Quotes for coping with loss

64 Quotes After Grief and Life After Loss Whats your Grief

Here are 64 (okay fine, 63) quotes about grief, coping, and life after loss. Although we love a good grief quote, Litsa and I were slow to join in on the quote-pic phenomenon. The internet just seemed plastered with inspirational platitudes pasted on pictures of sunsets and rainbows. It all seemed so trite and reductive we decided not to add to the noise. Then we got over ourselves because, well, a good quote serves many purposes. A quote helps us put our own thoughts and feelings into perspective. It allows us to use the words of others to communicate or to convey a message. It helps us to feel a sense of commonality when we find our feelings, experiences, and observations match those of another. We hope something here resonates with you (and feel free to steal and share any of these images with your grieving family and friends).

“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with; Nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.”

~ Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape

“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

~ Thomas Campbell

“When I think of death, and of late the idea has come with alarming frequency, I seem at peace with the idea that a day will dawn when I no longer be among those living in this valley of strange humors.

I can accept the idea of my own demise, but I am unable to accept the death of anyone else.

I find it impossible to let a friend or relative go into that country to no return.

Disbelief becomes my close companion, and anger follows in its wake.

I answer the heroic question ‘Death, where is thy sting?’ with ‘It is here in my heart and mind and memories.'”

~ Maya Angelou, When I Think of Death

“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.

~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

“Do you not know that a man is not dead while his name is still spoken?”

~ Terry Pratchett

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.”

~ Havelock Ellis

“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

~ J.M. Barrie

“It’s so curious; One can resist tears and ‘behave’ very well in the hardest hours of grief. But then someone makes you a friendly sign behind a window, or one notices that a flower that was in bud only yesterday has suddenly blossomed, or a letter slips from a drawer… and everything collapses.”

~ Colette

“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part, so just give me a happy middle and a very happy start.”

~ Shel Silverstein

“Should you shield the valleys from the windstorms, you would never see the beauty of their canyons.”

~ Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.

~ Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carousel

“On this bald hill the new year hones its edge.

Faceless and pale as china

The round sky goes on minding its business.

Your absence is inconspicuous,

Nobody can tell what I lack.”

~ Sylvia Plath, Parliament Hill Fields

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built of a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touches some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.”

~ Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451

“When we have joy we crave to share; We remember them.”

~ Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Riemer

“Make the most of your regrets; Never smother your sorrow, but tend and cherish it ’til it comes to have a separate and integral interest. To regret deeply is to live afresh.”

~ Henry David Thoreau

“I’ll be seeing you

In all the old familiar places

That this heart of mine embraces

All day through.

~ Billie Holiday, I’ll Be Seeing You

“One more day

One more time

One more sunset, maybe I’d be satisfied

But then again

I know what it would do

Leave me wishing still, for one more day with you.”

~ Diamond Rio, One More Day

“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”

~ John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“I would always look for clues to her in books and poems, I realized. I would always search for the echoes of the lost person, the scraps of words and breath, the silken ties that say, ‘Look: She existed.'”

~ Meghan O’Rourke, Story’s End

“14 years.

My longest relationship.

My only experience of maternal love.

My constant companon.

My best friend.


~ Sarah Silverman, On Her Dog Duck

“Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night. I miss you like hell.

~ Edna St. Vincent Millay

“Look closely and you will see almost everyone carrying bags of cement on their shoulders.

That’s why it takes courage to get out of bed in the morning and climb into the day.”

~ Edward Hirsch

“Losing my mother at such an early age is the scar of my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I did to be here.”

~ Mariska Hargity

“My father didn’t tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it.”

~ Clarence Budington Kelland

“No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”

~ C.S. Lewis

“Ain’t no shame in holding on to grief… as long as you make room for other things too.”

~ “Bubbles,” The Wire

“She was no longer wrestling with the grief, but could sit down with It as a lasting companion and make it a sharer in her thoughts.”

~ George Eliot

“The holiest of holidays are those kept by ourselves in silence and apart: The secret anniversaries of the heart.

~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“When a child dies, you bury the child in your heart.”

~ Korean Proverb

“If I die before you
which is all but certain
then in the moment
before you will see me
become someone dead
in a transformation
as quick as a shooting star’s
I will cross over into you
and ask you to carry
not only your own memories
but mine too until you
too lie down and erase us
both together into oblivion.”

~ Galway Kinnell, Promissory Note

“It’s coming on Christmas

They’re cutting down trees

They’re putting up reindeer

And singing songs of joy and peace

Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on.”

~ Joni Mitchell, River


Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,

Whispering ‘It will be happier’…”

~ Alfred Tennyson

“When our days become dreary with low-hovering clouds of despair, and when our nights become darker than a thousand midnights, let us remember that there is a creative force in this universe, working to pull down the gigantic mountains of evil, a power that is able to make a way out of no way and transform dark yesterdays into bright tomorrows.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and in the manner in which you live.”

~ Stuart Scott

“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

~ Khalil Gibran

“Grief sucks.”

~ Everyone Ever

“It takes strength to make your way through grief, to grab hold of life and let it pull you forward.”

~ Patti Davis

“The healing power of even the most microscopic exchange with someone who knows in a flash precisely what you’re talking about because she experienced that thing too cannot be overestimated.”

~ Cheryl Strayed

“What separates us from animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met.”

~ David Levithan

“Someday soon, we all will be together

If the fates allow

Until then,

We’ll have to muddle through somehow.

~ Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

“No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it is not the same river and he is not the same man.”

~ Heraclitus

“Next person that minimizes my grief is getting a swift kick to the shin.”

“Well, every one can master a grief but he that has it.”

~ William Shakespeare

“So when you need her touch

And loving gaze

Gone but not forgotten

Is the perfect phrase

Smiling from a star

That she makes glow

Trust she’s always there

Watching as you grow

Find her in the place

Where the lost things go.”

~ The Place Where Lost Things Go, Mary Poppin Returns

“If there ever comes a day where we can’t be together, keep me in your heart. I’ll stay there forever.”

~ A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh

“The whole world can become the enemy when you lose what you love.”

~ Kristina McMorris, Bridge of Scarlett Leaves

“Her absence is like the sky, spread over everything.

~ C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed

“I will not say:

Do not weep;

For not all tears are evil.”

~J.R.R. Tolkien, The Return of the King

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you will learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

“Give the sorrow words; the grief that does not speak knits up the o-er wrought heart and bids it break.”

~ William Shakespeare, Macbeth

“The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.”

~ Irving Berlin

“When he shall die,

Take him and cut him out in little stars,

And he will make the face of heaven so fine,

That all the world will be in love with night,

And pay no worship to the garish sun.”

~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

“The boundaries which divide Life from Death are at best shadowy and vague. Who shall say where the one ends, and where the other begins?”

~ Edgar Allan Poe

“Sometimes, only one person is missing, and the whole world seems depopulated.”

~ Alphonse de Lamartine, Méditations Poétiques

“Love is really the only thing we can possess, keep with us, and take with us.”

~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

“An abnormal reaction to an abnormal situation is normal behavior.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“Death ends a life, not a relationship.”

~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

“But there was no need to be ashamed of tears, for tears bore witness that a man had the greatest of courage, the courage to suffer.”

