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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