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reflecting sunset over a large lake with a single swan swimmingPerhaps they are not stars but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones shines down to let us know they are happy

Funeral Quotes - Non Spiritual Death Quotes

All the quotes in this collection (depending upon circumstances) are suitable to be used as part of a eulogy speech.

It is a short journey from birth until death.
Seek to enjoy the journey as much as you can.
Savour the scenery and the people you meet en-route, for it is all there is.
Unknown

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Acker Bilk - Stranger On The Shore

It is as natural to die as to be born; and to a little infant, perhaps, the one is as painful as the other.
Francis Bacon

Let life be beautiful like summer flowers
and death be like autumn leaves.
Rabindranath Tagore

The last great adventure Indy, and I go before you
From-Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom
The moment a child is born, the mother is also born. She never existed before.
The woman existed, but the mother, never.
A mother is something absolutely new.
Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh
Human life consists in mutual service.
No grief, pain, misfortune, or broken heart,
is excuse for cutting off one's life while any
power of service remains.
But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one.
Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Death is nothing to us, for when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Epicurus

There is nothing terrible in life for the man who realises there is nothing terrible in death.
Epicurus

It is a tragedy that most of us die before
we have begun to live.
Erich Fromm

We're all cremated equal.
Jane Ace
I'd been told of all the things you're meant
to feel when your father dies.
Sudden freedom, growing up, the end of dependence, the step into the sunlight when
no one is taller than you and you're in no one's shadow. I know what I felt.
Lonely.
John Mortimer
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There'll be two dates on your headstone, and all your friends will read em. But all that's gonna matter is that little dash between em.
Kevin Welch

Death is much simpler than birth; it is merely a continuation. Birth is the mystery, not death.
Stewart Edward White


silhouette of a man pushing a small boy on a tricycle The deep pain that is felt at the death of every friendly soul arises from the feeling that there
is in every individual something which is inexpressible, peculiar to him alone, and is, therefore, absolutely and irretrievably lost.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
Somerset Maugham

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable
title than to his own life and person.
Arthur Schopenhauer

I never had a dog that showed a human fear
of death. Death, to a dog, is the final
unavoidable compulsion, the least ineluctable
scent on a fearsome trail, but they like to face
it alone, going out into the woods, among the leaves, if there are any leaves when their time comes, enduring without sentimental human distraction the last loneliness, which they are wise enough to know cannot be shared by anyone.
James Thurber

Every day the world becomes a sadder and less hospitable place as one by one the good
people die and are not replaced.
Susan Martin

To die is only to be as we were before we were born; yet no one feels any remorse, or regret, or repugnance, in contemplating this last idea.
William Hazlitt
Until the day of his death, no man can be
sure of his courage
Jean Anouilh

While man is growing, life is in decrease;
And cradles rock us nearer to the tomb.
Our birth is nothing but our death begun.
Edward Young

It's often said that life is strange.
But compared to what?
Steve Forbert

It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more
J.K Rowling

To fear death is nothing other than to think
oneself wise when one is not.
For it is to think one knows what one does not know. No one knows whether death
may not even turn out to be the greatest
blessings of human beings.
And yet people fear it as if they knew for
certain it is the greatest evil.
Socrates
Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary.
It happens all the time.
Susan Cheever

Achieving life is not the equivalent
of avoiding death.
Ayn Rand
a waistcoat watch showing just gone four We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by
standing in awe of death.
David Sarnoff
To himself every one is an immortal;
he may know that he is going to die,
but he can never know that he is dead.
Samuel Butler

There's nothing certain in man's life except this:
That he must lose it.
Aeschylus

If I had my life to live over again, I would form the habit of nightly composing myself to thoughts of death. I would practice, as it were, the remembrance of death. There is not another practice which so intensifies life. Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one by surprise. It should be part of the full expectancy of life.
Murial Spark
Watching a peaceful death of a human
being reminds us of a falling star;
one of the million lights in a vast sky
that flares up for a brief moment only to
disappear into the endless night forever.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

The flower fades and dies;
but he who wears the flower has not
to mourn for it for ever.
Rabindranath Tagore
Why don't they try to understand?
the worst of all are those who say
I must accept his death
as though his death is acceptable,
No!
His death is unacceptable!
And I will not be comforted!
Ann Weems
And because I love this life,
I know I shall love death as well.
Rabindranath Tagore
  I sat in my desolation
Withdrawn from all around,
Feeling my life was a ruin, a failure.
I was empty inside with the utter collapse of my being.
I did not care anymore for living or dying.
I was alone in my distress and desolation.
But as I sat sadly on the ground,
The sun reached out his hand to me and touched my face. And so my healing began.
Marjorie Pizer

 

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