Best Quotes about Death
Life is a loss of time.
I suppose that I shall have to die beyond my means.
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.
For 'Tis not in mere death that men die most.
Browning, Elizabeth Barrett
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.
He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it.
I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead.
Death is a release from the impressions of the senses, and from desires that make us their puppets, and from the vagaries of the mind, and from the hard service of the flesh.
Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality.
dying is an art, like everything else. I do it exceptionally well. I do it so it feels like hell. I do it so it feels real. I guess you could say I've a call.
Perhaps the whole root of our trouble, the human trouble, is that we will sacrifice all the beauty of our lives, will imprison ourselves in totems, taboos, crosses, blood sacrifices, steeples, mosques, races, armies, flags, nations, in order to deny the fact of death, which is the only fact we have.
Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely.
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.
But learn that to die is a debt we must all pay.
He has gone over to the majority.
Death has but one terror, that it has no tomorrow.
I'm afraid I'm being an awful nuisance.
Life, in my estimation, is a biological misadventure that we terminate on the shoulders of six strange men whose only objective is to make a hole in one with you.
Allen, Fred A.
We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death.
Montesquieu, Charles De
So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another.
Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable.
When one man dies, one chapter is not torn out of the book, but translated into a better language.
For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. [1 Timothy 6:7]
When we die, no one remembers us for what we weighed. Our weight isn't etched into our headstones.
How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life?
Bright, Grant M.
There are worse things in life than death. Have you ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman?
Any relic of the dead is precious, if they were valued living.
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
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
As virtuous men pass mildly away, and whisper to their souls to go, whilst some of their sad friends do say, the breath goes now, and some say no.
For certain is death for the born And certain is birth for the dead; Therefore over the inevitable Thou shouldst not grieve.
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 Dialogue between, the Spirit and the Dust.
Death never takes the wise man by surprise, he is always ready to go.
La Fontaine, Jean De
Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born.
Gilmore, Gary Mark
Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present.
Being prepared for loss is never the same as being ready for it.
Randy K. Milholland
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.
Is it sin to rush into the secret house of death, ere death dare come to us?
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.
Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other.
Cervantes, Miguel De
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.
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.
You must not fear death, my lads; defy him, and you drive him into the enemy's ranks.
And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death. [New Testament]
Remember man as you walk by, as you are now so once was I, as I am now, so you will be, so prepare for death and follow me.
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.
Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives.
On the plus side, death is one of the few things that can be done just as easily lying down.
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?
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