Death Quotes: #8, #34 & #54 are My Favorites [103 Thought-Provoking Quotes About Death]

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

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I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave. Horace

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After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it. 1 Timothy 6:7

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One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.  Friedrich Nietzsche

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I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it. Mark Twain

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Death ends a life, not a relationship. Mitch Albom

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Fear of death is ridiculous, because as long as you are not dead you are alive, and when you are dead there is nothing more to worry about! Paramahansa Yogananda

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There are three deaths. The first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time. David M. Eagleman

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

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

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No one here gets out alive.  Jim Morrison

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Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. Langston Hughes

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If being a kid is about learning how to live, then being a grown-up is about learning how to die. Stephen King

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The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?  Edgar Allan Poe

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Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter.  Albert Camus

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

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After all, what’s a life, anyway? We’re born, we live a little while, we die.  E.B. White

18.

A brush with death always helps us to live our lives better. Paulo Coelho

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

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

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People living deeply have no fear of death. Anaïs Nin

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A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu

23.

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. Terry Pratchett

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He who is not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

25.

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. Michael Landon

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

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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

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What would life be worth if there were no death? Who would enjoy the sun if it never rained? Who would yearn for the day if there were no night? Glenn Ringtved

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Death makes equal the high and low. John Heywood

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Death is our friend precisely because it brings us into absolute and passionate presence with all that is here, that is natural, that is love… Rainer Maria Rilke

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It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more. J.K. Rowling

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Many people die at twenty-five and aren’t buried until they are seventy-five. Benjamin Franklin

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We are born from a quiet sleep, and we die to a calm awakening. Zhuangzi

34.

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

35.

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

36.

Do not fear death. Death is always at our side. When we show fear, it jumps at us faster than light, but if we do not show fear, it casts its eye upon us gently and then guides us into infinity. Laughing Bull

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Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed and forever dear.

38.

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

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Preparing for death is one of the most empowering things you can do. Thinking about death clarifies your life. Candy Chang

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Death is the greatest illusion of all. Osho

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

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The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there’s no risk of accident for someone who’s dead. Albert Einstein

43.

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

44.

There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn’t get worse every year.

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

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Death is a law, not a punishment. Jean Dubos

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Death is not the biggest fear we have; our biggest fear is taking the risk to be alive – the risk to be alive and express what we really are. Miguel Angel Ruiz

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Though death be poor, it ends a mortal woe. William Shakespeare

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Death commences too early – almost before you’re half-acquainted with life – you meet the other. Tennessee Williams

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Life is hard. After all, it kills you. Katharine Hepburn

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Death is a stripping away of all that is not you. The secret of life is to “die before you die” – and find that there is no death. Eckhart Tolle

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Life has more meaning in the face of death. Robert Greene

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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 Jobs

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

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Life is a path; death a destination.

56.

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. Charles Grohman

57.

Dying is easy; it’s living that’s difficult. Frederick Lenz

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The Most Painful Goodbyes Are The Ones That Are Never Said And Never Explained… Bilal Nasir Khan

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The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins? Edgar Allan Poe

60.

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

61.

Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death. Thomas Bernhard

62.

Our culture’s zeal for longevity reveals our incredible collective fear of death. Ram Dass

63.

The meaning of life is that it stops. Franz Kafka

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Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters. Horace

65.

Death is nothing, but to live defeated is to die every day. Napoleon Bonaparte

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Death never makes sense to our minds. Just let it go. Maxime Lagacé

67.

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

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No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. Terry Pratchett

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

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Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. Richard Puz

71.

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

72.

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. Leonardo da Vinci

73.

We all owe death a life. Salman Rushdie

74.

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

75.

When someone we love dies, we get so busy mourning what died that we ignore what didn’t. Ram Dass

76.

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

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Why should I fear death? If I am, death is not. If death is, I am not. Why should I fear that which cannot exist when I do? Epicurus

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

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

80.

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

81.

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

82.

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

83.

Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived. Jet Black/Cowboy Bebop

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

85.

The first breath is the beginning of death. Thomas Fuller

86.

I’m not afraid of death because I don’t believe in it. It’s just getting out of one car, and into another. John Lennon

87.

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

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Death takes no bribes. Benjamin Franklin

89.

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

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If you are mindful of death, it will not come as a surprise-you will not be anxious. You will feel that death is merely like changing clothes. Consequently, at that point you will be able to maintain your calmness of mind. 14th Dalai Lama

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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

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

93.

Everyone dies. But not everyone really lives. William Wallace

94.

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

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

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

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Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument which shall endure until the sun grows cold. Ralph Waldo Emerson

98.

Each day, we wake slightly altered, and the person we were yesterday is dead. So why, one could say, be afraid of death, when death comes all the time? John Updike

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The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die. Juliette Lewis

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If you want me again look for me under your boot-soles. Walt Whitman

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Death never comes at the right time, despite what mortals believe. Death always comes like a thief. Christopher Pike

102.

It is necessary to meditate early, and often, on the art of dying to succeed later in doing it properly just once. Umberto Eco

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Death is not a tragedy to the one who dies; to have wasted the life before that death, that is the tragedy. Orson Scott Card

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