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Wise Quotes about Death

May you find great value in these Death quotes and sayings.

Death leaves a heartache no one can heal,
love leaves a memory no one can steal.
- From a headstone in Ireland

Related topics: Sympathy Sorrow Grief Dying

Success is failure recycled.
Life is death reborn.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To the philosopher,
death is but the next great adventure.
- J. K. Rowling

A man's good name is his best monument
- from an old churchyard at Lockerbie, Scotland

 

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

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded,
but the fear of pain or death.
- Epictetus

The moment you start seeing life
as non-serious, a playfulness,
all the burden on your heart disappears.
All the fear of death, of life,
of love - everything disappears.
- Osho

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

Ordinary people seem not to realize
that those who really apply themselves
in the right way to philosophy
are directly and of their own accord
preparing themselves for dying and death.
- Socrates

Fear not death; for the sooner we die,
the longer shall we be immortal.
- Benjamin Franklin

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

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

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

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders
have integrity enough not to fear death.
- Erik H. Erikson

Death's in the good-bye.
- Anne Sexton

Do the thing you fear,
and death of fear is certain.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
- Horace

There is no death, only a change of worlds.
- Chief Seattle

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
- B. R. Hayden

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

Into the valley of Death
Rode the six hundred.
- Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
- Joseph Hall

Death is always around the corner, but often our society
gives it inordinate help.
- Carter Burwell

Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.
- William Shakespeare

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

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

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

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
- Aeschylus

Life is better than death, I believe,
if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
- Alice Walker

The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.
The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference.
The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference.
And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.
- Elie Wiesel

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

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little.
And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat
to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
- Robert Bolt

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

It is possible to provide security against other ills,
but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
- Epicurus

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
- Annie Lennox

For those of true faith, death is not a time to mourn,
but a time to celebrate returning to the Creator.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

'Tis the business of little minds to shrink,
but they whose heart is firm,
and whose conscience approves their conduct,
will pursue their principles unto death.
- Thomas Paine

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
- William Penn

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark;
and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales,
so is the other.
- Francis Bacon

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I
think everything will be alright.
- Alice Thomas Ellis

Courage is the art of being the only one
who knows you're scared to death.
- Earl Wilson

Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
- Barry Cornwall

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
- J. Robert Oppenheimer

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

Death is a very dull, dreary affair,
and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
- Juliette Binoche

Without zest, what is life?
Just waiting for death?
- Osho

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor
in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
- Khalil Gibran

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
- Arlo Guthrie

Death will be a great relief.
No more interviews.
- Katharine Hepburn

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

Okay, so it's a matter of life and death - now are you happy?
Urgency is never a path to joy.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

My heart bleeds at the death of every one of our gallant men.
- Robert E. Lee

Everything that gets born dies.
- Morrie Schwartz

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

We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life
and hope we get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
- Bob Proctor

Choose a friend as thou dost a wife,
till death separate you.
- William Penn

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to
do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
- Susan Ertz

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

O Captain. My Captain. our fearful trip is done.
- Walt Whitman

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
- W. H. Auden

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

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

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

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
- Elbert Hubbard

Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics,
even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation.
- Tennessee Williams

When someone you love dies,
you don't lose them all at once.
You lose them in pieces over time
- the movie Simon Birch

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning;
for I still live,
as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
- Quintus Ennius

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


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