Only those are fit to live who are not afraid to die.
Best Quotes about Death
See in what peace a Christian can die.
Death is better, a milder fate than tyranny.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
Forster, Edward M.
A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning.
If only I could understand the reason for my crying. If only I could stop this fear of dreaming that I'm dying.
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.
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.
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
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
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.
'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
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.
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
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
When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.
A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go.
I don't believe in an after life, although I am bringing a change of underwear.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Man, Paul De
Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity.
It is natural to die as to be born.
Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Randy K. Milholland
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
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!
Healey, Thomas F.
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
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.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
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.
Life is a loss of time.
A physician can sometimes parry the scythe of death, but has no power over the sand in the hourglass.
Thrale, Hester i
There will be no lasting peace either in the heart of individuals or in social customs until death is outlawed.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
Death may be the King of terrors... but Jesus is the King of kings!
Moody, Dwight L.
Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair.
Henley, William Ernest
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
Death is but a passage. It is not a house, it is only a vestibule. The grave has a door on its inner side.
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
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 hate funerals and would not attend my own if it could be avoided, but it is well for every man to stop once in a while to think of what sort of a collection of mourners he is training for his final event.
Morris, Robert T.
Is it sin to rush into the secret house of death, ere death dare come to us?
Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
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.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
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