Quotes About Death: Words of Comfort for Sympathy Cards and Letters


Inspirational quotes about death and grief can help you to express your heart and comfort a grieving loved one.

  • “They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.” -William Penn
  • “They will come back, come back again, As long as the red Earth rolls. He never wasted a leaf or a tree. Do you think He would squander souls?” -Rudyard Kipling

Sympathy Quotes About Death

  • “Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal. “ -From a headstone in Ireland
  • “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
  • “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” -Leonardo Davinci
  • “As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.” -Leonardo Davinci
  • “Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on the earth.” -Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  • “The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.” -Seneca
  • “The greatest tribute to the dead is not grief but gratitude.” -Thornton Wilder
  • “For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.” -William Penn
  • “A human life is a story told by God.” -Hans Christian Andersen
  • “Death is not extinguishing the light. It is putting out the lamp because the dawn has come.” -Rabindranath Tagore
  • “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced Live your life in a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” -Native American Proverb
  • “Parting is all we know of heaven and all we need of hell.” -Emily Dickinson
  • “I don’t mind dying, I just don’t want to be there when it happens.” -Woody Allen
  • “Absent in body, but present in spirit.” -Bible
  • “Don’t cry because it’s over, Smile because it happened.” -Dr. Seuss
  • “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
  • “It is the will of God and Nature that these mortal bodies be laid aside, when the soul is to enter into real life; ’tis rather an embrio state, a preparation for living; a man is not completely born until he be dead: Why then should we grieve that a new child is born among the immortals?” -Benjamin Franklin
  • “While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.” -Leonardo Davinci
  • “Warm summer sun Warm summer sun, shine kindly here; Warm southern wind, blow softly here; Green sod above, lie light, lie light – Good night, dear heart, good night, good night.” -Robert Richardson (Mark Twain’s daughter, Susy Clemens’ headstone)
  • “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
  • “Unable are the Loved to die For Love is Immortality, Nay, it is Deity — Unable they that love — to die For Love reforms Vitality Into Divinity.” -Emily Dickinson