Powerful Quotes on Death to Vanish Your Fear of it
Everything comes to a full circle one day and when it does, life comes to an end. The soul of a being vanishes and leaves the earth. But continues to stay alive in the form of memories, that we build with our near and dear ones.
Death is one of the biggest and most feared events of life, that many people wish they don’t witness. Since they have fear instilled in their minds, because they don’t know how death will befall on them.
Such negative thoughts coax them to fear death, even when it hasn’t approached them. Hence, they have difficulty in accepting the loss of a loved one, and wish they never have to deal with death.
The uncertain nature of death makes everybody question— whether death will be kind and will gently take them away. Or will be a tyrant, who will slowly and painfully take your breath away.
While others are scared because they are levied with so many responsibilities, that they constantly fear death. Because they don’t want to leave their family behind, struggling to make ends meet.
Death is one of the harsh realities that everybody knows will strike upon you one day. However, we continue to ignore it to maintain our sanity, so we can keep it going.
Therefore, one should understand the importance of life, live it purposefully, peacefully, and joyfully to annihilate the fear of death.
To pin this thought in your mind, here are~ 66 most powerful quotes on death to vanish your fear of death.
1. “People who have truly, immensely loved each other are the ones who will handle the loss of the loved one gracefully.”
2. “As life is, death is. The awareness of this fact allows you to live life fully and intensely.” ~ Quotes on Death
3. “Timely death is not a disaster. Too many births – that is the real disaster.”
4. “Only a person who has lived totally can die gracefully.” ~ Sadhguru, Quotes on Death
5. “Death is the highest relaxation. Life needs a certain amount of tension to keep it going.”
7. “If you were conscious that you are mortal, you would do nothing other than what is absolutely needed for You and Everyone around you.”
8. “Death is a fiction of the unaware. There is only life, life, and life alone, moving from one dimension to another.”
9. “Birth and death are just passages, not of life but of time.” – Sadhguru, Quotes on Death
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10. “Life is spread out over a long time – seventy years, one hundred years. Death is intense because it is not spread out – it is in a single moment. Life has to pass one hundred years or seventy years, it cannot be so intense. Death comes in a single moment; it comes whole, not fragmentary. It will be so intense you cannot know anything more intense.
But if you are afraid, if before death comes you have escaped, if you have become unconscious because of the fear, you have missed one of the golden opportunities, the golden gate. If your whole life you have been accepting things, when death comes, patiently, passively you will accept and enter into it without any effort to escape. If you can enter death passively, silently, without any effort, death disappears.”
11. “The fear of death is fear of time. And the fear of time is, deeply down, fear of unlived moments, of an unlived life. So what to do? Live more, and live more intensely. Live dangerously. It is your life. Don’t sacrifice it for any sort of foolishness that has been taught to you. It is your life: Live it! Don’t sacrifice it for words, theories, countries or politics. Don’t sacrifice it for anybody. Live it! Don’t think that it is courageous to die. The only courage is to live life totally; there is no other courage.”
12. “The more you fight with death, the more anxiety-ridden you will become, you are bound to become. It is a natural consequence. If you fight with death you know that you are going to be defeated. How can you be happy with a life which is going to end in defeat? You know that whatsoever effort you make, nothing is going to succeed against death. Deep down you are certain about only one thing and that is death. In life everything else is uncertain, only death is certain. There is only one certainty, and in that certainty you have an enemy. Fighting with certainty and hoping for uncertainties how can you be in a repose? How can you be relaxed, calm, collected? Impossible.”
13. “If you have not lived rightly, you will not be able to die rightly. Death is the final offering. It is the highest; it is the crowning or the peak. Death is the essence and the flowering of life. How can your death be right if you have spent your life wrongly? How can your death be full of meaning if your life has been a waste? How can a tree whose roots are rotten bear sweet fruit? It is impossible.”
14. “Once you understand that death is not the opposite of life but part of it, an intrinsic part of it, which can never be separated from it – once you accept death as a friend, suddenly a transformation happens. You are transfigured, your vision now has a new quality in it. Now there is no fight, no war, you are not fighting against anybody, now you can relax, now you can be at home. Once death becomes a friend only then does life become a friend also. This may look paradoxical but it is so, only the appearance is paradoxical. If death is the enemy, then deep down life is also the enemy, because life leads to death.”
16. “If you have lived your life, you will welcome death. It will come like a rest, like a great sleep. If you have peaked, climaxed in your life, then death is a beautiful rest, a benediction. But if you have not lived, then of course death creates fear. If you have not lived, then certainly death is going to take time from your hands, all future opportunities to live. In the past you have not lived, and there is going to be no future: fear arises. Fear arises not because of death but because of unlived life.”
