Death Quotes (35+ quotes)


Death quotes in this collection remind us death is a season of life. In nature, nothing truly dies. All matter simply changes form. Death can be seen as an ending or a transition.

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Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

Those whom we loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.
Sylvana Rossetti

All things change, but nothing dies.
Ovid

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

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
Laurence Binyon

Do not save your living speeches for your friends 'til they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
Anna Cummins

Every night, when I go to sleep, I die. Every morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Mahatma Gandhi

A man’s dying is more the survivor’s affair than his own.
Thomas Mann

Death is like the rumble of distant thunder at a picnic.
W. H. Auden

Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
Vladimir Nabokov

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anaïs Nin

The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
Mary Catherine Bateson

There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ‘em. But all that’s gonna matter is the little dash between ‘em.
Kevin Welsh

And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
Kahlil Gibran

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

Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
William Wordsworth

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

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

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

Death is a punishment to some, to others a gift and to many a favour.
Seneca

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates

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

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

Death is but an aspect of life, and the destruction of one material form is but a prelude to building up of another.
Annie Besant

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

Death is nothing to fear. It is only another dimension.
Wayne Dyer

Every day a little death.
Stephen Sondheim

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

Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
Sir Walter Scott

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

My father always used to say that when you die, if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
Lee Iacocca

The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive – perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine.
Mignon McLaughlin

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

There is no death! The stars go down to rise upon some other shore, and bright in heaven’s jeweled crown, they shine for ever more.
John L. McCreery



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