Funerals Quotes

In the city a funeral is just an interruption of traffic; in the country it is a form of popular entertainment. -George Ade


A funeral is a pageant whereby we attest our respect for the dead by enriching the undertaker.- Ambrose Bierce


Funeral pomp is more for the vanity of the living than for the honour of the dead. -Francois duc De La Rochefoucauld


I did not attend his funeral; but I wrote a nice letter saying I approved of it.- Mark Twain


Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours. -Yogi Berra


The reason so many people turned up at his funeral is that they wanted to make sure he was dead. -Samuel Goldwyn


They say such nice things about people at their funerals that it makes me sad to realize I'm going to miss mine by just a few days. -Garrison Keillor


In one of the stars, I shall be living.
In one of them, I shall be laughing.
And so it will be as if all the stars were laughing when you look at the sky at night.-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die.-Amelia Burr


Our death is not an end if we can live on in our children and the younger generation. For they are us, our bodies are only wilted leaves on the tree of life.-Albert Einstein


The heart hath its own memory, like the mind. And in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes, into which is wrought the giver's loving thought.-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die.-Thomas Campbell


Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy.--Eskimo Proverb


He has achieved success who has lived well, laughed often and loved much; who has gained the respect of intelligent men and the love of little children; who has filled his niche and accomplished his task; who has left the world better than he found it, whether by an improved poppy, a perfect poem, or a rescued soul; who has never lacked appreciation of earth's beauty or failed to express it; who has always looked for the best in others and given them the best he had; whose life was an inspiration; whose memory a benediction.-Bessie Stanley


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 W. Raymond


If I am to wear this mourning cloak, let it be made of the fabric of love, woven by the fine thread of memory.-Molly Fumia


Remembering is an act of resurrection, each repetition a vital layer of mourning, in memory of those we are sure to meet again.-Nancy Cobb


When thou art above measure angry, bethink how momentary is man's life.-Marcus Aurelius


There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay some forms of life arise.-Charles Mackay


God's finger touched him, and he slept.-Alfred Lord Tennyson


It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives.-Samuel Johnson


There is no cure for death, save to enjoy the interval.-George Santayana


People living deeply have no fear of death.-Anais Nin


He who has gone, so we but cherish his memory, abides with us, more potent, nay, more present than the living man.-Antoine de Saint-Exupery


What good can come from meeting death with tears? If a man is sorry for himself, he doubles death.-Euripedes


There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be?-William Hazlitt


Though it is in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.-Sir Thomas Browne


To die completely, a person must not only forget but be forgotten, and he who is not forgotten is not dead.-Samuel Butler

Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our fill of fruit, our swelter of heat, we said that we have had our day.-Ralph Waldo Emerson


When we lose someoe we love, our bitterest tears are called forth by the memory of hours when we loved not enough.-Maurice Maeterlinck


I knew a man who once said, "death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back."-From the movie Gladiator


What we have once enjoyed we can never lose. All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.-Helen Keller


He who doesn't fear death dies only once.-Giovanni Falcone


Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.-Herodotus


And they die an equal death - the idler and the man of mighty deeds.-Homer


Now he has departed from this strange world a little ahead of me. That signifies nothing. For us believing physicists the distinction between past, present, and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.-Albert Einstein


Life and death are balanced on the edge of a razor.-Homer


When I die I shall be content to vanish into nothingness.... No show, however good, could conceivably be good forever.... I do not believe in immortality, and have no desire for it.-H.L. Mencken


Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live.-Henry Van Dyke


Boy, when you're dead, they really fix you up. I hope to hell when I do die somebody has sense enough to just dump me in the river or something. Anything except sticking me in a goddam cemetery. People coming and putting a bunch of flowers on your stomach on Sunday, and all that crap. Who wants flowers when you're dead? Nobody.-J.D. Salinger


For what is it to die,
But to stand in the sun and melt into the wind?-Kahlil Gibran


While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die.-Leonardo Da Vinci


As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings happy death.-Leonardo da Vinci


We understand death for the first time when he puts his hand upon one whom we love.-Madame de Stael


Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.-Norman Cousins


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death.-Robert Fulghum


The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.-Seneca


The goal of all life is death.-Sigmund Freud


Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.-Socrates


God made death so we'd know when to stop.-Steven Stiles


I intend to live forever. So far, so good.-Steven Wright


A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.-Stewart Alsop


Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.-William Somerset Maugham


I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.-Willa Cather


I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.-Winston Churchill


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.-William Penn