125+ Best Death Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Death is the end of life. Profoundly inspirational death quotes and dying sayings will challenge the way you think, and make your life worth living.

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Powerful Collection of Most Famous Death Quotes

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news.They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp. – Anne Lamott

Nothing can happen more beautiful than death. – Walt Whitman

If death meant just leaving the stage long enough to change costume and come back as a new character… Would you slow down? Or speed up? – Chuck Palahniuk

There is something you must always remember. you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think. – Winnie the Pooh

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If I can see pain in your eyes, then share with me your tears. If I can see joy in your eyes, then share with me your smile. – Santosh Kalwar

Deep grief sometimes is almost like a specific location, a coordinate on a map of time. When you are standing in that forest of sorrow, you cannot imagine that you could ever find your way to a better place.But if someone can assure you that they themselves have stood in that same place, and now have moved on, sometimes this will bring hope. – Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love

Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell. – Henry Ward Beecher

I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave. – Horace

And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief. – William Cullen Bryant

There is an hour, a minute – you will remember it forever – when you know instinctively on the basis of the most inconsequential evidence, that something is wrong.You don’t know – can’t know – that it is the first of a series of wrongful” events that will culminate in the utter devastation of your life as you have known it. – Joyce Carol Oates, A Widow’s Story

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet, death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it, and that is how it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It’s life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. – Steve Jobs

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. – Buddha

When a friend of Abigail and John Adams was killed at Bunker Hill, Abigail’s response was to write a letter to her husband and include these words, ‘My bursting heart must find vent at my pen. – David McCullough

A feeling of pleasure or solace can be so hard to find when you are in the depths of your grief. Sometimes it’s the little things that help get you through the day.You may think your comforts sound ridiculous to others, but there is nothing ridiculous about finding one little thing to help you feel good in the midst of pain and sorrow! – Elizabeth Berrien

Fear of death is ridiculous, because as long as you are not dead you are alive, and when you are dead there is nothing more to worry about! – Paramahansa Yogananda

After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. – 1 Timothy 6:7

When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity. When your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion. – Stephen Levine

Anything that’s human is mentionable, and anything that is mentionable can be more manageable. When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary.

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

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. – Friedrich Nietzsche

People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend. – Jim Morrison

The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. – Fred Rogers

The reality is that we don’t forget, move on, and have closure. But rather we honor, we remember, and incorporate our deceased children and siblings into our lives in a new way. In fact, keeping memories of your loved one alive in your mind and heart is an important part of your healing journey. – Harriet Schiff, author of The Bereaved Parent

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us. – Helen Keller

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

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

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

She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with it as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts. – George Eliot

Three things in human life are important: The first is to be kind. The second is to be kind. And the third is to be kind. – Henry James

We can endure much more than we think we can; all human experience testifies to that. All we need to do is learn not to be afraid of pain. Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever. One day, the pain will be gone and you will still be there. – Harold Kushner

Time,” the Captain said, “is not what you think.” He sat down next to Eddie. “Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on earth is only the beginning. – Mitch Albom

Life is stressful, dear. That’s why they say “Rest In Peace. – David Mazzucchelli

If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it. – Montaigne

Only people who are capable of loving strongly can also suffer great sorrow, but this same necessity of loving serves to counteract their grief and heals them. – Leo Tolstoy

Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved. – Jean Cameron

When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him. – Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles

But she wasn’t around, and that’s the thing when your parents die, you feel like instead of going into every fight with backup, you are going into every fight alone. – Mitch Albom, For One More Day

Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained. – Jonathan Harnisch, Freak

The death of a beloved is an amputation. – C. S. Lewis

For as long as the world spins and the earth is green with new wood, she will lie in this box and not in my arms. – Lurlene McDaniel

If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. – James O’Barr

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran

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

Perhaps they are not the 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. – Unknown

What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness. – Thomas Bailey

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You give yourself permission to grieve by recognizing the need for grieving. Grieving is the natural way of working through the loss of a love. Grieving is not weakness nor absence of faith. Grieving is as natural as crying when you are hurt, sleeping when you are tired or sneezing when your nose itches. It is nature’s way of healing a broken heart. – Doug Manning

For some moments in life there are no words. – David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 film adaptation)

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. – Norman Cousins

One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching. – Unknown

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. – Henry van Dyke

It is as natural to die as it is to be born. – Francis Bacon

All men think that all men are mortal but themselves. – Edward Young

To fear death is to misunderstand life. – Unknown

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

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death – Samuel Butler

Death can come at any age, but the pride of life fools a person into thinking that day is far away. – John Buttrick

None of us knows the day of our death. However, if we knew that death is actually our acquisition, we would remove the fear of death from our lives. – Sunday Adelaja

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

Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back! – Ghostbusters II

Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready. – Robin Williams

Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good. – William Mitford

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

The truth I have been seeking – this truth is Death. Yet Death is also a seeker. Forever seeking me. So – we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace. – Bruce Lee

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

The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb. – German Proverb

Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch. – Jack Thorne

But fate ordains that dearest friends must part. – Edward Young

This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad. – William Shakespeare

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

You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know? – Jerome Salinger

When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed. – Jean Antoine Petit-Senn

If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they’re gone. They’ll come back. – Prince

How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind? – Carson McCullers

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

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. – Chuck Palahniuk

I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. – Winston Churchill

Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. – Nelson Mandela

Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose. – Steve Jobs

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. – Martin Luther King Jr

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

A fact of life we all die. But the positive impact you have on others will be a living legacy. – Catherine Pulsifer

I want to be thoroughly used up when I die for the harder I work the more I live. I rejoice in life for its own sake. – George Bernard Shaw

No one here gets out alive. – Jim Morrison

Death is an ending. Death is a closing. Death is idle words in the ebb and flow of life. – Elizabeth Edwards

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. – Thomas Campbell

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. – Author unknown

I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. – Corazon Aquino

I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen

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

Death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey. – Debasish Mridha

Not only is death inevitable; death is necessary for us to inherit the new life we are to enjoy in Christ. – Max Lucado

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. – Mother Teresa

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

Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you – Welcome to Night Vale

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

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily. -Napoleon Bonaparte

Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. – Langston Hughes

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. – Proverb

The idea is to die young as late as possible. – Ashley Montagu

Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death. – Desmond Morris

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live. – Victor Hugo

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity. – Seneca

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

There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’. – Syrio Forel

After your death, you will be what you were before your birth. – Arthur Schopenhauer

Death ends a life, not a relationship. – Mitch Albom

Life is too short when you think of the length of death. – Sean Mangan

Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep. – Lord George Gordon Byron

We are born in one day. We die in one day. We can change in one day. And we can fall in love in one day. Anything can happen in just one day. – Gayle Forman

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

She had been given a wonderful gift: life. Sometimes it was cruelly taken away too soon, but it’s what you did with it that counted, not how long it lasted. – Cecelia Ahern

You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret- you return to the beauty you have always been. – Aberjhani

It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will. – Heather Brewer

The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them. – Robert Galbraith

Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone’s about to die. – John Green

Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life. – D. Aswini

Everybody know death is inevitably coming , but it never fails to catch everybody by surprise everytime one is going. – Hlovate

It’s not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It’s part of the deal we made. – Mitch Albom

It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle. – Leo Tolstoy

Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist. – Epicurus

When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die! – Jim Elliot

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