Quotes about death are capable to provide you solace in your grieving time. Death is mysterious and marks the end of life. Unfortunately, we all have to experience this sad occurrence, death is inevitable.

Sad quotes about the death of a family member, a friend, or comforting quotes about death will always play a vital role to help us have a calm when someone dies.

Most times we could also be wrapped in our own fear about death and tend not to live our life as supposed. Negative thoughts about what will or has happened will always make us prone to depression. Instead of this self-harm when an unexpected death occurs, we can learn a good way to stay positive, show sympathy, and wish a beloved one who is gone eternal rest through inspirational life and death quotes.

Truth be told, saying goodbye or rest in peace can mean the hardest words to say, it can bring you tears and a whole lot of sad feelings, but our collation of beautiful quotes about death of a loved one, can connect through your heart and ease the pain when you are grieving.

Death quotes and most powerful sayings about death and dying

When you are feeling too down and sorrowful, mourning the death of someone close to your heart, or when you are trying to find purpose in life, the following inspirational death quotes will provide you solace and help you express gratitude. Although, keeping positive at a difficult time like this can be hard, but it simply the best thing to do.

At the end of this post, I also included images of my favorite death quotes that can also inspire you to live a good life knowing death is unavoidable.

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone.”- Fred Rogers
  4. “To fear death is to misunderstand life.” – Unknown
  5. “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
  6. “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, Creative Grieving: A Hip Chick’s Path from Loss to Hope
  7. “[death]…the abyss from where no traveler is permitted to return.” ― George Washington
  8. “A fact of life we all die. But the positive impact you have on others will be a living legacy.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  9. “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.
  10. “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
  11. “After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
  12. “All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.” – Edward Young
  13. “All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity.” – William Shakespeare
  14. “And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.” – William Cullen Bryant
  15. “Any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee.”― John Donne
  16. “As soon as you’ll realize that it was a gift, you’ll be free.” – Maxime Lagacé
  17. “But fate ordains that dearest friends must part.” – Edward Young
  18. “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
  19. “Dealing with death is there forever, really, you know, because we all have to face it.” – Pierce Brosnan
  20. “Death at times seems like a dark tunnel to be traveled, and the future seems bleak.” – Mother Angelica
  21. “Death can come at any age, but the pride of life fools a person into thinking that day is far away.” – John Buttrick
  22. “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
  23. “Death ends a life, not a relationship.” – Mitch Albom
  24. “Death has always had a prominent place in my mind. There are times when I think somebody might kill me.” – Dennis Rodman (see more Dennis Rodman quotes)
  25. “Death helps us to see what is worth trusting and loving and what is a waste of time.” – J. Neville Ward
  26. “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
  27. “Death is an ending. Death is a closing. Death is idle words in the ebb and flow of life.”- Elizabeth Edwards
  28. “Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back!”—Ghostbusters II
  29. “Death is just nature’s way of telling you to slow down.” – Dick Sharples
  30. “Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready.’”— Robin Williams
  31. “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” – Rabindranath Tagore
  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. “Death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey.” – Debasish Mridha
  34. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins
  35. “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” – Mother Teresa
  36. “Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.” –Napoleon Bonaparte
  37. “Death is only a small interruption.”― Anita Brookner
  38. “Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you”—Welcome to Night Vale
  39. “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
  40. “Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.” – Henry Ward Beecher
  41. “Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.” – Wallace Stevens
  42. “Death is unstoppable. One must face it as a fact of life.”― D. Aswini
  43. “Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.”― Lord George Gordon Byron
  44. “Desire is half of life; indifference is half of death.” ― Kahlil Gibran
  45. “Dying is a wild night and a new road.” – Emily Dickinson
  46. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.” – Buddha
  47. “Even the best of friends cannot attend each other’s funeral.” – Kehlog Albran
  48. “Every man dies – Not every man really lives.” – William Ross Wallace
  49. “Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.” – Martin Luther
  50. “Everybody know death is inevitably coming , but it never fails to catch everybody by surprise everytime one is going.”― Hlovate
  51. “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
  52. “Finally there is nothing here for death to take away.”― Charles Bukowski
  53. “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
  54. “For some moments in life there are no words.”- David Seltzer, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (1971 film adaptation)
  55. “Forgive yourself before you die. Then forgive others.”– Morrie Schwartz
  56. “Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.” – Proverb
  57. “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.”- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  58. “Honest listening is one of the best medicines we can offer the dying and the bereaved.” – Jean Cameron (dying of cancer)
  59. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?”—Carson McCullers
  60. “I am not afraid of death, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen
  61. “I am not afraid of death, which after all can’t be far away. What does frighten me, though, is the halfway stage.”― Rosie Thomas
  62. “I am prepared to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.”— Winston Churchill
  63. “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
  64.  “I don’t think kids have a problem with death. It’s us older ones who are nearer to it, that start being frightened.” – Helena Bonham Carter
  65. “I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.” – Horace
  66. “I think about death sometimes. Analytically, of course.”― Lynne Truss
  67. “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
  68. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” –Corazon Aquino
  69. “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
  70. “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
  71. “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
  72. “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
  73. “If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death”—Samuel Butler
  74. “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
  75. “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
  76. “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
  77. “If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they’re gone. They’ll come back.” ― Prince
  78. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.” ― Robert Frost
  79. “It is as natural to die as it is to be born.” – Francis Bacon
