Death Quotes and Sayings
A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.
– Joseph Stalin
The meaning of life is that it stops.
– Franz Kafka
Life is pleasant. Death is peaceful. It’s the transition that’s troublesome.
– Isaac Asimov
Certainty? In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes.
– Benjamin Franklin
Life is a dream walking. Death is going home.
– Chinese Proverb
I believe that when death closes our eyes we shall awaken to a light, of which our sunlight is but the shadow.
– Arthur Schopenhauer
“Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.”
– Steve Jobs (Jobs’ biological sister Mona Simpson reported these being Jobs last words before he died.)
It is very beautiful over there!
– Thomas Edison (These words were reported as being spoken by Edison’s by his physician days before he died as he awoke from a nap and gazed upward.)
You live on earth for only a few short years which you call an incarnation, and then you leave your body as an outworn dress and go for refreshment to your true home in the spirit.
– White Eagle
Death, only death, can break the lasting chain;
And here, ev’n then, shall my cold dust remain.
— Alexander Pope
It is necessary to have wished for death in order to know how good it is to live.
– Alexandre Dumas
The acceptance of death gives you more of a stake in life, in living life happily, as it should be lived. Living for the moment.