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Popular - Famous Death And Funeral Quotes

Welcome to our collection of popular and famous death and funeral quotes.

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

I will not insult you by trying to tell you that one day you will forget. I know as well as you that you will not. But, at least, in time you will not remember as fiercely as you do now - and I pray that that time may be soon.
From Ross By Terence Rattigan

Death - the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.
Walter Scott
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Cavatina - John Williams

It's what you do, unthinking, that makes the
quick tear start; the tear may be forgotten....
but the hurt stays in the heart.
Ella Higginson

When you are born, you cry, and the world rejoices.
When you die, you rejoice, and the world cries.
Buddhist Saying

The song is ended, but the melody lingers on...
Irving Berlin

The first breath is the beginning of death.
Thomas Fuller
There are only two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle.
Albert Einstein

The bitterest tears shed over graves are for words left unsaid and deeds left undone.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
Perhaps 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
Eskimo Legend
Your end, which is endless, is as a snowflake dissolving in the pure air.
Buddhist Saying

Whatever you think matters - doesn't.
Follow this rule, and you will add
decades to your life.
Rodger Rosenblatt
As a well spent day brings happy sleep,
so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo DaVinci

A single death is a tragedy,
a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin

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Security is mostly a superstition.
It does not exist in nature, nor do the children
of men as a whole experience it.
Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run
than outright exposure.
Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.
Helen Keller
Death is not the end Death can never be the end.
Death is the road. Life is the traveller.
The Soul is the Guide
Our mind thinks of death. Our heart thinks of life
Our soul thinks of Immortality.
Sri Chinmoy

Say not in grief that she is no more
but say in thankfulness that she was
A death is not the extinguishing of a light,
but the putting out of the lamp
because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore
black and white autumn leaves People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in; their true beauty is revealed only if there light is from within.
Elizabeth Kubler Ross

We make a living by what we get;
we make a life by what we give
Winston Churchill

The boundaries between life and death are
at best shadowy and vague.
Who shall say where one ends
and where the other begins?
Edgar Allen Poe

In three words I can sum up everything
I've learned about life: it goes on.
Robert Frost

When he shall die,
Take him and cut him out in little stars,
And he will make the face of heaven so fine
That all the world will be in love with night,
And pay no worship to the garish sun.
William Shakespeare
Scene 2-Romeo and Juliet
"I can't think of a more wonderful thanksgiving
for the life I have had than that everyone
should be jolly at my funeral"
Admiral Lord Mountbatten

Men fear death as children fear to go into the dark; and as that natural fear in children
is increased with tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon

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Men fear death, as if unquestionably the
greatest evil, and yet no man knows that
it may not be the greatest good.
William Mitford

I know death has ten thousand several doors
for men to take their exits
John Webster

I have seen death too often to believe in death,
It is not an ending, but a withdrawal.
As one who finishes a long journey.
Stills the motor. Turns off the lights
Steps from the car
And walks up the path
To the home that awaits him
Unknown

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

Life and death are but phases of the same thing, the reverse and obverse of the same coin. Death is as necessary for man's growth as life itself.
Mahatma Gandhi

Say not in grief he is no more - but live in thankfulness that he was
Hebrew Proverb

black and white image of rocks protruding through the sea mist It matters not what someone is born, but what they grow to be.
J.K. Rowling
I fall asleep in the full and certain hope
That my slumber shall not be broken;
And that, though I be all-forgetting,
Yet shall I not be all-forgotten,
But continue that life in the thoughts and deeds
of those I have loved.
Samuel Butler

Say not ‘Good-night' but in some brighter clime,
bid me ‘Good-morning.'
Anna Laetitia Barbauld

Some are bound to die young
By dying young a person stays young
in people's memory.
If he burns brightly before he dies,
his brightness shines for all time
Unknown

Sometimes, when one person is absent,
the whole world seems depopulated
Allphonse de Lamartine

The comfort of having a friend may be taken away, but not that of having had one.
Seneca

Grief is the price we pay for love
Queen Elizabeth II

Anything that is of value in life
only multiplies when it is given.
Deepak Chopra

black and white image of a man fishing from the end of a wooden pier Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is
a mystery and today is a gift,
which is why it is called the present.
What the caterpillar perceives is the end;
to the butterfly is just the beginning.
Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
Make your peace with that and all will be well
Buddhist Saying
Cowards die many times before their deaths:
The valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare

Death is the veil which those who live call life:
They sleep, and it is lifted.
Percy Blysshe Shelley

I submit to you that if a man hasn't discovered something he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martin Luther King Jr

George Harrison's passing was really sad,
but it does make the afterlife seem
much more attractive.
Michael Palin

Who knows when the end is reached?
Death may be the beginning of life.
How do I know that love of life is not a
delusion after all? How do I know that he who dreads to die is as a child who has lost the
way and cannot find his way home?
How do I know that the dead repent of
having previously clung to life?
Chuang Tse
Perhaps passing through the gates of death
is like passing quietly through the gate
in a pasture fence. On the other side,
you keep walking, without the need to
look back. No shock, no drama, just the
lifting of a plank or two in a simple
wooden gate in a clearing.
Neither pain, nor floods of light, nor great voices, but just the silent crossing of a meadow.
Mark Helprin

It's the circle of life, and it moves us all,
through despair and hope,
through faith and love,
'till we find our place,
on the path unwinding.
From The Lion King
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream;
it may be so the moment after death.
Nathaniel Hawthorne
If death could be seen as a beautiful
clear lake, refreshing and buoyant,
then when a consciousness moves towards
its exit from a body there would be that
delightful plunge and it would simply swim away.
Pat Rodegast
In the godforsaken, obscene quicksand of life,
there is a deafening alleluia rising from the souls of those who weep, and of those who weep with those who weep. If you watch, you will see
The hand of God putting the stars back in their skies one by one.
Ann Weems
I do not want the peace which passeth understanding,
I want the understanding which bringeth peace.
Helen Keller

The people who pretend that dying is rather like strolling into the next room always leave me unconvinced. Death, like birth,
must be a tremendous event.
J. B. Priestley

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