440 Death Quotes and Sayings to Comfort You

Its the toughest phase of life when someone dear like a family or friend passes away. These inspirational death quotes, sayings, proverbs (with images and pictures) will give you comfort, solace and offer sympathy in your times of grieving.

With a belief in Jesus, death is not an end but a beginning of a new life with no more tears or sorrow or pain. Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. We all die. That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. It is not length of life, but depth of life, so value every moment and live life to the fullest.

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If you know someone that is after the recent loss of a loved one and is sad and depressed, share these insightful quotes about death to help them calm down in their time of suffering.

Famous Death Quotes and Sayings

  1. “I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another” – John Lennon
  2. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.” – Mark Twain
  3. It’s better to burn out than to fade away. Neil Young
  4. Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Tom Stoppard
  5. Nothing is ever certain. Alice Sebold
  6. Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. Haruki Murakami
  7. We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Chuck Palahniuk
  8. That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson
  9. It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J.K. Rowling
  11. People living deeply have no fear of death. Anais Nin
  12. Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. Henry David Thoreau
  13. For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran
  14. A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu
  15. No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. Terry Pratchett
  16. “Has this world been so kind to you that you should leave with regret? There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.”  C.S. Lewis
  17. Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. Napoleon Bonaparte
  18. Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)
  19. No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. Martin Luther King Jr
  20. If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word “freedom” out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X
  21. The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Mark Twain
  22. The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. Albert Einstein
  23. You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end. Stephen King
  24. While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. Leonardo da Vinci
  25. If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die. Maya Angelou
  26. Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. Mother Teresa
  27. I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. Winston Churchill
  28. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. Mahatma Gandhi
  29. A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. Joseph Stalin
  30. Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities. George R.R. Martin (Game of Thrones)
  31. Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. Leo Tolstoy
  32. Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. Bertolt Brecht Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. Buddha
  33. They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time. Banksy
  34. The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe
  35. A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue. George Orwell
  36. Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive. Mary Macbeth
  37. Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? Epicurus
  38. Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. Arthur Schopenhauer
  39. Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. Jean de La Fontaine
  40. To die will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan
  41. Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back! Ghostbusters II
  42. My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for’. Tupac Shakur
  43. It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius
  44. I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. Jimi Hendrix
  45. No one here gets out alive. Jim Morrison
  46. I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another. John Lennon
  47. Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. Mahatma Gandhi
  48. The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. J.K. Rowling
  49. For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. Kahlil Gibran
  50. It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again. Ralph Waldo Emerson
  51. Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. Helen Keller (Remember that Helen Keller was blind)
  52. End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. J.R.R. Tolkien
  53. I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau
  54. I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. Leonardo da Vinci
  55. Death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent, it clears out the old to make way for the new. Steve Jobs
  56. There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving
  57. What would life be worth if there were no death? Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night? Glenn Ringtved
  58. Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! Hunter S. Thompson

