To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
Best Quotes about Death
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
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
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
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
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.
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.
I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.
If only I could understand the reason for my crying. If only I could stop this fear of dreaming that I'm dying.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
The fear of death is worse than death.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. [Psalm 23:4]
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De
And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
Eliot, T. S.
It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.
Death is the final wake-up call.
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.
You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
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 don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
We all of us waited for him to die. The family sent him a check every month, and hoped he'd get on with it quietly, without too much vulgar fuss.
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.
Neither the sun nor death can be looked at with a steady eye
La Rochefoucauld, Francois De
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
Is there a life after death? Can I never get some peace?
These have not the hope to die.
But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. [Psalms 116:15]
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Da Vinci, Leonardo
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
Many people die at twenty five and aren't buried until they are seventy five.
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
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