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death quotes (76)

Call no man happy till he is dead.
Aeschylus   Category: Death

Of all the gods only death does not desire gifts.
Aeschylus   Category: Death

It was a time when only the dead smiled, happy in their peace.
Anna Akhmatova   Category: Death

A dying man needs to die, as a sleepy man needs to sleep, and there comes a time when it is wrong, as well as useless, to resist.
Stewart Alsop   Category: Death

Nothing that is really good and God-like dies.
Ernst Moritz Arndt   Category: Death

The words of a dead man are modified in the guts of the living.
W. H. Auden   Category: Death

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark; and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales, so is the other.
Francis Bacon   Category: Death

Cursed is the man who dies, but the evil done by him survives.
Abu Bakr   Category: Death

Tradition demands that we not speak poorly of the dead.
Daniel Barenboim   Category: Death

For me, habit is just a synonym for death.
Juliette Binoche   Category: Death

Even at our birth, death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.
Robert Bolt   Category: Death

Do not fear death so much but rather the inadequate life.
Bertolt Brecht   Category: Death

To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life; foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent.
Buddha   Category: Death

The dead cannot cry out for justice. It is a duty of the living to do so for them.
Lois McMaster Bujold   Category: Death

Death is always around the corner, but often our society gives it inordinate help.
Carter Burwell   Category: Death

To himself everyone is immortal; he may know that he is going to die, but he can never know that he is dead.
Samuel Butler   Category: Death

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it.
Lord Byron   Category: Death

If you don't have any fight in you, you might as well be dead.
Scott Caan   Category: Death

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived.
Willa Cather   Category: Death

The life of the dead is placed in the memory of the living.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Death

He who is completely sanctified, or cleansed from all sin, and dies in this state, is fit for glory.
Adam Clarke   Category: Death

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk. It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
Jean Cocteau   Category: Death

Death is the tyrant of the imagination.
Barry Cornwall   Category: Death

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure.
Clarence Darrow   Category: Death

When you're dead, you're dead. That's it.
Marlene Dietrich   Category: Death

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live.
Henry Van Dyke   Category: Death

Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them.
George Eliot   Category: Death

I had seen birth and death but had thought they were different.
T. S. Eliot   Category: Death

Death is the last enemy: once we've got past that I think everything will be alright.
Alice Thomas Ellis   Category: Death

Let no one weep for me, or celebrate my funeral with mourning; for I still live, as I pass to and fro through the mouths of men.
Quintus Ennius   Category: Death

It is possible to provide security against other ills, but as far as death is concerned, we men live in a city without walls.
Epicurus   Category: Death

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death.
Erik H. Erikson   Category: Death

Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.
Susan Ertz   Category: Death

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow.
Euripides   Category: Death

He who doesn't fear death dies only once.
Giovanni Falcone   Category: Death

A friend who dies, it's something of you who dies.
Gustave Flaubert   Category: Death

Any man who has $10,000 left when he dies is a failure.
Errol Flynn   Category: Death

Man always dies before he is fully born.
Erich Fromm   Category: Death

Life is hard. Then you die. Then they throw dirt in your face. Then the worms eat you. Be grateful it happens in that order.
David Gerrold   Category: Death

Death most resembles a prophet who is without honor in his own land or a poet who is a stranger among his people.
Khalil Gibran   Category: Death

Fling but a stone, the giant dies.
Matthew Green   Category: Death

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living.
Arlo Guthrie   Category: Death

Death borders upon our birth, and our cradle stands in the grave.
Joseph Hall   Category: Death

Love and death are the two great hinges on which all human sympathies turn.
B. R. Hayden   Category: Death

Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.
Katharine Hepburn   Category: Death

Pale Death beats equally at the poor man's gate and at the palaces of kings.
Horace   Category: Death

Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them.
Edward W. Howe   Category: Death

Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly.
Elbert Hubbard   Category: Death

All architects want to live beyond their deaths.
Philip Johnson   Category: Death

Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see.
Helen Keller   Category: Death

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live.
Martin Luther King, Jr.   Category: Death

I've told my children that when I die, to release balloons in the sky to celebrate that I graduated. For me, death is a graduation.
Elisabeth Kubler-Ross   Category: Death

Dying is easy, it's living that scares me to death.
Annie Lennox   Category: Death

All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing.
Maurice Maeterlinck   Category: Death

Suicide is man's way of telling God, "You can't fire me - I quit."
Bill Maher   Category: Death

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham   Category: Death

Birth and death; we all move between these two unknowns.
Bryant H. McGill   Category: Death

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
Ashley Montagu   Category: Death

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Edvard Munch   Category: Death

John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
Maureen O'Hara   Category: Death

I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.
J. Robert Oppenheimer   Category: Death

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.
William Penn   Category: Death

What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal.
Albert Pike   Category: Death

We cannot banish dangers, but we can banish fears. We must not demean life by standing in awe of death.
David Sarnoff   Category: Death

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
Arthur Schopenhauer   Category: Death

Everything that gets born dies.
Morrie Schwartz   Category: Death

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca   Category: Death

Death's in the good-bye.
Anne Sexton   Category: Death

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man.
Miguel de Unamuno   Category: Death

Man dies of cold, not of darkness.
Miguel de Unamuno   Category: Death