Death Quotes

John fletcher, the custom of the country (1647) - death hath so many doors to let out life....
Buddha - neither fire nor wind, birth nor death can erase...

There is no death. Only a change of worlds.
Chief Seattle
Life without a friend is death without a witness.
Danish prove
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.
Death: To stop sinning suddenly.
Elbert Hubbard

Death ends a life, not a relationship.
Morrie Schwartz, Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom
To carry a grudge is like being stung to death by one bee.
William H. Walton
Woody allen - on the plus side, death is one of the few things...
Be not as one that hath ten thousand years to live death is nigh at hand while thou livest, while thou hast time, be good.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
I have harnessed the shadows that stride from world to world to sow death and madness...
HP Lovecraft, From Beyond
I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it.
Voltaire, (Attributed); originated in "The Friends of Voltaire", 1906, by S. G. Tallentyre (Evelyn Beatrice Hall)
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
Mark Twain, New York Journal, June 2, 1897
Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht
The goal of all life is death.
Sigmund Freud
I have lost friends, some by death, others through sheer inability to cross the street.
Our quaint metaphysical opinions, in an hour of anguish, are like playthings by the bedside of a child deathly sick.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
But in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.
Benjamin Franklin, Letter to Jean Baptiste Le Roy (1789)
Death? It? s the only thing we haven? t succeeded in completely vulgarizing.
Aldous Huxley, Eyeless in Gaza (1936)
Life is unbearable, but death is not so pleasant either.
Assyrian Prove
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 are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman.
Woody Allen
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.
I would fain die a dry death.
William Shakespeare, "The Tempest", Act 1 scene 1
For authentic living what is needed is the resolute confrontation of death.
Martin Heidegge
Foolish men imagine that because judgment for an evil thing is delayed, there is no justice; but only accident here below. Judgment for an evil thing is many times delayed some day or two, some century or two, but it is sure as life, it is sure as death.
Thomas Carlyle
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.
Time is a cruel thief to rob us of our former selves. We lose as much to life as we do to death.
Elizabeth Forsythe Hailey
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
Bhagavad Gita
Death smiles at us all, but all a man can do is smile back.
Marcus Aurelius
Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live.
Norman Cousins
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
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
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.
The longer I live, the more I am certain that the great difference between the great and the insignificant, is energy - Invincible determination - - A purpose once fixed, and then death or victory.
Sir Thomas Bowell Buxton
A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.
Joseph Stalin
It ever has been since time began, And ever will be, till time lose breath, That love is a mood - No more - To a man, And love to a woman is life or death.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox
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)
A nuclear power plant is infinently safer than eating, because 300 people choke to death on food every year.
Dixie Lee Ray
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)