Reassuring Quotes on Death

Awakened within a dream

When we experience the death of a loved one, the pain can be unbearable and we wonder if the sadness will ever leave us.  We have handpicked the quotes that we feel are the most compassionate and will give some consolation in times of need.


The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.

– Irving Berlin


Grief is the price we pay for love.

– Queen Elizabeth II


Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.

– Bertolt Brecht


Death comes to all, but great achievements build a monument, which shall endure until the sun grows cold.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.

– Walt Whitman


I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.

– Winston Churchill


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

– Norman Cousins


The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.

– Marcus Tullius Cicero


To sleep: perchance to dream: ay, there’s the rub;

For in that sleep of death what dreams may come

When we have shuffled off this mortal coil.

– William Shakespeare


Seeing death as the end of life

is like seeing the horizon

as the end of the ocean.

– David Searls