As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Best Quotes about Death
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
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.
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.
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
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
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
We all labor against our own cure, for death is the cure of all diseases.
Browne, Sir Thomas
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]
The Father is the Giver of Life; but the Mother is the Giver of Death, because her womb is the gate of ingress to matter, and through her life is ensouled to form, and no form can be either infinite or eternal. Death is implicit in birth.
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.
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good.
That last day does not bring extinction to us, but change of place.
Cicero, Marcus T.
If only I could understand the reason for my crying. If only I could stop this fear of dreaming that I'm dying.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.
My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
'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 am not dying, not anymore than any of us are at any moment. We run, hopefully as fast as we can, and then everyone must stop. We can only choose how we handle the race.
These have not the hope to die.
When we die, no one remembers us for what we weighed. Our weight isn't etched into our headstones.
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
I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him merely seize me, and only declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome me. When I must shipwreck, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotency might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming.
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.
dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.
Death doesn't frighten me.
Diana, Princess of Wales
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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.
Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go.
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.
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
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