There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
Best Quotes about Death
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory? [1 Corinthians 15:55]
But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And death is beautiful as feet of friend. Coming with welcome at our journey's end.
Lowell, James Russell
Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.
Die, my dear doctor! That's the last thing I shall do!
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Man, Paul De
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Auden, W. H.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death. [New Testament]
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
Death is the cure for all diseases.
Browne, Sir Thomas
We are all dead men on leave.
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
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
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Da Vinci, Leonardo
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
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.
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]
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
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
When you lose someone you love, you die too, and you wait around for your body to catch up.
An evil life is a kind of death.
If you don't think your life is worth more than someone else's, sign your donor card and kill yourself now.
Matthew V. Lewis
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
Death is nothing to us, since when we are, death has not come, and when death has come, we are not.
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
Foster, John W.
When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.
At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
Lutzer, Erwin W.
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free.
Lowell, James Russell
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
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.
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.
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
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.
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.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
The course of my long life hath reached at last in fragile bark over a tempestuous sea the common harbor, where must rendered be account for all the actions of the past.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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
Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
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