Death Quotes

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery Forbid it, Almighty God I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.
Patrick Henry
Diane frolov and andrew schneider, northern exposure, first snow, 1993 - death is the enemy. i spent 10 years of my life...

I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - Disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.
Emma Thompson, Vanity Fai
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser, 1590
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Behan
A legal or religious ceremony by which two persons of the opposite sex solemnly agree to harass and spy on each other... until death do them join.
Elbert Hubbard

Latin prove - live your own life, for you will die your own...
Assyrian prove - life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant...
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.
Carl Sandburg
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy (1789)
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
A. Sachs
Do what you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
Anthony Robbins
The death - Knell of the republic had rung as soon as the active power became lodged in the hands of those who sought, not to do justice to all citizens, rich and poor alike, but to stand for one special class and for its interests as opposed to the interests of others.
Theodore Roosevelt, Labor Day speech at Syracuse, NY, Sept 7, 1903 ("Theodore Rex" - Edmund Morris)
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Woody Allen
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
George Gordon Byron
Do the thing we fear, and death of fear is certain.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes?
Anaximenes
Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Epicurus
I would fain die a dry death.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 1
I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
Thomas Mann
Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Sir Francis Bacon, "Of Death".
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
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire
I am sailing out along parallel 32. 5 to stress that this is the Libyan border. This is the line of death where we shall stand and fight with our backs to the wall. On planning confrontation with US Sixth Fleet in Mediterranean.
Muammar Qaddafi
Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.
Frances Moore Lappe, O Magazine, May 2004
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus, Meditations
Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back.
Marcus Aurelius
I do not fear the inevitable death for it is certain. Instead I fear life for here anything is possible.
Mavette Sadile
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Johnny Carson
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
Tyron Edwards
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Sophocles, Electra
There will one day spring from the brain of science a machine or force so fearful in its potentialities, so absolutely terrifying, that even man, the fighter, who will dare torture and death in order to inflict torture and death, will be appalled, and so abandon war forever.
Thomas Alva Edison
Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
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
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Norman Cousins