105 Death Quotes to Inspire and Heal

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The Most Famous Death Quotes (Best in 2024)

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

Death is sometimes a punishment, often a gift; to many it has been a favor. — Seneca

Prior to penicillin and medical research, death was an everyday occurrence. It was intimate. — Katherine Dunn

Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it. — Ray Kurzweil

The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation. — Hermann Hesse

Death seems to provide the minds of the Anglo-Saxon race with a greater fund of amusement than any other single subject. — Dorothy L. Sayers

For those who seek to understand it, death is a highly creative force. The highest spiritual values of life can originate from the thought and study of death. — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

Death's an old joke, but each individual encounters it anew. — Ivan Turgenev

Death is not goodbye. — Tite Kubo

Nobody knows what death is, nor whether to man it is perchance the greatest of blessings, yet people fear it as if they surely knew it to be the worse of evils. — Socrates

Short Death Quotes

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  • A real man is one who fears the death of his heart, not of his body. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
  • Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. — Marcus Aurelius
  • It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. — Marcus Aurelius
  • Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there. — Grace Ogot
  • Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives! — Shimon Peres
  • Fixation is the way to death. Fluidity is the way to life. — Miyamoto Musashi
  • If the truth shall kill them, let them die. — Ayn Rand
  • I'd rather die on my feet, than live on my knees. — Emiliano Zapata
  • Life is not a problem to be solved, but an experience to be had. — Alan Watts
  • Cowards die many times before their actual deaths — Julius Caesar

Top 10 Death Quotes

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A real man is one who fears the death of his heart, not of his body. — Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Man comes from a drop of semen and leaves as a piece of dust. He doesn't know when he came and he doesn't know when he's leaving, yet he walks on the earth thinking he knows everything. — Ali ibn Abi Talib

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

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

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Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there. — Grace Ogot

The fear of death is far greater than the death itself. But the fear of the unknown is the greatest fear of all! — The Undertaker

I'm not afraid to fail...I'm scared to death of dying and having the Lord say to me, 'Angelica, this is what you might have done had you trusted more. — Mother Angelica

I do not believe in death without resurrection. If they kill me I will rise again in the people of El Salvador. — Oscar Romero

Optimists and pessimists die the exact same death, but they live very different lives! — Shimon Peres

Fixation is the way to death. Fluidity is the way to life. — Miyamoto Musashi

Death Image Quotes

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Death quote by Marcus Aurelius

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

Death quote by Grace Ogot

Whenever you want to see me, always look at the sunset; I will be there. — Grace Ogot

Death quote by Ayn Rand

If the truth shall kill them, let them die. — Ayn Rand

Death quote by John Wayne

Courage is being scared to death... and saddling up anyway. — John Wayne

Death quote by Swami Vivekananda

Expansion is life, contraction is death. Love is life, hatred is death. — Swami Vivekananda

Death quote by Fidel Castro

A revolution is a struggle to the death between the future and the past. — Fidel Castro

Death quote by Tsugumi Ohba

If you keep my secret, this strawberry is yours. — Tsugumi Ohba

Death quote by Saint Joseph

We are born to love, we live to love, and we will die to love still more. — Saint Joseph

Death quote by Blaise Pascal

Don't try to add more years to your life. Better add more life to your years. — Blaise Pascal

Death quote by Sojourner Truth

I am not going to die, I'm going home like a shooting star. — Sojourner Truth

Death quote by Cicely Saunders

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

Death quote by Greg Plitt

Normality is what weak people call living, I call it death — Greg Plitt

Death quote by Tsugumi Ohba

I'll give you this strawberry if you keep it a secret. --L (Death Note) — Tsugumi Ohba

Death quote by Rickson Gracie

Our fears don't stop death, they stop life. — Rickson Gracie

Death quote by Mary, Queen of Scots

In my end is my beginning — Mary, Queen of Scots

Death quote by John Lennox

Atheism is a fairy story for people afraid of the Light. — John Lennox

Death quote by American Indian Proverbs

There is no death, only a change of worlds. — American Indian Proverbs

Death quote by Al Capone

I've been accused of every death except the casualty list of the World War. — Al Capone

Death quote by Napoleon Bonaparte

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

Death quote by Proverbs

Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names. — Proverbs

Death quote I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.
I hope to arrive to my death, late, in love and a little drunk.

Unexpected Death Quotes

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Death is as unexpected in his caprice as a courtesan in her disdain; but death is truer – Death has never forsaken any man — Honore de Balzac

After a person dies, there is always something like a feeling of stupefaction, so difficult is it to comprehend this unexpected advent of nothingness and to resign oneself to believing it. — Gustave Flaubert

The biggest surprise for most people in dying is to realize that dying does not end life. Whether darkness or light comes next, or some kind of event, be it positive, negative, or somewhere in between, expected or unexpected, the biggest surprise of all is to realize you are still you. — P. M. H. Atwater

Death quote Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.
Each time you read a book, a tree smiles knowing there's life after death.

We must be diligent today. To wait until tomorrow is too late. Death comes unexpectedly. How can we bargain with it? — Gautama Buddha

When Anaxagoras was told of the death of his son, he only said, "I knew he was mortal." So we in all casualties of life should say "I knew my riches were uncertain, that my friend was but a man." Such considerations would soon pacify us, because all our troubles proceed from their being unexpected. — Plutarch

Which death is preferably to every other? The unexpected. — Julius Caesar

Death quote I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say i
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.

