Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
Best Quotes about Death
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
As death, when we come to consider it closely, is the true goal of our existence, I have formed during the last few years such close relations with this best and truest friend of mankind, that his image is not only no longer terrifying to me, but is indeed very soothing and consoling! And I thank my God for graciously granting me the opportunity of learning that death is the key which unlocks the door to our true happiness.
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
Creation destroys as it goes, throws down one tree for the rise of another. But ideal mankind would abolish death, multiply itself million upon million, rear up city upon city, save every parasite alive, until the accumulation of mere existence is swollen to a horror.
Lawrence, D. H.
What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you.
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
Life is a loss of time.
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
At birth man is offered only one choice --the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless.
I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.
In the attempt to defeat death man has been inevitably obliged to defeat life, for the two are inextricably related. Life moves on to death, and to deny one is to deny the other.
There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it.
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
It is natural to die as to be born.
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
Forster, Edward M.
I want death to find me planting my cabbage
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Randy K. Milholland
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
The report of my death was an exaggeration.
When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Gilmore, Gary Mark
All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.
Bryant, William C.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
Beecher, Henry Ward
If life must not be taken too seriously -- then so neither must death.
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
Foster, John W.
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.
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.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Montesquieu, Charles De
To die is landing on some distant shore.
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
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
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
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.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
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