Death Quotes

Oliver wendell holmes - between two groups of men that want to make...
At the moment of death I hope to be surprised.
Ivan Illich

I would fain die a dry death.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 1
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
Thomas mann - it is love, not reason, that is stronger than...
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

He is one of those people who would be enormously improved by death.
Saki
Joseph stalin - a single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is...
Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem more afraid of life than death.
James F. Byrnes
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
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
A man whose life has been dishonourable is not entitled to escape disgrace in death.
Lucius Accius
When we have lost everything, including hope, life becomes a disgrace, and death a duty.
Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire
Death is just a low chemical trick played on everybody except sequoia trees.
J. J. Fumas
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
When you have solved all the mysteries of life you long for death, for it is but another mystery of life.
Kahlil Gibran
I am against using death as a punishment. I am also against using it as a reward.
Stanislaw J. Lec, Unkempt Thoughts
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
No evil can happen to a good man, either in life or after death.
Plato, Dialogues, Apology
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman.
Woody Allen
Life is but a moment, death also is but another.
Dr. Robert Schulle
Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it.
Alice Walke
Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Robert Bolt
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.
Home
It seems to me that if you or I must choose between two courses of thoughts or action we should remember our dying and try so to live, that our death brings no pleasure on the world.
John Steinbeck
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht
Sleep after toil, port after stormy seas, ease after war, death after life does greatly please.
Edmund Spenser, 1590
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Mary Renault, The Praise Singer, 1978
We owe a deep debt of gratitude to Adam, the first great benefactor of the human race: he brought death into the world.
Mark Twain
I was brought up by very witty people who were dealing with quite difficult things - Disease and death... I was brought up by people who tended to giggle at funerals.
Emma Thompson, Vanity Fai
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)
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
In this life, Christ is an example, showing us how to live in his death, he is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins in his resurrection, a conqueror in his ascentions, a kind in his intercession, a high priest.
Martin Luthe
He is one of those peple who would be enormously improved by death.
H. H. Munro (Saki)
Death comes equally to us all, and makes us all equal when it comes.
John Donne
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates
Death in itself is nothing but we fear To be we know not what, we know not where.
John Dryden
Is life so dear, or peace so sweet, as to be purchased at the price of chains or 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
The Christian does not consider death to be the end of his life, but the end of his troubles.
A. Mark Wells
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