My mother was killed in a plane crash, so I hate travelling in planes. Death is so unexpected. I would actually rather stay at home and not go anywhere. — Linda McCartney

Death is as casual and often as unexpected as birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade. — Jim Bishop

Death, however clearly foretold, still came unexpectedly. — Daniel Abraham

I think on death as the apparent end of the illusions that encompass us. They all have a sudden and unexpected end, that challenges any faith we have pinned to their worth. — Vachel Lindsay

Waiting For Death Quotes

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The persons you long for, who have gone to heaven before you, will be waiting for you when you die. They will be ready to comfort you and escort you to heaven. — Howard Storm

When we don't fund Child Protective Services, there are consequences for all of us. Violence manifests itself. Mental health services in Texas are extremely poor. The answer is not to wait until they do something to get them help. — David Atwood

I don't fear death. I remember my last meeting with my father when he told me, "You know, tonight when I will be killed, my mother and my father will be waiting for me." It makes me weepy ... but I don't think it can happen unless God wants it to happen because so many people have tried to kill me. — Benazir Bhutto

Death quote If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.
If nothing saves us from death, may love at least save us from life.

As with men, it has always seemed to me that books have their own peculiar destinies. They go towards the people who are waiting for them and reach them at the right moment. They are made of living material and continue to cast light through the darkness long after the death of their authors. — Miguel Serrano

I have no fear of death, except I hate waiting for it. — Doug Stanhope

Death is the waiting-room where we robe ourselves for immortality. — Charles Spurgeon

Death quote A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, i
A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.

I am waiting for you, for an interval, somewhere very near, just around the corner. All is well. — Henry Scott Holland

Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. — William Goldman

Seeing that our thirst was increasing and the water was killing us, while the storm did not abate, we agreed to trust to God, Our Lord, and rather risk the perils of the sea than wait there for certain death from thirst. — Alvar N. C. de Vaca

There are moments that stop the heart, that catch the breath, that halt the beat of blood in your veins, and you are suspended in time, held between life and death, and you wait for something to bring you back again. — Robert Cormier

Anniversary Of Death Quotes

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Death ends a life, not a relationship. — Jack Lemmon

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. — Andrew Sachs

And now, in honour of the 150th anniversary of Beethoven's death, I would like to play 'Clear the Saloon', er, 'Clair de Lune', by Debussy. I don't play Beethoven so well, but I play Debussy very badly, and Beethoven would have liked that. — Victor Borge

Death quote Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

When the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. — Kahlil Gibran

Everyone dies but not everyone lives. — William Wallace

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. — Helen Keller

Death quote The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is w
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death.

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

It was very hard for all of us. It's still very hard. The anniversary of his death just passed, and every single one of his friends, still, after all these years... it's unbelievable. — Eydie Gorme

I look at the tattoo inside my left wrist. It's my brother's name, he committed suicide two years ago. Just before the second anniversary of his death, I tattooed his name. I miss him, of course, and I decided I would live for me, and for him. — Pom Klementieff

Death is not the opposite of life, but the opposite of choice. — Robin Hobb

People Writing About Death

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Read quotes by Marcus Aurelius

Marcus Aurelius
quotes on life, love and discipline

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Read quotes by Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya

Ibn Qayyim Al-Jawziyya
quotes on education, humanity and life

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Read quotes by Miyamoto Musashi

Miyamoto Musashi
quotes on life, death and love

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Read quotes by Shimon Peres

Shimon Peres
quotes on education, peace and war

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Read quotes by Seneca

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quotes on life, love and time

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Read quotes by Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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More Death Quotes

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Death quote by John Wayne

TRUE Courage is when you are scared to death and STILL saddle up and ride in! — John Wayne

Death quote by C. S. Lewis

There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind. — C. S. Lewis

Death quote by Primo Levi

The aims of life are the best defense against death. — Primo Levi

Death quote by J. K. Rowling

Death is just life's next big adventure. — J. K. Rowling

Death quote by Bertolt Brecht

Don't be afraid of death so much as an inadequate life. — Bertolt Brecht

Death quote by Zeno of Elea

The goal of life is living in agreement with nature. — Zeno of Elea

Death quote by Kanye West

If y'all fresh to death, then I'm deceased. — Kanye West

Death quote by Habib Umar bin Hafiz

If Allah created you for this world, He would have created you without death. — Habib Umar bin Hafiz

Death quote by Leonardo da Vinci

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

Death quote by Philip James Bailey

The death-bed of a day, how beautiful! — Philip James Bailey

Death quote by Coretta Scott King

Justice is never advanced in the taking of human life. — Coretta Scott King

Death quote by William Shakespeare

It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury; signifying nothing. — William Shakespeare

Death quote by Irving Berlin

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on. — Irving Berlin

Death quote by Charles Bukowski

You have to die a few times before you can really live. — Charles Bukowski

Death quote by Corazon Aquino

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

Death quote by Carl Linnaeus

If a tree dies, plant another in its place. — Carl Linnaeus

Death quote by Miyamoto Musashi

Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death. — Miyamoto Musashi

Death quote by Albert Einstein

Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death. — Albert Einstein

Death quote by J. K. Rowling

We have to choose between what is right, and what is easy. — J. K. Rowling

Death quote by Giovanni Falcone

He who doesn't fear death dies only once. — Giovanni Falcone

Death quote by Mitch Albom

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

Death quote by Nas

I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death. — Nas

Death quote by William Goldman

Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line. — William Goldman

Death quote by George Santayana

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. — George Santayana

Death quote by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

A useless life is an early death. — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

In Conclusion

Some quotes about death highlight the universal nature of this phenomenon. They remind us that death is an integral part of the human experience, something we all must face. These quotes also stress the importance of making the most of our time on Earth and cherishing the moments we have. They serve as reminders to live fully and embrace the impermanence of life.

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