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14 Of The Most Powerful Death & Dying Quotes Ever Written

What would be your last words if you knew your time was up?

Since the beginning of time, people have been expressing their thoughts on death in many, many ways. In fact, much of our social culture and great works of art are rooted in the philosophies, mystery and discussion surrounding death.

Without question the most powerful words about death exist in quotes and if you have ever had to consider talking at a funeral, it’s no doubt you have searched online for some inspiration to provide your loved one a fitting farewell.

It’s probably not something you think about often (if at all), but as it turns out, many people – famous or not – have uttered some pretty epic words on the topic.

With that in mind, I thought I would share a handful of select quotes that helps remind me that even when faced with certain death, the human spirit remains strong.

    1. “Either that wallpaper goes, or I do.”
      – Oscar Wilde (1854-1900)
    1. “Life is stressful, dear. That’s why they say “Rest In Peace.”
      – David Mazzucchelli
    1. “Time,” the Captain said, “is not what you think.” He sat down next to Eddie. “Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on earth is only the beginning.”
      – Mitch Albom
    1. “If you don’t know how to die, don’t worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don’t bother your head about it.”
      – Montaigne
    1. “Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”
      – Buddha
    1. “Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.”
      – Martin Luther
    1. “One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.”
      – Friedrich Nietzsche
    1. “It is very beautiful over there.”
      – Thomas Edison (1847-1931)
    1. “Fear of death is ridiculous, because as long as you are not dead you are alive, and when you are dead there is nothing more to worry about!”
      – Paramahansa Yogananda
    1. “After all, we brought nothing with us when we came into the world, and we can’t take anything with us when we leave it.”
      – Timothy 6:7
    1. “People fear death even more than pain. It’s strange that they fear death. Life hurts a lot more than death. At the point of death, the pain is over. Yeah, I guess it is a friend.
      – Jim Morrison
    1. “Dying is a wild night and a new road.”
      – Emily Dickinson
    1. “I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born, and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.”
      – Mark Twain
    1. “If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a ‘wandering to find home,’ why should we not look forward to the arrival?”
      – C. S. Lewis

Matt’s Final Word

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