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Sad Quotes about Death

  1. Death pays all debts. William Shakespeare
  2. “It is natural to die as to be born.” – Francis Bacon
  3. The first breath is the beginning of death. Thomas Fuller
  4. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” – Queen Elizabeth II
  5. I want to be all used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw
  6. Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katharine Hepburn
  7. “In the long run, we are all dead.” – John Maynard Keynes
  8. No art is possible without a dance with death. Kurt Vonnegut
  9. “Death aims only once, but never misses.” – Edward Counsel
  10. When I shall die, let it be doing that I had designed. Ovid
  11. For some moments in life there are no words. David Seltzer
  12. “Death is a distant rumor to the young.” – Andrew A. Rooney
  13. Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death. Thomas Bernhard
  14. We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening. Zhuangzi
  15. “Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go.” – Jean de la Fontaine
  16. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino
  17. “When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.” – Laurie Halse Anderson
  18. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and very dear.”
  19. “Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul.” – E.H. Chapin
  20. “All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.” – William Shakespeare
  21. “Loss and possession, death and life are one. There falls no shadow where there shines no sun.” – Hilaire Belloc
  22. Death, for instance, is nothing terrible, but the terrible thing is the opinion that death is terrible. Epictetus
  23. Take nothing for granted. Keep in mind that it can come at anytime. Even today. Maxime Lagacé
  24. I despise wisdom and the blessings of this world. It is all worthless, fleeting, illusory, and deceptive, like a mirage. Anton Chekhov
  25. Death is the true inspiring genius, or the muse of philosophy… Indeed without death men would scarcely philosophize. Arthur Schopenhauer
  26. Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death. James F. Byrnes
  27. Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death. Eckhart Tolle
  28. In the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself. Albert Camus
  29. Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. Albert Camus
  30. If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled? Jodi Picoult
  31. If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone? Jodi Picoult
  32. Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell. Emily Dickinson
  33. The death of a beloved is an amputation. C.S. Lewis
  34. Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates
  35. The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows. Socrates
  36. Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you. Welcome to Night Vale (Podcast)
  37. You want to live – but do you know how to live? You are scared of dying – and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead? Seneca
  38. Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before. Edgar Allan Poe
  39. The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death. Gore Vidal
  40. Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  41. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. Tecumseh
  42. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world. John Steinbeck
  43. Success is failure recycled. Life is death reborn. Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  44. The world would be dramatically better if everyone had to experience a near death event growing up. Everyone will instantly value their time more, and be happier. ChuchuTrain
  45. “Why is it that we rejoice at a birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved.” – Mark Twain
  46. “To fear love is to fear life, and those who fear life are already three parts dead.” – Bertrand Russell
  47. “Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.” – Marcus Aurelius
  48. I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. Mark Twain
  49. When death overtakes us, all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us.
  50. Life isn’t fair, nor should you expect it to be. No matter how well you prepare, shit will happen, often when you least expect it. Ed Latimore
  51. It is human to have your soul brought to a crisis you did not anticipate. The Dune Series
  52. This aspect of reality, this weird scary aspect of life, can just wreck everything if you don’t figure out at some point that it is what makes life so profound, meaningful, rich, complex, wild. Anne Lamott
  53. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.”
  54. Neither the sun, nor death can be looked at steadily. François de La Rochefoucauld
  55. One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia
  56. “Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left in our hearts.” – Dorothy Ferguson
  57. “Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.” – David Gerrold
  58. “Every man dies – not every man really lives.” – William Ross Wallace
  59. “A good laugh and long sleep are the two best cures for anything.” – Irish proverb
  60. “No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time in my business.’” – Paul e. Tsongas
  61. “No one on his deathbed ever said, ‘I wish I had spent more time in my business.’” – Paul e. Tsongas
  62. “Death, in itself, is nothing; but we fear, to be we know not what, we know not where.” – John Dryden
  63. “Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel–you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more.” – Jerome p. Crabb
  64. “We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream: it may be so the moment after death.” – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  65. “A man dies… only a few circles in the water prove that he was ever there. And even they quickly disappear. And when they’re gone, he’s forgotten, without a trace, as if he’d never even existed. And that’s all.” – Wolfgang Borchert

