Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Best Quotes about Death
So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity.
Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
Browne, Sir Thomas
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. [1 Corinthians 15:26]
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
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
La Bruyere, Jean De
Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
The fear of death is worse than death.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
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.
These have not the hope to die.
If only I could understand the reason for my crying. If only I could stop this fear of dreaming that I'm dying.
Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Arndt, Ernest Moritz
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
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 is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now!
Healey, Thomas F.
The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.
W. Somerset Maugham
I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.
An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death. [New Testament]
Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Randy K. Milholland
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll remember.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
A useless life is an early death.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre.
He would make a lovely corpse.
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
Our repugnance to death increases in proportion to our consciousness of having lived in vain.
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
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.
Man that is born of woman hath but a short time to live, and is full of misery. He comet up, and is cut down, like a flower; he fleeth as it were a shadow, and never continueth in one stay.
Book Of Common Prayer
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
Personally I have no bone to pick with graveyards, I take the air there willingly, perhaps more willingly than elsewhere, when take the air I must.
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light.
Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
Remember man as you walk by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now, so you will be, so prepare for death and follow me.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. [Psalms 116:15]
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