  80. “It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live.” – Victor Hugo
  81. “It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life.” ― Terry Pratchett
  82. “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
  83. “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
  84. “It never gets easier, missing you. And sometimes I wonder if it ever will.”― Heather Brewer
  85. “It’s all God’s will: you can die in your sleep, and God can spare you in battle.”― Leo Tolstoy
  86. “It’s not contagious, you know. Death is as natural as life. It’s part of the deal we made.”― Mitch Albom
  87. “Last words are always harder to remember when no one knows that someone’s about to die.”― John Green
  88. “Less base the fear of death than fear of life.” – Edward Young
  89. “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
  90. “Life is a great sunrise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.” – Vladimir Nabokov
  91. “Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” – Langston Hughes
  92. “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
  93. “Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death.” – Desmond Morris
  94. “Life is short, death is forever.”― Marsha Qualey
  95. “Life is stressful, dear. That’s why they say “Rest In Peace.” – David Mazzucchelli
  96. “Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.” – Edward Young
  97. “Life is too short when you think of the length of death.”― Sean Mangan
  98. “Lives are like rivers: Eventually they go where they must. Not where we want them to.” – Richard Russo
  99. “Many people die at twenty five and aren’t buried until they are seventy five.” – Benjamin Franklin
  100. “Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.” – William Mitford
  101. “No more let life divide what death can join together.”― Percy Bysshe Shelley
  102. “No one here gets out alive.” – Jim Morrison
  103. “No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for.” – Martin Luther King Jr
  104. “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
  105. “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
  106. “Not only is death inevitable; death is necessary for us to inherit the new life we are to enjoy in Christ.” – Max Lucado
  107. “Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.” – Walt Whitman
  108. “One day we were born, one day we shall die, the same day, the same second.”― Samuel Beckett
  109. “One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it’s worth watching.” – Unknown
  110. “One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.” – Friedrich Nietzsche
  111. “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
  112. “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” – George Eliot
  113. “Part of the bargain of being alive is that one takes a chance at dying a premature or painful death, be it from violence, accident, or disease.” – Steven Pinker
  114. “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
  115. “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
  116. “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
  117. “Sadly enough, the most painful goodbyes are the ones that are left unsaid and never explained.”― Jonathan Harnisch, Freak
  118. “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
  119. “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
  120. “Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.” – Henry van Dyke
  121. “That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” ― Emily Dickinson
  122. “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
  123. “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” – Seneca
  124. “The dead and not-yet dead, we are company all together.” ― Rosie Thomas
  125. “The dead could only speak through the mouths of those left behind, and through the signs they left scattered behind them.”― Robert Galbraith
  126. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” — C. S. Lewis
  127. “The death of a friend is equivalent to the loss of a limb.” – German Proverb
  128. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”– Mark Twain
  129. “The idea is to die young as late as possible.” – Ashley Montagu
  130. “The only certainty life contains is death.”― Patricia Briggs
  131. “The question is not whether we will die, but how we will live.” – Dr Joan Borysenko
  132. “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
  133. “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
  134. “There are always two deaths, the real one and the one people know about.”― Jean Rhys
  135. “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.
  136. “There is one who remembers the way to your door: Life you may evade, but Death you shall not.”― T.S. Eliot
  137. “There is only one god and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’.” – Syrio Forel
  138. “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
  139. “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
  140. “Things change after you die, though, I guess because dying is the loneliest thing you can do.”― Lauren Oliver
  141. “This passion, and the death of a dear friend, would go near to make a man look sad.” – William Shakespeare
  142. “Those we love never truly leave us, Harry. There are things that death cannot touch.” ― Jack Thorne
  143. “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
  144. “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
  145. “To die will be an awfully big adventure.” – Peter Pan
  146. “To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.” – Thomas Campbell
  147. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” ― J.K. Rowling
  148. “Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” – Emily Dickinson
  149. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.”— Chuck Palahniuk
  150. “We are all created by desire and we all die because of desire.” ― Santosh Kalwar
  151. “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
  152. “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, When All You’ve Ever Wanted Isn’t Enough
  153. “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
  154. “We have a limit, a very discouraging, humiliating limit: death.” – Umberto Eco
  155. “We took such care of tomorrow, but died on the way there.”― Warsan Shire
  156. “What is lovely never dies, but passes into other loveliness.” – Thomas Bailey
  157. “What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” – Helen Keller
  158. “What will survive of us is love.” ― Philip Larkin
  159. “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
  160. “When he died, all things soft and beautiful and bright would be buried with him.” ― Madeline Miller, The Song of Achilles
  161. “When our friends are alive, we see the good qualities they lack; dead, we remember only those they possessed.” – Jean Antoine Petit-Senn
  162. “When the time comes to die, make sure that all you have to do is die!”― Jim Elliot
  163. “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
  164. “When your fear touches someone’s pain, it becomes pity. When your love touches someone’s pain, it becomes compassion.” – Stephen Levine
  165. “Whenever a soul leaves the body a void is felt across the world..” ― Anonymous
  166. “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” – Leonardo da Vinci
  167. “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
  168. “Would that death were like this. Would that one would sleep and sleep and sleep forever.”― Anne Rice
  169. “You cannot stop loving your friend because he’s dead, especially if he was better than anyone alive, you know?”-Jerome Salinger
  170. “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
  171. “You mustn’t be afraid of death. You’re a deathless soul you can’t be kept in a dark grave you’re filled with God’s glow.” – Rumi
  172. “You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.” – Mae West
  173. “You were born a child of light’s wonderful secret— you return to the beauty you have always been.”― Aberjhani

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