20 Inspirational Quotes About the Death of a Loved One

3300851799_ded3099416Losing someone is beyond any fathomable feeling. There’s a floodgate of emotions that open, and we struggle to have control over it. Death is an inevitable part of life. While dealing with it is far from easy, there are various ways to cope.

Whether you’re preparing a eulogy or desire to make sense of your emotions during this tough time, quotes can be extremely helpful. It can help you deal with everything you’re feeling and will make you feel that you are not alone. Below are inspirational quotes about the death of a loved one.

  1. Death is one of two things… Either it is annihilation, and the dead have no consciousness of anything; or, as we are told, it is really a change: a migration of the soul from one place to another. – Socrates
  2. I look at life as a gift of God. Now that he wants it back I have no right to complain. -Joyce Cary
  3. I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter. -Winston Churchill
  4. Love is stronger than death even though it can’t stop death from happening, but no matter how hard death tries it can’t separate people from love. It can’t take away our memories either. In the end, life is stronger than death. –Anonymous
  5. I believe there are two sides to the phenomenon known as death, this side where we live, and the other side where we shall continue to live. Eternity does not start with death. We are in eternity now. -Norman Vincent Peale
  6. Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -Mahatma Gandhi
  7. Of course you don’t die. Nobody dies. Death doesn’t exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world. -Henry Miller
  8. Normally we do not like to think about death. We would rather think about life. Why reflect on death? When you start preparing for death you soon realize that you must look into your life now… and come to face the truth of your self. Death is like a mirror in which the true meaning of life is reflected. -Sogyal Rinpoche
  9. God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away. -Revelation 21:4
  10. If you or your loved one is dying, rejoice that one day all who know Jesus will have bodies and minds far better than the best we’ve ever known. -Randy Alcorn
  11. I would say to those who mourn… look upon each day that comes as a challenge, as a test of courage. The pain will come in waves, some days worse than others, for no apparent reason. Accept the pain.  Do not suppress it.  Never attempt to hide grief.  -Daphne du Maurier
  12. The soul takes flight to a world that is invisible, and there arriving she is sure of bliss and forever dwells in paradise. -Lady Jane Grey
  13. Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light. -Joaquin Miller
  14. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. -Khalil Gibran
  15. 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
  16. If the people we love are stolen from us, the way to have them live on is to never stop loving them. – James O’Barr, David J. Schow, and John Shirley
  17. 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
  18. Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. –Anonymous
  19. For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity. -William Penn
  20. Although it’s difficult today to see beyond the sorrow, May looking back in memory help comfort you tomorrow. -Anonymous