Inspirational Short Quotes about Death

  1. “Life is a path; Death a destination.”
  2. Everyone dies but not everyone lives. William Wallace
  3. He who is not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan
  4. Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. George Eliot
  5. I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. Charlotte Brontë
  6. Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. Leo Buscaglia
  7. What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. Helen Keller
  8. I don’t want to die without any scars. Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. Michael Landon
  10. You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again. Philip Pullman
  11. As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. Leonardo da Vinci
  12. All men think that all men are mortal but themselves. Edward Young
  13. Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry
  14. Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Unknown
  15. Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. Arthur Miller
  16. 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
  17. It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. Samuel Johnson
  18. Death will never make sense to your mind. Only time and self-understanding will alleviate your suffering. Maxime Lagacé
  19. Death commences too early – almost before you’re half-acquainted with life – you meet the other. Tennessee Williams
  20. Life has more meaning in the face of death. Robert Greene
  21. Death makes equal the high and low. John Heywood
  22. The hardest thing you overcome are the ones that give the most meaning. Maxime Lagacé
  23. The fear of death is the beginning of slavery. Robert Anton Wilson
  24. Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters. Horace
  25. Though death be poor, it ends a mortal woe. William Shakespeare
  26. Death takes no bribes. Benjamin Franklin
  27. Death is never an apology. Soul King
  28. I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits. Gabriel García Márquez
  29. Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. William Saroyan
  30. Only to live, to live and live! Life, whatever it may be! Fyodor Dostoevsky
  31. I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. Corazon Aquino
  32. Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are. Miguel Angel Ruiz
  33. Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten. H. Rider Haggard
  34. Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. Unknown (Submitted by the Wisdom Quotes Community)
  35. When he shall die, take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine that all the world will be in love with night and pay no worship to the garish sun. William Shakespeare (Romeo and Juliet)
  36. The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  37. Birth and death are the most singular events we experience – and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility. Jacob K. Javits
  38. There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’. Syrio Forel (Games Of Thrones)
  39. Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light. But, if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity. Laughing Bull
  40. Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t. Richard Bach
  41. A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day. Emily Dickinson
  42. After your death, you will be what you were before your birth. Arthur Schopenhauer
  43. There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. C.S. Lewis
  44. Death ends a life, not a relationship. Mitch Albom
  45. Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die. Amelia Burr
  46. Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die. Forrest Church
  47. In my end is my beginning. Mary, Queen of Scots
  48. The phoenix must burn to emerge. Janet Fitch
  49. Everyone dies. But not everyone really lives.
  50. The meaning of life is that it stops. Franz Kafka
  51. “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” —Peter Pan
  52. “Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back!” —Ghostbusters II
  53. “If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death” —Samuel Butler
  54. We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death. – Nathaniel Hawthorne
  55. Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. – Steve Jobs
  56. Dying is easy; it’s living that’s difficult. – Frederick Lenz
  57. Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. – Mark Twain
  58. “Life asked death, ‘Why do people love me but hate you?’ Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.”

