80 Afterlife Quotes – Heavenly Musings

Explore our collection of afterlife quotes that offer insight into what may happen after we die and how we should live our lives in the present.

The concept of an afterlife, or life after death, has been a subject of fascination for people throughout history. Many cultures and religions have their own beliefs about what happens to the soul after the body dies.

Some religions, believe in a heaven or paradise where the soul goes after death. In these systems belief, the afterlife is often seen as a place of reward, where good souls are rewarded for their righteousness and faith, and bad souls are punished for their wrongdoing.

Other belief systems, do not believe in a heaven or hell, but rather in reincarnation, the belief that the soul is reborn into a new body after death. According to these belief systems, the quality of one’s afterlife depends on the actions taken in one’s current life.

However, the belief in an afterlife can bring comfort and hope to those who are grieving the loss loved one, and can serve as a source of inspiration to live a good and meaningful life.

In this collection of afterlife quotes, we will delve into the diverse and thought-provoking perspectives on the afterlife from some of history’s greatest minds and writer. So, check out our latest collection of afterlife quotes that may spark your interest:

Inspirational afterlife quotes

Being a Humanist means trying to behave decently without expectation of rewards or punishment after you are dead.
Kurt Vonnegut

Ancient Egyptians believed that upon death they would be asked two questions and their answers would determine whether they could continue their journey in the afterlife. The first question was, ‘Did you bring joy?’ The second was, ‘Did you find joy?
Leo Buscaglia

Fools that will laugh on earth, most weep in hell.
Christopher Marlowe

Inspirational afterlife quotes

There are two missions we are obligated to carry out during our life journey. The first, is to seek Truth throughout our lifetime. The second, is simply to be good. Engrave it in your mind that life is just one big board game where you have to make it from start to finish by being good.
Suzy Kassem

Your aim is to make sure the right book on your shoulder weighs more that the bad book on the left. The scales are real.
Suzy Kassem

There is no conclusive evidence of life after death, but there is no evidence of any sort against it. Soon enough you will know, so why fret about it?
Robert A. Heinlein

Life is glorious, and death isn’t so bad either.
Kevin Ansbro

afterlife quotes inspiration

Afterlife is about living in people’s heart, not in some fictitious paradise. Do something so impossibly human that the humans aren’t able to forget you ever.
Abhijit Naskar

He hoped and prayed that there wasn’t an afterlife. Then he realized there was a contradiction involved here and merely hoped that there wasn’t an afterlife.
Douglas Adams

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

Afterlife quotes

I am convinced of the afterlife, independent of theology. If the world is rationally constructed, there must be an afterlife.
Kurt Gödel

Cast aside those who liken godliness to whimsy and who try to combine their greed for wealth with their desire for a happy afterlife.
Khalil Gibran

So, is there an afterlife, and if so, what will it be like? I don’t have a clue. But I am confident that the one who has buoyed us up in life will also buoy us up through death. We die into God. What more that means, I do not know. But that is all I need to know.
Marcus Borg

Afterlife quotes

Our faith should be expressed in working toward a better planet for our children and not the selfish, juvenile hope for a better afterlife for ourselves. I don’t think anyone is going to Hell, because it only exists in the minds of people who wish ill will on others.
Greg Graffin

Perhaps immortality is a gift of heaven rather than the result of some human effort.
Wang Yangming

Frisbeetarianism is the belief that when you die, your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.
George Carlin

I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Benjamin Franklin

insightful afterlife quotes

Seeing death as the end of life is like seeing the horizon as the end of the ocean.
David Searls

I am quite sure, that if we open a quarrel between the past and the present, we shall find that we have lost the future.
Winston Churchill

We do want our fellow citizens to respect our deeply held conviction that the absence of an afterlife lends a greater, not a lesser, moral importance to our actions on earth.
Susan Jacoby

Spiritual afterlife quotes

Find comfort and inspiration in these afterlife quotes to guide your spiritual journey:

It is God’s Will that in this world souls shall dispense to each other, by prayer, the treasures of Heaven, in order that when they reach their Everlasting Home they may love one another with grateful hearts, and with an affection far in excess of that which reigns in the most perfect family on earth.
Thérèse de Lisieux

