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Death Quotes

This page is an inspirational collection of Death Quotes. People from all cultures throughout the world, have stories of death and the afterlife.

The death quotes on this page are here to remind us of the beauty in living and enjoying life. They are great reminders to take the time to appreciate what we have and the people in our lives. Here's the recipe for a happy life- live your life fully, take chances, dream, and explore.

Allow the wisdom on the page to shift the perspective you have of death. Looking upon life and death with an optimistic point of view can change the grief and remorse of loosing someone into a celebration of the life they lived.

Enjoy this page of inspiring Death Quotes.


Death Quotes



Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death
they would be asked two questions
and their answers would determine
whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife.
The first question was, "Did you bring joy?"
The second was, "Did you find joy?"
-Leo Buscaglia



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



Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature,
nor do the children of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
-Helen Keller



Life is a great sunrise.
I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
-Vladimir Nobokov



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



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



I look at life as a gift of God.
Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain.
-Joyce Cary



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



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



Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you're alive, it isn't.
-Richard Bach


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



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



Death-- the last sleep? No the final awakening.
-Walter Scott



Love is stronger than death even though
it can't stop death from happening,
but no matter how hard death tries
it can't separate people from love.
It can't take away our memories either.
In the end, life is stronger than death.
-unknown



There is no death!
What seems so is transition;
this life of mortal breath
is but a suburb of the life elysian,
whose portal we call Death.
-Henry W. Longfellow



Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
-Herodotus



Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.
-Ayn Rand



Our care should not be to have lived long as to have lived enough.
-Seneca



I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death,
this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live.
Eternity does not start with death.
We are in eternity now.
-Norman Vincent Peale



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



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



Death is not the end.
Death can never be the end.
Death is the road.
Life is the traveller.
The Soul is the Guide.
-Sri Chinmoy



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



A stone I died and rose again a plant;
a plant I died and rose an animal;
I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?
-Rumi



What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us;
what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
-Albert Pike



What you possess in the world
will be found at the day of your death to belong to someone else.
But what you are will be yours forever.
-Henry Van Dyke



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



Of course you don't die.
Nobody dies.
Death doesn't exist.
You only reach a new level of vision,
a new realm of consciousness,
a new unknown world.
-Henry Miller



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A man's ethical behavior should be based effectually on
sympathy, education, and social ties-
no religious basis is necessary.
Man would indeed be in a poor way
if he had to be restrained by fear of punishment
and hope of reward after death.
-Albert Einstein



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



Normally we do not like to think about death.
We would rather think about life.
Why reflect on death?
When you start preparing for death you soon realize
that you must look into your life now...
and come to face the truth of your self.
Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected.
-Sogyal Rinpoche



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



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