Death Quotes

Seneca, epistulae morales - just as i shall select my ship when i am about to...
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
George Bernard Shaw

Personally, I would be delighted if there were a life after death, especially if it permitted me to continue to learn about this world and others, if it gave me a chance to discover how history turns out.
Carl Sagan
Osho, the art of dying - a man who is afraid of death will be afraid of...
If the radiance of a thousand sunsWere to burst at once into the skyThat would be like the splendor of the Mighty one - - I am become Death, The shatterer of Worlds.
Hindu Spiritual
Pan ku - if you must choose between two paths, either of...

I want a busy life, a just mind, and a timely death.
Zora Neale Hurston
A coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave just one.
Anonymous
Until the day of his death, no man can be sure of his courage.
Jean Anouilh
Life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant either.
Assyrian Prove
What I look forward to is continued immaturity followed by death.
Dave Barry
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 Pratchet, Sourcery
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
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
If we have been pleased with life, we should not be displeased with death, since it comes from the hand of the same master.
Michelangelo Buonarroti
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
It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
Eric Hoffe
Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
Death is nothing, but to live defeated and inglorious is to die daily.
Napoleon Bonaparte
It ever has been since time began, And ever will be, till time lose breath, That love is a mood - No more - To a man, And love to a woman is life or death.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
Liesure without books is death, and burial of a man alive.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca
When a man comes to die, no matter what his talents and influence, and genius, if he dies unloved his life must be a failure to him and dying a cold horror. It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thought or action, we should remember our dying and try so to live that our death brings no pleasure to the world.
John Steinbeck, East of Eden
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
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht
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
Soldiers who are not afraid of guns, bombs, capture, torture or death say they are afraid of homosexuals. Clearly we should not be used as soldiers; we should be used as weapons.
Anonymous, Letter to the Editor, The Advocate
Animals have these advantages over man: they never hear the clock strike, they die without any idea of death, they have no theologians to instruct them, their last moments are not disturbed by unwelcome and unpleasant ceremonies, their funerals cost them nothing, and no one starts lawsuits over their wills.
Voltaire
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
There is a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us out flat some time or other.
Miguel de Cervantes
Everything is changeable, everything appears and disappears there is no blissful peace until one passes beyond the agony of life and death.
Buddha
I meant to write about death, only life came breaking in as usual.
Virginia Woolf, Diary, 17 February 1922
The mystery of love is greater than the mystery of death.
Oscar Wilde
Death is not the worst rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Sophocles
Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security, or the rights of property; have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.
James Madison, Federalist Papers (# 10)
Don't think you are paying me some kind of tribute if you let my death become the great event of your life. The best tribute you can pay me as a mother is to go on and have a good and fulfilling life. Enjoy what you have.
Andrew Soloman, The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression, comments from his mother shortly before her suicide
We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.
Kahlil Gibran
Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider, Northern Exposure, First Snow, 1993
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire, (Attributed); originated in "The Friends of Voltaire", 1906, by S. G. Tallentyre (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)
Death Its the only thing we havent succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
Aldous Huxley
The root of fear is the death of yourself or someone you care about, but this will inevitably happen since we are only mortal, so why fea.
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