The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
Best Quotes about Death
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
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.
When a great man dies, for years the light he leaves behind him, lies on the paths of men.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
For the sword outwears its sheath, and the soul wears out the breast. And the heart must pause to breathe, and love itself have rest.
A human act once set in motion flows on forever to the great account. Our deathlessness is in what we do, not in what we are.
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
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.
It is impossible to experience one's death objectively and still carry a tune.
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
Death is the dropping of the flower that the fruit may swell.
Beecher, Henry Ward
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
The fact that when we die we are nothing more than worm meat---I just don't think about it.
Robin Green and Mitchell Burgess
The fear of death often proves mortal, and sets people on methods to save their Lives, which infallibly destroy them.
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all.
Death doesn't frighten me.
Diana, Princess of Wales
We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.
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'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.
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
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
'Tis after death that we measure men.
Hope, James Barron
The essential part of our being can only survive if the transient part dissolves. Death is a condition of survival. That which has been gained must be eternalized, and can only be eternalized by being transmuted, by passing through death they must return
Khan, Pir Vilayat
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.
When I pass, speak freely of my shortcomings and my flaws. Learn from them, for I'll have no ego to injure.
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
I look upon death to be as necessary to our constitution as sleep. We shall rise refreshed in the morning.
The gods conceal from men the happiness of death, that they may endure life.
Lucan, F. L.
I am not the least afraid to die.
Darwin, Charles R.
Living is death; dying is life. We are not what we appear to be. On this side of the grave we are exiles, on that citizens; on this side orphans, on that children;
Beecher, Henry Ward
The fear of death is worse than death.
I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse.
Against self-slaughter there is a prohibition so divine that cravens my weak hand.
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Ellis, Alice Thomas
The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned.
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.
How gladly would I meet mortality, my sentence, and be earth in sensible! how glad would lay me down, as in my mother's lap! There I should rest, and sleep secure.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily as lying down.
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
If we really think that home is elsewhere and that this life is a wandering to find home, why should we not look forward to the arrival?
Lewis, C. S.
For three days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow but phone calls taper off.
Life is the desert, life the solitude, death joins us to the great majority.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Landor, Walter Savage
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