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Death Quotes

Life and death are like two aspects of a coin, one is incomplete without another. We all know that death is a truth and everyone has to come across it sooner or later. However, whenever we experience death of our loved ones, be it friends or family members, it brings grief or woe and we feel that it is useless to live. We hope that you will find some words of peace and insight in the death quotes provided below. Go ahead and share these quotations and saying with others, especially those who are in need of peace, serenity and wisdom.

Winston Churchill

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

Theodore Roosevelt

A man who is good enough to shed his blood for the country is good enough to be given a square deal after wards.

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.

Douglas MacArthur

In war, you win or lose, live or die - and the difference is just an eyelash.

Adam Smith

Poor David Hume is dying fast, but with more real cheerfulness and good humor and with more real resignation to the necessary course of things, than any whining Christian ever dyed with pretended resignation to the will of God.

George Bernard Shaw

Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.

W. H. Auden

Death is the sound of distant thunder at a picnic.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them.

Sir Thomas Browne

Death is the cure for all diseases.

Rabindranath Tagore

Death's stamp gives value to the coin of life, making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious.

Willie Nelson

I got along without you before I met you and I'll get along without you a long time after you're gone.

Woody Allen

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

Douglas MacArthur

Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.


As long as your body is healthy and under control and death is distant, try to save your soul; when death is immanent what can you do?

John Milton

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.

Chuck Palahniuk

We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.

William Morris

Fellowship is heaven, and lack of fellowship is hell; fellowship is life, and lack of fellowship is death; and the deeds that ye do upon the earth, it is for fellowship's sake that ye do them.

Bill Watterson

God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things. Right now I am so far behind that I will never die.

Les Brown

A lot of people do not muster the courage to live their dreams because they are afraid to die.

Theodore Roosevelt

Death is always, under all circumstances, a tragedy, for if it is not then it means that life has become one.

Napoleon Bonaparte

It requires more courage to suffer than to die.

Osama bin Laden

We love death. The U.S. loves life. That is the difference between us two.

Stephen King

Get busy living, or get busy dying.

Oscar Wilde

One can survive everything nowadays, except death, and live down anything, except a good reputation.

Courtney Love

I like to behave in an extremely normal, wholesome manner for the most part in my daily life. Even if mentally I'm consumed with sick visions of violence, terror, sex and death.

Douglas MacArthur

Old soldiers never die; they just fade away.

Emily Dickinson

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.

Billy Graham

God proved His love on the Cross. When Christ hung, and bled, and died, it was God saying to the world, "I love you."

George Santayana

Only the dead have seen the end of the war.

Mitch Albom

This is a story about a man named Eddie and it begins at the end, with Eddie dying in the sun.

Sir Thomas Browne

Man is a noble animal, splendid in ashes, and pompous in the grave.

Judy Garland

We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.

Napoleon Bonaparte

Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.

Ernest Hemingway

There is no lonelier man in death, except the suicide, than that man who has lived many years with a good wife and then outlived her. If two people love each other there can be no happy end to it.

Willie Nelson

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.

Albert Camus

Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.

Walt Whitman

And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.

Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of Beauty; hence from her, alone, shall come fulfillment to our dreams and our desires.

Eric Hoffer

A great man's greatest good luck is to die at the right time.

Rita Rudner

A man will go to war, fight and die for his country. But he won't get a bikini wax.

George Carlin

Death is caused by swallowing small amounts of saliva over a long period of time.

John Lennon

You either get tired fighting for peace, or you die.

Andrew Jackson

Heaven will be no heaven to me if I do not meet my wife there.

Andy Warhol

I always wished I had died, and I still wish that, because I could have gotten the whole thing over with.

Mark Twain

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

Maya Angelou

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

Susan B. Anthony

I don't want to die as long as I can work; the minute I can not, I want to go.

Phyllis Diller

His finest hour lasted a minute and a half.

Thomas Mann

A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own.

