400+ Death Quotes – Most Powerful Death & Dying Quotes

(Last Updated On: January 28, 2024)

Death is a part of life, but it’s also one of the most challenging and complicated things people must deal with. People have discussed death in many different ways since the beginning of time. Many great works of art come from these ideas, discussions, and philosophies about death. If you’ve ever had to think about what to say at a funeral, you’ve probably looked online for ideas on how to honor the person who died.

Because of this, we’ve put together a list of the most powerful quotes about death. These quotes, which frequently come from poets, philosophers, and spiritual authorities, aid in our comprehension of the enigma surrounding death and our deaths.

Best Death Quotes

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


Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once. — Julius Caesar


Some people say Death’s heart is as dead and black as a piece of coal, but that is not true. Beneath his inky cloak, Death’s heart is as red as the most beautiful sunset and beats with a great love of life. -Glenn Ringtved


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


I can’t afford to die; I’d lose too much money.  —George Burns


The irony of man’s condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation, but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive.  – Ernest Becker


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. – Leonardo DaVinci


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


Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. – Anaïs Nin


It’s so much darker when a light goes out than it would have been if it had never shone. – John Steinbeck


Grief is like the ocean; it comes in waves, ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim. — Vicki Harrison


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


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


It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.  – Woody Allen


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


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


If we lose love and self-respect for each other, this is how we finally die. — Maya Angelou


The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  – Mark Twain


Death never takes a wise man by surprise; he is always ready to go. – Jean de la Fontaine


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


Consider this: Jesus became one of us and lived our life in order to experience our death so that he could break the power of death. – Brian Simmons


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


All architects want to live beyond their deaths. – Philip Johnson


If a man has not discovered something that he will die for, he isn’t fit to live. – Martin Luther King Jr.


Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. – Haruki Murakami


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


Be near me when my light is low… And all the wheels of being slow.  —   Alfred Lord Tennyson


When some men die it is as if you had lost your pen-knife, and were subject to perpetual inconvenience until you could get another. Other men’s going is like the vanishing of a great mountain from the landscape, and the outlook of life is changed forever. – Phillips Brooks


Life will break you. Nobody can protect you from that, and living alone won’t either, for solitude will also break you with its yearning. You have to love it. You have to feel. It is the reason you are here on earth. You are here to risk your heart. – Louise Erdrich


I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions of years before I was born and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience.  — Mark Twain


If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. – Isaac Asimov


Nurses are there when the last breath is taken and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate birth, it is just as important to comfort in death. -Christine Bell


I feel monotony and death to be almost the same. – Charlotte Brontë


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


I should know enough about the loss to realize that you never really stop missing someone-you just learn to live around the huge gaping hole of their absence. – Alyson Noel


Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything. — C.S. Lewis


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


It’s better to burn out than to fade away. – Neil Young


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


While we are mourning the loss of our friend, others are rejoicing to meet him behind the veil.  — John Taylor


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


Nothing is sadder than the death of an illusion. — Arthur Koestler


We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.  – David Sarnoff


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


To die will be an awfully big adventure. – J.M. BARRIE


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


A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better. – Paulo Coelho


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


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


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


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


A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. – Oscar Wilde


Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. —  Emily Dickinson


All say, How hard it is that we have to die — a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. – Mark Twain


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


The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates. — Dave Barry


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. – William Somerset Maugham


Death – the last voyage, the longest and the best. – Thomas Wolfe


Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him. – E.M. Forster


The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. – Marcus Tullius Cicero


I love you every day. And now I will miss you every day. – Mitch Albom


They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.  — William Penn


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


Every exit is an entry somewhere else. – Tom Stoppard


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


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


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


Death and love are the two wings that bear the good man to heaven. — Michelangelo


Sleep, those little slices of death — how I loathe them. – Edgar Allan Poe


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


I know death is the fascinating snake under the leaves, sliding and sliding; I know the heart loves him too, can’t turn away, can’t break the spell. Everything wants to enter the slow thickness, aches to be peaceful finally and at any cost. Wants to be stone. – MARY OLIVER


