Death Quotes

I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it. N. B. This quote is commonly attributed to Voltaire, but it is not found in his writing.
S. G. Tallentyre
Zora neale hurston - there is something about poverty that smells like...

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
On his deathbed Death, the only immortal who treats us all alike, whose pity and whose peace and whose refuse are for all - - The soiled and the pure, the rich and the poor, the loved and the unloved.
Mark Twain
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".
Because I could not stop for Death - - He kindly stopped for me - - The carriage held but just ourselvesAnd immortality.
Emily Dickinson

A. mark wells - the christian does not consider death to be the...
Rabindranath tagore - death is not extinguishing the light; it is...
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)
Of course we can keep this going, in principle, forever. In practice we will keel over from exhaustion, boredom, or death.
David Adger, Core Syntax: A Minimalist Approach
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Thomas Carlyle
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr. Robert Schulle
I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.
Virginia Woolf, Diary, 17 February 1922
To judge the real importance of an individual, we should think of the effect his death would produce.
Peter de Gaston Levis
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
A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
Dixie Lee Ray
The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
Dave Barry
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
Death: To stop sinning suddenly.
Elbert Hubbard
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
Edna Ferbe
Do the thing you fear most and the death of fear is certain.
Mark Twain
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
Death is as light as a feather; duty as heavy as a mountain.
Robert Jordan, The Wheel of Time
If you want to endure life, prepare yourself for death.
Sigmund Freud, his essay on war & death
As a well - Spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings a happy death.
Leonardo Da Vinci
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
This is the third time; I hope good luck lies in odd numbers.... There is divinity in odd numbers, either in nativity, chance, or death.
William Shakespeare, "The Merry Wives of Windsor", Act 5 scene 1
Perhaps the only misplaced curiosity is that which persists in trying to find out here, on this side of death, what lies beyond the grave.
Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
There is a greater darkness than the one we fight. It is the darkness of the soul that has lost its way. The war we fight is not against powers and principalities, it is against chaos and despair. Greater than the death of flesh is the death of hope. The death of dreams. Against this peril we can never surrender.
J. Michael Straczynski, Babylon 5 (Television Series)
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
He is one of those peple who would be enormously improved by death.
H. H. Munro (Saki)
One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing.
Oscar Wilde
I disapprove of what you say, but will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire
No life that breathes with human breath Has ever truly longed for death.
Alfred Tennyson
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Danish prove
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
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards
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
Immortality - - A fate worse than death.
Edgar A. Shoaff