Quotes on Death
Death is not the end
Death can never be the end.
Death is the road.
Life is the traveller.
The Soul is the Guide
Death is but changing of our robes to wait
In wedding garments at the Eternal’s gate.
– Sri Aurobindo
(From: “The Fear of Life and Death)
i was dead
i came alive
i was tears
i became laughter
all because of love
when it arrived
my temporal life
from then on
changed to eternal
– Translated Nader Khalili “I was Dead”
A stone I died and rose again a plant;
A plant I died and rose an animal;
I died an animal and was born a man.
Why should I fear? What have I lost by death?
As For everything there is a season,
And a time for every matter under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die;
A time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal;
A time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to throw away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
A time to keep, and a time to throw away;
A time to tear, and a time to sew;
A time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate,
A time for war, and a time for peace.
My life closed twice before its close;
It yet remains to see
If Immortality unveil
A third event to me,
So huge, so hopeless to conceive,
As these that twice befell.
Parting is all we know of heaven,
And all we need of hell.
Because I could not stop for Death —
He kindly stopped for me —
The Carriage held but just Ourselves —
– Emily Dickinson
Tell me not, in mournful numbers,
Life is but an empty dream!
For the soul is dead that slumbers,
and things are not what they seem.
Life is real! Life is earnest!
And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art; to dust returnest,
Was not spoken of the soul.
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
– Winston Churchill
- “Because I could not stop for death” – Emily Dickinson
- Quotes about Death at Wisdom Quote
- More Poems on Death at Poetseers
- Writing on Deathin Bhagavad Gita
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