Death Quotes

Death Quotes: A unique collection of Quotes About Death and Dying.

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If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live. -Martin Luther King Jr.


When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a ''wandering to find home,'' why should we not look forward to the arrival? -C. S. Lewis


Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow. -Abraham Lincoln


All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity. -William Shakespeare


Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all. -Lucius Annaeus Seneca


I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. -Winston Churchill


Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. -Henry David Thoreau


When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men. -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality. -Emily Dickinson


To live in hearts we leave behind
Is not to die.
-Thomas Campbell


Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering. But those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. The challenge is to live our life so that we will be prepared for death when it comes.


Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. -Jean de La Fontaine


Grief is a normal and natural response to loss. It is originally an unlearned feeling process. Keeping grief inside increases your pain. - Anne Grant


To be remembered after we are dead, is but poor recompense for being treated with contempt while we are living. -William Hazlitt


While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. -Leonardo da Vinci


No matter how prepared you think you are for the death of a loved one, it still comes as a shock, and it still hurts very deeply. -Billy Graham


Life is a journey that doesn't end in death, it ends in heartache, not for the dead, but for the living.


Time goes by so fast. Nothin' can outrun it. Death commences too early--almost before you're half-acquainted with life--you meet the other. -Tennessee Williams


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


Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. -Rossiter Worthington Raymond


There's something about death that is comforting. The thought that you could die tomorrow frees you to appreciate your life now. -Angelina Jolie


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


The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. -Harriet Beecher Stowe


Dying is a wild night and a new road. -Emily Dickinson


Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. -Martin Luther


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.


Don't be ashamed to weep; 'tis right to grieve. Tears are only water, and flowers, trees, and fruit cannot grow without water. But there must be sunlight also. A wounded heart will heal in time, and when it does, the memory and love of our lost ones is sealed inside to comfort us. -Brian Jacques


To fear death is to misunderstand life.


Knowing someone isn't coming back doesn't mean you ever stop waiting. -Toby Barlow


Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. -Eskimo Proverb


How frighteningly few are the persons whose death would spoil our appetite and make the world seem empty. -Eric Hoffer


The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them. -Joseph Addison


I think that one of the reasons why people look towards the end of humanity is that people are afraid to die alone. If you die alone, the people you love will miss you, or if they die, you miss them - the sorrow is inevitable. When you truly love someone, the thought of losing them forever is horrible. -Joe Rogan


Nothing is ever really lost to us as long as we remember it. -L.M. Montgomery


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


Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. -Mark Twain


All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing. -Maurice Maeterlinck


You're never too young to die. -Anthony Horowitz


To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know? -Socrates


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


Anyway, it doesn't matter how much, how often, or how closely you keep an eye on things because you can't control it. Sometimes things and people just go. Just like that. -Cecelia Ahern


Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. -Kahlil Gibran



I'm not afraid to die. I just don't want to be there when it happens. -Woody Allen



Do not mourn the dead, but comfort the living. -Jonathan Lockwood Huie



The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. -Marcus Tulius Cicero



Why is it that we rejoice at birth and grieve at a funeral? It is because we are not the person involved. -Mark Twain


Usually time alters and affects everything, but when someone you love dies time cannot change that, no amount of time will ever change that, so time stops having any meaning. -Rosamund Lupton



Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little death. -Arthur Schopenhauer



Once the game is over, the king and the pawn go back into the same box. -Italian proverb



To die is landing on some distant shore. -John Dryden



When someone you love dies, you don't lose them all at once. You lose them in pieces over time. -Simon Birch


Think of him still as the same, I say, He is not dead, he is just - away. -James Whitcomb Riley



Dying is a troublesome business: there is pain to be suffered, and it wrings one's heart; but death is a splendid thing --a warfare accomplished, a beginning all over again, a triumph. You can always see that in their faces. -George Bernard Shaw



As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death. -Leonardo Da Vinci


Although it's difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow.



Men fear Death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other. -Francis Bacon



To die will be an awfully big adventure. -Peter Pan



Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. -Socrates



Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal.



Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them. -George Eliot



It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It's what you leave behind you when you go. -Randy Travis


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