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Best Suicide Quotes That Will Open Your Eyes, Heart & Mind(2022)

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These suicide quotes will help you raise awareness and understanding to prevent suicidal thoughts in loved ones.

Suicide tendencies and incidents are becoming more common nowadays because people are mentally burdened and emotionally unstable due to the world’s challenges. 

Sometimes a few words can make all the difference, and that’s why the Quotes Sharing team has compiled this list of suicide quotes for awareness and understanding to help prevent you or your loved ones from attempting to end their precious lives.

There are so many quotes on suicide said and written by famous people. You need to read these quotations and try to understand the important aspects of your life. Before taking any decision, refer to these quotations and take a decision from the values given in these quotes.

Here is the complete list.

Best Suicide Awareness Quotes

1. “The bravest thing I ever did was continuing my life when I wanted to die.” — Juliette Lewis

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2. “Suicide is not an answer, it’s destruction.” — Al Green

3. “If your heart is still beating, God is not done with you yet.” — Dillion Burroughs

4. “The coward sneaks to death; the brave live on.” — Anonymous

5. “Choosing to live is never easy, but it’s always worth it.” — Anonymous

6. “There is no greater strength than choosing to live.” — Anonymous

7. “The most beautiful rocks are those that have weathered the storm.” — Anonymous

8. “The epic story of tomorrow can’t be written if it ends today.” — Anonymous

9. “When your heart is empty, find something you love to fill it up.” — Anonymous

10. “If you’re looking for a sign not to kill yourself tonight, this is it.” — Anonymous

Famous Suicide Quotes That Will Make You Think

11. “Suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem.” — Phil Donahue

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12. “Suicide kills two people. That’s what it’s for.” — Arthur Miller

13. “There is but one true philosophical problem and that is suicide.” — Albert Camus

14. “Suicide is not a blot on anyone’s name; it is a tragedy.” — Kay Redfield Jamison

15. “The harder the journey the more glorious the victory.” — Melissa Dohme

16. “It’s not about battling your past, but fighting for your future.” — Jazz Thornton

17. “Suicide is the last attempt of re-emergence of the will of life.” ― Lamine Pearlheart

18. “Suicide is the punctuation mark at the end of many artistic careers.” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

19. “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.” — Seneca

20. “Suicide leaves everyone feeling guilty.” – Robert Harris

Short Suicide Quotes That Are Uplifting and Motivating

21. “When it is darkest, we can see the stars.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson

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22. “It is far better to dance in the rain than to let it drown you.” — Anonymous

23. “All things are difficult before they are easy.” — Thomas Fuller

24. “Suicide is not a remedy.” – James A. Garfield

25. “The pain passes, but the beauty remains.” —Pierre August Renoir

26. “You matter more than you’ll ever know.” — Anonymous

27. “Suicide is the most sincere form of self-criticism.” – Anonymous

28. “Have the strength to find a reason to live.” — Anonymous

29. “Suicide does not mean there was no killer.” – Anonymous

30. “Every flower must grow through dirt.” — Anonymous

Suicide Quotes Urging People To Never Give Up Despite Life’s Difficulties

31. “Don’t give up. You’ve still got a couple of people to prove wrong.” — Anonymous

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32. “Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

33. “Everybody goes through difficult times, but it is those who push through those difficult times who will eventually become successful in life. Don’t give up, because this too shall pass.”— Jeanette Coron

34. “If your brain is telling you to give up, just breathe. With one breath comes the next. Use that to get you to tomorrow.”- Anonymous

35. “Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly. The moment you’re ready to quit is usually the moment right before a miracle happens. Don’t give up.”— Anonymous

36. “Place your hand over your heart, can you feel it? That is called purpose. You’re alive for a reason so don’t ever give up.”— Anonymous

37. “Suicide is not all that easy a thing to do, to give up your life. What kind of pain compels people to do this? I don’t know what word to use in English―it’s horrifying that a human can be in this condition. What have they provided them with?” – Gulzar

38. “When you are tempted to give up, your breakthrough is probably just around the corner.” — Joyce Meyer

39. “When you get into a tight place and everything goes against you, till it seems as though you could not hang on a minute longer, never give up then, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn.” – Harriet Beecher Stowe

40. “I hope you live a life you are proud of. If you find that you are not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

Suicide Quotes To Remind You That There Is Hope Even In Difficult Times

41. “There is beauty in the journey, regardless of the outcome. Let’s grieve and hope and fight together.” — Marie White

42. “There is hope, even when your brain tells you there isn’t.” — John Green

43. “Hope is a necessity for normal life and the major weapon against the suicide impulse.” – Karl A. Menninger

