Death Quotes

Chief seattle - there is no death. only a change of worlds....
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

It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Michel eyquem de montaigne - to philosophize is nothing else than to prepare...
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Mary Renault, The Praise Singer, 1978
John dryden - death in itself is nothing but we fear to be we...

Death is not the worst than can happen to men.
Plato
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
And the wild regrets, and the bloody sweats, None knew so well as I: For he who lives more lives than one More deaths than one must die.
Oscar Wilde, The Ballad of Reading Gaol
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
Never chase a lie. Let it alone, and it will run itself to death.
Lyman Beeche
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana, Soliloquies in England, 1922, "War Shrines".
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin
I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)
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 be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
John Donne, Death Be Not Proud
If we are to abolish the death penalty, I should like to see the first step taken by my friends the murderers.
Alphonse Ka
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Woody Allen
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
Thomas Mann
Take death for example. A great deal of our effort goes into avoiding it. We make extraordinary efforts to delay it, and often consider its intrusion a tragic event. Yet we? d find it hard to live without it. Death gives meaning to our lives. It gives importance and value to time. Time would become meaningless if there were too much of it.
Ray Kurzweil, The Age of Spiritual Machines: When Computers Exceed Human Intelligence
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is resolute acceptance of death.
Miyamoto Musashi, 1645
O Death the Healer, scorn thou not, I pray, To come to me: of cureless ills thou art The one physician. Pain lays not its touch Upon a corpse.
Aeschylus
We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.
Kahlil Gibran
Nothing in the world is as certain as death.
Jean Froissart, 1359
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Publilius Syrus
Just as there is a lower carelessness which means death to the soul, so there is a higher carelessness which is the supreme gift of religion. We must all at length rest back upon God.
W. E. Orchard
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Johnny Carson
Do what you fear, and the death of fear is certain.
Anthony Robbins
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Sophocles, Electra
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
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
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
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
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
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
A coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave just one.
Anonymous
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
There is something about poverty that smells like death.
Zora Neale Hurston
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Plato, Dialogues, Apology