~ Viktor E. Frankl, Man’s Search for Meaning

“They that love beyond the world cannot be separated by it. Death cannot kill what never dies.”

~ William Penn

“Life has to end.

Love doesn’t.”

~ Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet in Heaven

“And once the storm is over you won’t remember you how made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm you won’t be the same person who walked in. That’s what the storm’s all about.”

~ Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

“What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose, for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.”

~ Helen Keller

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25 Powerful Grief Quotes - Messages About Grieving and Loss

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Losing someone close to you — whether that's because of a death in the family, a divorce, or the ending of a friendship — is hard. Along with the initial shock, it's a challenge when you have to go on and learn how to navigate the future without them by your side. And because the grieving process is different for everyone, it can often be lonely and isolating. That why we've rounded up powerful quotes about grief to help you put into words what you're feeling. You can use these messages as a reminder that you're not alone, or you can share them with someone who is experiencing a loss as a source of comfort.

Some of the sayings below are short and positive to help drive home that time can heal all wounds, even if right now it doesn't feel that way. Others are longer (like the ones from famous authors) and a bit solemn for the days when you just want to read something that relates to your sadness.

The most important thing to remember is that grieving is totally normal, but if you need help getting through the bereavement process, reach out to the National Alliance on Mental Illness for guidance at 800-950-6264.

Thomas Campbell

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“To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.”

Nicholas Sparks

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“Without you in my arms, I feel an emptiness in my soul. I find myself searching the crowds for your face—I know it’s an impossibility, but I cannot help myself.”

Jodi Picoult

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“Grief is a curious thing, when it happens unexpectedly. It is a band-aid being ripped away, taking the top layer off a family. And the underbelly of a household is never pretty, ours no exception.”

Winnie The Pooh

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“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.”

Elisabeth Kubler-Ross and David Kessler

“The reality is that you will grieve forever. You will not ‘get over’ the loss of a loved one; you’ll learn to live with it. You will heal and you will rebuild yourself around the loss you have suffered. You will be whole again but you will never be the same. Nor should you be the same nor would you want to.”

Pablo Neruda

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“Absence is a house so vast that inside you will pass through its walls and hang pictures on the air.

Sarah Dessen

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“Grieving doesn’t make you imperfect. It makes you human.”

Paulo Coelho

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“Never. We never lose our loved ones. They accompany us; they don’t disappear from our lives. We are merely in different rooms.”

Pierre Auguste Renoir

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“The pain passes, but the beauty remains.”

Jose N. Harris

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“Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.”

Irving Berlin

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“The song is ended but the melody lingers on.”

Maya Angelou

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“And when great souls die, after a period peace blooms, slowly and always irregularly. Spaces fill with a kind of soothing electric vibration. Our senses, restored, never to be the same, whisper to us. They existed. We can be. Be and be better. For they existed.”


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“When someone you love becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure.”

Mandy Hale

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“You can’t truly heal from a loss until you allow yourself to really feel the loss.”

Dean Koontz

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“Grief can destroy you — or focus you. You can decide a relationship was all for nothing if it had to end in death, and you alone. OR you can realize that every moment of it had more meaning than you dared to recognize at the time, so much meaning it scared you, so you just lived, just took for granted the love and laughter of each day, and didn’t allow yourself to consider the sacredness of it.”

Sylvan Kamens & Rabbi Jack Reimer

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“At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.

J.M. Barrie

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“God gave us memory so that we might have roses in December.”

Rodgers and Hammerstein, Carousel

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“Walk on, walk on with hope in your heart and you’ll never walk alone.”

John Green, The Fault In Our Stars

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“You gave me a forever within the numbered days…”


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“There is no pain so great as the memory of joy in present grief.”

Anne Lamott

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“You will lose someone you can’t live without,and your heart will be badly broken, and the bad news is that you never completely get over the loss of your beloved. But this is also the good news. They live forever in your broken heart that doesn’t seal back up. And you come through. It’s like having a broken leg that never heals perfectly—that still hurts when the weather gets cold, but you learn to dance with the limp.

Cassandra Clare, Clockwork Prince

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“They say time heals all wounds, but that presumes the source of the grief is finite.”

Katie McGarry, Pushing the Limits

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“I saw the world in black and white instead of the vibrant colours and shades I knew existed.”


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“Come back. Even as a shadow, even as a dream.”

Ranata Suzuki

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“Your memory feels like home to me. So whenever my mind wanders, it always finds it’s way back to you.”

Larry Stansbury Contributing Writer Larry Stansbury is a writer whose work has appeared in POPSUGAR, Sports Illustrated, Her Campus, Distractify and more.

Quotes about loss in life. Statuses about the bitterness and pain of losing a loved one

Love yourself for the benefit of others.

A woman dies, and Death comes to her. The woman, seeing Death, smiled and said she was ready.
- What are you ready for? Death asked.
- I'm ready for God to take me to Paradise! the woman replied.
- And why did you decide that God would take you to himself? Death asked.
- Well, how is it? I suffered so much that I deserved the peace and love of God, the woman replied.
- What exactly did you suffer from? Death asked.
- When I was little, my parents always punished me unfairly. They beat me, put me in a corner, yelled at me as if I had done something terrible. When I was in school, my classmates bullied me and also beat and humiliated me. When I got married, my husband drank all the time and cheated on me. My children exhausted my whole soul, and in the end they didn’t even come to my funeral. When I worked, my boss yelled at me all the time, delayed my salary, left me on weekends, and then fired me altogether without paying me. Neighbors gossiped about me behind my back, saying that I was a walking woman. And one day a robber attacked me and stole my bag and raped me.
- Well, what did you do good in your life? Death asked.
- I was always kind to everyone, went to church, prayed, took care of everyone, pulled everything on myself. I experienced so much pain from this world, like Christ, that I deserve Paradise...
- Well, well... - death answered - I understood you. There remains a small formality. Sign one contract and go straight to Paradise.
Death handed her a piece of paper with one sentence to tick. The woman looked at Death and, as if she had been doused with ice water, said that she could not put a tick under this sentence.
It was written on the piece of paper: "I forgive all my offenders and ask for forgiveness from all those whom I offended."
- Why can't you forgive them all and ask for forgiveness? Death asked.
- Because they did not deserve my forgiveness, because if I forgive them, it means nothing happened, it means they will not be held accountable for their deeds. And I have no one to ask for forgiveness ... I didn’t do anything bad to anyone!
- Are you sure about this? Death asked.
- Absolutely!
- How do you feel about those who have caused you so much pain? Death asked.
- I feel anger, anger, resentment! It is unfair that I should forget and erase from my memory the evil that people have done to me!
- What if you forgive them and stop having these feelings? Death asked.
The woman thought for a while and replied that there would be emptiness inside!
- You have always experienced this emptiness in your heart, and this emptiness has devalued you and your life, and the feelings that you experience give meaning to your life. Now tell me, why do you feel emptiness?
- Because all my life I thought that those whom I loved and those for whom I lived would appreciate me, and in the end they disappointed me. I gave my life to my husband, children, parents, friends, but they did not appreciate it and turned out to be ungrateful!
- Before God said goodbye to his son and let him go to earth, he uttered one last phrase to him, which was supposed to help him realize life in himself and himself in this life . ..
- Which one? the woman asked.
- What does that mean?
- So he did not understand what God told him about ... It's about the fact that for everything that happens in your life, only you are responsible! You choose to suffer or be happy! So explain to me who exactly caused you so much pain?
- It turns out I'm on my own ... - the woman answered in a trembling voice.
- So who can't you forgive?
- Yourself? The woman answered in a weeping voice.
- To forgive yourself is to admit your mistake! To forgive yourself is to accept your imperfection! Forgiving yourself means opening up to yourself! You hurt yourself and decided that the whole world is to blame for this, and they do not deserve your forgiveness ... And you want God to accept you with open arms?! Have you decided that God is like a soft-bodied stupid old man who will open doors for fools and evil sufferers?! Do you think he created the perfect place for people like you? That's when you create your own paradise, where first of all you, and then the rest, will feel good, then you will knock on the doors of the heavenly abode, but for now God has given me instructions to send you back to earth so that you learn how to create a world in which reigns love and care. And the one who cannot take care of himself lives in a deep delusion that he can take care of others. Do you know how God punishes a woman who considers herself an ideal mother?
- How? the woman asked.
- He sends her children, whose destinies break before her eyes...
- I understood... I couldn't make my husband loving and devoted. She failed to raise happy and successful children. I couldn't keep a hearth where there would be peace and harmony... Everyone in my world suffered...
- Why? Death asked.
- I wanted everyone to feel sorry for me and sympathize... But no one took pity on me... And I thought that God would definitely take pity on me and hug me!
- Remember that the most dangerous people on earth are those who want to arouse pity and compassion for themselves ... They are called "victims" ... Your greatest ignorance is that you think that God needs someone's sacrifice! He will never let into his abode one who knows nothing but pain and suffering, for this sacrifice will sow pain and suffering in his world. ..! Go back and learn to love and take care of yourself, and then those who live in your world. And to begin with, ask forgiveness for your ignorance and forgive yourself for it!
The woman closed her eyes and started her journey anew, but under a different name and with different parents

