10 Famous Death Quotes to Print on a Headstone


Death is a truth that every single one of us must face at some point in our life. Acquaintances, friends, siblings and even parents, an average person experiences the loss of quite a few loved ones in their lifetime.

Caring for a Dying Loved One

If someone in your family or friends is about to pass away, the best thing you can do for them and for yourself is to try your best to take care of them. Apologize to them for anything that might have hurt them and make sure you let them know that you don’t hold anything against them in your heart.

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Let all friends and family know about the situation so that everyone has an opportunity to come and meet. Without going into any details, the children of the family should be told about the situation too. Children can handle death related matters a lot better than what adults think.

Most importantly, as hard as it is, when you sense that the time is near, you should say a final goodbye to your loved one. Doing so might make you feel extremely sad and depressed but it does provide comfort to the one passing away.

After your loved one has passed away, you will have to avail the services of a funeral service. The funeral service will show you collections of coffins and flat headstones for graves from which you can choose the one your loved one would have liked the most.

Sometimes, a person about to pass away may ask to make these decisions themselves and you should let them. But, unless asked, never share funeral information with a gravely injured or ill person.

Remembering your Loved One

The headstone on a grave is something that will stay there with your loved one for a long, long time. What you get printed on that headstone should be a representation of your loved one’s personality and life. There are quite a few quotes that you can use to help you with such a task. Here are some great examples:


  1. “The Idea is not to live forever but to create something that will.” Andy Warhol



2. “The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.” Marcus Cicero


3. “One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.” Antonio Porchia

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4. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.” – Rumi

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5. “We all die. The goal isn’t to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” – Chuck Palahniuk

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6. “Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.” – Bertolt Brecht

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7. “Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.” – Buddha

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8.“For life and death are one, even as the river and the sea are one.” – Khalil Gibran

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9. “It is not length of life, but depth of life.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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10. “To the well-organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.” – J.K. Rowling

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