44. “This life. This night. Your story. Your pain. Your hope. It matters. All of it matters.” — Jamie Tworkowski

45. “There was a moment in my life when I really wanted to kill myself. And there was one other moment when I was close to that… But even in my most jaded times, I had some hope.” — Gerard Way

Suicide Quotes That Will Motivate You To Continue Living

46. “Never let a stumble in the road be the end of the journey.” — Anonymous

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47. “If you’re going through hell, keep going.” — Winston Churchill

48. “Life has its ups and downs. Keep on swinging.” — Anonymous

49. “When the weight of the world is holding you down, remember the courage to keep fighting is what got you this far.” — Anonymous

50. “When you come to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt

51. “When you feel like giving up, just remember the reason why you held on for so long.” — Hayley Williams

52. “One of the secrets of life is to make stepping stones out of stumbling blocks.” — Jack Penn

53. “Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” —Maru Anne Radmacher

54. “But in the end, one needs more courage to live than to kill himself.” — Albert Camus

55. “Don’t forget who you are and where you came from. Don’t get too emotional over little things. Don’t. Quit until you win the grand prize.” — Robert Randle

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Suicide Quotes That Encourage People To Seek Help And Speak Up

56. “If you are troubled by thoughts of suicide, speak up. Asking for help is an act of bravery that will change your life for the better.” – Caitlyn Miller

57. “If the meaning of your life is lost, ask for help finding it.”— Anonymous

58. “It isn’t weak to ask for help. It’s like using a flashlight when you’re lost in the dark.” — Anonymous

59. “They can’t rescue you if they don’t know you need it. Ask for help to fight another day.” — Anonymous

60. “To anyone out there who’s hurting — it’s not a sign of weakness to ask for help. It’s a sign of strength.” — Barack Obama

61. “When you don’t have the strength to take another step, ask those you love to pull you.” — Anonymous

Suicide Quotes That Motivate You To Overcome Dark Phase In Life

62. “When things are tough, you must be tougher. Show them that your life can be better. Prove them wrong.” — Anonymous

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63. “Be like the lotus, we too must rise from the mud, bloom out of the darkness and radiate into the world.” — Unknown

64. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” — Christian D. Larson

65. “You have to know the darkness before you can appreciate the light. You were given this life because you were strong enough to live it.”— Anonymous

66. “Before you can see the light, you have to deal with the darkness.”— Anonymous

67. “Grit your teeth and let it hurt. Don’t deny it, don’t be overwhelmed by it. It will not last forever.” — Harold Kushner

68. “If you want to show me that you really love me, don’t say that you would die for me, instead stay alive for me.” — Anonymous

69. “Soak up the views. Take in the bad weather and the good weather. You are not the storm.” — Matt Haig

70. “Sometimes life pushes us to our limits, it tests us beyond our endurance because God only gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers.” — Anonymous

71. “Tough times don’t last, tough people do. Everybody wants to be a diamond, the more it is cut, the brighter it sparkles. Remember, diamonds are created under pressure from dirty coal.” — Anonymous

72. “You can do things today that shape your unknown future. Make every day the time when you turn what you don’t know into what would like to happen.” — Michael Nulty

73. “You may not understand today or tomorrow, but eventually God will reveal why you went through everything you did.”— Unknown

74. “You can either be crushed by a horrific event and lose your sanity, your family and your life. Or, you can take this pain that was thrust upon you, to propel into greatness. You can make it through this. I know it’s hard.” — Marie White

Suicide Quotes That Will Impart Good Sense

75. “The longer we dwell on our misfortunes, the greater is their power to harm us.” —Voltaire

76. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” — Helen Keller

77. “Life is short enough, there is nothing worth here to take your life, and those things we do gain can never be taken to our grave.” – Anthony Liccione

78. “No man should put an end to this life to obtain that better life we look for after death, for those who die by their own hand have no better life after death.” – St. Augustine

79. “Suicide is the role you write for yourself. You inhabit it and you enact it. All carefully staged—where they will find you and how they will find you. But one performance only.” – Philip Roth

80. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start now and make a brand new ending.” — Carl Bard

81. “To write poetry and to commit suicide, apparently so contradictory, had really been the same, attempts at escape.” — John Fowles

82. “We cannot tear out a single page of our life, but we can throw the whole book in the fire.” — George Sand

83. “We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same.” — Carlos Castaneda

84. “Everybody wants happiness, nobody wants pain. You can’t have a rainbow without the rain.”— Anonymous

Empowering Quotes To Help Prevent Suicidal Thoughts

85. “If someone listens, or stretches out a hand, or whispers a word of encouragement, or attempts to understand a lonely person, extraordinary things begin to happen.” – Loretta Girzartis

