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Inspirational Quotes About Death - Inspirational Life Quotes

Updated on March 27, 2019
Tough Times Don't Last - Tough People Do
Tough Times Don't Last - Tough People Do

Recently, I have had 6 unexpected deaths in the last 6 weeks. During these difficult times you turn every corner, look under every rock, behind every door looking for answers. Why? How come? Why now? I know I am not alone with unexpected deaths but when death hits the core of your heart and the pain is so deep you need to find refuge in something or somewhere. You can always find a smile in a memory knowing the smile will turn to tears. Although the tears fall softly the memories will be held tightly and securely and that rainbow will soon shine through the darkness. I have found my refuge in reading, praying and staying focused on my tomorrows. I have compiled some of my favorite quotes that I have been reading and studying. I pray these quotes will help others during their difficult struggles.

Quotes About Dealing With Death

A wounded deer leaps the highest

~Emily Dickinson

The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

~Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.


There are no hopeless situations; there are only men who have grown hopeless about them.

~Clare Boothe Luce

I believe in the sun even if it isn’t shining. I believe in love even when I am alone. I believe in God even when He is silent.

~World War II Refugee

Sorrow looks back, worry looks around and faith looks up.


We walk by faith, not by sight.

~2 Corinthians 5:7

Faith consists, not in ignorance, but in knowledge, and that, not only of God, but also of the divine will.

~John Calvin

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

~Edwin H. Chapin

The pain of love is the pain of being alive. It is a perpetual wound.

~Maureen Duffy

True knowledge only comes through suffering.

~Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Those who have suffered understand suffering and therefore extend their hand.

~Patti Smith

The difficulties and struggles of today are but the price we must pay for the accomplishments and victories of tomorrow.

~William J.H. Boetcker

Dealing With The Death Of A Loved One

Quotes About Grief and Loss

I think these difficult times have helped me to understand better than before how infinitely rich and beautiful life is in every way that so many things that one goes around worrying about are of no importance whatsoever.

~Isak Dinesen

No pain, no palm; no thorns, no throne; no gall, no glory; no cross, no crown.

~William Penn

Times of stress and difficulty are seasons of opportunity when the seeds of progress are sown.

~Thomas F. Woodlock

Flowers grow out of the dark moments

~Corita Kent

When it is dark enough, you can see the stars.

~Charles A. Beard

Sorrow has its reward. It never leaves us where it found us.

~Mary Baker Eddy

If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.

~John Heywood

The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.

~Martin Luther King, Jr

I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection.

~Thomas Paine

We are troubled on every side, yet not distress; we are perplexed, but not in despair.

~2 Corinthians 4:8

Do not lose your inward peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.

~Saint Frances de Sales

Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.


Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.

~John Homer Miller

The future comes one day at a time.

~Dean Acheson

Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future.

~Ruth Benedict

Now the God of hope fills you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope.

~Romans I 5:13

I am not afraid of tomorrow, for I have seen yesterday and I love today.

~William Allen White



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    • inspiringly profile image

      Jen Granger 

      6 years ago from NY

      Very sorry to hear about the deaths, but that story and some of those quotes seem able to help anyone going through grief...

      Thank you so much..

    • vox vocis profile image


      7 years ago

      Wonderful quote collection. I found the ones by the World War II refugee and Charles A. Beard very inspirational. In my opinion, death is the gateway from present time to eternity.

    • sunkentreasure profile image


      8 years ago from RUIMSIG, SOUTH AFRICA


      Look for the beauty

      in everything you see.

      Walk in peace

      showing kindness


      The secrets of success

      are motivation

      and dedication

      Happiness is

      what you make happen

      for yourself.

      Caring is

      going to the ends of the world

      for a stranger.

      Be useful with your life.

      Whatever you are doing

      put your whole

      being into it 100%

      Loving is

      pleasing your loved one everyday

      in a 1000 different ways.

      Control your mind

      you are its master

      Be in control.

      Live your life

      without hurting or


      Believe in yourself.

      Have respect for yourself.

      Walk through life

      always with a song.

      © Bernard Levine

    • Cheri Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Richtwf: You are so right - we need to celebrate the time we had with them and let their memories live on. Thank you so much for your kind thoughts.

    • richtwf profile image


      9 years ago

      There are some beautiful quotes here.

      It's always hard to understand the passing of life but I always like to say, when someone is no longer with us, that we should continue to remember and cherish their life and those moments that made their life special. We may sadly miss our departed ones but they would not want us to be unhappy, so rather than be sad at our loss, we should try to celebrate their life and the joy that they gave to others.

      Thanks Cheri for sharing these poignant thoughts.

    • Cheri Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Ripplemaker: Thank you for those kind comments, I am honored that you want to include my Hub on your collection.

      Thank you very much.

    • ripplemaker profile image

      Michelle Simtoco 

      9 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

      I love your collection of quotes. I will be including this (as soon as time is freer) in my largest collection of quotes on hubpages. Glad to have stumbled on this hub! Thumbs up!

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      9 years ago

      Vocalcoach..I'm so sorry to hear about your son, no parent should ever have to experience that. I lost my daughter almost 7 years ago. Your right, you will never be the same again, but you will become a more humble and compassionate person. Your love for your son will continue to grow every day, and I believe he will always be with you. God Bless

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      Audrey Hunt 

      9 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I appreciate these lovely quotes. I lost my son to cancer 4 yrs ago today. It still feels like it isn't true...I need him so much...I will never be the same again.

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      9 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan.

      Every soul is to taste the death. Certaily we belong to God and certainly we have to return towards Him. From the first breath to the last breath is the lifespan, it is a trust till the appointed time. The best performance is expected whereby dignity of mankind is maintained. Death closes a chapter and opens another. It is the good deeds behind that keep the name alive. All goodness lies in it that my behaviour as a human being advances the cause of humanity. The quotes are worth appreciation.

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      carolina muscle 

      9 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      There are some valuable quotes and ideas, here!!!!

    • Cheri Schultz profile imageAUTHOR

      Cheri Schultz 

      9 years ago from Midwest

      Samboiam & Hello: Thank you for those kind words. Peace and Love. Cheri

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      Hello, hello, 

      9 years ago from London, UK

      I am so so sorry to read this. May God give you the strength to bear ir.

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      9 years ago from Texas

      Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars.

      ~Edwin H. Chapin

      What an awesome quote. Thanks for sharing this hub with us. I bookmarked it so I can go back and read it again.


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