Death Quotes

Oscar wilde - biography lends to death a new terror....
The very essence of literature is the war between emotion and intellect, between life and death. When literature becomes too intellectual - - when it begins to ignore the passions, the motions - - It becomes sterile, silly, and actually without substance.
Isaac Bashevis Singe

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
Life without the courage for death is slavery.
Donald h. rumsfeld, on iraqi resistance fighters - if a person is determined to fight to the death,...
Death is not the worst thing rather, when one who craves death cannot attain even that wish.

Belief is the death of intelligence.
Robert Anton Wilson
W. e. orchard - just as there is a lower carelessness which means...
As a well - Spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well used brings a happy death.
Leonardo Da Vinci
Death is as casual - And often as unexpected - As birth. It is as difficult to define grief as joy. Each is finite. Each will fade.
There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.
Carl Sandburg
Of all the gods, Death only craves not gifts: Nor sacrifice, nor yet drink - Offering poured Avails; no altars hath he, nor is soothed By hymns of praise. From him alone of all The powers of heaven Persuasion holds aloof.
Aeschylus (525 - 456 B. C.), Frag. 146 (trans. by Plumptre).
A man who is afraid of death will be afraid of life also, because life brings death. If you are afraid of the enemy and you close your door, the friend will also be prohibited.
Osho, The art of Dying
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
Death solves all problems. No man, no problem.
Josef Stalin
Is there life before death.
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)
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
The Fear of Death often proves Mortal, and sets People on Methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Joseph Addison
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr. Robert Schulle
If Christ Jesus be the periode, the end and the lodging - Home at the end of your journey, there is no fear ye go to a friend... ye may look death in the face with joy.
Samual Rutherford
Not going home is already like death.
E. Catherine Tobler, Vanishing Act
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
It is a brave act of valor to condemn death, but where life is more terrible than death it is then the truest valor to dare to live.
Sir Thomas Brown
Just as I shall select my ship when I am about to go on a voyage, or my house when I propose to take a residence, so I shall choose my death when I am about to depart from life.
Seneca, Epistulae Morales
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
Intellectual growth should commence at birth and cease only at death.
Albert Einstein
I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.
Tom Stoppard
And come he slow, or come he fast, It is but death who comes at last.
Sir Walter Scott
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
The prejudice surrounding AIDS exacts a social death which precedes the actual physical one.
Tom Hanks
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 Pratchett, Sourcery
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, And yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
George Gordon Byron
I am convinced that it is not the fear of death, of our lives ending that haunts our sleep so much as the fear... that as far as the world is concerned, we might as well never have lived.
Rabbi Harold Kushne
All interest in disease and death is only another expression of interest in life.
Thomas Mann
We fear death, yet we long for slumber and beautiful dreams.
Kahlil Gibran
One can survive everything, nowadays, except death, and live down everything except a good reputation.
Oscar Wilde
Good men must die, but death cannot kill their names.
Danish prove
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Epicurus, from Diogenes Laertius, Lives of Eminent Philosophers
Death Its the only thing we havent succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
Aldous Huxley