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86. “Imagine how many suicide victims would still be with us if only the right person said the right thing at the right time.” – Wayne Gerard Trotman

87. “The world is full of ‘friends’ of suicide victims thinking ‘if I had only made that drive over there, I could have done something.” – Darnell Lamont Walker

88. “The key to getting beyond your struggles is making choices that invite new possibilities—new ways of thinking, feeling, behaving, and living your life for the better.” — Michael Nulty

89. “We need to change the culture of this topic and make it okay to speak about mental health and suicide.” – Luke Richardson

90. “When you twist the roots of your life with others, it’s easier to weather the storm.”— Anonymous

91. “Suicide is a serious thing. And if you know anyone who is suicidal, you need to get them help. No one should be in pain. Everyone should love themselves.” — Gerard Way

92. “Many argue that suicide is a senseless act but in truth, it requires a great deal of consideration and psychological factors before a person is drawn to taking their own life. Understanding this is key to getting people the help that they need.” – Zac Thompson

Suicide Awareness Quotes Stressing That Despite Obstacles, The World Is Still Beautiful

93. “This world is more beautiful with you in it. ”— Anonymous

94. “Your life is not over. Your life is important. Don’t take your beauty from the world.” — Anonymous

95. “Think of all the beauty that’s still left in and around you and be happy!” — Anne Frank

96. “You’ve fought through too many yesterdays to not see the beauty of tomorrow.” —Anonymous

97. “The real reason for not committing suicide is because you always know how swell life gets again after the hell is over.” — Ernest Hemingway

98. “There are far, far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.” — CS Lewis

Suicide Quotes That Point Out What Some People Failed To Realize

99. “Suicide is the way out of life but, leaving everyone behind is the way into sadness.” – TheKatAttack

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100. “Suicide doesn’t end the pain. It only lays it on the broken shoulders of the survivors.” – Billy Graham

101. “The person who completes suicide dies once. Those left behind die a thousand deaths, trying to relive those terrible moments and understand―why?” – Clark

102. “Suicide doesn’t end the pain. It just gives it to someone else.” – Anonymous

103. “Because if you kill yourself, you’re also going to kill the people who love you.” – Anonymous

104. “They would rather have you messy and alive than not there at all.”— Jazz Thornton

105. “That’s the thing about suicide. Try as you might to remember how a person lived his life, you always end up thinking about how he ended it.” — Anderson Cooper

106. “Suicide doesn’t end the chances of life getting worse, it eliminates the possibility of it ever getting any better.” – Anonymous

107. “Suicide doesn’t solve your problems. It only makes them infinitely, un-countably worse.” — Sinead O’Connor

108. “Taking your life is just an excuse to run away from your problems. Permanently.” – Mary Gaohlee Thao

109. “When people kill themselves, they think they’re ending the pain, but all they’re doing is passing it on to those they leave behind.” – Jeannette Walls

Suicide Quotes Showing Different Perspectives About Ending Own Life

110. “People think that those who commit suicide are against life―they are not. They are too lusty for life, they have a great lust for life; and because life is not fulfilling their lust, in anger, in despair, they destroy themselves.” – Osho

111. “People try to say suicide is the most cowardly act a man could ever commit. I don’t think that’s true at all. What’s cowardly is treating a man so badly that he wants to commit suicide.” – Tommy Tran

112. “Suicide is a word that often has a negative connotation. People think it is a cowardly action and people are only asking for attention. The one thing they don’t realize is how this person was hurt so much that they felt the need to end their life.” – Anonymous

113. “The reality of suicide is far different from the fantasy. Most suicidal thinkers romanticize their death by suicide, failing to realize that any suicide gesture or attempt can result in permanent brain, kidney, or liver damage, loss of limbs, blindness, or even death.” – Susan Rose Blauner

114. “They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice, that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in this world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

115. “But suicide isn’t selfish. I’ve seen why suicide can feel like not just a choice, but the only choice.” – Paul McGregor

116. “In my view, suicide is not really a wish for life to end. It is the only way a powerless person can find to make everybody else look away from his shame. The wish is not to die, but to hide.” – Orson Scott Card

117. “In the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.” – Chuck Grassley

118. “Not only is suicide a sin, it is the sin. It is the ultimate and absolute evil, the refusal to take an interest in existence; the refusal to take the oath of loyalty to life. The man who kills a man kills a man. The man who kills himself kills all men. As far as he is concerned, he wipes out the world.” – G. K. Chesterton

119. “One, who suicides, is itself a killer and itself a victim. To trigger that has its decision, and own will, no one else.” – Ehsan Sehgal