Thomas Merton

Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.

Patrick Jake O'Rourke

Even very young children need to be informed about dying. Explain the concept of death very carefully to your child. This will make threatening him with it much more effective.

Quentin Crisp

Life was a funny thing that occurred on the way to the grave.

Charles Lamb

For thy sake, tobacco, I would do anything but die.

Wallace Stevens

Death is the mother of beauty; hence from her alone shall come fulfillment to our dreams.

Dwight L. Moody

Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!

John Greenleaf Whittier

When faith is lost, when honor dies, the man is dead.

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.

Robin Williams

People say satire is dead. It's not dead; it's alive and living in the White House.

Paul McCartney

I never really got on that well with Yoko anyway. Strangely enough, I only started to get to know her after John's death.

Jim Morrison

The appeal of cinema lies in the fear of death

Nathaniel Hawthorne

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream: it may be so the moment after death.


Death does not concern us, because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist.

Anais Nin

I postpone death by living, by suffering, by error, by risking, by giving, by losing.

Robert Burns

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings.

Camille Paglia

The only thing that will be remembered about my enemies after they're dead is the nasty things I've said about them.

Sir Thomas Browne

Life itself is but the shadow of death, and souls departed but the shadows of the living.

Henry James

Life is a predicament which precedes death.

Emily Dickinson

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

Groucho Marx

I intend to live forever, or die trying.

D. H. Lawrence

But better die than live mechanically a life that is a repetition of repetitions.

William Gibson

For years I have been mourning and not for my dead, it is for this boy for whatever corner in my heart died when his childhood slid out of my arms.

Steven Wright

How young can you die of old age.

William Makepeace Thackeray

Except for the young or very happy, I can't say I am sorry for anyone who dies.

Mitch Albom

We must love each other or die.

Mahatma Gandhi

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die.

Theodore Roosevelt

Absence and death are the same - only that in death there is no suffering.

William Shakespeare

Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.

Osama bin Laden

I have sworn to only live free. Even if I find bitter the taste of death, I don't want to die humiliated or deceived.

Ayn Rand

Achieving life is not the equivalent of avoiding death.

Douglas MacArthur

It is fatal to enter any war without the will to win it.

Hermann Hesse

The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.

Thomas Mann

All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.

Carl Sandburg

A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake.

Johnny Depp

There are four questions of value in life... What is sacred? Of what is the spirit made? What is worth living for, and what is worth dying for? The answer to each is the same. Only love.

Karl Marx

Capital is dead labor, which, vampire-like, lives only by sucking living labor, and lives the more, the more labor it sucks.

Kurt Cobain

If you die you're completely happy and your soul somewhere lives on. I'm not afraid of dying. Total peace after death, becoming someone else is the best hope I've got.

Leonardo da Vinci

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.

Rabindranath Tagore

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

Mark Twain

Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose peace and whose refuge are for us all. The soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

If forgers and malefactors are put to death by the secular power, there is much more reason for excommunicating and even putting to death one convicted of heresy.

Mae West

I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

D. H. Lawrence

Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion.

Ambrose Bierce

Ambition. An overmastering desire to be vilified by enemies while living and made ridiculous by friends when dead.

Michel de Montaigne

Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.

Elbert Hubbard

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive.

Osama bin Laden

I'm fighting so I can die a martyr and go to heaven to meet God. Our fight now is against the Americans.

Ernest Hemingway

They wrote in the old days that it is sweet and fitting to die for one's country. But in modern war, there is nothing sweet nor fitting in your dying. You will die like a dog for no good reason.


Nobody knows what death is, nor whether to man it is perchance the greatest of blessings, yet people fear it as if they surely knew it to be the worse of evils.


A man is born alone and dies alone; and he experiences the good and bad consequences of his karma alone; and he goes alone to hell or the Supreme abode.

Garrison Keillor

They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad that I'm going to miss mine by just a few days.