Pain, longing, anger, confusion...? All feelings seemed to be mixed up, turning into one lump that got stuck in the chest ...
The breath catches, and we do not understand what to do next, without this person? How to live when a part of you, your soul, heart is gone ... just empty, dead. How to fill the void that has swallowed us?
They say that time heals, that everything passes and is forgotten... But is that true?
Is it possible to cure a chronic disease with expensive drugs? No…
One can only heal… for a certain period…
This is what happens with feelings… with life…
We lose a close, dear person. Our hearts are bursting from pain. Our brains “explode” from thoughts… It seems to us that life no longer makes sense.
We seek solace wherever possible and each in our own way. We think that just about, a little more and time will cure everything. And then everything will be as before.
But it doesn't happen...
Time heals the wound, but does not heal...
Because, losing a loved one, we become vulnerable...morally and physically. We pretend that everything is fine, but inside of us "a hurricane is raging." I want to shout to the whole world about my pain, to tell everyone to make it easier.
We are angry at fate, asking: “Why???”… Why is fate so cruel to us today?… We experience unbearable longing, despair…. I want to fall asleep, soundly, soundly and, waking up, to see that everything is a dream. And we just dreamed it.... But, returning to reality, we understand that we have lost......
How to cope with this loss?
What needs to be done so that time becomes the best medicine after all. How to heal the wound so that you can live on without experiencing pain?
Perhaps we just don't want to accept this reality. Although we understand that we need to live on……
To live for the sake of life. To love, for the sake of love. A play on words... and how much sense.
Perhaps we need to stop being selfish with ourselves. Learn to accept reality as it is sent to us from above. It is very difficult, sometimes almost impossible. But, if you think about it, in fact, we are stronger than we think. We just don't want to understand it. There is strength in each of us - spiritual strength.
The force that makes us go further and not stop in the middle of the path, even if it seems that life is over. Think. What this strength should be in order not just to REMEMBER, but to live on, keeping in the soul, in the heart every moment spent with a loved one.
We have lost... It hurts... Life has separated us... Separated forever. But we stayed, here in this World... Why? After all, each of us asked ourselves this question, but did not find the answer to it.
Maybe I can answer this question, I don't know. ..
It seems to me that Life must go on, no matter how painful and hard it is...and if you stay here, you need to live! To live for the sake of close people, to live for the sake of the person who was lost. Live and Remember, keep every moment, every minute spent with him. Do something so that Memory does not become an empty word. Anything - write a book, dedicate beautiful lines, compose music, draw a picture, “discover” a new star, finally! Everything you would like to say to a person - say it ... Not with words, but with actions and deeds, in memory of this person.
And no matter how it hurts, live...
No need to regret. No need to cry. Just take a step forward... One small step towards life... Look around... Smile, even through tears.
I know it's very difficult... But still, try it... How I did it :)
After all, I don't even write these lines just like that... I dedicate them to my closest people whom I have lost. For them and for them! For the sake of memory. ...
But I don't forget that I have close people who need me today, people who help me move on. People worth living for, even if my heart sometimes breaks from longing... I live...
Because I have no right to be weak! Because I love...
Maybe everyone who reads my words will understand something for himself, decide something. Perhaps someone will disagree with me. But I will be happy if my words help someone. So everything I do is not in vain...
Life goes on... Never stop! Live, Love and Remember...
You are not alone... There are always people who need you... Let them into your life and into your heart...

Don't close... 9You left us so early ,
Raising my family
You didn't have much time
Weeping through your dream
After all, there are many things in the world
Life is difficult to overcome
To give one's life
But without a dad it is very difficult
It is difficult to create one's own life.

It is very difficult to let go of a person, especially if he was dear to you. You understand that you will have to live with the memories of him, but he himself will not be in your life. I must say that memories cause only pain if they are associated with the departed forever. You try not to think about him, not to remember, just so as not to hurt yourself, but then suddenly you catch yourself thinking that you are really ashamed of yourself. It seems to you that you are not abstracting from pain, but vilely forgetting the one you honestly valued.
At first, I tried not to think about my grandmother at all, because every moment that popped up in my mind doomed me to whole hours of suffering and powerless tears. I did not come to her house, living with my aunt, did not visit her grave for the first two years, did not look at her photographs and did not talk about her with anyone close to me. Over time, I really managed to dull the pain a little. I allowed myself to hang my grandmother's photo in my room, visited her grave a couple of times and even discussed my feelings with my aunt, reminiscing a little about my childhood that passed next to my grandmother. Years passed and I often visited my grandmother’s grave, looked after her, sat for hours at the gray mound, putting my hand into the damp earth and looked at the stone tombstone. From it her stony eyes looked at me, but they did not have the former brilliance. I understood this, but there was nothing I could do.

Lord don't take me, I ask for one more day,
I'm like a shadow in this world without her.
I don't want warmth and life without it,
I can't and don't want anything.

Her last breath and tender eyes,
I will remember this moment forever.
I suffocate at night and hit again,
That moment has now become for me, a nightmare.

With tears in my eyes, I hugged her
From hellish pain, I then shouted to You:
Why did You take my love from me?
I closed my eyes and saw her off into the night...

And loneliness closed my eyes,
My soul is torn now, Love is dead.
At the edge of the abyss, I shouted into the sky:
Now I'm dead forever! I have become a shadow!

A. N. Ibragimov

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with love
I write you letters from tears.