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


The one great advantage the departed soul has over a survivor is knowing it is still alive and will be seeing everyone who is meaningful to them again. – Michael Newton


I don’t want to die without any scars. ― Chuck Palahniuk


I hope it is true that a man can die and yet not only live in others but give them life, and not only life but that great consciousness of life. – Jack Kerouac


Man always dies before he is fully born.  – Erich Fromm


That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. – Emily Dickinson


Every man dies – Not every man really lives. – William Ross Wallace


Death comes to all. But great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold.  —  George Fabricius


I’m not afraid of death. It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life. – Jean Giraudoux


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


Always go to other people’s funerals, otherwise they won’t come to yours. — Yogi Berra


Death? Why this fuss about death? Use your imagination; try to visualize a world without death! … Death is the essential condition of life, not evil. – Charlotte Perkins Gilman


When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found. – Sufi aphorism


You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again. – Philip Pullman


Death is the end of one story and the beginning of another. – Philip Moeller


Everything I do in my life I do to make my mum and dad proud. I want to carry on in my dad’s footsteps and make sure that his legacy lives on forever. – Bindi Irwin


It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward. — Patti Davis


It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterward return again. — Ralph Waldo Emerson


Nothing is ever certain. – Alice Sebold


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


The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one. — Seneca


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


Without health life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering — an image of death. — Buddha


We’re all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn’t. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing.  – Charles Burkowski


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


There are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer. –EUGENE IONESC


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


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


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


If we must die, we die defending our rights. – Sitting Bull


If you die in an elevator, be sure to push the Up button.  – Sam Levenson


It is not length of life, but depth of life. – Ralph Waldo Emerson


One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation. – Oscar Wilde


Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality. — Jean Paul Richter


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


I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel. – Maya Angelou


I’m very pleased to be here. Let’s face it—at my age, I’m very pleased to be anywhere. — George Burns


Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.  – Mahatma Gandhi


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


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


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


It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was. – Anne Sexton


Be grateful every second of every day that you get to spend with the people you love. Life is so very precious.  — Mandy Hale


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 End?  — J.R.R. Tolkien


People living deeply have no fear of death. – Anais Nin


Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down. – Dick Sharples


You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know? — J.D. Salinger


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


Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. — Jean Jacques Rousseau


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


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


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


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


No one wants to leave the planet in a state of discord with his or her family. We are all going to reach the departure lounge – one day. Will you be ready? – David Brady


It kills me sometimes, how people die. ― Markus Zusak


Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives. – Abu Bakr


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


Now, now my good man, this is no time for making enemies. – Voltaire


Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. — Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe


After all, what is every man?… a horde of ghosts — like a Chinese nest of boxes — oaks that were acorns that were oaks. Death lies behind us, not in front — in our ancestors. – Walter de la Mare


Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. -Rabindranath Tagore


The trouble with quotes about death is that 99.9% of them are made by people who are still alive.  —Joshua Burns


Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time. – Susan Cheever


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


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


Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. – Bryant H. McGill


He didn’t tell me how to live; he lived and let me watch him do it. – Clarence Budington Kelland


An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.  — Viktor E. Frankl


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


For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. – Kahlil Gibran


They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I’m going to miss mine by just a few days. – Garrison Keillor


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


You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence. – John Green


Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. — Carol Burnett


Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That signifies nothing. For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.  – Albert Einstein


When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time. – Laurie Halse Anderson


Death, in itself, is nothing; but we fear, To be we know not what, we know not where. – JOHN DRYDEN


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


Your instinct may be to avoid someone who is experiencing loss because you fear you’ll say the wrong thing. But loss can be very isolating, and if you stay away, you will compound the loss and the pain. -Robbie Miller Kaplan


Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. ― E. E. Cummings


If physical death is the price that I must pay to free my white brothers and sisters from a permanent death of the spirit, then nothing can be more redemptive. – Martin Luther King Jr.


