'Tis after death that we measure men.
Best Quotes about Death
All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.
Bryant, William C.
I want death to find me planting my cabbage
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold
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
Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.
The fear of death is worse than death.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
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 need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
The art of living well and the art of dying well are one.
Think not disdainfully of death, but look on it with favor; for even death is one of the things that Nature wills.
Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Because of its tremendous solemnity death is the light in which great passions, both good and bad, become transparent, no longer limited by outward appearances.
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
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.
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
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
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.
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Man, Paul De
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.
One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly.
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
'Tis after death that we measure men.
Hope, James Barron
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Cicero, Marcus T.
I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death.
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
I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Landor, Walter Savage
We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him merely seize me, and only declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome me. When I must shipwreck, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotency might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming.
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.
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
Forster, Edward M.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
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