Comforting Death Quotes
To Live By

Bhagavad Gita quote: The Spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring to an end the Spirit which is everlasting. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

These death quotes and words of sympathy can offer some comfort and compassion to people who are grieving. If you know of someone who has lost a loved one, take a look through and find the words that you will be intuitively drawn to, then add them to a bereavement card. Or if it is you who is grieving, read through these words and know that your love for and from that special person will never die.

The description of dying I prefer is...
To make a Peaceful Transition into the Flow of Eternal Life.

This page contains the shorter quotes from known authors, there is also a page of Death Sayings for comforting words from unknown sources. There are also several other pages of longer words of consolation. For longer entries there are Sympathy Poems from known authors and Unknown Sources and my own Poems of Consolation.

Comforting death quotes are listed alphabetically on surname/source


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Abraham-Hicks

Abraham-Hicks
The reason that you call it 'grief' is because you've been programmed to believe that you should feel bad about death.

If you follow Abraham-Hicks or are interested in viewing death from a different perspective please take a look at Abraham Hicks quotes about death and grief.


A Course In Miracles

A Course In Miracles
Give truth its due, and it will give you yours. You were not meant to suffer and to die. Your Father wills these dreams gone. Let truth correct them all.


No one can grieve nor fear nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he wants. And no one dies without his own consent. Nothing occurs but represents your wish and nothing is omitted that you choose.


The Holy Spirit guides you into life eternal, but you must relinquish your investment in death, or you will not see life, though it is all around you.


There is no death because what God created shares His Life. There is no death because an opposite to God does not exist.


Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the Light are merely covering their eyes. The Light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition, not a change at all.

A Course In Miracles quote: Why wait for Heaven? Those who seek the Light are merely covering their eyes. The Light is in them now. Enlightenment is but a recognition. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott  1832 - 1888
I think immortality is the passing of a Soul through many lives or experiences, and such as are truly lived, used and learned, help on to the next, each growing richer, happier and higher, carrying with it only the real memories of what has gone before.


Sri Aurobindo

Sri Aurobindo  1872 - 1950
The first and the most important thing is to know that life is one and immortal. Only the forms, countless in number, are transient and brittle. The life everlasting is independent of any form but manifests itself in all forms. Life then does not die... but the forms are dissolved.


St Teresa of Avila

St Teresa of Avila  1515 - 1582
The hour I have long wished for is now come.  (her final words)


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Richard Bach

Richard Bach  1936
What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly.

Richard Bach quote: What the caterpillar calls the end of the world, the master calls a butterfly. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon  1561 - 1626
It is as natural to die - as to be born.


James Matthew Barrie

James Matthew Barrie  1860 - 1937
To die will be an awfully big adventure.


Henry Ward Beecher

Henry Ward Beecher  1813 - 1887
We go to the grave of a friend saying, "A man is dead,"
but Angels throng about him saying, "A man is born."


Ludwig van Beethoven

Ludwig van Beethoven  1770 - 1827
I shall hear in Heaven.  (his final words)


Irving Berlin

Irving Berlin  1888 - 1989
The song is ended...  but the melody lingers on.


Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
As a man leaves an old garment and puts on one that is new, the Spirit leaves his mortal body and wanders on to one that is new.

Bhagavad Gita quote: As a man leaves an old garment and puts on one that is new, the spirit leaves his mortal body and wanders on to one that is new. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bycomforting death quote from the Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
For beyond time he dwells in these bodies, though these bodies have an end in their time; but he remains immeasurable immortal.


He is never born, and he never dies
He is in Eternity: he is evermore
Never-born and Eternal
Beyond times gone or to come
He does not die when the body dies


Invisible before birth are all beings and after death invisible again. They are seen between two unseens, why in this truth find sorrow?

Bhagavad Gita quote: Invisible before birth are all beings and after death invisible again. They are seen between two unseens, why in this truth find sorrow? - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Bhagavad Gita

Bhagavad Gita
Invisible is he to mortal eyes, beyond thought and beyond change. Know that he is and cease to sorrow.


The Spirit is beyond destruction. No one can bring to an end the Spirit which is everlasting.


The Bible

Bible
Come to me, all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.


God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble.


Lord, when doubts fill my mind, when my heart is in turmoil, quiet me and give me renewed hope.


Set me as a seal upon your heart
As a ring upon your arm
For love is as strong as death
It's flashes are flashes of fire
A flame of the Eternal.


The Lord is close to the broken hearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.


Black Elk

Black Elk  1863 - 1950
It is good to have a reminder of death before us, for it helps us to understand the impermanence of life on this Earth, and this understanding may aid us in preparing for our own death. He who is well prepared is he who knows that he is nothing compared with Wakan-Tanka, who is everything; then he knows that world which is real.