A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.  – Lao Tzu


A person starts dying when they stop dreaming.  – Brian Williams


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 Éxupéry


Death is never a clean break — some stardust always remains. – Terri Guillemets


Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. – Marcus Aurelius


All tragedies are finished by a death, all comedies by a marriage.  — Lord Byron


Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say.  – Pope Paul


Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east. – Rumi


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


We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap. – Anthony Hopkins


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


Life is tough, my darling, but so are you. — Stephanie Bennett-Henry


I have come to know that death is an important thing to keep in mind — not to complain or to make the 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


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


It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by providence as an evil to mankind. – Jonathan Swift


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


It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived. – George S. Patton


There is only one happiness in this life, to love and be loved. — George Sand


I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. – Thomas Browne


Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn. – Mahatma Gandhi


I hope to arrive at my death late, in love and a little drunk. – YURIZAN BELTRAN


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


And in a very real sense, our world is changed the moment a loved one dies because each person we love makes up a precious and vital piece of our world. At such a challenging time, we need to be patient with the chaos we are now enduring both inside us and around us. – Carol Staudacher


I go to seek a Great Perhaps. ― François Rabelais


When I die, I’m leaving my body to science fiction. – Steven Wright


He who is not busy being born is busy dying. – Bob Dylan


You have a choice. Live or die. Every breath is a choice. Every minute is a choice. To be or not to be. -Chuck Palahniuk


Though lovers are lost, love shall not. And death shall have no dominion. — Dylan Thomas


To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.  – Samuel Butler


The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. – Thornton Wilder


I’m always relieved when someone is delivering a eulogy and I realize that I’m listening to it. — George Carlin 


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


When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.  – Native American Proverb


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


Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime and falling in at night. I miss you like hell. – Edna St. Vincent Millay


Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. — Dr. Seuss


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


If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word “freedom” out of your vocabulary. – Malcolm X


A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. – Stewart Alsop


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


Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life. – Bertolt Brecht


The greatest gift of life is friendship, and I have received it. — Hubert H. Humphrey


He who doesn’t fear death dies only once.  – Giovanni Falcone


A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man. – Percival Arland Ussher


Dying is like getting audited by the IRS–something that only happens to other people … until it happens to you. – JEROME P. CRABB


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


I’ve told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross


That was the thing. You never got used to it, the idea of someone being gone. Just when you think it’s reconciled, accepted, someone points it out to you, and it just hits you all over again, that shocking. ― Sarah Dessen


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 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


Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. – Michael Landon


The world is a fine place and worth the fighting for and I hate very much to leave it. – Ernest Hemingway


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


Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. – John Milton


For three days after death, hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off. — Johnny Carson


Millions long for immortality who do not know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon. – Susan Ertz


It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. – Jim Morrison


Death! I wish thou to grant because thou suspense is killing me. –  Shahazad


The pain passes, but the beauty remains. – Pierre Auguste Renoir


Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily. — François de La Rochefoucauld


The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. – Mark Twain


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


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


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


Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it . — Charles R. Swindoll


God made death so we’d know when to stop. – Steven Stiles


Death is a distant rumor to the young.  – Andrew A. Rooney


Death is not the end; there remains the litigation over the estate. – AMBROSE BIERCE


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


As an adult, you understand the enormous heartbreak caused by the death of a loved one. You have maturity, reasoning, language development, and network of friends to help you cope. None of these coping strategies is available to a grieving child, though. – Victoria Ryan


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


To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent. – Buddha


Mostly it is a loss which teaches us about the worth of things. – Arthur Schopenhauer


On a large enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero. – Chuck Palahniuk


One doth but break-fast here, another dine; he that lives longest does supper: We must all goe to bed in another World. – Joseph Henshaw


To fear death is nothing other than to think oneself wise when one is not. For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death may not even turn out to be the greatest blessings of human beings. And yet people fear it as if they knew for certain it is the greatest evil. –Socrates


At a formal dinner party, the person nearest to death should always be seated closest to the bathroom. —George Carlin


