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.
Best Quotes about Death
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.
I have seen a thousand graves opened, and always perceived that whatever was gone, the teeth and hair remained of those who had died with them. Is not this odd? They go the very first things in youth and yet last the longest in the dust.
In the last analysis it is our conception of death which decides our answers to all the questions life puts to us.
Life is a series of diminishments. Each cessation of an activity either from choice or some other variety of infirmity is a death, a putting to final rest. Each loss, of friend or precious enemy, can be equated with the closing off of a room containing blocks of nerves and soon after the closing off the nerves atrophy and that part of oneself, in essence, drops away. The self is lightened, is held on earth by a gram less of mass and will.
I'd rather get my brains blown out in the wild than wait in terror at the slaughterhouse.
He that lives to forever, never fears dying.
Death, so called, is a thing which makes men weep, and yet a third of life is passed in sleep.
Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
He would make a lovely corpse.
If some persons died, and others did not die, death would be a terrible affliction.
La Bruyere, Jean De
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.
When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.
We all have to die some day, if we live long enough.
Death is the liberator of him whom freedom cannot release, the physician of him whom medicine cannot cure, and the comforter of him whom time cannot console.
Colton, Charles Caleb
Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Randy K. Milholland
It is impossible that anything so natural, so necessary, and so universal as death, should ever have been designed by Providence as an evil to mankind.
Dying is a wild night and a new road.
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
Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home.
Death is the enemy. I spent 10 years of my life singlemindedly studying, practicing, fighting hand to hand in close quarters to defeat the enemy, to send him back bloodied and humble and I am not going to roll over and surrender.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. My advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
If you don't know how to die, don't worry; Nature will tell you what to do on the spot, fully and adequately. She will do this job perfectly for you; don't bother your head about it.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
Death is feared as birth is forgotten.
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
There was something awesome in the thought of the solitary mortal standing by the open window and summoning in from the gloom outside the spirits of the nether world.
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
Unquiet souls. In the dark fermentation of earth, in the never idle workshop of nature, in the eternal movement, yea shall find yourselves again.
Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free.
Lowell, James Russell
Few cross the river of time and are able to reach non-being. Most of them run up and down only on this side of the river. But those who when they know the law follow the path of the law, they shall reach the other shore and go beyond the realm of death.
When we die, no one remembers us for what we weighed. Our weight isn't etched into our headstones.
All that tread, the globe are but a handful to the tribes, that slumber in its bosom.
Bryant, William C.
Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying.
When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain.
Do not fear death so much, but rather the inadequate life.
Death is a delightful hiding place for weary men.
As the waters fail from the sea, and the flood decayeth and drieth up: so man lieth down, and riseth not: till the heavens be no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep. [Job 14:11-12]
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
Maugham, W. Somerset
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.
No one's death comes to pass without making some impression, and those close to the deceased inherit part of the liberated soul and become richer in their humanness.
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 is the final wake-up call.
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
There is nothing which at once affects a man so much and so little as his own death.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore, the poor fellows ought to be indulged.
The dead should be judged like criminals, impartially, but they should be allowed the benefit of the doubt.
I would not that death should take me asleep. I would not have him merely seize me, and only declare me to be dead, but win me, and overcome me. When I must shipwreck, I would do it in a sea, where mine impotency might have some excuse; not in a sullen weedy lake, where I could not have so much as exercise for my swimming.
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