William Blake

William Blake  1757 - 1827
I am going to that country which I have all my life wished to see. 
(his final words)


Erma Bombeck

Erma Bombeck  1927 - 1996
When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left and could say, "I used everything you gave me."


Robert Brault

Robert Brault
Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose...  the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.

Robert Brault quote: Sometimes in tragedy we find our life's purpose - the eye sheds a tear to find its focus.  Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Pam Brown

Pam Brown  1948
Loss leaves us empty - but learn not to close your heart and mind in grief. Allow life to replenish you. When sorrow comes it seems impossible, but new joys wait to fill the void.


Robert Browning

Robert Browning  1812 - 1889
My sun sets to rise again.


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Gertrude T. Buckingham  1880 - ?
My prayer is that many of the poems in this book may help to bring joy and peace and understanding to those souls who may be grieving for loved ones whom they call ‘dead’ but who, in reality, are still living in a real world of beauty, being able to manifest to their dear ones of earth when the door is opened for them to come in.


There’s one gift, dear Father, which I have received
That has kept despair from my heart when I’ve grieved
‘Tis knowledge that loved ones, when they’ve been called home
Do not go far away, I’m never alone


Buddha

Buddha  624BC - 543BC
Everything that has a beginning has an end.
Make your peace with that and all will be well.

Buddha quote: Everything that has a beginning has an end. Make your peace with that and all will be well. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Samuel Butler

Samuel Butler  1835 - 1902  
Death is only a larger kind of going abroad.


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


Lorna Byrne

Lorna Byrne  1953
The sadness and pain surrounding the death of a parent, brother or sister, can bring with it an unexpected gift, and help families to become closer. It can help bring shared memories to light, and be a reminder of love that was shared in the past.


Lord Byron

Lord Byron  1788 - 1824
Death, so called is a thing which makes men weep. And yet, a third of life is passed in sleep.


The dew of compassion is...   a tear.


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Anna Carey

Anna Carey
I loved my mother too, I said. I still do. That's the thing - it never goes away, even if the person does.


Love was death's only adversary, the only thing powerful enough to combat its clawing, desperate grasp.


Kristine Carlson

Kristine Carlson
Love is truly eternal and lasts forever. It is the core of our connection and expression of life.

Kristine Carlson quote: Love is truly eternal and lasts forever, it is the core of our connection and expression of life. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bycomforting death quote from Kristine Carlson

Rosanne Cash

Rosanne Cash  1955
When my dad died a lot of songs came, and they’re still coming.


Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero  106BC - 43BC
Friends, though absent, are still present.

Marcus Tullius Cicero quote: Friends, though absent, are still present. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Chief Crowfoot

Chief Crowfoot  1830 - 1890
A little while and I will be gone from among you, when I cannot tell. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go.
What is life?
It is the flash of firefly in the night.
It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime.
It is the little shadow which runs across the grass
And loses itself in the sunset.

Chief Crowfoot quote: A little while and I will be gone from among you, when I cannot tell. From nowhere we came, into nowhere we go. What is life?.. Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Anna Cummins
Do not save your loving speeches for your friends till they are dead. Do not write them on their tombstones. Speak them rather now instead.


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Matt Damon

Matt Damon  1970
If I had a bucket list... I'd say raising my four girls to be strong, good women would be number one.


Emily Dickinson

Emily Dickinson  1830 - 1886
Unable are the loved to die...  For love is immortality.


Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Choose to see death as simply removing a garment or moving from one room to another... it's merely a transition.

Wayne Dyer quote: Choose to see death as simply removing a garment or moving from one room to another... it's merely a transition. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Wayne Dyer

Wayne Dyer  1940 - 2015
Eternity is now. Right now, right here, you're an infinite being. Once you get past the fear of death as an end, you merge with the infinite and feel the comfort and relief that this realization brings.


I have a suit in my closet with the pocket cut out. It's a reminder to me that I won't be taking anything with me. The last I wear won't need any pockets.


Opening to the power of intention, you begin knowing that conception, birth and death are all natural aspects of the energy field of creation.


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Thomas Edison

Thomas Edison  1847 - 1931
It is very beautiful over there.  (his final words)


Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein  1879 - 1955
Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.


Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterward return again.

Ralph Waldo Emerson quote: It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but only retire a little from sight and afterward return again. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ralph Waldo Emerson  1803 - 1882
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short. But when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say, we have had our day.


Euripides

Euripides  480BC - 406BC
No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.