Quotes about Death of a Friend

  1. “The loss of a friend is the greatest of losses.”
  2. “A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies.”
  3. “When a close friend unexpectedly leaves us, a piece of our heart is forever broken.”
  4. “There are some people who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.”
  5. “We loved him a lot but God loved him more.”
  6. It’s crazy how someone who used to be a huge part of your life, can be gone in a second.”
  7. “The two hardest things to say in life are Hello for the first time and Goodbye for the last.”
  8. “Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral.” – Kehlog Albran
  9. “I’m not sure which is worse, missing you or the fact that there’s nothing I can do about it.”
  10. “In each tear shed there is a memory with a story to tell.”
  11. The loss of a friend is the greatest of losses. Publilius Syrus
  12. “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends.”
  13. “While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.” —John Taylor
  14. “Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, / Advanced a stage or two upon that road / Which you must travel in the steps they trod.” —Aristophanes
  15. The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. Seneca
  16. There’s a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence. Ben Becht
  17. Those we love and lose are always connected by heartstrings into infinity. Terri Guillemets
  18. The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb. German Proverb
  19. Some people come into our lives and leave footprints on our hearts and we are never, ever the same. Flavia Weedn
  20. You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know? Jerome Salinger
  21. It hurts when you lose a friend to death, it hurts even more when you lose a friend still living. C. J. Tulli
  22. When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed. J. Petit-Senn
  23. The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe
  24. A friend dies or leaves us: we feel as if a limb was cut off. Thomas Jefferson
  25. Till the first friend dies, we think ecstasy impersonal, but then discover that he was the cup from which we drank it, itself as unknown. Emily Dickinson
  26. Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral. Kehlog Albran
  27. He spake well who said that graves are the footprints of angels. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  28. He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  29. “The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.” —Seneca, Philosopher
  30. “You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?” —J.D. Salinger
  31. “In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams… that is where you and I shall meet.” —Lewis Carrol
  32. “If there ever comes a day when we can’t be together, keep me in your heart, I’ll stay there forever.” —A.A. Milne
  33. “The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God!” —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  34. “Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.” —Nicholas Sparks
  35. “I don’t think of all the misery, but of all the beauty that remains.” —Anne Frank
  36. “We need to grieve the ones we have loved and lost in this lifetime—not to sustain our connection to suffering, but to sustain our connection to love.”
  37. “Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” –Vicki Harrison
  38. “There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone the light remains.”
  39. “Be the things you loved most about the people who are gone.”
  40. “My scars are a testament to the love and the relationship that I had for and with that person. And if the scar is deep, so was the love.”
  41. “Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time. It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other.” —Leo Buscaglia
  42. “Grief is the price we pay for love.” —Queen Elizabeth II
  43. “The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired.” —Robert Southey
  44. “Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.” —Jiddu Krishnamurti
  45. “Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral.” —Kehlog Albran
  46. This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad. William Shakespeare
  47. True friends are the ones who never leave your heart, even if they leave your life for a while. Even after years apart, you pick up with them right where you left off, and even if they die they’re never dead in your heart.
  48. A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. Gustave Flaubert
  49. Nothing endears so much a friend as sorrow for his death. The pleasure of his company has not so powerful an influence. David Hume
  50. “He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” —Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  51. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” —Helen Keller
  52. “The bond between friends cannot be broken by chance; no interval of time or space can destroy it. Not even death itself can part true friends.” —John Cassian
  53. “Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day… unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear.”
  54. Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone. Jiddu Krishnamurti
  55. “You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?”
  56. For precious friends hid in death’s dateless night. William Shakespeare
  57. “At some point we all have to leave this world. Death is something that we can’t avoid in no way, we never know at what time or when it will happen, but we do know it will come to us.”
  58. “On the death of a friend, we should consider that the fates through confidence have devolved on us the task of a double living, that we have henceforth to fulfill the promise of our friend’s life also, in our own, to the world.” —Henry David Thoreau
  59. We go to the grave of a friend saying, “A man is dead,” but angels throng about him saying, “A man is born.” Henry Ward Beecher
  60. Don’t be surprised if you grieve more for a friend than you did for a recently deceased relative. The old saying, ‘You pick your friends, relatives are thrust upon you,’ holds true here. Friends are special people in our eyes because we hold them to be. Friends fill time in our lives that will be vacant when they die. Helen Fitzgerald

