60+ 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.

If you’re searching for famous sadness quotes and encouraging hate quotes that perfectly capture what you’d like to say or just want to feel inspired yourself, browse through an amazing collection of top betrayal quotes, powerful quotes about losing friends and popular quotes about losing a loved one.

Famous Death Quotes

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings Socrates

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

How people die remains in the memory of those who live on Dame Cicely Saunders

Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise. Kim Harrison

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

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called life. Terry Pratchett

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It is natural to die as to be born Francis Bacon

To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J.K. Rowling

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

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

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow Euripides

Sad Death Quotes

I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world. Ludovico Ariosto

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. Michel Eyquem de Montaigne

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

The goal of all life is death. Sigmund Freud

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

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

The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective. James Patterson

No one here gets out alive. Jim Morrison

Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. Jo Nesbo

Nothing in life is promised except death. Kanye West

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Tecumseh

I want to be all used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw

If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right. Steve Jobs

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

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

Grief is the price we pay for love. Queen Elizabeth II

Inspirational Death Quotes

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity. Edvard Munch

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

When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. Henry David Thoreau

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

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

After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die. E.B. White

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

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

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

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

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

We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passers-by to ashes underlying the earth. Kim Elizabeth

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

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

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

Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable. Keisei Tagami

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

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

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

I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits. Gabriel García Márquez

A day grows old as we do. Do not wish death upon it. Let it live, let it love, and only then should you let it rest in peace. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

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. Unknown

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

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

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

Only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left in our hearts. Dorothy Ferguson

I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

A friend who dies, it’s something of you who dies. Gustave Flaubert

People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies. Haruki Murakami

Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five. Benjamin Franklin

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