I forgot that there are sunrises,
I forgot what sunset is...
You are not there, you are somewhere in the sky
My life is like a steep waterfall…

Your death has taken my soul
My heart burned out a long time ago.
Like winter took my summer away,
So I was covered with snow.
I have aged a century, in a week
Death has taken you from me.

I write to you again and again,
About myself and about our love.
I write letters to you, but I know
that you will never read them...

A. N. Ibragimov

Copyright: Yeah Ibrahimov, 2016
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Last handful of land,
I hold my native,
Last mountains of land ,
I'll leave, standing at the edge...

Everything was covered with earth,
Love, dreams and hopes. .
Left alone with you,
There will be no life like before... ,
Pieces of my soul,
Quietly fly in the cemetery.

I look into the distance, into the darkness
And tears burn me.
I'm lying next to you,
Embracing your grave...

Copyright: Aga Ibragimov, 2016
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You came to me with summer rain,
These drops are unthinkable.
I only regret that
That I could not be sincere with me.

I let you go to "nowhere",
Keeping the joy of dating in my heart,
The bitter word "forever"
And broken expectations…

Be courageous and calm, because all human aspirations are not significant from the point of view of eternity. There is no memory and pain in the oblivion of the grave.
Aurelius Mark Antoninus

In essence, it doesn't matter what you die for; but if you die for something you love, then such a warm, devoted death is better than a cold, unfaithful life.
Heinrich Heinrich

In this life, dying is not new,
But living, of course, is not new.

Yesenin Sergey Alexandrovich

Is joy possible in life when you have to think day and night that death awaits you...
Cicero Mark Tullius

Everyone knows that death is inevitable, but since it is not close, no one thinks about it.

Everything created is subject to the law of destruction. Achieve your goal through non-dissoluteness.
Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni

Everything that seems mortal is just a shell. Life is immortal, and the body is only a sheath that gives it a visible mortality when breathing becomes inactive.
Inayat Khan Hidayat

Everything that is constructed is subject to disappearance. Try hard!
Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni

For each of us the world disappears with his own death.
Freud Sigmund

If you want to be able to endure life, prepare for death.
Freud Sigmund

Pitiful old man who, during such a long life, failed to learn to despise death!
Cicero Mark Tullius

The life of the dead continues in the memory of the living.
Cicero Mark Tullius

The care of the burial, the arrangement of the tomb, the splendor of the funeral - all this is more a comfort to the living than a help to the dead.
Augustine Aurelius

This body is worn out, a nest of diseases, mortal. This putrid heap decays, for life has an end - death.
Buddha Gautama Shakyamuni

How can we know what death is when we don't yet know what life is?

No matter how terrible the war, it still reveals the spiritual greatness of a person who challenges his strongest hereditary enemy - death.
Heinrich Heinrich

When we die, every one of us
We will know that we know nothing.

When I die, a lot of garbage will be put on my grave, but the wind of time will mercilessly sweep it away.
Stalin Iosif Vissarionovich

When I die, bury me and write on the monument: "I died of disgust."
Ranevskaya Faina Georgievna

Whoever is always with the sick, who faithfully serves him, He dies sooner.

He who is afraid of death does not live anymore.
Zeime Johann Gottfried

Death itself is less painful than its expectation.

The thought of death is more cruel than death itself.

Do not be afraid of death, then you will probably beat. Two deaths cannot happen, but one cannot be avoided.
Alexander Vasilyevich Suvorov

Do not be upset and leave life. But if life has left you, you should be upset.
Steve Jobs

You should not mourn the dead, but the one who is born for a hard struggle with the hardships of life.

The equanimity that those condemned to death sometimes show, as well as the contempt for death, speaks only of the fear of looking straight into her eyes; therefore, it can be said that both are to their minds what a blindfold is to their eyes.
La Rochefoucauld François de

Few people can understand what death is; in most cases it is done not out of a deliberate intention, but out of stupidity and according to an established custom, and people most often die because they cannot resist death.
La Rochefoucauld François de

Neither the sun nor death should be stared at.
La Rochefoucauld Francois de

No one knows what death is and whether it is the greatest good for man. And, however, everyone fears her, as if in the consciousness that she is the greatest evil.

No one can escape death.
Cicero Mark Tullius

One death is a tragedy, a million deaths is statistics...
Stalin Iosif Vissarionovich

He will die from the expansion of fantasy.
Ranevskaya Faina Georgievna

From black dust to heavenly bodies
I saw the secrets of the wisest words and deeds.
I avoided deceit, I unraveled all the knots,
I could not unravel the knot of death.

The memory that I will soon die is the most important tool that helps me make difficult decisions in my life. Because everything else - other people's opinions, all this pride, all this fear of embarrassment or failure - all these things fall in the face of death, leaving only what is really important. The memory of death is the best way to avoid thinking that you have something to lose. You are already naked. You no longer have a reason not to follow your heart.
Steve Jobs

The first sign of the beginning of knowledge is the desire to die. This life seems unbearable, the other unattainable. You are no longer ashamed that you want to die; asking to be transferred from the old cell that you hate to the new one that you are only just beginning to hate. It also affects the rest of the faith that during the journey the chief accidentally passes along the corridor, looks at the prisoner and says: “Don’t lock this one up anymore. I'm taking him with me."
Franz Kafka

Since we do not know what death is, it is illogical to be afraid of it.

The path to the underworld is the same from everywhere.
Cicero Mark Tullius

The best thing for a person is not to be born at all, and after that the best thing is to die as soon as possible.
Cicero Mark Tullius

The death of a loved one can stir up the entire past in a person.
Freud Sigmund

Death smiles in our faces, we just have to smile back at her.
: Aurelius Mark Antoninus

Death has nothing to do with us - when we exist, it does not exist, when it exists, we no longer exist.
Aurelius Mark Antoninus

Death is in front of us - something like a picture on the classroom wall depicting the battle of Alexander the Great. The whole point is to overshadow the picture with your deeds in this life or completely extinguish it.
Franz Kafka

Death is terrible, but even more terrible would be the realization that you will live forever and never die.
Chekhov Anton Pavlovich

Death is probably the best invention of Life. She is the cause of change. She purifies the old to make way for the new.
Steve Jobs

Old age is just disgusting. I believe that this is the ignorance of God when he allows you to live to old age. Lord, everyone is already gone, but I still live. Birman - and she died, and I did not expect this from her. It’s scary when you’re eighteen inside, when you admire beautiful music, poetry, painting, and it’s time for you, you haven’t done anything, but you’re just starting to live!
Ranevskaya Faina Georgievna

He lies who claims that he is not afraid of death. Every man fears to die; it is the great law of sentient beings, without which all mortal beings would soon be annihilated.
Rousseau Jean-Jacques

Knowing the truth in the morning, one can die in the evening.

I learned to look at death as an old debt that must be paid sooner or later.
Einstein Albert

I am about to embark on my last journey. I take a giant leap into the dark.
Hobbes Thomas

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Death quotes | Famous people quotes

“I swear to love you in sorrow and in joy, in wealth and in poverty, in sickness and in health, and even death will not separate us. ” “I know for sure: love is the most significant thing. What is stronger than the words "I love you"? It is stronger than fear, stronger than death.”