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Blossom Goodchild

Federation Of Light-Blossom Goodchild
Life continues on forever and ever, whether or not you are ‘dead or alive’ upon your particular Planet!


Jean de la Fontaine

Jean de la Fontaine  1621 - 1695
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.


Charles Frohman

Charles Frohman  1860 - 1915
Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life.


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John Gay

John Gay 1685 - 1732
We only part to meet again.


Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun?


He who loses his mother loses a pure soul who blesses and guards him constantly.


I want to see written on my grave: I am alive like you, and I am standing beside you. Close your eyes and look around, you will see me in front of you. (it is written next to his grave)


If the ignorant say to you that the Soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower perishes, but the seeds remain. This is the law of God.


Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depths of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond; and like seeds dreaming beneath the snow, your heart dreams of spring. Trust the dreams, for in them is hidden the gate to eternity.

Kahlil Gibran quote: Life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one. In the depths of your hopes and desires lies your silent knowledge of the beyond.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Love knows not its depth till the hour of separation.

Kahlil Gibran quote: Love knows not its depth till the hour of separation. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
Love, like death, changes everything.

Kahlil Gibran quote: Love, like death, changes everything. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Kahlil Gibran

Kahlil Gibran  1883 - 1931
We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.


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Alex Haley

Alex Haley  1921 - 1992
When an old person dies, it's like a library burning.


Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon.

Thich Nhat Hanh quote: Let us not be afraid of decreasing. It is like the moon, we see the moon increasing and decreasing, but it is always the moon. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bycomforting death quote from Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh

Thich Nhat Hanh  1926
I asked the leaf whether it was frightened because it was autumn and the other leaves were falling. The leaf told me, “No. During the whole spring and summer I was completely alive. I worked hard to help nourish the tree, and now much of me is in the tree. I am not limited by this form. I am also the whole tree, and when I go back to the soil, I will continue to nourish the tree. So I don’t worry at all. As I leave this branch and float to the ground, I will wave to the tree and tell her, ‘I will see you again very soon.’”  That day there was a wind blowing and, after a while, I saw the leaf leave the branch and float down to the soil, dancing joyfully, because as it floated it saw itself already there in the tree. It was so happy. I bowed my head, knowing that I have a lot to learn from the leaf because it is not afraid - it knew nothing can be born and nothing can die.


Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix  1942 - 1970
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.


Esther Hicks

Esther Hicks  1948
The greatest gift Jerry gave me was by presenting to me a condition over which I had no control.. His transition.


Horace

Horace  65BC - 8BC
I shall not die altogether.


Cardinal Basil Hume

Cardinal Basil Hume  1923 - 1999
Soon after you're dead - we're not sure how long - but not long, you'll be united with the most ecstatic love you've ever known. As one of the best things in your life was human love, this will be love, but much more satisfying, and it will last forever.


Gloria Hunniford

Gloria Hunniford  1940
People never die, if they live on the lips of the living.

Gloria Hunniford quote: People never die, if they live on the lips of the living. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson  1958 - 2009
If you enter this world knowing you are loved, and you leave this world knowing the same, then everything that happens in between can be dealt with.


This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on.

Michael Jackson quote: This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Chris Jones
Grief tells our hearts things life, 'How can I possibly find joy again when so much was lost?' Gratitude responds softly, 'Yes, it hurts, but what a Blessing it was, even if only for a short time.'


Carl Jung

Carl Jung  1875 - 1961
What happens after death is so unspeakably glorious that our imagination and our feelings do not suffice to form even an approximate conception of it. The dissolution of our time-bound form in eternity brings no loss of meaning.


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John F. Kennedy

John F. Kennedy  1917 - 1963
Our most basic common link is that we all inhabit this planet. We all breathe the same air.  We all cherish our children's future.  And we are all mortal.


Gary Kinnaman

Gary Kinnaman
Heaven comes to people - and their loved ones - when they are dying. It is not uncommon for Angels to appear when people are on the edge of death, and people who have had near-death experiences often describe feelings of indescribable peace - Angels.


Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield  1945
At the end of life, our questions are very simple...
Did I live fully? Did I love well?

Jack Kornfield quote: At the end of life our questions are very simple. Did I live fully? Did I love well? - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Jack Kornfield

Jack Kornfield  1945
In the end, just three things matter...
How well we have lived.
How well we have loved.
How well we have learned to let go.


Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross  1926 - 2004
It is when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on Earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.

Elizabeth Kubler-Ross quote: It is when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on Earth.. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Philip Larkin

Philip Larkin  1922 - 1985
What will survive of us is... Love.

Phillip Larkin quote: What will survive of us is love. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bycomforting death quote from Philip Larkin

D.H. Lawrence

D.H. Lawrence  1885 - 1930
The dead don't die. They look on and help.

