Death Quotes

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Neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase our good deeds.
Buddha

The leading cause of death among fashion models is falling through street grates.
Dave Barry
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
Epicurus, from diogenes laertius, lives of eminent philosophers - death is nothing to us, since when we are, death...
Live your own life, for you will die your own death.
Latin Prove

Sleep, those little slices of death, how I loathe them.
Edgar Allan Poe
Austin farra - knowledge, without common sense, says lee, is...
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
And come he slow, or come he fast, It is but death who comes at last.
Sir Walter Scott
Oh, how I love the Earth and everything in it, life and death. And men. One can think of nothing finer, or nicer, than men their wars, their concentration camps, their justice.
Marcel Ayme
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
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
I do not agree with what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
There is no cure for birth and death save to enjoy the interval. The dark background which death supplies brings out the tender colors of life in all their purity.
George Santayana
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".
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
He can be lethal death.
Jerry Coleman
That is not dead which can eternal lie And with strange aeons even death may die.
HP Lovecraft, Quoting the Necronomicon, in The Nameless City
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)
The name of peace is sweet, and the thing itself is beneficial, but there is a great difference between peace and servitude. Peace is freedom in tranquillity, servitude is the worst of all evils, to be resisted not only by war, but even by death.
Cicero
The first condition of immortality is death.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
To the well - Organized mind, death is but the next great adventure.
J. K. Rowling
Death is a friend of ours and he that is not ready to entertain him is not at home.
Francis Bacon
Is there life before death?
Graffito, in Belfast
I have lost friends, some by death... others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Virginia Woolf, The Waves (1931)
Death is a veil which those who live call life, Sleep and it is lifted.
Percy B. Shelley
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
When we cannot bear to be alone, it means we do not properly value the only companion we will have from birth to death - - Ourselves.
Eda LeShan
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
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Publilius Syrus
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death.
Plato
Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Seneca
Even the fear of death is nothing compared to the fear of not having lived authentically and fully.
Frances Moore Lappe, O Magazine, May 2004
When I came back to Dublin I was courtmartialed in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence.
Brendan Behan
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
William H. Walton
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)
We can become anything. That is why injustice is impossible here. There may be the accident of birth, there is no accident of death. Nothing forces us to remain what we were.
John Berge
Repetition is the death of art.
Robin Green, Northern Exposure, Burning Down the House, 1992