of the wonderful work you’ve done, and we hope you continue to do so in the future wherever you go. Goodbye! 

5. On behalf of the entire HR team at [organization’s name], I would like to wish you all the success as you embark on your new adventure. I am confident that you are going to achieve greater things!

Farewell/ Leaving Messages for Teacher or Mentor

Looking for farewell messages to send leaving ecards to your teacher and mentor but having trouble coming up with moving and powerful verbiage to include in a goodbye speech, leaving card, or note? 

In this article, you'll sample messages that will inspire you and provide ideas for what to write or say. 

Your mentor or teacher may be retiring or leaving, so thank them and let them know how much you appreciated the time and effort they spent on you.

Here are some examples of uplifting and heartfelt messages to write or say to your mentor and teacher. Use these as inspiration to create your own virtual leaving card.

Get ideas or inspiration for your farewell speech or online leaving cards from the list below, then write your own message to show how much your mentor and teacher mean to you and how much you will miss them.

1. I wish you had many more years to spend with us. You are special to all of us; we appreciate you, and we will greatly miss your words of wisdom and encouragement. Farewell!

2. Words cannot express how saddened we were to hear you were retiring. You have been an inspiration to all of us in the department and a mentor we have always looked up to. We wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavours. Goodbye, my mentor!

3. You have inspired so many of us in the office to strive to do our jobs better by working as a team toward achieving the organization's goals. You have been an excellent mentor and have prepared us to continue in your footsteps. May you enjoy your retirement. All the best!

4. It won't be the same here without a teacher like you. I hope your new job is a fun and rewarding adventure. Farewell, and thank you for being such an inspiration!

5. Not only have I enjoyed working with you, but I have also gained experience and the tools necessary to build a strong reputation and be an excellent, loyal employee. Farewell, and good luck!

6. It looks like you have an exciting new role ahead of you, but we, your mentees, still can’t believe you’re leaving us. Although we wish you were sticking around, we are happy about your transition and know you will do tremendously well!

7. Thank you for the knowledge you have imparted to me. Your passion for success has no end. Thank you for always being there for me; I will miss your kind words and encouragement. Goodbye!

8. We were incredibly lucky to be among those trained during the time of an icon like you. We will truly miss your mentorship! Farewell!

9. Congratulations on your retirement! Thank you for all your years of selfless service to our great country and for leading by example. May you continue to find success wherever you may be. Goodbye, my great mentor!

10. Thank you for the knowledge and skill you have given me and continue to give each day. Thank you for helping to prepare young leaders like me for the world of tomorrow.

11. Being mentored by you has been a great pleasure. You are a beacon of strength and knowledge. If there were more people like you, the world would be a much better place. We are who we are today in no small part thanks to your efforts as a leader. Goodbye, and I hope to see you again soon!

12. Finding a knowledgeable and skilled teacher like you is not easy. I am incredibly lucky to have been given the chance to find you and connect with you. You have been my role model ever since I joined the team. Farewell, sir!

13. With your perseverance and endurance, you have inspired us to take pride in our work. May you continue to guide and inspire those around you! We appreciate everything you have done for the team, and all our best wishes are with you. Goodbye!

14. We join our colleagues in appreciating the knowledge you have imparted to us. We will always look up to you; your boldness and selflessness will always guide us. Rest assured that the wisdom you have passed on to us will leave a lasting impression.

15. You are a father, a hero, and my role model. All these years, you have given me inspiration, motivation, and the much-needed knowledge to excel in my chosen profession. All my best wishes are with you wherever you may go. Farewell!

16. I just wanted to let you know how delightful and fascinating it was to work with someone like you. Thank you for the time and effort you spent helping me succeed as a professional. I will miss you and always remember you fondly.

17. I wish you nothing but success and happiness in your new role. We will miss you so much. Goodbye, and I hope you will visit us often.

18. You have been a major source of inspiration and motivation in my life. Working under your leadership has been so fulfilling. I wish you endless happiness and success in your new role. Goodbye to the greatest mentor ever!

19. The wisdom you have imparted to me is a treasure that will forever remain in my heart, and I vow to pass it on to my children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. I wish you the best of luck in your future endeavours.

20. Thank you for the motivation, knowledge, and insight you have given to us and for always being there for us. We appreciate the time and effort you spent on us during your time at the company. Goodbye, and we hope to see you again soon!

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