Life And Death Sayings and Quotes

The circle of life would not be complete without death. While never pleasant, we must accept death and treasure our loved ones while they are here. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and insightful quotes on life and death.

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 forgive life, to be at peace. Oscar Wilde
Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Mark Twain
Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. Lao Tzu
If a man can bridge the gap between life and death, if he can live on after he's dead, then maybe he was a great man. James Dean
Death is not something you get over. It's the rip that exposes life in a before and after chasm, and all you can do is try to exist as best you can in the after. Lily Graham
When confronted with two alternatives, life and death, one is to choose death without hesitation. Yamamoto Tsunetomo
Life and death are illusions. We are in a constant state of transformation. Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu
Life is eternal, and love is immortal,Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight. Rossiter Worthington Raymond
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. Steve Jobs
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls. Epicurus
It's matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. Samuel Johnson
We trouble our life by thoughts about death, and our death by thoughts about life. Michel de Montaigne
Life was such a fragile thing as delicate and as beautiful as a butterfly, as ephemeral as a sunset. Death is peaceful. Death is quiet, silent. It is calming. Akanksha
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
The real question is not whether life exists after death. The real question is whether you are alive before death. Osho Rajneesh
The anguish of death hangs over and leads the human spirit to wonder about the mysteries of existence, man's destiny, life, the world. E. Morin
I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life. Corazon Aquino
The certainty of death and the uncertainty of the hour of death is a source of grief throughout our life. E. Morin
If one was to think constantly of death, the business of life would stand still. Samuel Johnson
Death is the veil which those who live call life; They sleep, and it is lifted. Percy Bysshe Shelley
God conceals from men the happiness of death that they may endure life. Marcus Annaeus Lucanus
The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time. Mark Twain
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. Buddha
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aelius Aurelius
If we don't know life, how can we know death? Confucius
Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come. Rabindranath Tagore
After all, to the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J K Rowling
For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Khalil Gibran
There is no pause in life, the moment we pause, we stop living. Lailah Gifty Akita