Death Quotes

James madison, federalist papers (# 10) - democracies have ever been spectacles of...
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval.
George Santayana

Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. Of all the wonders that I yet have heard, It seems to me most strange that men should fear; Seeing that death, a necessary end, Will come when it will come.
William Shakespeare, "Julius Caesar", Act 2 scene 2
Use your imagination not to scare yourself to death but to inspire yourself to life.
Adele Brookman
Paula poundstone, hbo stand - up routine - they say that the wages of sin is death. but...
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death.

Live free or die; death is not the worst of evils.
General John Stark
Sun tzu - war is a matter of vital importance to the state;...
Even when someone battles hard, there is an equal portion for one who lingers behind, and in the same honor are held both the coward and the brave man; the idle man and he who has done much meet death alike.
Homer, The Iliad
I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.
Tom Stoppard
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.
Jonathan Swift
Give death a better name or die trying.
Timothy Leary
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein
The failure of the mind in old age is often less the results of natural decay, than of disuse. Ambition has ceased to operate; contentment bring indolence, and indolence decay of mental power, ennui, and sometimes death. Men have been known to die, literally speaking, of disease induced by intellectual vacancy.
Sir B. Brodie
A nation that continues to produce soft - Minded men purchases its own spiritual death on the installment plan.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
William H. Walton
I would rather live and love where death is king than have eternal life where love is not.
Robert Green Ingersoll
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, The Confucian Analects, bk. 11: 11
Cowards die many times before their deathsThe valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare
Being an old maid is like death by drowning, a really delightful sensation after you cease to struggle.
Edna Ferbe
The prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death which precedes the actual physical one.
Tom Hanks
The coming together of two laudable movements - - Death with dignity and cost containment - - Concerns me Patients have a right to die. But do they have a duty to die.
Mark Siegle
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
John Donne
I do not fear the inevitable death for it is certain. Instead I fear life for here anything is possible.
Mavette Sadile
If we value so highly the dignity of life, how can we not also value the dignity of death No death may be called futile.
Yukio Mishima
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.
The AIDS epidemic has rolled back a big rotting log and revealed all the squirming life underneath it, since it involves, all at once, the main themes of our existence sex, death, power, money, love, hate, disease and panic. No American phenomenon has been so compelling since the Vietnam War.
Edmund White
Not going home is already like death.
E. Catherine Tobler, Vanishing Act
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr. Robert Schulle
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Oscar Wilde
Death is just a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
J. J. Fumas
It was a love of the air and sky and flying, the lure of adventure, the appreciation of beauty. It lay beyond the descriptive words of men - where immortality is touched through danger, where life meets death on equal plane where man is more than man, and existence both supreme and valueless at the same time.
Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Jr.
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin
Generally speaking, the Way of the warrior is the resolute acceptance of death.
Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings
If you must choose between two paths, either of which will bring death and defeat, then choose the path wherein you die fighting for honor and justice.
Pan Ku
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.
Sleep, those little slices of death; Oh how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
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