— Joan Kathleen Rowling British writer, author of the Harry Potter series 1965

About Love, About Fear

"I want to die before my loved ones, so as not to see their death ..."

- Bill Kaulitz, vocalist of the German band "Tokio Hotel" 1989

"Death is close enough that you can not be afraid of life." philosopher 1844 - 1900

No sources

About life

“Consider the wisest of people who does not forget about God. And he understands that his death is near. And he does not remember the good that he did to people, and the evil that they did him.”

- Abu Hamid al-Ghazali Islamic theologian, jurist, philosopher and mystic 1058 - 1111

About men, about God, about evil ,
Who cannot find harmony in himself. The one who
dies slowly, who destroys his faith in himself,
who does not allow himself to be helped. Slowly the one who destroys love itself dies
And lives his days with constant complaints
About bad luck or incessant rain. The one who abandons his plans dies slowly,
Before even starting them,
Who does not ask questions about arguments unknown to him,
And who does not answer when asked about what he knows. The one who becomes a slave of habit dies slowly,
Following the same route every day,
Who does not change direction,
Who does not risk changing the colors of clothes,
Who does not talk to strangers. The one who avoids passions
dies slowly,
A yawn can be replaced by a smile.
Who prefers black on white and dots over the letter "i",
Instead of being together with emotions,
Exactly those that make eyes radiant,
Which can make the heart beat
Both from error and from feelings. The one who does not turn the tables dies slowly,
The one who does not beat off the blows of fate,
when he is unhappy in work or in love,
the one who does not risk what is,
for the sake of the unknown, what can be if you go
after a dream,
who does not allow himself, at least once in his life,
to run away from prudent advice . .. Let's try to avoid death in small doses,
Always remembering to be alive
Requires a lot of long effort
Simple action to breathe. Live today!
Take a chance today!
Do it today!
Don't you dare die slowly!

— Pablo Neruda Chilean poet 1904 - 1973

About love, about life, about fate, about faith

“Abstraction is death for ethics, because ethics is a living relationship to living life. “

— Albert Schweitzer German theologian, philosopher, musician and physician 1875 - 1965

About life

“Life becomes much more beautiful when you realize that you are borrowing it from death. Light is more valuable than darkness.”

— Kim Nam-joon (Rap Monster) 1994

About life, About light

“It’s easier to die without thinking about death than to think about it, even when it doesn’t threaten.”

— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, writer and philosopher 1623 - 1662

“Often a smile is the main thing. Thank you with a smile. A smile is rewarded. They give you life with a smile. And there is a smile for which you will go to death.”

- Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Letter to a Hostage

Letter to a Hostage

About life, About a smile

"When you retreat, death stands behind you, and your meeting with it is inevitable."

- Ali ibn Abu Talib is an outstanding political and public figure; cousin, son-in-law and sahaba of the prophet Muhammad, the fourth righteous x ... 601 - 661

“There can be no union between Russia and the West, neither for the sake of interests, nor for the sake of principles, we Russians must always remember that the principles on which Russia stands and Europe are so opposite, so mutually negating each other that the life of one is possible only at the cost of the death of the other. Consequently, the only natural policy of Russia in relation to the Western powers is not an alliance with one or another of these powers, but their separation, separation. For only when they are separated from each other, they cease to be hostile to us - due to impotence.”

- Fedor Ivanovich Tyutchev Russian poet, publicist, diplomat 1803 - 1873


About life

“It is impossible to name the date of death of some people, because they died gradually: from deed to deed.”

— Dmitry Gruntovsky

from suffering: quick death and lasting love.”

— Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher 1844 - 1900

Without sources

About love, about suffering

“Death, if you approach it psychologically correctly, is not the end, but the goal, and therefore a person, having crossed the peak of life, begins to live for the sake of death.”

— Karl Gustav Jung Swiss psychologist 1875 - 1961

About life, About men

"Man is a condemned to death whose execution is postponed."

— Blaise Pascal French mathematician, physicist, writer and philosopher 1623 - 1662

About men

“Losing loved ones, we draw closer to death.

— Arkady Filippovich Davidovich writer, aphorist 1930

“Whatever I am, I am only a weak body, a weak manifestation of vitality and the dominant principle. Neglect your body as if you were about to die. It is only blood and bones, a mortal weaving of nerves, veins and arteries…”

— Marcus Aurelius 16th Roman Emperor 121 - 180

About strength

“A coward who knows that death awaits him in case of desertion will take risks in battle.“

- George Washington first President of the United States 1732 - 1799

"Death smiles on each of us. We can only smile back at her."

- Marcus Aurelius 16th Roman Emperor 121 - 180


"Fear is the basis of religion, fear of the mysterious, fear of failure, fear of death."

- Bertrand Russell British philosopher, logician and public figure 1872 - 1970

About fear, About religion

“What wish would you make to men and women that they find each other?
- Do you know what Fellini said before his death? "I wish I could be in love again!" Thinking about it at the moment of leaving is amazing, isn't it? You have to believe that this is the best thing in the world. That's how I understand it! Now it’s somehow no longer customary to say to men: “What I want for you is love for a woman.” But to love sincerely and truly - that's what's important! There is nothing more important!“

— Alain Delon French actor 1935

From an interview with Alain Delon Le Figaro

About women, About light

“The human soul develops until death.”

— Ancient Greek physician Hippocrates -460 - -370 BC.

About men, About the soul

„I don't want to go to heaven after my death — hell is much better. Just think of the most interesting people you can meet there, and you will want to go there too.“

— Freddie Mercury British singer and musician 1946 - 1991


About men, About hell

"No one wants to die. Even people who want to go to heaven don't want to die. And yet, death is the destination for all of us. No one has ever been able to escape it. It should be so, because death is probably the best invention of life. She is the cause of change. She cleanses the old to make way for the new. Now the new is you, but someday (not very long left) you will become old and you will be cleansed. Sorry for being so dramatic, but it's true."

- Steve Jobs is an American entrepreneur, designer and inventor, one of the founders, chairman of the board of directors and CEO of the corporation ... 1955 - 2011

About life, About men

"The most difficult thing in death is silence."

— Romain Rolland French writer, public figure, musicologist 1866 - 1944

"Death is not the greatest loss in life . The biggest loss is what dies in us while we are still alive. Never give up.”

— Tupac Amaru Shakur American rapper, film actor and social activist 1971 - 1996

About life, about loss

“We know love is as strong as death; but fragile as glass.“

— Guy de Maupassant French writer 1850 - 1893

No source

About love

„To think about death is to think about freedom. Whoever has learned to die has forgotten how to be a slave. The readiness to die frees us from all submission and coercion. And there is no evil in life for one who has learned that losing life is not evil.”

