Death Quotes, Sayings (149) - Spiritual Quotations

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Summary: Definition of Death. Death is the permanent cessation of all biological functions that sustain a living organism. Phenomena which commonly bring about death include biological aging (senescence), predation, malnutrition, disease, suicide, murder and accidents or trauma resulting in terminal injury. In human societies, the nature of death has for millennia been a concern of the world's religious traditions and of philosophical inquiry. This may include a belief in some kind of resurrection (associated with Abrahamic religions), reincarnation (associated with Dharmic religions), or that consciousness permanently ceases to exist, known as oblivion (associated sometimes with atheism). The response after death includes various feelings of grief or emotional suffering one feels when someone the individual loves has died. Commemoration ceremonies after death may include various mourning or funereal practices.

You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. But you can decide how you’re going to live now.
~ Joan Baez


“To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.”
~ J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone


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


“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”
~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie


“The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective.”
~ James Patterson, The Angel Experiment


“Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It's the transition that's troublesome.”
~ Isaac Asimov


“A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live.”
~ Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching


“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


“Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.”
~ Arthur Schopenhauer, Parerga and Paralipomena


Death is like the rumble of distant thunder at a picnic.
~ W. H. Auden


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
~ J.M. Barrie


The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
~ Mary Catherine Bateson


Death is but an aspect of life, and the destruction of one material form is but a prelude to building up of another.
~ Annie Besant


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1,2,4


They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
~ Laurence Binyon


Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness…Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life.
~ Jacob Burckhardt


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


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


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


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


Do not save your living speeches for your friends 'til they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
~ Anna Cummins


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


How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become – to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery


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


All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
~ Isak Dinesen


Death is nothing to fear. It is only another dimension.
~ Wayne Dyer


When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
~ White Elk


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death.
~ Robert Fulghum


Every night, when I go to sleep, I die. Every morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
~ Mahatma Gandhi


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


We have died one thousand deaths by the age of twenty – every crossroad is a death.
~ Shari Gaynor


And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
~ Kahlil Gibran


I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert


Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.
~ Connie Harrison


Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes


My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.
~ Lee Iacocca


Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose.
~ Steve Jobs


The questions asked at the end of lie are very simple ones: Did I love well? Did I love the people around me, my community, the earth, in a deep way? And perhaps, Did I live fully? Did I offer myself to life?
~ Jack Kornfeld


To be born is to start the journey towards death.
~ Madeleine L’Engle


If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
~ Stephen Levine


Every moment of one's existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
~ Norman Mailer


Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
~ Og Mandino


A man’s dying is more the survivor’s affair than his own.
~ Thomas Mann


I will not die an unlived life…I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me…I choose to risk my significance.
~ Dawna Markova


I intend to live forever, or die trying.
~ Groucho Marx


There is not death! The stars go down to rise upon some other shore, and bright in heaven’s jeweled crown, they shine for ever more.
~ John L. McCreery


The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive – perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine.
~ Mignon McLaughlin


There are only two faces to existence – birth and death – and life survives them both, just so sunrise and sunset are not essentially different: it all depends on whether one is facing east or west.
~ Joy Mills


Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
~ Vladimir Nabokov


People living deeply have no fear of death.
~ Anais Nin


I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by loving.
~ Anaïs Nin


All things change, but nothing dies.
~ Ovid


They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
~ William Penn


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


While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
~ Gilda Radner


Those whom we loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.
~ Sylvana Rossetti


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 Ángel Ruiz


What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.
~ Saint Francis of Assisi


Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
~ Sir Walter Scott


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


Death is a punishment to some, to others a gift and to many a favour.
~ Seneca


It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
~ Anne Sexton


Peace, peace! He is not dead, he doth not sleep – he hath awakened from the dream of life.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley


Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
~ Socrates


Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay


God made death so we’d know when to stop.
~ Steven Stiles


Thus should you think of all this fleeting world; a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; a flash of lightening in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream.
~ Diamond Sutra


Death’s stamp gives value to the coin of life; making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious.
~ Rabindranath Tagore


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


We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.
~ Lewis Thomas


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


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


From delusion lead me to truth. From darkness lead me to light. From death lead me to immortality.
~ Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad


There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ‘em. But all that’s gonna matter is the little dash between ‘em.
~ Kevin Welsh


When you die and go to heaven, our maker is not going to ask, Why didn’t you discover the cure for such and such? The only question we will be asked in that precious moment is, Why didn’t you become you?
~ Elie Wiesel


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


Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
~ William Wordsworth


Death is like the rumble of distant thunder at a picnic.
~ W. H. Auden


You don’t get to choose how you’re going to die, or when. But you can decide how you’re going to live now.
~ Joan Baez


The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as it is with what he vowed to make it.
~ J.M. Barrie


The timing of death, like the ending of a story, gives a changed meaning to what preceded it.
~ Mary Catherine Bateson


Death is but an aspect of life, and the destruction of one material form is but a prelude to building up of another.
~ Annie Besant


To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven; A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted; A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance.
~ Ecclesiastes 3:1,2,4