17. “Once you know what death is you will receive it with great celebration. You will welcome it. It is the fulfillment of your whole life’s effort. It is the fruition of your whole life’s effort. The journey ends. One comes back home. In death you don’t die. Just, the energy that was given to you through the body and through the mind is released and goes back to the world. You return home.” – Osho, Quotes on Death
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18. “Beauty shames the ugly. Strength shames the weak. Death shames the living – and the Ideal shames us all.”
19. “Every bit of learning is a little death. Every bit of new information challenges a previous conception, forcing it to dissolve into chaos before it can be reborn as something better. Sometimes such deaths virtually destroy us.”
20. “It is necessary to be strong in the face of death, because death is intrinsic to life. It is for this reason that I tell my students: aim to be the person at your father’s funeral that everyone, in their grief and misery, can rely on. There’s a worthy and noble ambition: strength in the face of adversity.” – Dr. Jordan Peterson, Quotes on Death
21. “One clings to life although there is nothing to be called life; another clings to death although there is nothing to be called death. In reality, there is nothing to be born; consequently, there is nothing to perish.”
22. “This one life has no form and is empty by nature. If you become attached by any form, you should reject it. If you see an ego, a soul, a birth, or a death, reject them all.” ~ Quotes on Death
23. “Without health, life is not life; it is only a state of languor and suffering an image of death.”
24. “Long is the cycle of birth and death to the fool who does not know the true path.”
25. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
26. “But those who act according to the perfectly taught Dharma will cross the realm of Death, so difficult to cross.”
27. “Neither in the sky nor in mid-ocean nor by entering into mountain clefts, nowhere in the world is there a place where one may not be overcome by death.” – Buddha, Quotes on Death
28. Revelation 21:4 – He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.
29. Romans 8:38-39 – For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
30. Ezekiel 18:32 – For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord God; so turn, and live.”
31. Ecclesiastes 7:1 – A good name is better than precious ointment, and the day of death than the day of birth.
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32. “Death may be the greatest of all human blessings” – Socrates
33. “Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot
34. “Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.” – Norman Cousins
35. “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, Quotes on Death
36. “I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” – Jimi Hendrix
37. “You will lose someone you can’t live without, and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly – that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp” – Anne Lamott
38. “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 tomorrow. To forget time, to forget life, to be at peace” – Oscar Wilde, Quotes on Death
39. Endings are not always bad. Most times they’re just beginnings in disguise. – Kim Harrison
40. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling
41. “I regret not death. I am going to meet my friends in another world.” – Ludovico Ariosto
42. “Every man’s life ends the same way. It is only the details of how he lived and how he died that distinguish one man from another.” – Ernest Hemingway, Quotes on Death
43. “There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity” – George Santayana
44. “The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?” – Edgar Allan Poe
45. “Birth and death are the most singular events we experience – and the contemplation of death, as of birth, should be a thing of beauty, not ignobility” – Jacob K. Javits
46. “Death is not extinguishing the light; it is only putting out the lamp because the dawn has come” – Rabindranath Tagore, Quotes on Death
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47. “It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had” – Elisabeth Kubler-Ross, Quotes on Death
48. “Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul” – E.H. Chapin
49. “Death does not concern us because as long as we exist, death is not here. And when it does come, we no longer exist” – Epicurus, Quotes on Death
50. “Death is nature’s way of saying, ‘Your table is ready’” – Robin Williams
51. “Death is a great revealer of what is in a man, and in its solemn shadow appear the naked lineaments of the soul” – E.H. Chapin
52. “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
53. “Do not seek death. But do not fear it either. There cannot be life without death, it is inescapable.” – Keisei Tagami
54. “You needn’t die happy when your time comes, but you must die satisfied, for you have lived your life from the beginning to the end.” – Stephen King, Quotes on Death
55. “People die all the time. Life is a lot more fragile than we think. So you should treat others in a way that leaves no regrets. Fairly, and if possible, sincerely. It’s too easy not to make the effort, then weep and wring your hands after the person dies.” – Haruki Murakami, Quotes on Death
56. “Life will undertake to separate us, and we must each set off in search of our own path, our own destiny or our own way of facing death.” – Paulo Coelho
57. “Death anxiety is greater in those who feel they have lived an unfulfilled life.” – Irvin Yalom, Quotes on Death
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58. “When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.” – Tecumseh, Quotes on Death
59. “No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don’t want to die to get there. And yet death is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because death is very likely the single best invention of life. It is life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.” – Steve Jobs, Quotes on Death
60. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever, the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk
61. “For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Kahlil Gibran
62. “Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone.” – Jiddu Krishnamurti
63. “Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.” ~ Quotes on Death
64. “There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are the messengers of overwhelming grief, of deep contrition, and of unspeakable love.” – Washington Irving, Quotes on Death
65. “Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.” – Jean de La Fontaine
66. “Have you noticed that only death arouses our emotions? How we love thee friends who have just passed away, right? How we admire those master who no longer speak, their mouths full of dirt. We them we are not obligated.” –Albert Camus, Quotes on Death