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!
Best Quotes about Death
Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun.
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.
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
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.
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
What did it matter where you lay once you were dead? In a dirty sump or in a marble tower on top of a high hill? You were dead, you were sleeping the big sleep, you were not bothered by things like that. Oil and water were the same as wind and air to you.
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.
He whom the Gods love dies young, while he is in health, has his senses and his judgments sound.
Plautus, Titus Maccius
No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
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.
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]
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death.
Leonardo da Vinci
You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
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.
There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
La Bruyere, Jean De
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
Teach me to live that I may dread, the grave as little as my bed.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
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.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
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.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.
Allen, Fred A.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
It is not death that alarms me, but dying.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
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.
I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.
Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
And what the dead had no speech for, when living, they can tell you, being dead: the communication of the dead is tongued with fire beyond the language of the living.
Eliot, T. S.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
Life is one of the most important causes of death.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Montesquieu, Charles De
Is there a life after death? Can I never get some peace?
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
He who is obsessed by death is made guilty by it.
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
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