— Michel de Montaigne French writer and philosopher 1533 - 1592

About life, about freedom, about evil

“I know that after my death, a heap of garbage will be put on my grave, but the wind of history will ruthlessly dispel it!“

- Iosif Vissarionovich Stalin Russian revolutionary, Soviet political, state, military and party leader, Generalissimo, Secretary General of the Central ... 1879 - 1953

It was allegedly said to V. M. Molotov and A. E. Golovanov in 1943. Cit. Quoted from: Chuev Felix. The wind of history http://stalinism.ru/ZHivoy-Stalin/Veter-Istorii.html. In the book of Felix Chuev "One hundred and forty conversations with Molotov: From the diary of F. Chuev" http://www.pseudology.org/Chuev/140/index.htm (M., TERRA, 1991, ISBN 5-85255-042-6 ) this phrase is given with reference to the author's conversations with Molotov on August 24, 1971 and June 9, 1976. Also present in the memoirs of A. E. Golovanov Tehran. Meeting of the Big Three. http://militera.lib.ru/memo/russian/golovanov_ae/28.html in a slightly modified form and with reference to the conversation on December 5 or 6, 1943 (the presence of Molotov during the conversation is not mentioned): “- I know he began, “that when I’m gone, not one bucket of mud will be poured on my head.” And, after looking around a little, he continued: “But I’m sure that the wind of history will dispel all this ...”
Quotes from unofficial and secondary sources

About history

“Hell is shame for one's thoughts and actions. Paradise is being in the property of bestowal and love. After the death of our body, we do not get anywhere. Heaven and Hell are felt here in this life.”

— Michael Laitman Kabbalist 1946

About Life, About Hell

“Only two things cannot be avoided – death and taxes.”

— Adam Smith Scottish economist and ethical philosopher 1723 - 1790

"Life is a line after death, but some climb without a line. "

— Adolf Hitler founder of National Socialism, dictator 1889 - 1945

About life Let the motherland look at you with pride. Don't be afraid of a glorious death. To die for the motherland means to live.“

— Fidel Castro First Secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of Cuba 1926 - 2016

About the motherland

"Do not be afraid of death: while you are alive - it is not, when it comes, you will not be."

— Epicurus Ancient Greek philosopher -341 - -269 BC.

“Do not lose hope and conscience, do not fall into the sin of despondency, do not lay down your arms, do not give up. Stop rotting alive in your cozy traps. Leave your dusty, musty nooks and crannies - go out into the godless world, breathe deeply. The motherland is waiting for you - hopelessly young, desperate and recalcitrant. Demand and achieve the impossible! Step on the throat of your melancholy, apathy, laziness. Execute your fear. Act in such a way that Death flees from you in horror. The world is holding on - still holding on! - on each of us - alive and invincible. And even though there are few of us - there have always been few of us - but it is we who have moved and are moving history, we are driving it forward in a shining spiral. Where there was no time, there is not and will not be. In eternity. So don't dishonor yourself and your future. Get up!”

— Yegor Letov Russian rock musician, poet, founder and leader of the rock group Civil Defense 1964 - 2008

About the world, About fear, About hope, About history

from death, but from the fear of death and not from the pain itself, but from the fear of pain, where he sometimes faints just at the sight of blood.“

— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche German philosopher 1844 - 1900


“I am no longer active in politics. I don't care what young Singaporeans think of me. What they think of me after my death will be determined by the researchers who get degrees for research on me, right? So there will be a review process. How people reviewed the results of Stalin's and Brezhnev's activities, now they are reviewing the results of Yeltsin's activities, and someday they will also revise the results of Putin's activities. I have lived long enough to know that you can be idealized in life and branded after death.“

— Lee Kuan Yew 1923 - 2015

About life, About men

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“A punishment falls upon the Jews, which, being barbarous, is fully deserved by them. The Fuhrer's prophecy that they will unleash a new world war is beginning to come true in the most terrible way. You can't be sentimental about these things. If we don't fight the Jews, they will destroy us. This is a life-and-death struggle between the Aryan race and the Jewish bacillus.”

- Joseph Goebbels statesman and politician of Nazi Germany, Reich Minister of Public Education and Propaganda of Germany 1897 - 1945

About life, about war, about struggle, Question

"Death is nothing, but life in defeat and dishonor is everyone's death day.

— Napoleon I Bonaparte Emperor of France, commander and statesman 1769 - 1821

About life

efforts. Thus, caring for the body is like the worst friends and quickly leaves us, while education, like fine and noble people, remains faithful to us until our death, and bestows immortal glory on some after death.0003

- Pythagoras ancient Greek philosopher, mathematician and mystic, founder of the Pythagorean school -585 - -495 BC

About men, About education, About decision, About conditions

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„The noblest people are those who despise wealth, learning, joys and pleasures in life; giving them poverty, ignorance, deprivation and death.”

— Diogenes Ancient Greek philosopher of Sinope -404 - -322 BC

About life, About men, About pleasure, About wealth

“Death is the least feared by those people whose lives are of the greatest value.”

— Immanuel Kant German philosopher, developed the theory of knowledge 1724 - 1804

About life, About for men

„When the bright flame of love ceases to flicker, the flame of affection burns more cheerfully; it is easy to maintain it from day to day and even intensify as cold death approaches.

- Jerome Klapka Jerome English writer-humorist, playwright 1859- 1927

"A coward dies at every danger that threatens him, but a brave death overtakes only once."

- William Shakespeare English playwright and poet 1564 - 1616

it did not go, and every time I broke the skull of a Red Army soldier with a revolver, I thought one thing: I am taking revenge on this damned slave for raising his hand against his master ... " A nation that continues year after year to spend more money on military defense than on welfare programs is nearing spiritual death.”

— Martin Luther King American civil rights activist 1929 - 1968


“Death is nothing more than moving from one room to another. But there is a difference for me, you know. Because in this other room I can see.“

- Helen Adams Keller American writer, teacher and public figure 1880 - 1968


About Mathematics

“Certainly until victory. Homeland or death!”

— Che Guevara Latin American revolutionary, commander of the Cuban revolution of 1959 and Cuban statesman 1928 - 1967

About victory, About the homeland

“War is a way for rich people to protect their interests by sending the children of the middle and poor classes to death. "

- George Carlin American comedian 1937 - 2008

About men, About war

, doomed to the horror of eternal torment almost the entire human race, for which he died?... Such a concept is monstrous, disgusting. It makes of God either embodied anger, and, moreover, infinite anger, which created thinking beings to make them forever unhappy, or embodied impotence and dementia, unable to either predict or prevent the misfortunes of its creatures…”

- Voltaire French philosopher-educator of the 18th century, poet, prose writer, satirist, historian, publicist, human rights activist 1694 - 1778

About men, about God, about misfortune who is ready to endure pain with patience.“

— Gaius Julius Caesar ancient Roman statesman and politician, dictator, commander, writer -100 - -44 BC.

About pain, about patience

Preventing suicide. There is a right by which we can take away a man's life, but there is no right by which we can take away his death; it is only cruelty.

- Friedrich Nietzsche German philosopher 1844 - 1900

Verhinderung des Selbstmordes. - Es giebt ein Recht, wonach wir einem Menschen das Leben nehmen, aber keines, wonach wir ihm das Sterben nehmen: diess ist nur Grausamkeit.
“Human, too human”

About life, about men, about suicide

“It is easier to find people who voluntarily go to death than those who patiently endure pain.” figure, dictator, commander, writer -100 - -44 BC

About men, About pain

“The joy of fame fades pretty quickly and you realize that the main reward is not that every mole suddenly began to recognize you on the street, but that your films will remain after your death.”

- Leonardo DiCaprio American actor and producer 1974

About films, Joy

"Where the soul will be taken after death,
I don't bargain with God.
The climate is much milder in paradise,
But the society in hell is better.”

