Grave Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old grave quotes, grave sayings, and grave proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Graves aren't for the dead. They're for the loved ones the dead leave behind them. Once those loved ones have gone, once all the lives that have touched the occupant of any given grave had ended, then the grave's purpose was fulfilled and ended.     

Jim Butcher

Never the grave gives back what it has won!     

Friedrich Schiller

The grave Is but the threshold of eternity.     

Robert Southey

All roads end at the grave, which is the gate to nothingness.      

George Bernard Shaw

Everybody dies, but some spend a whole life digging their grave.     

Shon Mehta

There will be sleeping enough in the grave.     

Benjamin Franklin

Some people die and you realize that the only mark they left on earth are the tomb stones under which they lie.     

Israelmore Ayivor

A tomb now suffices him for whom the whole world was not sufficient.     

Alexander The Great

Grave was the man in years, in looks, in word, his locks were grey, yet was his courage green.     

Torquato Tasso

Every man is grave alone.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Even in the grave, all is not lost.      

Edgar Allan Poe

Grave is a journey not a destination.     

Ikechukwu Izuakor

Don't go to the grave with life unused.     

Bobby Bowden

The paths of glory lead but to the grave.     

Thomas Gray

The grave will fall in upon him who digs it.     

Leonardo da Vinci

There is plenty of time to sleep in the grave.     

William Shakespeare

The graveyard is the everlasting home of every man.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

Only where there are graves are there resurrections.      

Friedrich Nietzsche

If you live in a graveyard, you can't weep for everyone.     

Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Most people go to their grave with their music inside them.     

George Bernard Shaw

The grave is a common treasury, to which we must all be taken.     

Edmund Burke

No one can escape the grave.     

Lailah Gifty Akita

To say what you feel is to dig your own grave.     

Sinead O'Connor

The grave has a door on its inner side.     

Alexander Maclaren

A grave is such a quiet place.     

Edna St. Vincent Millay

Build castles, don't dig graves.     

David J. Schwartz

Only on the edge of the grave can man conclude anything.     

Henry Adams

The last excessive feelings of delight are always grave.      

Leigh Hunt