Spiritual Quotes About Death And Life

Those who yearn to understand death spiritually to make the most of life can read several famous quotes, proverbs, sayings, and scriptural verses for inspiration.

These quotations stimulate one to think deeply into the reality of one’s existence and accept death as an inevitable reality of life.

“It is not the end of the physical body that should worry us. Rather, our concern must be to live while we’re alive – to release our inner selves from the spiritual death that comes with living behind a facade designed to conform to external definitions of who and what we are.”
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“We are not human beings on a spiritual journey. We are spiritual beings on a human journey.”
Stephen Covey

“After your death you will be
what you were before your birth.”

Arthur Schopenhauer

“Never the spirit was born;
the spirit shall cease to be never;
Never was time it was not;
End and Beginning are dreams!
Birth-less and deathless and
changeless remaineth the spirit forever.
Death hath not touched it all,
dead though the house of it seems!”

Sir Edwin Arnold

“Spiritual opening is not a withdrawal to some imagined realm or safe cave.  It is not a pulling away, but a touching of all the experience of life with wisdom and with a heart of kindness, without any separation.”
Jack Kornfield

“The whole secret of existence is to have no fear. Never fear what will become of you, depend on no one. Only the moment you reject all help are you freed.”

“It is better to spend one day contemplating the birth and death of all things than a hundred years never contemplating beginnings and endings.”

“Death – the last sleep? No, it is the final awakening.”
Walter Scott

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.”

“It was not born; It will never die: nor once having been, can it ever cease to be: Unborn, Eternal, Ever-enduring, yet Most Ancient, the Spirit dies not when the body is dead.”
Lord Krishna

“Death is not the end
Death can never be the end.
Death is the road.
Life is the traveller.
The Soul is the Guide”

Sri Chinmoy

“After your death you will be what you were before your birth.”
Arthur Schopenhauer

“The soul hardly ever realizes it, but whether he is a believer or not, his loneliness is really a homesickness for God.”
Hubert van Zeller

“Here is the test to find whether your mission on earth is finished:
If you’re alive, it isn’t.”
Richard Bach

“If one was to think constantly of death, the business of life would stand still.”
Samuel Johnson

While analyzing death, though, it is essential not to become so obsessed with the phenomenon of death as to deviate from the actual goal of beautiful life.

As David Sarnoff puts it, “We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.”