Death Quotes

Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
Frank herbert, bene gesserit litany against fear,

Between two groups of men that want to make inconsistent kinds of worlds I see no remedy except force... It seems to me that every society rests on the death of men.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Death tugs at my ear and says: Live, I am coming.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
How exquisite that gaze of yours would be if you were being whipped to death, in the last agony.
Leopold von Sacher - Masoch, Venus in Furs

Napoleon bonaparte - death is nothing, but to live defeated and...
A. sachs - death is more universal than life; everyone dies...
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Voltaire
To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Buddha
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire
Some people imagine that nuclear war will mean instant and painless death. But for millions this will not be the case. The accounts of the injured at Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and of the doctors who tried to tend them, witness to the horrors and torments which would be magnified thousands of times over in the kinds of attack we analyse here...
Stan Openshaw - Doomsday
It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.
J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half - Blood Prince, 2005
Don't think you are paying me some kind of tribute if you let my death become the great event of your life. The best tribute you can pay me as a mother is to go on and have a good and fulfilling life. Enjoy what you have.
Andrew Soloman, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, comments from his mother shortly before her suicide
It is a sad fact that 50 percent of marriages in this country end in divorce. But hey, the other half end in death. You could be one of the lucky ones!
Richard Jeni
Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.
Buddha
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Woody Allen
It is not the rich man you should properly call happy, but him who knows how to use with wisdom the blessings of the gods, to endure hard poverty, and who fears dishonor worse than death, and is not afraid to die for cherished friends or fatherland.
Horace, Odes
The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
Dave Barry
For that which is born death is certain, and for the dead birth is certain. Therefore grieve not over that which is unavoidable.
Bhagavad Gita
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death.
Plato
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Johnny Carson
What is play to the cat is death to the mouse.
Danish prove
The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
Bhagavad Gita, Chapter 2
Give me an incubator or give me death!
Hawkeye and Trapper, M*A*S*H
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
Jean Anouilh
Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
Cowards die many times before their deathsThe valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates
There is no death. Only a change of worlds.
Chief Seattle
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
Cicero
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
Mark Twain
Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Kahlil Gibran
There is no such thing as a natural death: nothing that happens to a man is ever natural, since his presence calls the world into question. All men must die: but for every man his death is an accident and, even if he knows it and consents to it, an unjustifiable violation.
Simone de Beauvoir, "A Very Easy Death".
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
Ivan Illich
Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man; the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike.
Homer, The Iliad
Yea, though i walk through the valley of the shadow of death, i will fear no evil, for thou art with me. Thy rod and thy staff they comfort me... Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me throughout the rest of my life and i will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.
Bible, Psalm 23, New Testament
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
Rodney Yee