21 Comforting Quotes about Death

These uplifting quotes will help when trying to make sense of a death of a loved one and the grieving process.  Use them for comfort and solace.  We also have a range of sympathy cards with beautiful quotes.  See links below.  

If you are grieving there are many pages of advice on this website to help with grief for any type of loss.  

Khahil Gibran Quote - For life and death are one - with sunrise over the sea.

"For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one."

Khahil Gibran

“The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”

Mark Twain

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

Mitch Albom

“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.” 

Pablo Neruda

"All who have been touched by beauty are touched by sorrow at is passing."

Louise Cordana.

"Love doesn't end with dying

Or leave with the last breath 

For someone you've loved deeply 

Love doesn't end with death."

John Addey 

"Strength of a character isn't always about how much you can handle before you break. It’s also about how much you can handle after you've been broken."

Robert Tew

"When something bad happens you have three choices, you can let it define you, you can let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."

Dr Seuss

Haruki Murakami Quote - Once the Storm is over

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, whether the storm is really over.

But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what this storm’s all about.”

Haruki Murakami

"To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die."

Thomas Campbell

"Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them."

George Eliot

"Life is eternal, and love is immortal, and death is only a horizon; and a horizon is nothing save the limit of our sight."    

Rossiter Worthington Raymond

"Death is not the greatest loss in life.  The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live."

Norman Cousins. 

"Death doesn't define you.  It makes you stronger.  It changes how you view the world.  It makes you more aware that every breath you take could be the last."

Elizabeth Postle (Author of this website). 

“I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge. That myth is more potent than history. That dreams are more powerful than facts. That hope always triumphs over experience. That laughter is the only cure for grief. And I believe that love is stronger than death.” 

Robert Fulghum 

“Unable are the loved to die. For love is immortality.” 

Emily Dickinson

“As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.” 

Leonardo Da Vinci

Thornton Wilder Quote - The greatest tribute to the dead is gratitude

“The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” 

Thornton Wilder

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

Langston Hughes

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

Terry Pratchett Quote - No-one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away.

“No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away...” 

Terry Pratchett  

Related Pages: 

Quotes about Grief

Words of Sympathy

Sympathy Cards with Comforting Quotes

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