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
17. “How can the dead be truly dead when they still live in the souls of those who are left behind?” – Carson McCullers
18. “Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” – Haruki Murakami
19. “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
20. “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
21. “Death is not the end of life; it is the beginning of an eternal journey.” – Debasish Mridha
22. “Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity.” – Mother Teresa
23. “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
24. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling
25. “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
26. “Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.” – Jean de La Fontaine
27. “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
28. “It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.” – Marcus Aurelius
29. “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
30. “Death is peaceful, life is harder.” – Stephenie Meyer, Twilight
Death means many things to many people. If you came on here to seek comfort and inspiration, we hope that we have provided it.