Beautiful Death Quotes

  1. To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J.K. Rowling
  2. Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. – Henry van Dyke
  3. I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen
  4. It is as natural to die as it is to be born. – Francis Bacon
  5. To fear death is to misunderstand life.
  6. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence. – John Green
  7. “Life asked death, ‘Why do people love me but hate you?’ Death responded, ‘Because you are a beautiful lie and I am a painful truth.”
  8. “It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson
  9. “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it.” —J.R.R. Tolkien
  10. “It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.” —J.K. Rowling,
  11. “Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.” —Mitch Albom,
  12. “They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time.” —Banksy
  13. “Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you” —Welcome to Night Vale
  14. “I have come to know that it [death] is an important thing to keep in mind — not to complain or to make melancholy, but simply because only with the honest knowledge that one day I will die I can ever truly begin to live.” —R.A. Salvatore
  15. “Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back!” —Ghostbusters II
  16. “You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end . . .” —Stephen King
  17. “Neither the sun, nor death can be looked at steadily.” —François de La Rochefoucauld
  18. “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and the other begins?” —Edgar Allan Poe
  19. “Dying / Is an art, like everything else.” —Sylvia Plath
  20. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” —Mark Twain
  21. “You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again.” —Philip Pullman
  22. “Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is just a passing shadow of a cloud.” —Yann Martel
  23. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell
  24. Death is a challenge. It tells us not to waste time… It tells us to tell each other right now that we love each other. – Leo Buscaglia
  25. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. – Tecumseh
  26. I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world. – Ludovico Ariosto
  27. Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. – Dag Hammarskjold
  28. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” —Carson McCullers
  29. Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. – Albert Einstein
  30. It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton
  31. Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. – Jean de La Fontaine
  32. It’s so strange that autumn is so beautiful, yet everything is dying.
  33. A beautiful death is for people who lived like animals to die like angels loved and wanted. ~ Mother Teresa.
  34. Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. ~ Charles Frohman
  35. Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. – Michael Landon
  36. Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion. ~ David Herbert Lawrence
  37. Death is the mother of beauty. Only the perishable can be beautiful, which is why we are unmoved by artificial flowers. ~ Wallace Stevens
  38. Death is never an ending, death is a change; Death is beautiful, for death is strange; Death is one dream out of another flowing. ~ Conrad Aiken
  39. Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. – Bertolt Brecht
  40. Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves. Rabindranath Tagore
  41. Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. Rabindranath Tagore
  42. The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. Thornton Wilder
  43. If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death. Samuel Butler
  44. “Beautiful memories silently kept of one that we loved and will never forget.”
  45. “Death takes the body. God takes the soul. Our mind holds the memories. Our heart keeps the love. Our faith let us know we will meet again.”
  46. By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life. Robert Greene
  47. As soon as you’ll realize that it was a gift, you’ll be free. Maxime Lagacé
  48. Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. Oscar Wilde
  49. The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. Seneca
  50. Keep the prospect of death, exile, and all such apparent tragedies before you every day – especially death – and you will never have an abject thought, or desire anything to excess. Epictetus

