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 much more than an end to life.
Perhaps the negative connotation of death comes from perceiving it from the eyes of those who have suffered losses. Nobody wants to lose the people they love. Nurses who have lost beloved patients can relate to this to a high degree.
Undeniably, death is hardest on the people who are left behind. But what is death for those who will do the passing?
Here are some death quotes that will make you think twice about the aspect of death.
1. “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo DaVinci
2. “Nurses are there when the last breath is taken and nurses are there when the first breath is taken. Although it is more enjoyable to celebrate the birth, it is just as important to comfort in death.” -Christine Bell
3. “Death – the last voyage, the longest and the best.” – Thomas Wolfe
4. “When the heart weeps for what it has lost, the soul laughs for what it has found.” – Sufi aphorism
5. “I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done.” – Ella Wheeler Wilcox
6. “Have no regrets. The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” -unknown
7. “Perhaps they are not stars but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.” – Eskimo Proverb
8. “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you now. Because in the other room, I shall be able to see.” – Helen Keller
9. “He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
10. “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
11. “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in a manner so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.” – Native American Proverb
12. “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”― Mark Twain
13. “It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over.” -Jim Morrison
14. “Death came with friendly care; The opening bud to heaven conveyed, And bade it blossom there.” -Samuel Taylor
15. “Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.” David Searls
16. “Somebody should tell us, right at the start of our lives, that we are dying. Then we might live life to the limit, every minute of every day. Do it! I say. Whatever you want to do, do it now! There are only so many tomorrows.” – Pope Paul VI
Death means many things to many people. If you came on here to seek comfort and inspiration, we hope that we have provided it.