120. “Suicide is the dumbest possible way of getting revenge. Why is that? Because the people you want to strike back at are the very same folks who won’t even remember you a week after you’re gone, while the people you want to spare most―the people who love you―are the ones who will have to live with the pain of your suicide for the rest of their lives.” – David J. Lieberman

Meaningful Quotes Exposing The Severity Of Suicide In Society

121. “Gay teenagers are four times as likely to attempt suicide as straight ones. I wish they knew that there’s nothing wrong with them; that they are just a different shade of normal.” – Jodi Picoult

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122. “Suicide is complex, there’s never a single reason why a person contemplates taking their own life, and there are no absolute indicators that a person could be in that state.” – Steve Crisp

123. “In most cases, suicide is a solitary event and yet it has often far-reaching repercussions for many others. It is rather like throwing a stone into a pond; the ripples spread and spread.” – Alison Wertheimer

124. “Anyone desperate enough for suicide should be desperate enough to go to creative extremes to solve problems: elope at midnight, stow away on the boat to New Zealand and start over, do what they always wanted to do but were afraid to try.” — Richard Bach

125. “It’s so hard to talk when you want to kill yourself. That’s above and beyond everything else, and it’s not a mental complaint—it’s a physical thing, like it’s physically hard to open your mouth and make the words come out. They don’t come out smooth and in conjunction with your brain the way normal people’s words do; they come out in chunks as if from a crushed-ice dispenser; you stumble on them as they gather behind your lower lip. So you just keep quiet.” — Ned Vizzini

126. “No neurotic harbors thoughts of suicide which are not murderous impulses against others redirected upon himself.” – Sigmund Freud

127. “Suicide is best understood not so much as a movement toward death as it is a movement away from something and that something is always the same: intolerable emotion, unendurable pain, or unacceptable anguish.” – Maurizio Pompili and Roberto Tatarelli

128. “Suicide creates a monstrous emotional upsurge of shame and guilt. Everyone participates in feeling responsible and even shamed at knowing the suicidal candidate. If these feelings are not healed the vampire of suicidal death can strike again and again.” – Linda Lee Landon

129. “I’m not disparaging suicides when I call them weak, I’m pointing out that anybody who would consider doing a thing like that needs help. I don’t think a normal, mentally healthy person commits suicide.” – Jesse Ventura

130. “Perhaps the saddest irony of depression is that suicide happens when the patient gets a little better and can again function sufficiently.” – Dick Cavett

131. “Suicide. A sideways word, a word that people whisper and mutter and cough: a word that must be squeezed out behind cupped palms or murmured behind closed doors. It was only in dreams that I heard the word shouted, screamed.” — Lauren Oliver

132. “Some people suffer in silence, pain in the hearts but smiles on their faces.” ― Isha Barlas

Suicide Quotes That Explain Why People Decide To Take Their Own Lives

133. “I think many people kill themselves simply to stop the debate about whether they will or they won’t.” – Susanna Kaysen

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134. “Suicide is not so much the desire to die, as it is the fear of living.” – Anonymous

135. “Nothing in my life has ever made me want to commit suicide more than people’s reaction to my trying to commit suicide.” — Emilie Autumn

136. “Most of the time, people who die by suicide don’t want to actually die. They just don’t want to be alive, and there is a huge difference.” – Roxanne Macdonald

137. “Emotional abuse is the leading reason for suicide victims.” – Anonymous

138. “People don’t commit suicide because they’re weak. They commit suicide because they have no reason to be strong.” – Cave Man

139. “To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.” – Aristotle

140. “Did you really want to die? No one commits suicide because they want to die. Then why do they do it? Because they want to stop the pain.” — Tiffanie DeBartolo

141. “People who commit suicide don’t want to end their lives they simply want to end the pain and go home.” – Anonymous

Witty Suicide Quotes That Show Rational Thought

142. “The great thing about suicide is that it’s not one of those things you have to do now or you lose your chance. I mean, you can always do it later.” — Harvey Fierstein

143. “The only difference between suicide and martyrdom is press coverage.” – Chuck Palahniuk

144. “No one ever committed suicide while reading a good book, but many have tried while trying to write one.” – Robert Byrne

145. “Sometimes the best thing you can do is not thinking, not wondering, not imagining, not obsessing and just breathing. Have faith that everything will work out for the best.” — Unknown

146. “Suicide is man’s way of telling God, ‘You can’t fire me―I quit.’” – Bill Maher

Which Of These Suicide Quotes Hit You The Most?

We may have different views in life due to religious, cultural, or personal philosophies, but one thing is indisputable- every life is precious!

This collection of suicide quotes aims to raise awareness and understanding about suicide- alarming health and social problem today. May these quotes have brought positivity and optimism to your life. Our world is beautiful, so you are.

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