They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old. Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them.
~ Laurence Binyon


Only the fairy tale equates changelessness with happiness…Permanence means paralysis and death. Only, in movement, with all its pain, is life.
~ Jacob Burckhardt


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


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


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


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


Do not save your living speeches for your friends 'til they are dead; do not write them on their tombstones, speak them rather now instead.
~ Anna Cummins


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


How could there be any question of acquiring or possessing, when the one thing needful for a man is to become – to be at last, and to die in the fullness of his being.
~ Antoine de Saint-Exupery

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


All sorrows can be borne if you put them into a story or tell a story about them.
~ Isak Dinesen


Death is nothing to fear. It is only another dimension.
~ Wayne Dyer


When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.
~ White Elk


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge – myth is more potent than history – dreams are more powerful than facts – hope always triumphs over experience – laughter is the cure for grief – love is stronger than death.
~ Robert Fulghum


Every night, when I go to sleep, I die. Every morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.
~ Mahatma Gandhi


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


We have died one thousand deaths by the age of twenty – every crossroad is a death.
~ Shari Gaynor


And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance.
~ Kahlil Gibran


I’m here. I love you. I don’t care if you need to stay up crying all night long, I will stay with you. There’s nothing you can ever do to lose my love. I will protect you until you die, and after your death I will still protect you. I am stronger than Depression and I am braver than Loneliness and nothing will ever exhaust me.
~ Elizabeth Gilbert


Eternity is not something that begins after you are dead. It is going on all the time. We are in it now.
~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman


Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.
~ Connie Harrison


My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, then you’ve had a great life.
~ Lee Iacocca


The questions asked at the end of lie are very simple ones: Did I love well? Did I love the people around me, my community, the earth, in a deep way? And perhaps, Did I live fully? Did I offer myself to life?
~ Jack Kornfeld


To be born is to start the journey towards death.
~ Madeleine L’Engle


If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?
~ Stephen Levine


Every moment of one's existence, one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit.
~ Norman Mailer


Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.
~ Og Mandino


A man’s dying is more the survivor’s affair than his own.
~ Thomas Mann


I will not die an unlived life…I choose to inhabit my days, to allow my living to open me…I choose to risk my significance.
~ Dawna Markova


I intend to live forever, or die trying.
~ Groucho Marx


There is not death! The stars go down to rise upon some other shore, and bright in heaven’s jeweled crown, they shine for ever more.
~ John L. McCreery


The death of someone we know always reminds us that we are still alive – perhaps for some purpose which we ought to re-examine.
~ Mignon McLaughlin


There are only two faces to existence – birth and death – and life survives them both, just so sunrise and sunset are not essentially different: it all depends on whether one is facing east or west.
~ Joy Mills


Life is a great surprise. I do not see why death should not be an even greater one.
~ Vladimir Nabokov


People living deeply have no fear of death.
~ Anais Nin


I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by loving.
~ Anaïs Nin


All things change, but nothing dies.
~ Ovid


They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.
~ William Penn


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


While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die – whether it is our spirit, our creativity, or our glorious uniqueness.
~ Gilda Radner


Those whom we loved never really leave us. They live on forever in our hearts, and cast their radiant light onto our every shadow.
~ Sylvana Rossetti


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 Ángel Ruiz


What do you have to fear? Nothing. Whom do you have to fear? No one. Why? Because whoever has joined forces with God obtains three great privileges: omnipotence without power, intoxication without wine, and life without death.
~ Saint Francis of Assisi


Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening.
~ Sir Walter Scott


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


Death is a punishment to some, to others a gift and to many a favour.
~ Seneca


It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
~ Anne Sexton


Peace, peace! He is not dead, he doth not sleep – he hath awakened from the dream of life.
~ Percy Bysshe Shelley


Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
~ Socrates


Every day a little death.
~ Stephen Sondheim


Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling into at night. I miss you like hell.
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay


God made death so we’d know when to stop.
~ Steven Stiles


Thus should you think of all this fleeting world; a star at dawn, a bubble in a stream; a flash of lightening in a summer cloud, a flickering lamp, a phantom and a dream.
~ Diamond Sutra


Death’s stamp gives value to the coin of life; making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious.
~ Rabindranath Tagore


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


We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives, fearing the future, discontent with the present, unable to take in the idea of dying, unable to sit still.
~ Lewis Thomas


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


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


From delusion lead me to truth. From darkness lead me to light. From death lead me to immortality.
~ Brihad-Aranyaka Upanishad


There’ll be two dates on your tombstone and all your friends will read ‘em. But all that’s gonna matter is the little dash between ‘em.
~ Kevin Welsh


When you die and go to heaven, our maker is not going to ask, Why didn’t you discover the cure for such and such? The only question we will be asked in that precious moment is, Why didn’t you become you?
~ Elie Wiesel


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


Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, of glory in the flower; We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind; In the primal sympathy which having been must ever be; In the soothing thoughts that spring out of human suffering; In the faith that looks through death, in years that bring the philosophic mind.
~ William Wordsworth


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