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Some people are so afraid to die that they never begin to live. - Henry Van Dyke

Dear me! I must be turning into a god. - Vespasian

Every man dies. Not every man really lives. [In the movie Braveheart] - William Wallace

Dying is the most embarrassing thing that can ever happen to you, because someone's got to take care of all your details. - Andy Warhol

God buries His workmen but carries on His work. - Charles Wesley

Alas, I am dying beyond my means. - Oscar Wilde

Death is nature's way of saying, Your table's ready. - Robin Williams

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death. - William Butler Yeats

In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight. Not people die but worlds die in them. - Yevgeny Yevtushenko

No evil is honorable: but death is honorable; therefore death is not evil. - Citium Zeno

See in what peace a Christian can die. - Joseph Addison

I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to be there when it happens. - Woody Allen

A man can die but once: we owe God a death. - Shakespeare

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live. - Martin Luther King

After the first death, there is no other. - Dylan Thomas

As a well-spent day brings happy sleep, so life well used brings happy death. - Leonardo da Vinci

Because I could not stop for Death-he kindly stopped for me-the carriage held but just Ourselves-and Immortality. - Emily Dickinson

Christianity has made of death a terror that was unknown to the gay calmness of Pagans. - Ouida

Coming to the end of spring my grandmother kicks off her shoes steps out of her faltering body. - Betsy Sholl

Death and taxes are certain, but death isn't an annual event. - Unknown

Death is the flowering of life, the consummation of union with God. - Unknown

Death is the mother of beauty; hence from her alone shall come fulfillment to our dreams. - Wallace Stevens

Death is the only pure, beautiful conclusion of a great passion. - D. H. Lawrence

Death is the ugly fact which nature has to hide and she hides it well. - Alexander Smith

Death is the universal salt of states. - P.J. Bailey

Death is the vast perhaps. - Rabelais

An honorable death is better than a dishonorable life. - Tacrus

And behold this day I am going the way of all the earth. - Old Testament: Joshua

And thou, most kind and gentle death waiting to hush our latest breath O Praise Him-Alleluia! Thou leadest home the child of God and Christ our Lord the way hath trod. - St. Francis of Assisi

And to the faithful, death the gate of life. - John Milton

Death helps us to see what is worth trusting and loving and what is a waste of time. - J. Neville Ward

Death in its way comes just as much of a surprise as birth. - Edna O'Brien

Death is a debt we all must pay. - Euripides

Death is a law, not a punishment. - Jean Baptiste Dubos

Death is always, under all circumstances, a tragedy, for if it is not then it means that life has become one. - Theodore Roosevelt

Death is an angel with two faces; to us he turns a face of terror, blighting all things fair; the other burns with glory of the stars, ad love is there. - T. C. Williams

Death is but a name, a date, a milestone by the stormy road, where you may lay aside your load and bow your face and rest and wait, defying fear, defying fate. - Joaquin Miller

Death is but a path that must be trod, If man would ever pass to God. - Thomas Parnell

Death is but crossing the world, as friends do the sea; they live in one another still. - William Penn

Death is fortunate for the child, bitter to the youth, too late to the old. - Publilius Syrus

Death is the veil which those who live call life; they sleep, and it is lifted. - Shelley

Death opens unknown doors. It is most grand to die. - John Masefield

Death pays all debts. - Montagne

Death quits all scores. - James Shirley

Death stepped tacitly and took them where they never see the sun. - Robert Browning

Death still celebrates the life in you. - Nelly Sachs

Death the gate of life. - St. Bernard

Death's but a path that would be trod, if man would ever pass to God. - Thomas Parnell

Death's stamp gives value to the coin of life, making it possible to buy with life what is truly precious. - Rabindranath Tagore

Death, however, is a spongy wall, is a sticky river, is nothing at all. - Edna St. Vincent Millay

Death, kind Nature's signal of retreat. - Samuel Johnson

Death, like birth, is a secret of Nature. - Marcus Aurelius

Death either destroys us or unmasks us. If it means liberation, better things await us when our burden is gone; if destruction, nothing at all awaits us, blessings and curses are abolished. - Seneca

