Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Best Quotes about Death
How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
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
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
It is difficult to accept death in this society because it is unfamiliar. In spite of the fact that it happens all the time, we never see it.
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.
There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children.
It is not death, but dying, which is terrible.
He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed.
A man's death makes everything certain about him. Of course, secrets may die with him. And of course, a hundred years later somebody looking through some papers may discover a fact which throws a totally different light on his life and of which all the people who attended his funeral were ignorant. Death changes the facts qualitatively but not quantitatively. One does not know more facts about a man because he is dead. But what one already knows hardens and becomes definite. We cannot hope for ambiguities to be clarified, we cannot hope for further change, we cannot hope for more. We are now the protagonists and we have to make up our minds.
Death destroys a man, the idea of Death saves him.
Forster, Edward M.
I will be conquered; I will not capitulate.
A man should not leave this earth with unfinished business. He should live each day as if it was a pre-flight check. He should ask each morning, am I prepared to lift-off?
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Land and sea, weakness and decline are great separators, but death is the great divorcer for ever.
Dying is something we human beings do continuously, not just at the end of our physical lives on this earth.
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.
Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
Beecher, Henry Ward
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Montesquieu, Charles De
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
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
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Our dead brothers still live for us and bid us think of life, not death -- of life to which in their youth they lent the passion and glory of Spring. As I listen, the great chorus of life and joy begins again, and amid the awful orchestra of seen and unseen powers and destinies of good and evil, our trumpets, sound once more a note of daring, hope, and will.
Holmes, Oliver Wendell
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are made of the same water. It flows down, clean and cool, from the heights of Herman and the roots of the cedars of Lebanon. the Sea of Galilee makes beauty of it, the Sea of Galilee has an outlet. It gets to give. It gathers in its riches that it may pour them out again to fertilize the Jordan plain. But the Dead Sea with the same water makes horror. For the Dead Sea has no outlet. It gets to keep.
Fosdick, Harry Emerson
Let no man fear to die, we love to sleep all, and death is but the sounder sleep.
Death is someone you see very clearly with eyes in the center of your heart: eyes that see not by reacting to light, but by reacting to a kind of a chill from within the marrow of your own life.
To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.
I look upon life as a gift from God. I did nothing to earn it. Now that the time is coming to give it back, I have no right to complain.
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
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.
The killing was the best part. It was the dying I couldn't take.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. [1 Timothy 6:7]
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.
At death we cross from one territory to another, but we'll have no trouble with visas. Our representative is already there, preparing for our arrival. As citizens of heaven, our entrance is incontestable.
Lutzer, Erwin W.
See in what peace a Christian can die.
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
The course of my long life hath reached at last in fragile bark over a tempestuous sea the common harbor, where must rendered be account for all the actions of the past.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so a life well spent brings happy death.
Da Vinci, Leonardo
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.
There's a strange sort of quiet when you're dying. It's as if you're in a glass room, and the walls keep getting thicker and thicker.
Let death be daily before your eyes, and you will never entertain any abject thought, nor too eagerly covet anything.
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
Auden, W. H.
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.
Death is a Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.
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 dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.
W. Somerset Maugham
To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
Davis, Mrs Hubbard
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
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