Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Best Quotes about Death
I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse.
Death can sneak up on you like a silent kitten, surprising you with it's touch and you have a right to act surprised. Other times death stomps in the front door, unwanted and unannounced, and makes it's noisy way to your seat on the sofa.
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.
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
See in what peace a Christian can die.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Oh you who have been removed from God in his solitude by the abyss of time, how can you expect to reach him without dying?
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
I'm trying to die correctly, but it's very difficult, you know.
So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
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.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
La Fontaine, Jean De
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
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.
He would make a lovely corpse.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Man, Paul De
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
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.
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.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.
When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; When man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die!
Barbauld, Anna Letitia
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.
Bryant, William C.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.
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]
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
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
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.
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]
Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!
Moody, Dwight L.
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
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
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 difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in?
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
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.
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.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
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