Death Quotes

To be a good soldier, you must love the army. To be a good commander, you must be willing to order the death of the thing you love.
Robert E. Lee, Conversation with Gen. Longstreet
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

Epicurus - it is possible to provide security against other...
Saki - he is one of those people who would be enormously...
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
California is the only state in the union where you can fall asleep under a rose bush in full bloom and freeze to death.
William Claude Dunkenfield (W. C. Fields)

Where life is more terrible than death, it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Thomas Browne
Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
Death is a veil which those who live call life, Sleep and it is lifted.
Percy B. Shelley
In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest.
Martin Luthe
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.
Swami Sivanada
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
Dixie Lee Ray
A. sachs - death is more universal than life everyone dies...
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana, Soliloquies in England, 1922, "War Shrines".
Men fear death, as children fear to go in the dark and as that natural fear in children is increased with tales, so is the other.
Maya Angelou
Although the constant shadow of certain death looms over everyday, the pleasures and joys of life can be so fine and affecting that the heart is nearly stilled in astonishment.
Dean Koontz, Watchers
Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
Latin Prove
Money is a strange thing. It ranks with love as our greatest source of joy, and with death as our greatest source of anxiety.
Joe Moore
Is there life before death?
Graffito, in Belfast
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Danish prove
If I die a violent death, as some fear and a few are plotting, I know that the violence will be in the thought and the action of the assassins, not in my dying. Handwritten statement found in her residence.
Indira Nehru Gandhi
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
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)
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)
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Mark Twain, New York Journal, June 2, 1897
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
I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
My wallpaper and i are fighting a duel to death. One or the other has to go.
Oscar Wilde
Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.
John Dryden
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
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
Lucius Accius
Some things are so completely ludicrous that a man must laugh or die. To die laughing must be the most glorious of all glorious deaths!
Edgar Allen Poe
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
If a person is determined to fight to the death, then they may very well have that opportunity.
Donald H. Rumsfeld, on Iraqi Resistance Fighters
I must not fear. Fear is the mind - Killer. Fear is the little - Death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
Frank Herbert, Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear, "Dune".
Death hangs over thee, While thou still live, while thou may, do good.
Marcus Aelius Aurelius
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
Death tugs at my ear and says: Live, I am coming.
Oliver Wendell Holmes