It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you’re dead, you’re made for life. – Jimi Hendrix


Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to heaven conveyed And bade it blossom there. – Samuel Taylor


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


There is no expiration date on the love between a father and his child. – Jennifer Williamson


Dying / Is an art, like everything else. — Sylvia Plath


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


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


In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams that is where you and I shall meet. — Lewis Carrol


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


Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful. — Thich Nhat Hanh


We are all full of weakness and errors; let us mutually pardon each other our follies it is the first law of nature. – Voltaire


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


Fear not death; for the sooner we die, the longer shall we be immortal. – BENJAMIN FRANKLIN


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


You, too, can gain the insight and understanding you need to find something good in the sadness and pain of losing someone you care about. – Patricia Kelley


Even death has a heart. ― Markus Zusak


I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different. – T. S. Eliot


As soon as you’ll realize it was a gift, you’ll be free. – Maxime Lagacé


The first step to eternal life, is you have to die. – Chuck Palahniuk


This very certain the desire of life prolongs it. – Lord Byron


Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. – Pablo Picasso


Don’t send me flowers when I’m dead. If you like me, send them while I’m alive. —Brian Clough


Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.  – David Searls


I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time. – William Faulkner


The risk of love is a loss, and the price of loss is grief – But the pain of grief is only a shadow when compared with the pain of never risking love. – Hilary Stanton Zunin


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


A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic. – Joseph Stalin


There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background in which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity. – George Santayana


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


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


The unexamined life is not worth living. — Socrates


Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss


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


Dying is nothing. You have to know how to disappear. – JEAN BAUDRILLARD


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


Life after death is the elephant in the living room, the one that we are not supposed to notice. Our culture, which prides itself on its open-mindedness and candor, shows an intense antipathy to facing the greatest of all human questions. – Dinesh D’Souza


Don’t feel bad, I’m usually about to die. ― Rick Riordan


I’m not afraid to die. – John Wooden


Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs. – Leo Tolstoy


There is no greater love than this. There is no greater gift that can ever be given. To be willing to die, so another might live — there is no greater love than this. – Steven Curtis Chapman


To man only does anything pass away. To the creating mind and to such as can approach sufficiently near it, is one eternal present. Outward forms addressed to our organs pass away. – Henry James Slack


What a simple thing death is, just as simple as the falling of an autumn leaf. – Vincent Van Gogh


I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure. — Clarence Darrow


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


In spite of everything I still believe that people are really good at heart. I simply can’t build up my hopes on a foundation consisting of confusion, misery and death. – Anne Frank


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


Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities. – George R.R. Martin


Dying is a troublesome business: there is a 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


The darker the night, the brighter the stars, The deeper the grief, the closer is God! — Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. – Tecumseh


There are two great days in a person’s life — the day we are born and the day we discover why. — William Barclay


What the heart has once owned and had, it shall never lose. – Henry Ward Beecher


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


Better to flee from death than feel its grip. – HOMER


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


But you never really know how your words or your actions will affect your children. What will they say about you when you’re gone? What moment will they remember? What will they tell their children about you? – Tim Russert


Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. ― Herbert Hoover


When I die, I hope to go to Heaven, whatever the Hell that is. – Ayn Rand


Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets. – Arthur Miller


If people thought you were dying, they gave you their full attention. – Chuck Palahniuk


Young, loving, and beloved! oh, cruel Death! Couldst thou does not spare the treasure for a while? – Mary Ann H. Dodd Shutts


Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying. – Jean Cocteau


Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful if it happens in that order. — David Gerrold


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


Death is just another pass, one which we must all take. –  Ian McKellen


There is no grief like the grief that does not speak. – Henry Wordsworth


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


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

Death is a part of life that we can’t escape. We might find consolation, solace, and inspiration in death from others’ wise words. This article’s death quotes remind us that life is short and we should enjoy every moment. They also discuss death and how to find meaning in it. These death quotes remind us that death is a transition, and we must make the most of our time. Let us live each day with intention, gratitude, and love.

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