200+ Death Quotes To Comfort Someone Grieving

If you are looking for special words of comfort for someone who is grieving, there is no better place to look than your own heart. Your goal should be to express compassion, not to cheer up someone who has recently lost someone. If you are short of words and don’t know how to start or how to comfort someone grieving, then these Death Quotes will surely help you in this.

Famous Quotes About Death

The following are famous quotes about death by famous people and celebrities like Emerson, Helen Keller, Aurelius, Martin Luther King, Joseph Stalin, and many more.

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

If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word “freedom” out of your vocabulary. Malcolm X

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar)

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

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

The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated. Mark Twain

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

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

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

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

I love those who can smile in trouble, who can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. ‘Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but they whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves their conduct, will pursue their principles unto death. Leonardo da Vinci

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

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. Henry David Thoreau

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

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

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

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

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path, one that we all must take. The grey rain-curtain of this world rolls back, and all turns to silver glass, and then you see it. J.R.R. Tolkien

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

Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back! Ghostbusters II

To die will be an awfully big adventure. Peter Pan

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

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

No one here gets out alive. Jim Morrison

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

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

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

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

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

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

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then shall you truly dance. Kahlil Gibran

Short Death Quotes

There are short and one-liner death quotes to grieve someone on his or her loss.

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

Death pays all debts. William Shakespeare

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

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

When I shall die, let it be doing that I had designed. Ovid

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

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

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

Give me liberty or give me death. Patrick Henry

The hardest thing you overcome is the ones that give the most meaning. Maxime Lagacé

Death makes equal high and low. John Heywood

Death is the ultimate boundary of human matters. Horace

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

Death takes no bribes. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Death is never an apology. Soul King

In my end is my beginning. Mary, Queen of Scots

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

Everyone dies. But not everyone really lives. Unknown

The phoenix must burn to emerge. Janet Fitch

It’s better to burn out than to fade away. Neil Young

The meaning of life is that it stops. Franz Kafka

Nothing is ever certain. Alice Sebold

Every exit is an entry somewhere else. Tom Stoppard

Everyone dies but not everyone lives. William Wallace

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

Life without an ideal is spiritual death. Emma Goldman

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived. Willa Cather

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

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

Even trees do not die without a groan. Henry David Thoreau

It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live. Victor Hugo

Funny Death Quotes

Here are few funny death quotes to enjoy life before death and to cheer someone up who is sick or someone having the fear of death.

I’m not afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens. Woody Allen

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

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

If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn’t brood. I’d type a little faster. Isaac Asimov

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

I have noticed that even those who assert that everything is predestined and that we can change nothing about it still look both ways before they cross the street. Stephen Hawking

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

I carry death in my left pocket. Sometimes I take it out and talk to it: “Hello, baby, how are you doing? When do you come for me? I’ll be ready”. Charles Bukowski

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

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

Death is nature’s way of saying, “Your table is ready”. Robin Williams

Comforting Quotes About Death

You can share these comforting quotes with someone in times of grief to give him instant calm and comfort. These death quotes will provide you instant calm and comfort.

Death Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

People living deeply have no fear of death. Anaïs Nin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Death smiles at us all, all a man can do is smile back. Marcus Aurelius

As soon as you’ll realize it was a gift, you’ll be free. Maxime Lagacé

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

These births and deaths are changes in nature which we are mistaking for changes in us. Swami Vivekananda

There is love in holding and there is love in letting go. Elizabeth Berg

And as long as you’re subject to birth and death, you’ll never attain enlightenment. Bodhidharma

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it. W. Somerset Maugham

Do you see the gift that you had? Do you see how lucky you were? Maxime Lagacé

Depressing Quotes About Death

Death is depressing and losing someone is not easy. Here are depressing quotes about death.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die. Unknown

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride! Hunter S. Thompson

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

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

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

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

There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love. Washington Irving

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

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

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

Inspirational Death Quotes

If you are afraid of death, then these inspirational death quotes are for you.

Death Quotes

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

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

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

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

Keep the prospect of death, exile, and all such apparent tragedies before you every day – especially death – and you will never have an abject thought, or desire anything to excess. Epictetus

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

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

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

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment, and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity. Gilda Radner

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

It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest as if it was the only one we had. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

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

Those men who, in war, seek to preserve their lives at any rate commonly die with shame and ignominy, while those who look upon death as common to all, and unavoidable, and are only solicitous to die with honor, oftener arrive at old age and, while they live, live happier. Xenophon

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

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

When we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings. Sogyal Rinpoche

When he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, and he will make the face of heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun. William Shakespeare

Yea, all things live forever, though at times they sleep and are forgotten. H. Rider Haggard

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

There is only one God and his name is Death, and there is only one thing we say to Death: ‘Not today’. Syrio Forel in Game Of Thrones

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

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

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

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

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

Death ends a life, not a relationship. Mitch Albom

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

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

Saddest Death Quotes

The following quotes are the saddest death quotes.

Neither the sun nor death can be looked at steadily. François de La Rochefoucauld

The first breath is the beginning of death. Thomas Fuller

One lives in the hope of becoming a memory. Antonio Porchia

Death, for instance, is nothing terrible, but the terrible thing is the opinion that death is terrible. Epictetus

It is human to have your soul brought to a crisis you did not anticipate. The Dune Series

Life isn’t fair, nor should you expect it to be. No matter how well you prepare, shit will happen, often when you least expect it. Ed Latimore

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

This aspect of reality, this weird scary aspect of life, can just wreck everything if you don’t figure out at some point that it is what makes life so profound, meaningful, rich, complex, wild. Anne Lamott

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

Everything is ridiculous if one thinks of death. Thomas Bernhard

The world would be dramatically better if everyone had to experience a near-death event growing up. Everyone will instantly value their time more, and be happier. ChuchuTrain

It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world. John Steinbeck

Take nothing for granted. Keep in mind that it can come at any time. Even today. Maxime Lagacé

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

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

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. Albert Camus

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

If you gave someone your heart and they died, did they take it with them? Did you spend the rest of forever with a hole inside you that couldn’t be filled? Jodi Picoult

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

Death may be the greatest of all human blessings. Socrates

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

Death is only the end if you assume the story is about you. Welcome to Night Vale (Podcast)

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

We are all alone, born alone, die alone, and—in spite of True Romance magazines — we shall all someday look back on our lives and see that, in spite of our company, we were alone the whole way. Hunter S. Thompson

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 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

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

Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. Tecumseh

Absolute silence leads to sadness. It is the image of death. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

Beautiful Quotes About Death Of A Loved One

Here are beautiful quotes about death of a loved one. If you have lost your loved one, or you want to grieve someone who has lost a loved one, you can share these quotes to comfort him or her.

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

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

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

The harder the pain, the longer the path to recovery, the better the opportunity to learn. Maxime Lagacé

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

Death: something like birth, a natural mystery, elements that split and recombine. Not an embarrassing thing. Not an offense to reason, or our nature. Marcus Aurelius

What is history? Its beginning is that of the centuries of systematic work devoted to the solution of the enigma of death, so that death itself may eventually be overcome. That is why people write symphonies, and why they discover mathematical infinity and electromagnetic waves. Boris Pasternak

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

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

Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings. Anais Nin

Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is just a passing shadow of a cloud. Yann Martel in Life of Pi

Death destroys a man: the idea of Death saves him. E.M. Forster

That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them! Connie Willis

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

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

Give place to others, as others have given place to you. Equality is the soul of equity. Who can complain of being comprehended in the same destiny, wherein all are involved? Michel de Montaigne

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

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 the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death. Oliver Sacks

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

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

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

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