95 Best Death Quotes to Comfort You and Cope with Grief

The word “death” refers to the irreversible ending of all essential processes that characterize a living entity.

It denotes the end of an individual’s present existence on Earth.

Death, being one of life’s most unpleasant parts, often elicits powerful emotions and provides a tough experience for those left behind to mourn and absorb the loss.

Seeking refuge through thought-provoking death quotes can provide comfort and aid to negotiate the complexity of grief during times of sadness and bereavement.


During the healing process, these profound words can offer insights, understanding and a feeling of serenity.

Top 10 Death Quotes


Death makes equal the high and low. ~ John Heywood.


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


Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down. ~ Woody Allen.


It is natural to die as to be born. ~ Francis Bacon.


All that live must die, passing through nature to eternity. ~ William Shakespeare.


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


Death ends a life, not a relationship. ~ Mitch Albom.


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


Every man dies – not every man really lives. ~ William Ross Wallace.


The goal of all life is death. ~ Sigmund Freud.

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Famous Death Quotes

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

The one great advantage the departed soul has over a survivor is knowing it is still alive and will be seeing everyone who is meaningful to them again. ~ Michael Newton.


Death aims only once, but never misses. ~ Edward Counsel.

Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. ~ Nelson Mandela.

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


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

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

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.

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

Best Death Quotes

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


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

Death, in itself, is nothing; but we fear, to be we know not what, we know not where. ~ John Dryden.

Death is the penalty we all pay for the privilege of life. ~ Robert Half.

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


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

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.

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.


Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul. ~ E.H. Chapin.

The loss of a friend is like that of a limb; time may heal the anguish of the wound, but the loss cannot be repaired. ~ Robert Southey.


No one here gets out alive. ~ Jim Morrison.

Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone. ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti.

Thought-Provoking Death Quotes

Birth and death are the most singular events we experience – and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility. ~ Jacob K. Javits.

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


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

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

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see. ~ Helen Keller.

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


Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves. ~ Rabindranath Tagore.

Wise Death Quotes

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

Nothing in life is promised except death. ~ Kanye West.

Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds. ~ Gautama Buddha.


Death is the most convenient time to tax rich people. ~ David Lloyd George.

There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colours of life in all their purity. ~ George Santayana.

Death pays all debts. ~ William Shakespeare.

Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca.


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

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.


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist. ~ Stewart Alsop.

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.


Death takes no bribes. ~ Benjamin Franklin.

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

A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. ~ Oscar Wilde.

Great Death Quotes

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.


Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters. ~ Horace.

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations. ~ Michel Eyquem de Montaigne.

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

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


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

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.

Not only is death inevitable; death is necessary for us to inherit the new life we are to enjoy in Christ. ~ Max Lucado.


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

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

Life and Death Quotes

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

We will all, someday, experience death, and become obsolete as a dead leaf falling from a tree, crushed by passers-by to ashes underlying the earth. ~ Kim Elizabeth.


The connections we make in the course of a life – maybe that’s what heaven is. ~ Fred Rogers.

Unable are the Loved to die, for love is immortality. ~ Emily Dickinson.

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow. ~ Euripides.

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


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

Profound Death Quotes

No one wants to leave the planet in a state of discord with his or her family. We are all going to reach the departure lounge – one day. Will you be ready? ~ David Brady.


I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits. ~ Gabriel García Márquez.

Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us; our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life. ~ Albert Einstein.


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

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

So these were the 95 top quotes about Death.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Expectation quotes and Selfishness quotes.


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