D. H. Lawrence quote: The dead don't die, they look on and help. - ilustration by Sandra Reeves - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByIllustration - Sandra Reeves

John Lennon

John Lennon  1940 - 1980
I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it.  It's just getting out of one car and into another.

John Lennon quote: I'm not afraid of death because I don't believe in it.  It's just getting out of one car and into another. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Gotthold Ephraim Lessing  1729 - 1781
It is not I who die, when I die, but my sin and misery.


C.S. Lewis

C.S. Lewis  1898 - 1963
There are far, far better things ahead, than any we leave behind.

C. S. Lewis quote: There are far far better things ahead than any we leave behind. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  1807 - 1882
Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime. And, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow quuote: Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime and departing leave behind us footprints on the sands of time. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Rosamund Lupton

Rosamund Lupton
Grief is... Love turned into an eternal missing.


Time stops making any sense, when someone you love has died.


Howard Lyman

Howard Lyman  1938
Do what you can do. As well as you can do it, every day of your life and you will end up dying one of the happiest individuals that has ever died.


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Gobind Singh Mansukhani

Gobind Singh Mansukhani
Death is nothing but a gateway to Divinity and Eternity.

Gobind Singh Mansukhani quote: Death is nothing but a gateway to Divinity and Eternity. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Somerset Maugham

Somerset Maugham  1874 - 1965
The great tragedy of life is not that men perish, but that they cease to love.


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John McCreery  1835 - 1906
There is no death, the stars go down to rise upon some other shore, and bright in Heaven's jeweled crown they shine forever more.

John McCreery quote: There is no death, the stars go down to rise upon some other shore, and bright in heaven's jeweled crown they shine forever more.- Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Ashley Montagu

Ashley Montagu  1905 - 1999
The idea is to die young as late as possible.


St Thomas More

Thomas More  1478 - 1535
Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.

Thomas More quote: Earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.- Spiritual Quotes To Live By

St Thomas More

Thomas More  1478 - 1535
Pray for me, as I will for thee, that we may merrily meet in Heaven.


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Movie - The Martian
Dying is something big and beautiful and greater than me.

The Martian movie quote: Dying is something big and beautiful and greater than me. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Movie - The Neverending Story
Nothing is lost… Everything is transformed.

The Neverending Story movie quote: 
Nothing is lost… Everything is transformed. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Movie - What Dreams May Come
A whole human life is just a heartbeat here in Heaven. Then we'll all be together forever.


Max Muller

Max Muller  1823 - 1900
I know well there is no comfort for this pain of parting. The wound always remains, but one learns to bear the pain, and learns to thank God for what he gave. For the beautiful memories of the past, and the yet more beautiful hope for the future.


Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 2010
Believe in the immortality and everlasting effects of your goodness.

Robert Muller quote: Believe in the immortality and everlasting effects of your goodness. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Robert Muller

Robert Muller  1923 - 2010
Dying persons should leave a message to the living and tell them how they could better live. For it is at the moment of losing something that one appreciates its full value.


Humans will not admire my bank account after my death, but they might admire me for the person I was, for my writings, my achievements, my efforts, the messages I left.


I will spend my afterlife as a Spiritual Being, working for peace and happiness on Earth. Like St Therese, I pledge to spend my Heaven doing good on Earth.


The end of our journey is not calvary and death, but Heaven and resurrection.


To those who see this world as part of God's creation, death will come naturally and gently.


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Native American - Blackfoot
Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way.

Native American - Blackfoot quote: Life is not separate from death. It only looks that way. Spiritual Quotes To Live Bycomforting death quote from Native American Blackfoot tribe

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Native American - Cherokee
When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced.  Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.


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Native American - Comanche
All who have died are equal.


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Native American - Tuscarora 
They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind.

Native American-Tuscarora quote: They are not dead who live in the hearts they leave behind. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver  1935
Maybe death isn't darkness after all, but so much light wrapping itself around us.

Mary Oliver quote: Maybe death isn't darkness at all but so much light wrapping itself around us. - Spiritual Quotes To Live Bycomforting death quote from Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver

Mary Oliver  1935
When it's over, I want to say...
"All my life I was a bride married to Amazement."


Frederic Ozanam

Frederic Ozanam  1813 - 1853
Peace of heart - without it, no good can make us happy.  With it, every trial, even the approach of death, can be borne.


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Blaise Pascal

Blaise Pascal  1623 - 1662
We shall not die alone.


George S. Patton

George S. Patton  1885 - 1945
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the man who died.  Rather we should thank God that such men lived.


