85+ Death Quotes And Sayings

To be born is an optional thing, it is a choice that can be made, that is whether to bring someone into living or not. Death, on the other hand, is inevitable, you can never choose not to die, and every person that is alive will one day die. Between being born and death is a life that molds a person, it defines who you are and how you will die. Some people die a poor death and others die a good death. The difference is determined by the life that one lives.

The following Death Quotes gives the actual facts about death and make us live a prepared life so that we avoid the fear of dying.

Inspirational Death Quotes

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Death will find you even if you hide in fortresses built up strong and high. The Quran 04/78

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I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. – Jimi Hendrix

Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise. – Kim Harrison

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It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called life. – Terry Pratchett

The death of the heart is ignorance and life of the heart are knowledge. Hazrat Imam Ghazali. A.R

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Death will not wait for you to repent! you must repent and then wait for death to come!

“The Almighty is more merciful than a mother is to her child. So no matter what mistakes you’ve made. return to Him with regret and repent.” – Mufti Menk.

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To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. – J.K. Rowling

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. – Ernest Hemingway

I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world. – Ludovico Ariosto

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

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

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The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective. – James Patterson

Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. – Jo Nesbo

Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. – Tecumseh

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If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right. – Steve Jobs

They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time. – Banksy

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity. – Edvard Munch

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When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. – Henry David Thoreau

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

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Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. – Rumi

You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end. – Stephen King

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


Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable. – Keisei Tagami

A day grows old as we do. Do not wish death upon it. Let it live, let it love, and only then should you let it rest in peace. – Michelle C. Ustaszeski

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

I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done. – Ella Wheeler Wilcox


People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies. – Haruki Murakami

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. – Mother Teresa

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Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive. – Mary Macbeth

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. – Lao Tzu


Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death. – Paulo Coelho

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. – Chuck Palahniu

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. – Jean de La Fontaine

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. – Martin Luther King Jr.

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel, you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more. Jerome P. Crabb

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. – Isaac Asimov

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Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear. – Jiddu Krishnamurti

Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things. – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn’t. It continues and is ever-changing. – Jandy Nelson

Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. – Sogyal Rinpoche

On the day of your earthly death, take heart in knowing that you will be going to a almost unimaginable place, where you will exist with Christ, for an eternity. – Richard Kelley MD

Death anxiety is greater in those who feel they have lived an unfulfilled life. – Irvin Yalom

Graves cannot contain my spirit; death is not the end of time, though my body turns to ashes, I will rest in peace sublime. – Greta Zwaan

I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. – Jimi Hendrix

I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death. – David Blaine

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

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

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death. – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

You know, what’s so dreadful about dying is that you are completely on your own. – Vladimir Nabokov

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death. – Samuel Butler

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The more you transform your life from the material to the spiritual domain, the less you become afraid of death. A person who lives a truly spiritual life has no fear of death. – Leo Tolstoy

By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life. – Robert Greene

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Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. – Henry Van Dyke

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. – William Saroyan

Death must be so beautiful. To lie in the soft brown earth, with the grasses waving above one’s head, and listen to silence. To have no yesterday, and no to-morrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace. – Oscar Wilde

What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying. – Albert Camus

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. – Tecumseh

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

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 as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. – Steve Job

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

“Death is a mighty, universal truth.” Charles Dickens

“Where all life dies death lives.” John Milton

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.” Jack Lemmon

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

“The closer you are to death, the more alive you feel.” Chris Hemsworth

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

“Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.” Walter Scott

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

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

“Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.” Jean de La Fontaine

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

“We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” Chuck Palahniuk

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

“Death is the last limit of all things.” Horace

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“Death alone discloses how insignificant are the puny bodies of men.” Juvenal

“So many are the deaths we die
Before we can be dead indeed.”William Ernest Henley

“Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters.” Horace

“What is death, after all? We leave only mortals behind us.” Ninon de L’Enclos

“Death possesses a good deal, of real estate, namely, the graveyard in every town.”Nathaniel Hawthorne

“Death, thou art infinite; it is life is little.” Philip James Bailey

“Every day in the mirror I watch death at work.”Jean Cocteau

“Death hath so many doors to let out life.” John Fletcher

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

The Fear of Death Follows From the Fear of Life. A Man who Lives fully is prepared to die at any time – Mark Twain

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Intellectual Growth Should Commence at Birth and Cease Only at Death – Albert Einstein