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Words to say when scattering ashes

Words to say when scattering ashes

Need to find the right words to say when scattering ashes? It may be easier to start of any scattering  ceremony with a phrase or quote:

We have split the quotations into a few categories

  • Life affirming
  • Secular
  • Classical
  • Eastern
  • Light hearted

Life Affirming

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

The fear of death follows from the fear of life.  A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.  ~Mark Twain

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears.  We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.  ~David Sarnoff

I’m not afraid of death.  It’s the stake one puts up in order to play the game of life.  ~ Jean Giraudoux.

Men fear Death, as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.  ~Francis Bacon

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

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

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


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

Death? Why this fuss about death. Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! … Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil. ~ Charlotte Perkins Gilman

All say, “How hard it is that we have to die” – a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live.  ~Mark Twain


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

Years, following years, steal something every day;
At last they steal us from ourselves away. ~Horace

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


Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated. ~ Confucius

Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely. ~ Buddha

Light hearted

There is always death and taxes; however, death doesn’t get worse every year.  ~Author Unknown


We often put other quotes and reading for scattering ashes on the blog.

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