The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
Best Quotes about Death
He has gone over to the majority.
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
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
Death doesn't frighten me.
Diana, Princess of Wales
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Auden, W. H.
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
I want death to find me planting my cabbage
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
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
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
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
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
Like pilgrims to the appointed place we tend; The world's an inn, and death the journey's end.
I'm not afraid of death but I am afraid of dying. Pain can be alleviated by morphine but the pain of social ostracism cannot be taken away.
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
Know one knows whether death, which people fear to be the greatest evil, may not be the greatest good.
The Father is the Giver of Life; but the Mother is the Giver of Death, because her womb is the gate of ingress to matter, and through her life is ensouled to form, and no form can be either infinite or eternal. Death is implicit in birth.
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
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.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
Die when I may, I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.
To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
Davis, Mrs Hubbard
I am ready to meet my maker, but whether my maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter.
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.
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die.
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.
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
The fear of death is worse than death.
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
Forster, Edward M.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of His godly ones. [Psalms 116:15]
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
See in what peace a Christian can die.
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
Death not merely ends life, it also bestows upon it a silent completeness, snatched from the hazardous flux to which all things human are subject.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
Now, a corpse, poor thing, is an untouchable and the process of decay is, of all pieces of bad manners, the vulgarest imaginable. For a corpse is, by definition, a person absolutely devoid of savoir vivre.
Is there a life after death? Can I never get some peace?
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Maugham, W. Somerset
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. [1 Corinthians 15:26]
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
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