Dark Quotes About Life and Death

  1. There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. George Santayana
  2. Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. Andrew Sachs
  3. Live how we can, yet die we must. William Shakespeare
  4. You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence. John Green
  5. The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. Marcus Tullius Cicero
  6. It will stay in your head first, and then in your heart. Those places will always be reserved. Maxime Lagacé
  7. Because life is fragile and death inevitable, we must make the most of each day. Thomas S. Monson
  8. And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. William Cullen Bryant
  9. When a person is born we rejoice, and when they’re married we jubilate, but when they die we try to pretend nothing has happened. Margaret Mead
  10. How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind? Carson McCullers
  11. When death overtakes us, all that we have is left to others; all that we are we take with us. Unknown
  12. Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. Albert Einstein
  13. Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh. George Bernard Shaw
  14. When those you love die, the best you can do is honor their spirit for as long as you live. Patrick Swayze
  15. You make a commitment that you’re going to take whatever lesson that person or animal was trying to teach you, and you make it true in your own life. Patrick Swayze
  16. It’s a positive way to keep their spirit alive in the world, by keeping it alive in yourself. Patrick Swayze
  17. To lose your father is to lose the one whose guidance and help you seek, who supports you like a tree trunk supports its branches. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)
  18. Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect. J.K. Rowling
  19. Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. Bryant H. McGill
  20. Our culture’s zeal for longevity reveals our incredible collective fear of death. Ram Dass
  21. Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann
  22. Death is a law, not a punishment. Jean Dubos
  23. Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov
  24. What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying. Albert Camus
  25. And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death. Walt Whitman
  26. One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. Friedrich Nietzsche
  27. Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love… Rainer Maria Rilke
  28. Death is life’s high meed. John Keats
  29. The more you know who you are, and what you want, the less you let things upset you. Stephanie Perkins
  30. My happiness grows in direct proportion to my acceptance, and in inverse proportion to my expectations. Michael J. Fox
  31. When someone we love dies, we get so busy mourning what died that we ignore what didn’t. Ram Dass
  32. Our life and death are the same thing. When we realize this fact we have no fear of death anymore, and we have no actual difficulty in our life. Shunryu Suzuki
  33. Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. Martin Luther
  34. Without birth and death, and without the perpetual transmutation of all the forms of life, the world would be static, rhythm-less, undancing, mummified. Alan Watts
  35. Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. Thinking about death clarifies your life. Candy Chang
  36. The only real ending is death. Everything else is a transition. Robert Greene
  37. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths! Edgar Allan Poe
  38. For after all, the best thing one can do when it is raining is let it rain. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  39. Part 5. And so we will believe in our even a hundred times more worthy of their attention. Friedrich Nietzsche
  40. I would fain do something to make the idea of life to us to be more than friends in the sense of that sublime possibility. Friedrich Nietzsche
  41. It makes me happy to see that men do not want to think at all of the idea of death! Friedrich Nietzsche
  42. How strange that this sole thing that is certain and common to all, exercises almost no influence on men, and that they are the furthest from regarding themselves as the brotherhood of death! Friedrich Nietzsche
  43. Everyone wants to be foremost in this future-and yet death and the stillness of death are the only things certain and common to all in this future! Friedrich Nietzsche
  44. We must constantly remind ourselves that we are eternity, infinite, beyond birth and death. Frederick Lenz
  45. Once you accept your own death, all of a sudden you’re free to live. You no longer care about your reputation. You no longer care except so far as your life can be used tactically to promote a cause you believe in. Saul Alinsky
  46. Happiness can exist only in acceptance. George Orwell
  47. There is no birth, there is no death; there is no coming, there is no going; there is no same, there is no different; there is no permanent self, there is no annihilation. We only think there is. Thich Nhat Hahn
  48. And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment. Bodhidharma
  49. Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. W. Somerset Maugham
  50. These births and deaths are changes in nature which we are mistaking for changes in us. Swami Vivekananda
  51. There is love in holding and there is love in letting go. Elizabeth Berg
  52. It is as natural to die as it is to be born. Francis Bacon
  53. Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius
  54. Carve your name on hearts, not tombstones. A legacy is etched into the minds of others and the stories they share about you. Shannon L. Alder
  55. Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Ernest Hemingway
  56. The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it’s indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it’s indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it’s indifference. Elie Wiesel
  57. Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken? Terry Pratchett
  58. To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell
  59. To lose a brother is to lose someone with whom you can share the experience of growing old, who is supposed to bring you a sister-in-law and nieces and nephews, creatures who people the tree of your life and give it new branches. Yann Martel (Life of Pi)
  60. People do not die for us immediately, but remain bathed in a sort of aura of life which bears no relation to true immortality but through which they continue to occupy our thoughts in the same way as when they were alive. It is as though they were traveling abroad. Marcel Proust

