Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Best Quotes about Death
Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
The pomp of death is far more terrible than death itself.
Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
Browne, Sir Thomas
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. [Psalms 116:15]
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
I am not the least afraid to die.
Darwin, Charles R.
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He comet up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Book Of Common Prayer
It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.
The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in?
It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
I hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided, but it is well for every man to stop once in a while to think of what sort of a collection of mourners he is training for his final event.
Morris, Robert T.
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
There's a strange sort of quiet when you're dying. It's as if you're in a glass room, and the walls keep getting thicker and thicker.
Most of us die with much of our beautiful music still in us, un-sung, un-played.
Bright, Grant M.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Da Vinci, Leonardo
For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.
Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Man, Paul De
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
Maugham, W. Somerset
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
'Tis after death that we measure men.
Hope, James Barron
A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia
I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
It is natural to die as to be born.
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
Forster, Edward M.
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.
W. Somerset Maugham
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Ellis, Alice Thomas
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
La Fontaine, Jean De
'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
Cervantes, Miguel De
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. [Psalms 39:4]
There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
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