— Igor Mironovich Huberman Soviet and Israeli writer, poet 1936

About God, About the Soul, About Hell

“Live in such a way that the fear of death never troubles your heart. Do not bother anyone to believe in what they believe, respect others and their views, and demand the same respect for yourself. Love life, make life better, decorate everything around you. Strive to live long for the good of your people, and when your hour comes, die, and do not be like those whose hearts are full of fear of death, so that when their hour comes they weep and pray that they would be given more time to live life differently … Sing your death… and, having died a hero, return home!”

- Tecumseh leader of the Shawnee people and Indian tribal union known as the Tecumseh Confederacy 1768 - 1813

About life, about fear, the Heart

American writer, journalist and public figure 1835 - 1910

About fear

“I prefer death to dishonorable service.”

— Fedor Fedorovich Ushakov Russian naval commander, admiral 1745 - 1817

“Only people are so unreasonable and even insane that fear of death causes some to die.”

— Epicurus Ancient Greek philosopher -341 - -269 BC.

Quid tam ridiculum quam appetere mortem, cum vitam inquietam tibi feceris metu mortis.
XXIV, 23
In the transmission of other authors, Seneca, "Moral letters to Lucilius"

On men, On fear

“In order to continue living, knowing the inevitability of death, there are only two means; one thing is not ceasing to desire so strongly and strive to achieve the joys of this world, so as to drown out the thought of death all the time, the other is to find in this temporary life, short or long, such a meaning that would not be destroyed by death.”

- Lev Nikolayevich Tolstoy Russian writer and thinker 1828 - 1910

About life, About the world, About time, Joy

"Nothing can harm a good person, neither in life nor after death." from Athens -470 - -399 BC

About life, About men

“No love has died
a natural death…
they killed…
they kill…
and will kill…”

— Shota Rustaveli Georgian poet 1172 - 1216

About love

„At the moment when I learned about the death of my father, I thought that my life would end there, but I gathered my courage and decided to do what my father wanted - he wanted his son to become the best. "

- Cristiano Ronaldo Portuguese footballer 1985

About life

"If I understand correctly, a woman's widowhood is almost always a direct consequence of the death of her husband."

- Alphonse Allais French writer, journalist, artist 1854 - 1905

About life and death

About women

“I struggled with this problem for several years. It was a matter of life and death. I knew I would die if I didn't solve it. My brain was strained to the limit, and at some point the unthinkable happened - I heard the ticking of a clock three rooms away from me, a fly landing on a table resounded in my ears, in the dark I had the sensitivity of a bat and could locate objects thanks to special tingling in the forehead. The sun's rays pressed so hard on my brain that I almost fainted. The carriage rushing in the distance shook my body and suddenly I saw a flash that looked like a small sun. In an instant, the truth was revealed to me. It was a state of absolute happiness. Thoughts flowed in an endless stream, and I barely had time to fix them.“

- Nikola Tesla Serbian physicist, engineer, inventor 1856 - 1943

About life, about happiness, about truth, about problems

"Death is not the worst thing that can happen to a person." -427 - -347 BC

About men

“At the moment of death, egoism undergoes a complete collapse. Hence the fear of death. Death, therefore, is a kind of teaching to egoism, pronounced by the nature of things.“

— Arthur Schopenhauer German philosopher 1788 - 1860

About fear, About nature

„Every adaptation is a partial death, the disappearance of a piece of individuality.”

— Sigmund Freud Austrian psychologist, psychiatrist and neurologist 1856 - 1939

I’m shaking from every kiss, as if my lips are bare wires, and I’d like to drink my spirited tea, pray silently every evening, they twisted me, lived, crumpled in my palms and then accidentally pulled out a pin, for this even at school an athlete would be released for a year from his physicist, he chews me in the arms of temperature, turns blue, twists me sobbing, a wave buzzes, overflows, and there is longing in my eyes, a continuous groan inside, but I can’t: April - I have work and a term paper on the fifteenth on the table.
I play my no-win matches, dictating my polished epilogue, so that a beautiful boy comes from Moscow and pokes his nose into my burned forehead. And at home the smell of smoke and the taste of vanilla, and the house is small and dirty, like myself, but they didn’t write to me, didn’t call, didn’t open the secret bins. I drag myself along the avenues - as if naked, but I don’t want to take any of me - and the city tenaciously holds a claw by the throat, look like it will suffocate in a little bit, I will come in the evening, drink, get into the bath, like thousands of people like me, girls, and what immediately killed you here is not even enough to surprise.
And this is not love - but even more abruptly, everything that hits backhand, from afar. These clouds are so blue, these clouds are too white.
Guys, my foothold is burned to the blade of grass, dug trenches half a soul. Guys, how I hate you all, all those who know how to make me laugh. You completely tightened your belt on me, rubbed the ossified red, and after that - everything, free, a train ticket, and go to your St. Petersburg. And it's spring.
But they gave me a take-away dry ration in a large bag, now it seems like everything in the world, I would calm it down, what appeared, at least endure it, leave it in me until death. Yes, you are heroes - after all, it is not easy to break through this colossus - and according to the latest version, one hundred and sixty-four living growth, half a centner of almost lifeless weight. Yes, I'll be back someday, yes, probably again like this, in a minute, in a hurry, but you have glasses and are a little nervous, and your hair is specially made to inhale them.
And how did I learn to be embarrassed in front of you and laugh to the taste on my lips, how do you manage to fit in my head, no larger than a gigabyte? In my hands, in my smoky tight jeans, in my eyes, in the veins on my temples - how did you manage to sit so tightly and not let go for a moment? But life knocks and teaches in a completely different way - do not dare to consider that somewhere they are waiting, sad. How could you pinch me so much that I wake up in a dream at your place? After all, now I can’t do it any other way, wrapped myself in a shiny fiber. Such too long hauls, such a whistling wind through the window.
Leave and give away my drunken, earthly loneliness, my fetish. Or maybe I’m just whining a little to check if you’ll forgive me everything.”

— Alya Kudryasheva 1987

About love, About life, About school, About home

consists of a complex of inexorable opposites - day and night, birth and death, happiness and suffering, good and evil. We are not even sure that one will prevail over the other, that good will triumph over evil, or joy over pain. Life is a battlefield. It has always existed and will always exist, if it were not so, life would come to an end.”

- Carl Gustav Jung Swiss psychologist 1875 - 1961

About life, about men, about pain, about happiness

“It is absurd to strive for death, being fed up with life, if just because of your way of life now you have to strive for death.

— Epicurus Ancient Greek philosopher -341 - -269 BC

Ridiculum est currere ad mortem taedio vitae, cum genere vitae ut currendum ad mortem esset effeceris.
XXIV, 22
In the transmission of other authors, Seneca, Moral Letters to Lucilius

About life

“When someone is sick and dying, some say, “This is the wrath of the Lord! Their illness is their punishment!” or "this is their karma." But a researcher or scientist will say: “Karma is bullshit! Probably a swamp nearby with malarial mosquitoes, rats, or something else!” Or, due to continuous farming, the soil is depleted and there is little iron and manganese in it, and the brains of these people are damaged due to malnutrition, and not because of karma, which is absolute fascist nonsense. The reason is that people do not set themselves the task: “Let's make the world a better place!”, But instead they fall on their knees and ask: “Lord, let us not know wars anymore. Let all people become brothers, and let our neighbors be peaceful and friendly. ” Well, it is YOU who should become peace-loving and friendly, and discourage war moods. This is what religion should do.”

