Deathbed Quotes

Quotes tagged as "deathbed" (showing 1-30 of 47)
Voltaire
“Now, now my good man, this is no time to be making enemies."
(Voltaire on his deathbed in response to a priest asking him that he renounce Satan.)”
Voltaire

Ludwig van Beethoven
“Plaudite, amici, comedia finita est.

(Applaud, my friends, the comedy is over.)

[Said on his deathbed]”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Richard Carlson
“Almost universally, when people look back on their lives while on their deathbed [...] they wish they had spent more time with the people and activities they truly loved and less time worrying about aspects of life that, upon deeper examination, really don't matter at all that much. Imagining yourself at your own funeral allows you to look back at your life while you still have the chance to make some important changes.”
Richard Carlson, Don't Sweat the Small Stuff ... and it's all small stuff: Simple Ways to Keep the Little Things from Taking Over Your Life

Nikita Dudani
“When you lose someone untimely; all left is never ending guilt, fear, and pain.”
Nikita Dudani

Lailah Gifty Akita
“If you have few days to live your life, what will be your passion for last days?”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

Thomas More
“No one, on his deathbed, ever regretted having been a Catholic.”
Thomas More

Lailah Gifty Akita
“Life on earth is temporary.
May we pursue peace and live in harmony with one another.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“The world slides, the world goes, and death makes equal the rich and the poor”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Each man lives in his own universe and when he dies the world is over”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

Lailah Gifty Akita
“At the end of life, nobody knows where the spirit goes.”
Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

“Parting

One is strong, a child now grown
The other weak, a parent aged
-
The strong once feeble
The weak once mighty
-
Time, the infinity
has marked them...”
Muse, Enigmatic Evolution

Lisa J. Shultz
“What would I have wanted to say if I had had the opportunity to see him one more time? I would like to think that I would have kept it simple and said, “I love you,” then just held his hand in silence, letting that thought linger in the space of the time we had left together.”
Lisa J. Shultz, A Chance to Say Goodbye: Reflections on Losing a Parent

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Though we are terrorized by death, it's not different from birth, it just happens”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

John Connolly
“It was human nature. You didn't give everything away; if you did, you would have nothing left.
There were those who took the view that there was a liberation in the act of confession, but mostly they tended to be the ones who were listening, and not the ones confessing. The only full confessions occur on deathbeds; all others are partial, modified.”
John Connolly, The Burning Soul

Vijay Fafat
“As the tide of life recedes,
and the crest of foam scatters to the wind,
all that's left on the sand
are dying bubbles of dreams and wishes...”
Vijay Fafat, The Ninth Pawn of White - A Book of Unwritten Verses

Henrik Ibsen
“Tvert imot.”
Henrik Ibsen

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“Dreams, just dreams, it's all illusion”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“I live nearby a graveyard, that's where I get all my inspiration for wisdom and life”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We die a day at a time”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom

S.D. Lawendowski
“Sad truth is. . . we all end up alone on some death bed. Yeah? No way to take anybody else's place and no way we can be lying on the same one.”

I was at the edge of the white-wed cloth. My shoes filled with concrete, as did my head, looking at the empty shell of what was once a woman full of wonder.

“Any way to make someone feel not so alone?” she asked.

“The only thing anyone can ever do is help someone feel a little less lonely before they get there.”

“How does someone do that?”

“Memories. Help create memories. Better ones. Ones to replace the old.”
S.D. Lawendowski, Snapped

Kathryn Craft
“It's weird, all you think about when you're young is gaining your independence, but when those final hours come, people want to go home.”
Kathryn Craft, The Art of Falling

Thomas   Moore
“No one, on his deathbed, ever regretted having been a Catholic.”
Thomas Moore

“I will miss myself in relation to others. The rareness. The exceptional differences. I will miss the gift that comes with hardship and paying the price. I will miss the tragedy of my own life. As I once spoke...emphatically, but I now repeat here, quietly—the pain, the pain is what made it so God damn beautiful. I endured. You can wait a lifetime for thirty seconds, five minutes, or for an hour to come into your life—a brief interval that makes all the suffering purposeful. In such moments of splendor and rapture—even if the rapture be stilled, the private hours and years of reckoning are unloaded, a burden lifted and the spirit feels as it did on the happiest day of its life when it was young and untormented Or rather, unconscious of the torment waiting to be ignited.”
Wheston Chancellor Grove, Who Has Known Heights

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“It's a harrowing experience to see death approaching in haste towards you, what is hell but confronting your own mortality”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“I fear death. I think I must learn to romanticize death so that I can cope with its brutal irreversible numbness...!”
Lukhman Pambra

Bangambiki Habyarimana
“We all want to become more than we are, we want to live forever, that is why we hate death and create the afterlife.”
Bangambiki Habyarimana, Pearls Of Eternity

“It's when you're on your deathbed that you really don't want to fall asleep.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Knut Hamsun
“God preserve me from growing wise! Yes, I intend to mumble toothlessly to my deathbed bystanders: God preserve me from growing wise!”
Knut Hamsun, The Wanderer

“Das Leben geht weiter.
Manchmal fragte ich mich, ob diese Tatsache nicht das Grausamste an unserem Dasein ist. Nicht der Tod und die ihm vorausgehenden Schmerzen, sondern der Fakt, dass ganz gleich, welche Schicksalschläge das Leben für uns bereithält, die Uhren niemals innehalten. Nicht einmal für einen Wimpernschlag. Dabei hat das Universum doch alle Zeit der Welt. Wäre der Unfalltod eines Menschen nicht viel einfacher zu ertragen, wenn sämtliche Autos für einen Moment stehen blieben? Wenn die Wellen, die das Kind ertränkten, nicht mehr rauschten? Nur für eine kurze Zeit, wenigstens die Trauerfeier über, bis der Sarg sich in das Grab gesenkt hätte. Wird uns die Bedeutungslosigkeit unseres Daseins nicht alleine dadurch gewiss gemacht, dass wir neben dem Totenbett eines geliebten Menschen im Krankenhaus stehen und gleichzeitig vor den Fenstern das Lachen spielender Kinder im Park hören könnten?
Das Leben geht immer weiter. Immer.”
Max Rhode, Die Blutschule

“No human on his deathbed ever regretted having spent too much time with his children ❤️”
George Stamatis

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