For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
Best Quotes about Death
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.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
Certeau, Michel De
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
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.
There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children.
To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Cicero, Marcus T.
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
Colton, Charles Caleb
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.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
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
Death is the final wake-up call.
Die, my dear doctor! That's the last thing I shall do!
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.
Death always waits. The door of the hearse is never closed.
'Tis after death that we measure men.
Hope, James Barron
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Ellis, Alice Thomas
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
Foster, John W.
How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.
Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.
Henley, William Ernest
A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
See in what peace a Christian can die.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
To you who have never died, may I say: Welcome to the world!
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. [Psalms 116:15]
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
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.
The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
I guess that's how death works. It doesn't matter if we're ready or not. It just happens.
Randy K. Milholland
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.
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Maugham, W. Somerset
Most of us die with much of our beautiful music still in us, un-sung, un-played.
Bright, Grant M.
I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn't want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below.
It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. [Matthew 10:28]
The fact that when we die we are nothing more than worm meat---I just don't think about it.
Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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