Death Quotes

Michel eyquem de montaigne - to philosophize is nothing else than to prepare...
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

Nothing in the world is as certain as death.
Jean Froissart, 1359
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
All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Masterlinck
For authentic living what is needed is the resolute confrontation of death.
Martin Heidegge

General john stark - live free or die; death is not the worst of evils....
Life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant either.
Assyrian Prove
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
An answer is always a form of death.
John Dean
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".
Give death a better name or die trying.
Timothy Leary
Death may be the greatest of all human blessings.
Socrates
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.
Froude
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was time when we were not this gives us no concern - - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be.
William Hazlitt
What is play to the cat is death to the mouse.
Danish prove
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
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
War is a matter of vital importance to the State; the province of life or death; the road to survival or ruin. It is mandatory that it be thoroughly studied.
Sun Tzu
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
To what purpose should I trouble myself in searching out the secrets of the stars, having death or slavery continually before my eyes?
Anaximenes
As long as I have a want, I have a reason for living. Satisfaction is death.
George Bernard Shaw
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
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
John Donne
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death.
Plato
Immortality - - A fate worse than death.
Edgar A. Shoaff
Sinful and forbidden pleasures are like poisoned bread; they may satisfy appetite for the moment, but there is death in them at the end.
Tyron Edwards
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
Plato, Dialogues, Phaedo
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
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
It is bitter to lose a friend to evil, before one loses him to death.
Mary Renault, The Praise Singer, 1978
It is not death or pain that is to be dreaded, but the fear of pain or death.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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
Biography lends to death a new terror.
Oscar Wilde
Every parting is a form of death, as every reunion is a type of heaven.
Tryon Edwards
It is a sign of a creeping inner death when we no longer can praise the living.
Eric Hoffe
And come he slow, or come he fast, It is but death who comes at last.
Sir Walter Scott, Marmion (1808)