We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
Best Quotes about Death
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. [Psalms 116:15]
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
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.
Must not all things at the last be swallowed up in death?
In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Cicero, Marcus T.
'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
I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
Oh you who have been removed from God in his solitude by the abyss of time, how can you expect to reach him without dying?
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
To stop sinning suddenly.
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
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
La Fontaine, Jean De
As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: so man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. [Job 14:11-12]
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [1 Corinthians 15:55]
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
O how small a portion of earth will hold us when we are dead, who ambitiously seek after the whole world while we are living.
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
'Tis all a Checker-board of Nights and days where Destiny with Men for Pieces plays: Hither and thither moves, and mates and slays, and one by one back in the Closet lays.
I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun.
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
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.
So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust.
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Montesquieu, Charles De
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.
Donleavy, J. P.
If life must not be taken too seriously -- then so neither must death.
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
These have not the hope to die.
The essential part of our being can only survive if the transient part dissolves. Death is a condition of survival. That which has been gained must be eternalized, and can only be eternalized by being transmuted, by passing through death they must return
Khan, Pir Vilayat
Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.
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