Norman Vincent Peale

Norman Vincent Peale  1898 - 1993
I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death - this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are eternal now.


Pericles

Pericles  495BC - 429BC
What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.

Pericles quote: What you leave behind is not what is engraves in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Raoul Plus  1882 - 1958
Death is only a level crossing from one life to another, from life in its beginnings to life in full achievements. From this incomplete life to that transformed one.


Edgar Allan Poe

Edgar Allan Poe  1809 - 1849
The boundaries which divide life from death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends and where the other begins.


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Osho Rajneesh

Osho Rajneesh  1931 - 1990
Death is the greatest illusion of all.


Paradise is not somewhere else... it is within you.
And it is not in some other time, after death...
It is in you right now.


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Ruth E. Renkel
Sometimes the poorest man leaves his children the richest inheritance.


Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice  1880 - 1954
When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game.

Grantland Rice quote: When the One Great Scorer comes to write against your name, He marks not that you won or lost, but how you played the game. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Jean Paul Richter

Jean Paul Richter  1763 - 1825
Each departed friend is a magnet that attracts us to the next world.


Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273
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 quote: 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. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Jalal Uddin Rumi

Jalal Uddin Rumi  1207 - 1273
What comes will go. What is found, will be lost again. But, what you are is beyond coming and going and beyond destruction. You are it.


What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl.

Jalal Uddin Rumi quote: What strikes the oyster does not damage the pearl. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

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Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Antoine de Saint-Exupery  1900 - 1944
He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay more present than the living man.


Chief Seattle

Chief Seattle  1780 - 1866
There is no death, only a change of worlds.

Chief Seattle quote: There is no death, only a change of worlds. - Spiritual Quotes To Live ByI made this photo-quote before I knew the quote was specifically from Chief Seattle

Betty Shine

Betty Shine  1929 - 2002
There is no such thing as death.  We have all lived before and we are all going to experience new lives.


Michael Singer

Michael Singer
It is truly a great cosmic paradox that one of the best teachers in all of life turns out to be death. No person or situation could ever teach you as much as death has to teach you. While someone could tell you that you are not your body, death shows you. While someone could remind you of the insignificance of the things that you cling to, death takes them all away in a second. While people can teach you that men and women of all races are equal and that there is no difference between the rich and the poor, death instantly makes us all the same.


Robert Louis Stevenson

Robert Louis Stevenson  1850 - 1894
If this is death, it is easier than life. (his final words)


Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard  1937
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

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Rabindranath Tagore

Rabindranath Tagore  1861 - 1941
Death is not extinguishing the light, it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.


Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa  1910 - 1997
I am not sure exactly what heaven will be like, but I know that when we die and it comes time for God to judge us, He will not ask, "How many good things have you done in your life?" Rather He will ask, "How much love did you put into what you did?"


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TV - Good Witch
We all live on in the differences we make.

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Lao Tzu

Lao Tzu  600
If you realize that all things change, there is nothing you will try to hold on to. If you are not afraid of dying, there is nothing you cannot achieve.


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Toots Venables
Love is the greatest link that we have with those who have temporarily left us.

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Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci  1452 - 1519
As well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well-spent brings happy death.

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William Ross Wallace

William Ross Wallace  1819 - 1881
Every man dies...    not every man really lives.


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J. Neville Ward
Death does not kill love;  in some ways it deepens it.


Alan Watts

Alan Watts  1915 - 1973
You and I are all as much continuous with the physical Universe as a wave is continuous with the ocean.

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Thornton Wilder

Thornton Wilder  1897 - 1975
There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love.. the only survival, the only meaning.

Thornton Wilder quote: There is a land of the living and a land of the dead, and the bridge is love.. the only survival, the only meaning. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

Anthony Douglas Williams

Anthony Douglas Williams
There are no limits to the amount of love and wisdom one can take to Heaven.


Robin Williams

Robin Williams  1951 - 2014
May flights of Angels sing thee to thy rest, sweet prince.
(talking about Christopher Reeve)


Joseph B. Wirthlin

Joseph B. Wirthlin  1917 - 2008
The dial on the wheel of sorrow eventually points to each of us. At one time or another, everyone must experience sorrow. No one is exempt. Learning to endure times of disappointment, suffering and sorrow is part of our on-the-job training. These experiences, while often difficult to bear at the time, are precisely the kinds of experiences that stretch our understanding, build our character and increase our compassion for others.


William Wordsworth

William Wordsworth  1770 - 1850
Memories: Images and precious thoughts that shall not die and cannot be destroyed.

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Hans Zimmer

Hans Zimmer  1957
My father died when I was a child, and I escaped somehow into the music and music has been my best friend.



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