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.
Best Quotes about Death
Never knock on Death's door: ring the bell and run away! Death really hates that!
Lord, make me to know mine end, and the measure of my days, what it is; that I may know how frail I am. [Psalms 39:4]
Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.
As men, we are all equal in the presence of death.
I have wrestled with death. It is the most unexciting contest you can imagine. It takes place in an impalpable grayness, with nothing underfoot, with nothing around, without spectators, without clamor, without glory, without the great desire of victory, without the great fear of defeat.
It is not death that alarms me, but dying.
Montaigne, Michel Eyquem De
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.
I am going to concentrate on what's important in life. I'm going to strive everyday to be a kind and generous and loving person. I'm going to keep death right here, so that anytime I even think about getting angry at you or anybody else, I'll see death and I'll remember.
Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider
Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by your death.
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place.
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.
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.
You haven't lost anything when you know were it is. Death can hide but not divide.
I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Landor, Walter Savage
I never wanted to see anybody die, but there are a few obituary notices I have read with pleasure.
Despise not death, but welcome it, for nature wills it like all else.
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth
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
Let us go in; the fog is rising.
To die is landing on some distant shore.
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
Death does determine life. Once life is finished it acquires a sense; up to that point it has not got a sense; its sense is suspended and therefore ambiguous. However, to be sincere I must add that for me death is important only if it is not justified and rationalized by reason. For me death is the maximum of epicness and death.
Pasolini, Pier Paolo
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.
Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king.
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
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.
The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace.
At birth man is offered only one choice --the choice of his death. But if this choice is governed by distaste for his own existence, his life will never have been more than meaningless.
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.
There is some comfort in dying surrounded by one's children.
The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
We need not fear life, because God is the Ruler of all and we need not fear death, because He shares immortality with us.
For days after death hair and fingernails continue to grow, but phone calls taper off.
It's sad when our daddies die. Makes us one less person inside.
Not by lamentations and mournful chants ought we to celebrate the funeral of a good man, but by hymns, for in ceasing to be numbered with mortals he enters upon the heritage of a diviner life.
It hath often been said that it is not death but dying that is terrible.
Always go to other people's funerals, otherwise they won't come to yours.
There is left us ourselves to end ourselves.
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?
When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.
Donleavy, J. P.
If even dying is to be made a social function, then, grant me the favor of sneaking out on tiptoe without disturbing the party.
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.
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.
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]
Death eats up all things, both the young lamb and old sheep; and I have heard our parson say, death values a prince no more than a clown; all's fish that comes to his net; he throws at all, and sweeps stakes; he's no mower that takes a nap at noon-day, but drives on, fair weather or foul, and cuts down the green grass as well as the ripe corn: he's neither squeamish nor queesy-stomach d, for he swallows without chewing, and crams down all things into his ungracious maw; and you can see no belly he has, he has a confounded dropsy, and thirsts after men's lives, which he gurgles down like mother's milk.
Cervantes, Miguel De
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
Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Ellis, Alice Thomas
Die, my dear doctor! That's the last thing I shall do!
Be open to your dreams, people. Embrace that distant shore. Because our mortal journey is over all too soon.
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