Your faith is your conscience, and your conscience is your faith. You cannot have faith without a conscience, but you can have a conscience without faith.
Suzy Kassem

Man was designed to be good with or without religion, yet the challenge for many is staying good.
Suzy Kassem

spiritual afterlife quotes

The only spiritual currency one has in the afterlife is amassed in the form of light, in that, the amount you have depends on the weight of your words and deeds in the living.
Suzy Kassem

Conscience is everything. Conscience is what connects us to the truth and light of the highest power source of all. God. The cosmic heart of the universe.
Suzy Kassem

Death is not the end.
Patrick Ness

Dying? Not the end of everything. We think it is. But what happens on earth is only the beginning.
Mitch Albom

best afterlife quotes

When God takes out the trash, don’t go digging back through it. Trust Him.
Amaka Imani Nkosazana

Love in this life is expanded by our anticipation of the next life. Those who love under God are never satisfied with small love, or love bound by the flaws of human emotion.
Criss Jami

Those who love under God dream of another life where they can experience it and live it in God’s perfect form, so they seek to build it in this life as much as possible.
Criss Jami

Muslim afterlife quotes

Explore the beliefs and teachings of Islam about the afterlife with these afterlife quotes. These words will speak the rewards of paradise and the punishments of hell, and learn how to strive for a place in heaven through good deeds and faith in God.

When death comes to one of them, he says, ‘My Lord, send me back! So that I can do good in the things I neglected.’ By no means! It is a mere word that he speaks.
Quran, 23:99-100

If you do not prepare now for the Afterlife, then when will you do so?
Hazrat Imam Al–Ghazali

The Almighty is more merciful than a mother is to her child. So no matter what mistakes you’ve made, return to Him with regret and repent.
Mufti Menk

Islamic afterlife quotes

The death of the heart is ignorance and life of the heart is knowledge.
Hazrat Imam Al–Ghazali

The world is a place to harvest for the hereafter.
Hazrat Imam Al–Ghazali

Do for this life as if you live forever, do for the afterlife as if you will die tomorrow.
Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib

No one who appreciates the shortness of this life and the eternality of the next can ever say, ‘I’m bored.’
Abu Ammaar Yasir Qadhi

muslim afterlife quotes

What the afterlife does is, (it) gives me respect for my time. A sense of urgency to accomplish more and more good and to get away from more and more evil. It destroys laziness inside me.
Nouman Ali Khan

Maybe you need more reminder about the afterlife because they necessarily give you a sense of urgency.
Nouman Ali Khan

The death of a loved one is a reminder to us. After all, life is a preparation for the day you will meet your Maker.
Mufti Menk

Wise afterlife quotes

Is death the last sleep? No, it is the last and final awakening.
Walter Scott

I would love to believe that when I die I will live again, that some thinking, feeling, remembering part of me will continue. But as much as I want to believe that, and despite the ancient and worldwide cultural traditions that assert an afterlife, I know of nothing to suggest that it is more than wishful thinking.
Carl Sagan

The real question of life after death isn’t whether or not it exists, but even if it does what problem this really solves.
Ludwig Wittgenstein

You know what the true definition of hell is? It’s when you die, you get to meet the person you could have been.
Frank Mir

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’.
Erma Bombeck

There is a sort of mental treason. That smothers dreams outside of reason.
Mike Corbett

There is no beyond, there is only here, the infinitely small, infinitely great and utterly demanding present.
Iris Murdoch

Life ends with a snap of small bones, a head cracked from its stem, and a spirit unmoored…
Sarah Kernochan

The soul takes nothing with her to the next world but her education and her culture. At the beginning of the journey to the next world, one’s education and culture can either provide the greatest assistance, or else act as the greatest burden, to the person who has just died.

That’s what heaven is. You get to make sense of your yesterdays.
Mitch Albom

Meaningful afterlife quotes

Check our our collection of meaningful afterlife quotes. Reflect on the continuity of the soul and the idea of heaven, and consider the impact of our actions on the lives we lead after death.