Deep Bible Quotes about Death

  1. Every man dies – Not every man really lives.
  2. “Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.”
  3. “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil.”
  4. Revelation 21:4 ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
  5. Psalm 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  6. Psalm 147:3 He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
  7. John 14:1 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
  8. Matthew 19:14 But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.” (Verses For The Loss Of A Child)
  9. Matthew 18:14 So it is not the will of my Father who is in heaven that one of these little ones should perish. (Verses For The Loss Of A Child)
  10. John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (Verses For The Loss Of A Child)
  11. Psalm 48:14 For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end. (Verses For The Loss Of A Mother)
  12. Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to heart; the devout are taken away, and no one understands that the righteous are taken away to be spared from evil. Those who walk uprightly enter into peace; they find rest as they lie in death. (Verses For The Loss Of A Mother)
  13. Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Verses For The Loss Of A Mother)
  14. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God. (Verses For The Loss Of A Mother)
  15. Genesis 24:67 Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent, and he took Rebekah, and she became his wife, and he loved her; thus Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death. (Verses For The Loss Of A Mother)
  16. Lamentations 3:31-32 For the Lord will not reject forever, For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness. (Verses For The Loss Of A Mother)
  17. John 16:22 “Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you. (Verses For The Loss Of A Father)
  18. Psalm 9:9 The LORD also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; (Verses For The Loss Of A Father)
  19. Psalm 46:1 God is our refuge and strength, A very present help in trouble. (Verses For The Loss Of A Father)
  20. Isaiah 57:1-2 The righteous man perishes, and no one lays it to heart; devout men are taken away, while no one understands. For the righteous man is taken away from calamity; he enters into peace; they rest in their beds who walk in their uprightness.(Verses For The Loss Of A Father)
  21. 1 Corinthians 15:55 “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”(Verses For The Loss Of A Father)
  22. Revelation 14:13 Then I heard a voice from heaven say, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Yes,” says the Spirit, “they will rest from their labor, for their deeds will follow them.” (Verses For The Loss Of A Friend)
  23. John 14:1-2 “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? (Verses For The Loss Of A Friend)
  24. 1 John 3:2 2 Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is. (Verses For The Loss Of A Friend)
  25. Romans 8:18 For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us. (Verses For The Loss Of A Friend)
  26. Luke 20:36 For they cannot die anymore, because they are equal to angels and are sons of God, being sons of the resurrection. (Verses For The Loss Of A Friend)
  27. Philippians 2:20 I have no one else like him, who will show genuine concern for your welfare. (Verses For The Loss Of A Child)
  28. Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  29. Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
  30. Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
  31. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.
  32. 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words.
  33. When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
  34. “For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.”

Christian Quotes About Death

  1.  “He whose head is in heaven need not fear to put his feet into the grave.” ~ Matthew Henry
  2. Grief is forever. It doesn’t go away; it becomes a part of you, step for step, breath for breath. Jandy Nelson
  3. When a willing victim who had committed no treachery was killed in a traitor’s stead, the table would crack and Death itself would start working backwards.’ – C.S. Lewis
  4. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear him, on those who hope in his steadfast love, that he may deliver their soul from death and keep them alive in famine. – Psalm 33:18-20
  5. For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. – 1 Corinthians 15:21
  6. We see his smile of love even when others see nothing but the black hand of Death smiting our best beloved. – Charles Spurgeon
  7. Christ never preached any funeral sermons. – Dwight L. Moody
  8. Where sin has been removed death can only interrupt the earthly life and usher in the heavenly. – John MacArthur
  9. As I go into a cemetery I like to think of the time when the dead shall rise from their graves. … Thank God, our friends are not buried; they are only sown! – Dwight L. Moody
  10. I don’t so much pray that my death will be without pain, but that it will be without doubt. – John Piper
  11. How awful to die out of Christ! How blessed to die in Christ! – William Tiptaft
  12. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life. – Romans 5:10
  13. I am not tired of my work, neither am I tired of the world; yet, when Christ calls me home, I shall go with gladness. – Adoniram Judson
  14. Never fear dying, beloved. Dying is the last, but the least matter that a Christian has to be anxious about. Fear living – that is a hard battle to fight, a stern discipline to endure, a rough voyage to undergo. – Charles Spurgeon
  15. Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. – Helen Keller
  16. For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. – William Penn
  17. You’re born. You suffer. You die. Fortunately, there’s a loophole. – Billy Graham
  18. If today were your last, would you do what you’re doing? – Max Lucado
  19. They, then, who are destined to die, need not be careful to inquire what death they are to die, but into what place death will usher them. – Augustine
  20. Take care of your life and the Lord will take care of your death. – George Whitefield
  21. Christians never say “good-bye”; just “until we meet again.” – Woodrow Kroll
  22. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
  23. “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” ~ Williams Penn
  24. “When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.” ~ Charles H. Spurgeon

 

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