Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Best Quotes about Death
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 shall not wholly die, and a great part of me will escape the grave.
Pale Death with impartial tread beats at the poor man's cottage door and at the palaces of kings.
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
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.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
When death comes it is never our tenderness that we repent from, but our severity.
Death is the final wake-up call.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life.
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.
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.
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.
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
I stay a little longer, as one stays, to cover up the embers that still burn.
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.
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]
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Montesquieu, Charles De
We are not victims of aging, sickness and death. These are part of scenery, not the seer, who is immune to any form of change. This seer is the spirit, the expression of eternal being.
I warmed both hands before the fire of life; It sinks, and I am ready to depart.
Landor, Walter Savage
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
A belief in hell and the knowledge that every ambition is doomed to frustration at the hands of a skeleton have never prevented the majority of human beings from behaving as though death were no more than an unfounded rumor.
The pomp of death is far more terrible than death itself.
Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already.
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.
One has to pay dearly for immortality; one has to die several times while one is still alive.
The last suit that you wear, you don't need any pockets.
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]
An evil life is a kind of death.
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
The call of death is a call of love. Death can be sweet if we answer it in the affirmative, if we accept it as one of the great eternal forms of life and transformation.
It is hard to have patience with people who say There is no death or Death doesn't matter. There is death. And whatever is matters. And whatever happens has consequences, and it and they are irrevocable and irreversible. You might as well say that birth doesn't matter.
Lewis, C. S.
Life is one of the most important causes of death.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
The fear of death is more to be dreaded than death itself.
He would make a lovely corpse.
We are all of us resigned to death: it's life we aren't resigned to.
An orphan's curse would drag to hell, a spirit from on high; but oh! more horrible than that, is a curse in a dead man's eye!
Coleridge, Samuel Taylor
The dead look so terribly dead when they're dead.
W. Somerset Maugham
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.
Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament.
Man, Paul De
My idea of walking into the jaws of death is marrying some woman who has lost three husbands.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
As we look deeply within, we understand our perfect balance. There is no fear of the cycle of birth, life and death. For when you stand in the present moment, you are timeless.
Living is a sickness to which sleep provides relief every sixteen hours. It's a palliative. The remedy is death.
Chamfort, Sebastien-Roch Nicolas De
He was exhaled; his great Creator drew His spirit, as the sun the morning dew.
If I could drop dead right now, I'd be the happiest man alive.
I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead.
The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell.
Foster, John W.
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.
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