End of Life Quotes to Help You Praise Life

1. “Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

2. “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

3. “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

4. “We cannot hold mortality’s strong hand.”- Shakespear

5. “Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.” – William Shakespeare

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

7. “Guilt is perhaps the most painful companion to death.”- Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

8. “The death of a beloved is an amputation.” – C. S. Lewis

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

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

11. “Let life be beautiful like summer flowers and death like autumn leaves.” – Rabindranath Tagore

12. “Life without an ideal is spiritual death.” – Emma Goldman

13. “Most of the things we spend our lives chasing will turn to dust in the end.” – LeCrae

14. “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.” – Albert Einstein

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

16. “Be certain that you do not die without having done something wonderful for humanity.” – Maya Angelou

17. “You don’t want to get to the end of life’s journey and discover you never left the interstate.” – Robert Breault

18. “He that dies pays all debts.” – Shakespeare

19. “Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” – James F. Byrnes

20. “Life does not cease to be funny when people die any more than it ceases to be serious when people laugh.” – George Bernard Shaw

21. “Why is it that it seems everyone we know in this time has this problem, dilemma, or challenge, this dread of dying?” – Stephen Jenkinson

22. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Khalil Gibran

23. “I don’t fear death so much as I fear its prologues: loneliness, decrepitude, pain, debilitation, depression, senility. After a few years of those, I imagine death presents like a holiday at the beach.” – Mary Roach

24. “As a well spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.” – Leonardo da Vinci

25. “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

26. “Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there’s a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.” – Helen Keller

27. “There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colours of life in all their purity.” – George Santayana

28. “When you’ve told someone that you’ve left them a legacy the only decent thing to do is to die at once.” – Samuel Butler

29. “Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.” – Bertolt Brecht

30. “Let thy hope of heaven master thy fear of death.” – William Gurnall

31. “Because there is no glory in illness. There is no meaning to it.” – John Green

32. “At the end of life we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, how many great things we have done. We will be judged by ‘I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in’”. – Mother Teresa

33. “Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” – Haruki Murakami

34. “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.” – George Eliot

35. “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

36. “I don’t want to die without any scars.” – Chuck Palahniuk

37. “It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” – Neil Young

38. “At the end of the day, it isn’t where I came from. Maybe home is somewhere I’m going and never have been before.” – Warsan Shire

39. “End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.” – J.R.R. Tolkien

40. “By seizing every opportunity for kindness, forgiveness, healing, and love that crosses my path each day, I hope that my death, although perhaps sad for some, will be gracefully concluded.” – Lisa J. Shultz

41. “In the end, if we don’t have God we don’t have anything other than an end.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

42. “Death does not mark the end of a chapter in a man’s life, but the end of a book of man, the beautiful conclusion to his yearnings.” – Kilroy J. Oldster

43. “It’s not that I’m afraid to die, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” – Woody Allen

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

45. “In the beginning of life, when we are infants, we need others to survive.  And at the end of life, we need others to survive.  But here’s the secret, in between, we need others as well.” – Morrie Schwartz

46. “Through a grandmother’s voice and hands the end of life is known at the beginning.” – Margaret Mead

47. “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 forget life, to be at peace.” – Oscar Wilde

48. “It is the secret of the world that all things subsist and do not die, but retire a little from sight and afterwards return again.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

49. “I would rather die a meaningful death than to live a meaningless life.” – Corazon Aquino

50. “There are more dead people than living. And their numbers are increasing. The living are getting rarer.” – Eugene Ionesco

51. “Dying is like getting audited by the IRS–something that only happens to other people … until it happens to you.” – Jerome P. Crabb

52. “The human animal is a beast that dies but the fact that he’s dying don’t give him pity for others, no sir.” – Tennessee Williams

53. “I discovered to my joy, that it is life, not death, that has no limits.” – Gabriel García Márquez

54. “The circle of your love of life exists because it ends.” – Stephen Jenkinson

55. “Everyone dies but not everyone lives.” – William Wallace

56. “Death is but a door, time is but a window. I’ll be back!” – Ghostbusters II

57. “The truth I have been seeking — this truth is Death. Yet Death is also a seeker. Forever seeking me. So — we have met at last. And I am prepared. I am at peace.” – Bruce Lee

58. “If you ever lose someone dear to you, never say the words they’re gone. They’ll come back.” – Prince

59. “The meaning of life is that it stops.” – Franz Kafka

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