Living and dying and the whole circle of life, it can be intimidating and terrifying. In its entirety, we can maybe find a silver lining in the fact that we only die once, but the opportunities to live? They are almost unlimited if we put our heart into it. Life has its share of ups and downs, and most of our energy is exerted to dealing with challenges.
However, we can always open a window to let the sun in, bask in its warmth of life. Having a grateful heart will change the quality of our existence even without having as much as possessions as we would like to have. Death may be final but it’s ungracious and fearful living that really ends a life.
Here are 30 death quotes inspiring you to cherish everything that constitutes your being.
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. – Anaïs Nin
Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. – Haruki Murakami
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 ends a life, not a relationship. – Mitch Albom
It is nothing to die. It is frightful not to live. – Victor Hugo
You only live twice. Once when you are born and once when you look death in the face. – Ian Fleming
Death is a natural part of life. Rejoice for those around you who transform into the Force.
I’m not afraid of death; I just don’t want to be there when it happens. – Woody Allen
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life. – Bertolt Brecht
Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death.
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
Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live. – Henry Van Dyke
Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. – Mahatma Gandhi
When the game is over, the king and the pawn go into the same box. – Italian Proverb
A thing is not necessarily true because a man dies for it. – Oscar Wilde
Death is the end of one story and the beginning of another. – Philip Moeller
Unbeing dead isn’t being alive. – E. E. Cummings
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living. – Marcus Tullius Cicero
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
The idea is to die young as late as possible. – Ashley Montagu
Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns. – Bryant H. McGill
You think you want to die, but in reality, you just want to be saved.
Death is the dropping of the flower, that the fruit may swell. – Henry Ward Beecher
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory that no one can steal.
Death often weights heavier on us by its weight on others and pains us by their pain almost as much as by our own, and sometimes even more. – Montaigne
It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life. – Terry Pratchett
We are dying from overthinking. We are slowly killing ourselves by thinking about everything. Think. Think. Think. You can never trust the human mind anyway. It’s a death trap. – Anthony Hopkins
I don’t want to die without any scars. – Chuck Palahniuk
The only people who fear death are those with regrets.
Remembering that I’ll be dead soon is the most important tool I’ve ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. – Steve Jobs
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