A person doesn't die when he should but when he can.
Best Quotes about Death
So every bondman in his own hand bears the power to cancel his captivity.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
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.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep. But I have promises to keep, and miles to go before I sleep.
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Cicero, Marcus T.
The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
Either he's dead or my watch has stopped.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. [1 Timothy 6:7]
Life is one of the most important causes of death.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
It is simply untrue that all our institutions are evil that all politicians are mere opportunists, that all aspects of university life are corrupt. Having discovered an illness, it's not terribly useful to prescribe death as a cure.
But there is good news yet to hear and fine things to be seen before we go to Paradise by way of Kensal Green.
Chesterton, Gilbert K.
It's no accident that the church and the graveyard stand side by side. The city of the dead sleeps encircled by the city of the living.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
He has gone over to the majority.
Between my head and my hand, there is always the face of death.
An evil life is a kind of death.
To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation.
Davis, Mrs Hubbard
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.
Death is the great adventure beside which moon landings and space trips pale into insignificance.
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
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
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.
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 die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
Death is not the worst; rather, in vain To wish for death, and not to compass it.
Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. [Psalm 23:4]
If life must not be taken too seriously -- then so neither must death.
Along with the lazy man... the dying man is the immoral man: the former, a subject that does not work; the latter, an object that no longer even makes itself available to be worked on by others.
Certeau, Michel De
To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.
The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. [1 Corinthians 15:26]
Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow.
Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Randy K. Milholland
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.
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
It is natural to die as to be born.
Since the death instinct exists in the heart of everything that lives, since we suffer from trying to repress it, since everything that lives longs for rest, let us unfasten the ties that bind us to life, let us cultivate our death wish, let us develop it, water it like a plant, let it grow unhindered. Suffering and fear are born from the repression of the death wish.
There is no death. the stars go down to rise upon some other shore. And bright in Heaven's jeweled crown, they shine for ever more.
Mccreery, John Luckey
'Tis after death that we measure men.
Hope, James Barron
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work... I want to achieve it through not dying.
Each in his narrow cell for ever laid, the rude forefathers of the hamlet sleep.
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.
There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence.
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death.
Browne, Sir Thomas
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