Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
Best Quotes about Death
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Montesquieu, Charles De
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.
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
We do not die because we have to die; we die because one day, and not so long ago, our consciousness was forced to deem it necessary.
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
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?
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
The world is the mirror of myself dying.
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.
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
When we die, no one remembers us for what we weighed. Our weight isn't etched into our headstones.
I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
Cervantes, Miguel De
Death doesn't affect the living because it has not happened yet. Death doesn't concern the dead because they have ceased to exist.
Maugham, W. Somerset
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
I shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.
To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.
'Tis the maddest trick a man can ever play in his whole life, to let his breath sneak out of his body without any more ado, and without so much as a rap o'er the pate, or a kick of the guts; to go out like the snuff of a farthing candle, and die merely of the mulligrubs, or the sullens.
Cervantes, Miguel De
These have not the hope to die.
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.
In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
He would make a lovely corpse.
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you.
Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Randy K. Milholland
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
La Fontaine, Jean De
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.
Most of us die with much of our beautiful music still in us, un-sung, un-played.
Bright, Grant M.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
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.
It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men all live in a city without walls.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
We are all dead men on leave.
Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
Death always waits. The door of the hearse is never closed.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
I guess that's how death works. It doesn't matter if we're ready or not. It just happens.
Randy K. Milholland
Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time.
Goethe, Johann Wolfgang Von
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
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