Eventually, death becomes reality, either for us or for someone we know or love. Who knew that inspirational death quotes could be so beautiful? While many see death as a tragedy and horror, for some people, death is so.

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

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

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

What we have once enjoyed deeply we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.
Helen Keller

Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.
Thomas Moore

No one ever told me that grief felt so much like fear.
C.S. Lewis

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

The source of sorrows lies not in leaving life, but in leaving that which gives it meaning.
Raymond Radiguet

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I don’t want to die without any scars.
Chuck Palahniuk

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

You’ll drift apart, it’s true, but you’ll be out in the open, part of everything alive again.
Philip Pullman

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

Maybe all one can do is hope to end up with the right regrets.
Arthur Miller

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment.
Dag Hammarskjold

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it.
Oscar Wilde – Death Quotes

Crying does not indicate that you are weak. Since birth, it has always been a sign that you are alive.
Charlotte Bronte

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

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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

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

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

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

Man cannot possess anything as long as he fears death. But to him who does not fear it, everything belongs.
Leo Tolstoy – Death Quotes

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

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

One cannot get through life without pain… What we can do is choose how to use the pain life presents to us.
Bernie S. Siegel

The people we most love do become a physical part of us, ingrained in our synapses, in the pathways where memories are created.
Meghan O’Rourke

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I feel monotony and death to be almost the same.
Charlotte Brontë

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

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Buddha – Death Quotes

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

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.
Khalil Gibran

When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.
Laurie Halse Anderson

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

We can’t fully appreciate joyful reunions later without tearful separations now. The only way to take sorrow out of death is to take love out of life.
Russell M. Nelson

Unable are the loved to die for love is immortality.
Emily Dickinson

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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 – Death Quotes

A normal human being does not want the Kingdom of Heaven: he wants life on earth to continue.
George Orwell

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

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

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

I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.
William Faulkner

Die happily and look forward to taking up a new and better form. Like the sun, only when you set in the west can you rise in the east.
Rumi

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

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

You die in the middle of your life, in the middle of a sentence.
John Green – Death Quotes

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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It is not length of life, but depth of life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.
Emily Dickinson

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

Death is a distant rumor to the young.
Andrew A. Rooney

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

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident.
Henry David Thoreau

Anything I’ve done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death.
Betty Bender – Death Quotes

We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth.
Voltaire

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
Scott Alexander

Because life is fragile and death inevitable, we must make the most of each day.
Thomas S. Monson

And we wept that one so lovely should have a life so brief.
William Cullen Bryant

How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?
Carson McCullers

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat.
Henry David Thoreau

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

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

Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.
Edgar Allan Poe

The idea of a good society is something you do not need a religion and eternal punishment to buttress; you need a religion if you are terrified of death.
Gore Vidal

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

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 – Death Quotes

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

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

If we lose love and self respect for each other, this is how we finally die.
Maya Angelou

You want to live – but do you know how to live? You are scared of dying – and, tell me, is the kind of life you lead really any different from being dead?
Seneca

The hour of departure has arrived, and we go our separate ways, I to die, and you to live. Which of these two is better only God knows.
Socrates

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

Fear not death for the sooner we die, the longer we shall be immortal.
Benjamin Franklin – Death Quotes

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

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

A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin

The death of a beloved is an amputation.
C.S. Lewis

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates

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Death is so terribly final, while life is full of possibilities.
George R.R. Martin

To die will be an awfully big adventure.
Peter Pan

My mama always used to tell me: ‘If you can’t find somethin’ to live for, you best find somethin’ to die for’.
Tupac Shakur – Death Quotes

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’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

If you have a sister and she dies, do you stop saying you have one? Or are you always a sister, even when the other half of the equation is gone?
Jodi Picoult

Parting is all we know of heaven, and all we need of hell.
Emily Dickinson

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

It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
Mahatma Gandhi

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death.
J.K. Rowling

People living deeply have no fear of death.
Anais Nin

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes

In the end one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.
Albert Camus

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I want to be all used up when I die.
George Bernard Shaw

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

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

For some moments in life there are no words.
David Seltzer

All men think that all men are mortal but themselves.
Edward Young

Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death.
Thomas Bernhard

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

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The fear of death is the beginning of slavery.
Robert Anton Wilson

Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters.
Horace – Death Quotes

Death is never an apology.
Soul King

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.
Amelia Burr

Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die.
Forrest Church

Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.
Mark Twain

If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went.
Will Rogers

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The phoenix must burn to emerge.
Janet Fitch

The meaning of life is that it stops.
Franz Kafka

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand.
William Blake

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard – Death Quotes

Nothing is ever certain.
Alice Sebold

Enjoy life. There’s plenty of time to be dead.
Hans Christian Andersen

There are only three things that can kill a farmer: lightning, rolling over in a tractor, and old age.
Bill Bryson

Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?
Terry Pratchett

Things we lose have a way of coming back to us in the end, if not always in the way we expect.
J.K. Rowling

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No art is possible without a dance with death.
Kurt Vonnegut

Life without an ideal is spiritual death.
Emma Goldman

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

Life is like a very short visit to a toy shop between birth and death.
Desmond Morris – Death Quotes

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

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

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Mitch Albom

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

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

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Seneca – Death Quotes

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

Death? Be as proud as you want: bore me later, because Love is sovereign here. Life never ends. Joy comes in the morning. Glory hallelujah. And let it be so.
Anne Lamott

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

The man who lives without conflict, who lives with beauty and love, is not frightened of death because to love is to die.
Jiddu Krishnamurti

Here is the test to find whether your mission on Earth is finished: if you’re alive, it isn’t.
Richard Bach

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.
Emily Dickinson

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

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

Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity.
Horace Mann

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