Death Quotes

I meant, said Ipslore bitterly, what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile? Death thought about it. Cats, he said eventually. Cats are nice.
Terry Pratchett, Sourcery
Stan openshaw - doomsday - some people imagine that nuclear war will mean...

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".
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or 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
Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.
Charles Feidelson, Jr.
What is play to the cat is death to the mouse.
Danish prove

Aeschylus (525 - 456 b. c.), frag. 146 (trans. by plumptre). - of all the gods, death only craves not gifts: nor...
James f. byrnes - too many people are thinking of security instead...
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 Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People on Methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Joseph Addison
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thoughts or action we should remember our dying and try so to live, that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
John Steinbeck
I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.
Stanislaw J. Lec, Unkempt Thoughts
Although rumors persist to the contrary, there were no deaths while making the movie Ben Hur.
Deane Jordan
The death of democracy is not likely to be an assassination from ambush. It will be a slow extinction from apathy, indifference, and undernourishment.
Robert Maynard Hutchins
I was court - Martialled in my absence, and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Francis Behan
I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty, or give me death.
Patrick Henry, (Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775)
Life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant either.
Assyrian Prove
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 is not extinguishing the light It is simply putting out the lamp Because the dawn has come.
Rabindranath Tagore
The Christian does not consider death to be the end of his life, but the end of his troubles.
A. Mark Wells
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
To the well - Organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
J. K. Rowling
My wallpaper and i are fighting a duel to death. One or the other has to go.
Oscar Wilde
I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Alice Walke
Give death a better name or die trying.
Timothy Leary
The first condition of immortality is death.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
Things have dropped from me. I have outlived certain desires I have lost friends, some by death others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
Bhagavad Gita
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser, 1590
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not this gives us no concern - - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be.
William Hazlitt
While you are not able to serve men, how can you serve spirits of the dead... While you do not know life, how can you know about death.
Confucius
Our fear of death is like our fear that summer will be short, but when we have had our swing of pleasure, our fill of fruit, and our swelter of heat, we say we have had our day.
John Donne
I want to go on living even after my death, And therefore I am grateful to God For giving this gift? Of expressing all that is in me.
Ann Frank, Diary of Ann Frank
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
John Donne
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
Alphonse Ka
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years, I can cheefully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness I can wait... And as to you, Life, I reckon you are the leavings of many deaths, No doubt I have died myself ten thousand times before.
Walt Whitman
I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.
Tom Stoppard
Wild animals never kill for sport. Man is the only one to whom the torture and death of his fellow creatures is amusing in itself.
Froude
Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca