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Best Quotes about Death
To awake from death is to die in peace.
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.
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
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 last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens.
Life is a loss of time.
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
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.
We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
La Fontaine, Jean De
Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
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
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
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
These have not the hope to die.
It is hard to have patience with people who say There is no death or Death doesn't matter. There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
Lewis, C. S.
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity.
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.
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
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!
Moody, Dwight L.
A considerable percentage of the people we meet on the street are people who are empty inside, that is, they are actually already dead. It is fortunate for us that we do not see and do not know it. If we knew what a number of people are actually dead and what a number of these dead people govern our lives, we should go mad with horror.
He would make a lovely corpse.
He has gone over to the majority.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death. [New Testament]
To die is poignantly bitter, but the idea of having to die without having lived is unbearable.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Cicero, Marcus T.
Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing.
Death is the cure for all diseases.
Browne, Sir Thomas
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
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
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
Beecher, Henry Ward
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.
Your body must become familiar with its death -- in all its possible forms and degrees -- as a self-evident, imminent, and emotionally neutral step on the way towards the goal you have found worthy of your life.
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