- Jacques Fresco American industrial engineer, industrial designer and futurist 1916 - 2017

Jacques Fresco, "Let's put things in order"

About men, About war, About peace, About diseases

"We are all equal before death,
Everyone is struck her spear,
Better a glorious death,
Than a shameful life.”

— Shota Rustaveli Georgian poet 1172 - 1216

The Knight in the Panther's Skin

“Nobility and meanness, courage and fear —
Everything is in our bodies from birth.
We will not get better or worse until we die.
We are what Allah created us!”

— Omar Khayyam Persian poet, philosopher, mathematician, astronomer, astrologer 1048 - 1131

About fear

“The fact that I was born scares me. Death is very painful,
reality is too empty.”

— Kim Nam-joon (Rap Monster) 1994

Source: Drifting song

About reality


- Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoevsky Russian writer, translator, philosopher 1821 - 1881

“A person with sensitive digestion grabs for both, but with an excess of variety, food only irritates, not nourishes. So always read trusted authors, and even if you deviate from them, always go back. Every day take a little remedy for poverty, death, and other sorrows. And if you just covered several topics in a hurry, stop at one of them in order to comprehend and digest it during the day.”

- Socrates Greek philosopher from Athens -470 - -399 BC

About men, About food

„I died — I woke up. Yes, death is an awakening!”

— Lev Nikolaevich Tolstoy Russian writer and thinker 1828 - 1910


About men

“Do what you want in this life, but remember that you will have to answer for everything. Live as you wish, but remember that death will overtake you, for you cannot avoid it.”

— Abu Bakr caliph 573 - 634

About life

“Once a deaf man, having learned that his neighbor was seriously ill, decided that it was his sacred duty to visit the sick person. But immediately he hesitated, because he realized that because of his deafness he would not be able to hear the quiet speech of a weakened person. However, after thinking it over properly, he decided that he could get away with standard phrases. For example, if he asks the patient: “How do you feel?”, he will surely answer: “I feel a little better already,” and then I will have to say: “Well, thank God!” Then he will need to ask the question: "What do you eat?", - and whatever the neighbor's answer, you can say to him: "Let this food go for the future." It would also be decent to ask: "Who is treating you?" - and even without hearing an answer to this question, you can safely praise the doctor's skill.
Having prepared himself in this way, the deaf man went to his neighbor.
— How do you feel? - with these words, he entered the sick man's house.
— Oh friend, death is already calling me on the road, — the neighbor answered in a weak voice.
The deaf man, as he was going to, said:
- Well, and thank God!
The patient, hearing these words, thought with fear: “Only my fierce enemy can thank the Lord for my death!” Meanwhile, the deaf man continued to pose his prepared questions:
— What do you eat, brother?
- My food is not food, but just poison! the patient replied.
The deaf man did not hear his words and continued his conversation with a pre-prepared phrase:
— Well, God willing, this food will serve you well. The patient did not even have time to recover, having heard such a wish, when another question from the deaf man followed:
- And who is your doctor? he asked sympathetically.
“Probably the angel of death himself,” the patient answered with tears in his eyes.
And the deaf man, who did not hear this answer, was already continuing his conversation:
- Well, the art of this doctor is known to everyone, and he always brings everything he started to the end. I think that he will cope with your illness too!
Having said these words, the deaf man left with a sense of accomplishment. Meanwhile, his sick neighbor was talking to himself: “Who would have thought that my neighbor, with whom we have been living side by side for many years, harbored such evil against me. I, in my weakness, could not answer him, but I ask the Lord to punish him for his gloating, because rejoicing at the sight of someone else's pain is sacrilege, and the one who rejoices in someone else's suffering is the biggest sinner in the world.
Maybe among our deeds there are those that seem to us worthy of a reward, while a serious sin is hidden in them, and we don’t even know about it, like this deaf man, who made an already unfortunate sick person suffer with his stupid words .“

— Jalaleddin Rumi Perso-Tajik Sufi poet 1207 - 1273

About men, About God, About pain, About fear

“The imam’s banner was written: “Do not show weakness in battle, be patient in difficulties; death will not overtake until the allotted time has come.”

- Imam Shamil leader of the Eastern Caucasian highlanders 1797 - 1871

"Let's try to live in such a way that the owner of the funeral service regrets our death."

- Mark Twain American writer, journalist and public figure 1835 - 1910

stems from the fear of life. A person who lives life to the fullest is ready to die at any moment.”

- Mark Twain American writer, journalist and public figure 1835 - 1910

About life, About men, About fear

“When we comprehend our role on earth, even the most modest and inconspicuous, then only we will be happy. Then only we will be able to live and die in peace, for what gives meaning to life gives meaning to death.”

— Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, book Planet of Humans

Part Eight, Humans
Planet of Humans

About Life

“Everything in the world will be covered with the dust of oblivion,
Only two know neither death nor decay:
Only the deed of a hero and the speech of a sage
Centuries pass without knowing the end.”

— Abulkasim Firdowsi Persian poet 940 - 1020

About the world

“The student Tzu-Lu asked about how to honor the spirits. The teacher said: “You still do not know how to serve people, how can you serve the spirits?” Then the student asked about what death is. The teacher said, “You don’t know what life is yet, how can you know what death is?”

About life, About men, About teachers

“I learned to look at death as an old debt that must be paid sooner or later.”

— Albert Einstein theoretical physicist, one of the founders of modern theoretical physics, Nobel Prize winner, public figure - . .. 1879 - 1955

Alphabetical sayings

"A man's education is completed only with his death."

- Robert Edward Lee American soldier, general of the army of the Confederate States of America, commander of the Army of Northern Virginia and commander in chief ... 1807 - 1870

Sayings of Robert Lee

About men, About education

“That which lives in eternity is not dead, With the death of time death will die.”

— Howard Phillips Lovecraft American writer, poet and journalist 1890 - 1937

Variant : Not dead is that which lives in eternity, With the death of time, death will die.

"Anyone should be able to change diapers, plan invasions, slaughter pigs, design buildings, operate ships, write sonnets, keep accounts, build walls, set bones, ease death, follow orders, give orders, cooperate, act independently, solve equations , analyze new problems, fertilize, program computers, cook delicious food, fight well, die with dignity. Specialization is for insects.”

— Robert Heinlein American science fiction writer 1907 - 1988

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About men, About problems

„I see death - around the corner, every day. I keep it inside me, anyway, life is not eternal. Fight and seek, my destiny leads me to death."

- Tupac Amaru Shakur American rapper, film actor and public figure 1971 - 1996

About life, About fate

the hordes won't bring us to our knees. Undefeated and in death, let us go down as men into the grave.”

— Baisangur Benoyevsky 1794 - 1861

About mountains

“How can we know what death is when we don’t know what life is yet?”

— Confucius the ancient thinker and philosopher of China -551 - -479 to AD

About life

“The most terrifying fact about the universe is not that it is hostile, but that it is indifferent. But if we can come to terms with this indifference and accept the challenge of living within the limits of death - no matter how much man expands these limits - our existence as a species can have meaning and genuine satisfaction.

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