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85 Positive Life And Death Quotes That Will Inspire You

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Death refers to the end of someones life and we all go through this sad event.

We have to accept that death is part of life and should live our lives the best we can.

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Top 10 Life And Death Quotes

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.

George Eliot
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Mostly it is loss which teaches us about the worth of things.

Arthur Schopenhauer
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Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death.

Paulo Coelho
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Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise.

Kim Harrison
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Live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart.

Tecumseh
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The more you transform your life from the material to the spiritual domain, the less you become afraid of death. A person who lives a truly spiritual life has no fear of death.

Leo Tolstoy
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I could just remember how my father used to say that the reason for living was to get ready to stay dead a long time.

William Faulkner
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I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.

Corazon Aquino
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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 tomorrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace.

Oscar Wilde
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When people don’t express themselves, they die one piece at a time.

Laurie Halse Anderson
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More Life And Death Quotes

Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome. Isaac Asimov

What is called a reason for living is also an excellent reason for dying. Albert Camus

Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another. Ernest Hemingway

That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet. Emily Dickinson

They say you die twice. One time when you stop breathing and a second time, a bit later on, when somebody says your name for the last time. Banksy

The funny thing about facing imminent death is that it really snaps everything else into perspective. James Patterson

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

I believe that fear of life brings a greater fear of death. David Blaine

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

Live your life, do your work, then take your hat. Henry David Thoreau

People die, I think, but your relationship with them doesn’t. It continues and is everchanging. Jandy Nelson

People living deeply have no fear of death. Anaïs Nin

It is the fate — the genetic and neural fate — of every human being to be a unique individual, to find his own path, to live his own life, to die his own death. Oliver Sacks

No one really knows why they are alive until they know what they’d die for. Martin Luther King Jr.

Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go. Jean de La Fontaine

Man always thinks about the past before he dies, as if he were frantically searching for proof that he truly lived. Jet Black

You know, what’s so dreadful about dying is that you are completely on your own. Vladimir Nabokov

Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it, a jealous, possessive love that grabs at what it can. But life leaps over oblivion lightly, losing only a thing or two of no importance, and gloom is just a passing shadow of a cloud. Yann Martel (Life of Pi) (Related quote topic: sad love)

Death is a word, and it is the word, the image, that creates fear. Jiddu Krishnamurti

For life be, after all, only a waitin’ for somethin’ else than what we’re doin’; and death be all that we can rightly depend on. Bram Stoker (Dracula)

Try as much as possible to be wholly alive with all your might, and when you laugh, laugh like hell. And when you get angry, get good and angry. Try to be alive. You will be dead soon enough. William Saroyan

If life must not be taken too seriously, then so neither must death. Samuel Butler

Losing your life is not the worst thing that can happen. The worst thing is to lose your reason for living. Jo Nesbø

If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right. Steve Jobs

Death is nothing else but going home to God, the bond of love will be unbroken for all eternity. Mother Teresa

Everyone dies eventually, whether they have power or not. That’s why you need to think about what you’ll accomplish while you’re alive. Mary Macbeth

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone. Harriet Beecher Stowe

We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will. Chuck Palahniuk

Inspirational Life And Death Quotes

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them, and that is eternity. Edvard Munch

To the wellorganized mind, death is but the next great adventure. J.K. Rowling

When it’s time to die, let us not discover that we have never lived. Henry David Thoreau

Do not seek death. Death will find you. But seek the road which makes death a fulfillment. Dag Hammarskjold

Life and death are one thread, the same line viewed from different sides. Lao Tzu

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

Whatever you want to do, do it now. There are only so many tomorrows. Michael Landon

By becoming deeply aware of our mortality, we intensify our experience of every aspect of life. Robert Greene

He who is not busy being born is busy dying. Bob Dylan

Graves cannot contain my spirit; death is not the end of time, though my body turns to ashes, I will rest in peace sublime. Greta Zwaan

Death: something like birth, a natural mystery, elements that split and recombine. Not an embarrassing thing. Not an offense to reason, or our nature. Marcus Aurelius

All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy. Scott Alexander

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

A day grows old as we do. Do not wish death upon it. Let it live, let it love, and only then should you let it rest in peace. Michelle C. Ustaszeski

A man with outward courage dares to die; a man with inner courage dares to live. Lao Tzu

No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet 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

It is said that your life flashes before your eyes just before you die. That is true, it’s called Life. Terry Pratchett

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. Samuel Johnson

Dying is like coming to the end of a long novel, you only regret it if the ride was enjoyable and left you wanting more. Jerome P. Crabb

On the day of your earthly death, take heart in knowing that you will be going to a almost unimaginable place, where you will exist with Christ, for an eternity. Richard Kelley MD

That’s what literature is. It’s the people who went before us, tapping out messages from the past, from beyond the grave, trying to tell us about life and death! Listen to them! Connie Willis

Anything I’ve done that was ultimately worthwhile initially scared me to death. Betty Bender

Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid. Langston Hughes 

Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable. Keisei Tagami

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

Motivational Life And Death Quotes

I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world. Ludovico Ariosto

Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Rumi

Since we’re all going to die, it’s obvious that when and how don’t matter. Albert Camus

The highest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude. Thornton Wilder

Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. Henry Van Dyke

It is not length of life, but depth of life. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. Sogyal Rinpoche

You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end. Stephen King

Death anxiety is greater in those who feel they have lived an unfulfilled life. Irvin Yalom

For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. Kahlil Gibran

Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it. Haruki Murakami

To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die. Thomas Campbell

I think of death as some delightful journey that I shall take when all my tasks are done. Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

The harder the pain, the longer the path to recovery, the better the opportunity to learn. Maxime Lagacé

Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live. Norman Cousins

We owe respect to the living; to the dead we owe only truth. Voltaire

Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death. Elisabeth KublerRoss

No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away. Terry Pratchett

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius

People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies. Haruki Murakami

Death is beautiful when seen to be a law, and not an accident. Henry David Thoreau

To Sum Up

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