The strongest intimidation, by the way, is the invention of a hereafter with a hell everlasting.
Friedrich Nietzsche

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me.
Erma Bombeck

I have no idea what’s awaiting me, or what will happen when this all ends. For the moment I know this: there are sick people and they need curing.
Albert Camus

At first it’s pretty cool: the limitless fruit of knowledge hanging low in your path. Then you realize it’s the only thing to eat around here.
Rajiv Joseph

I am fashionably unimpressed with the material world. I am moved by the beauty of aspiration, and I hope that I can elevate myself to the standards I have imposed on others.
Mike Corbett

We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?
Noel Coward

I do believe in an afterlife. I try to be at one with people and try to love life as much as I can.
Julia Sawalha

Life goes on. And so does death.
Michael L. Martin Jr.

In sorrow we must go, but not in despair. Behold! we are not bound for ever to the circles of the world, and beyond them is more than memory.
J.R.R. Tolkien

Here’s my question: What age are you when you’re in Heaven?
Jodi Picoult

Deep afterlife quotes

Our future waits for us to reach its presence in the most glorious way. And it is mutual. We wait to meet the future too. Indeed it’s all about the future. It is all about the FUTURE. And one day in future we will return to him.
Munia Khan

The human mind is so limited it can only build an arbitrary heaven – and usually the physical comforts they endow it with are naively the kind that can be perceived as we humans perceive – nothing more.
Sylvia Plath

Cauldron save you. Mother hold you. Pass through the gates, and smell that immortal land of milk and honey. Fear no evil. Feel no pain. Go, and enter eternity.
Sarah J. Maas

To die, to sleep – to sleep, perchance to dream – ay, there’s the rub, for in this sleep of death what dreams may come.
William Shakespeare

For anyone with a library in their head and love in their heart.
Kevin Ansbro

It seems to be the fate of man to seek all his consolations in futurity.
William Samuel Johnson

Dying is one of the few things that can be done as easily lying down.
Woody Allen

Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting; The Soul that rises with us, our life’s Star, Hath had elsewhere its setting, And cometh from afar.
William Wordsworth

Why do people embrace God? In my opinion, belief in God and an afterlife is a necessary extension of man’s need to feel that this life does not end with what we call death.
Robert Vaughn

There is an afterlife. I am convinced of this.
Paulo Coelho

Quotes about afterlife

Of course you don’t die. Nobody dies. Death doesn’t exist. You only reach a new level of vision, a new realm of consciousness, a new unknown world.
Henry Miller

After your death, you will be what you were before your birth.
Arthur Schopenhauer

And I don’t believe you dead. How can you be dead if I still feel you? Maybe, like God, you changed into something different that I’ll have to speak to in a different way, but you not dead to me Nettie. And never will you be.
Alice walker

Do your thoughts continue and repeat a cycle. Seed, growth, bloom, and seed again.
Richard L. Ratliff

We had enough quite enough snobbery in this world without exporting it to the hereafter.
Rick Riordan

What mysteries will yet be unveiled to us! I have often thought that perhaps I owe all the graces with which I am laden, to some little soul whom I shall know only in Heaven.
Therese of Lisieux

We don’t really understand most of what’s happening in the cosmos. Is there any afterlife? Who knows.
David Eagleman

My view of the afterlife is that it’s made of different levels, depending on how spiritual a life we live.
John Edward

What is the opportunity cost of choosing between the heaven on earth and the heaven afterlife? Think hard and be wise in this transitory life.
Munia Khan

The things that come to us easily, our propensities, are carried on a deep subconscious level into our next life. There are no coincidences.
Raquel Cepeda


These inspirational afterlife quotes serve as a reminder that death is a natural part of life and that our loved ones live on in our memories and in the impact they had on the world. They can also provide help us find peace and acceptance in the face of death, and inspire us to lead a life that is meaningful and fulfilling.

Whether you are searching for comfort, enlightenment, or simply want to explore the mysteries of the unknown, these afterlife quotes are sure to provide a rich source of contemplation and reflection.

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