Death has shaken out the sands of my glass. - John G. C. Brainard

Death has so many doors to let out life. - Beaumont and Fletcher

Death hath not only particular stars in heaven, but malevolent places on earth, which single out our infirmities and strike at our weaker parts. - Sir Thomas Browne

All say, "How hard it is that we have to die"-a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. - Mark Twain

All victory ends in the defeat of death. That's sure. But does defeat end the victory of death? That's what I wonder. - Eugene O'Neill

An absolute condition of all successful living, whether for an individual or a nation, is the acceptance of death. - Freya Stark

Death is life's gate. - P. J. Bailey

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. - A.Sachs

Death is sometimes a punishment, often a gift; to many it has been a favor. - Seneca

Death is terrifying because it is so ordinary. It happens all the time. - Susan Cheever

A beautiful death is for people who have lived like animals to die like angels. - Mother Teresa in Kathryn Spinks

A good death does honour to a whole life. - Petrarch

There are three kinds of death in this world. There's heart death, there's brain death, and there's being off the network. - Guy Almes

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. - Steward Alsop

Your lost friends are not dead, but gone before, advanced a stage or two upon that road which you must travel in the steps they trod. - Aristophanes

Nothing that is really good and God-like dies. - Ernest Moritz Arndt

Truth sits upon the lips of dying men. - Matthew Arnold

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

I do not believe that any man fears to be dead, but only the stroke of death. - Francis Bacon

When one by one our ties are torn, and friend from friend is snatched forlorn; When man is left alone to mourn, oh! then how sweet it is to die! - Anna Letitia Barbauld

I really wanted to die at certain periods in my life. Death was like love, a romantic escape. I took pills because I didn't want to throw myself off my balcony and know people would photograph me lying dead below. - Brigitte Bardot

To you who have never died, may I say: Welcome to the world! - Clive Barker

Death always waits. The door of the hearse is never closed. - Joseph Bayly

There's a thing that keeps surprising you about stormy old friends after they die; their silence. - Ben Becht

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; - Henry Ward Beecher

Loss and possession, Death and life are one. There falls no shadow where There shines no sun. - Hilaire Belloc

Death is as sure for that which is born, as birth is for that which is dead. Therefore grieve not for what is inevitable. - Bhagavad Gita

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. [1 Timothy 6:7] - Bible

The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death. [1 Corinthians 15:26] - Bible

How long after you are gone will ripples remain as evidence that you were cast into the pool of life? - Grant M. Bright

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. - Hermann Broch

Though it be in the power of the weakest arm to take away life, it is not in the strongest to deprive us of death. - Sir Thomas Browne

I'd rather die while I'm living then live while I'm dead. - Jimmy Buffet

To die is but to leave off dying and do the thing once for all. - Samuel Butler

Men are never really willing to die except for the sake of freedom: therefore they do not believe in dying completely. - Albert Camus

Well, there's a remedy for all things but death, which will be sure to lay us flat one time or other. - Miguel De Cervantes

Woe, woe, woe... in a little while we shall all be dead. Therefore let us behave as though we were dead already. - Raymond Chandler

He had been, he said, an unconscionable time dying; but he hoped that they would excuse it. - Charles II

You cannot live without lawyers, and certainly you cannot die without them. - Joseph H. Choate

I have a piece of great and sad news to tell you: I am dead. - Jean Cocteau

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. - Charles Caleb Colton

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. - Joseph Conrad

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die. - Leonardo Da Vinci

To be born free is an accident; To live free a responsibility; To die free is an obligation. - Mrs Hubbard Davis

Because I could not stop for death, He kindly stopped for me; The carriage held but just ourselves and immortality. - Emily Dickinson

The infant runs toward it with its eyes closed, the adult is stationary, the old man approaches it with his back turned. - Denis Diderot

When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin. - J. P. Donleavy

Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me. - John Donne

To die is landing on some distant shore. - John Dryden

A dead atheist is someone who is all dressed up with no place to go. - James Duffecy

He who can no longer pause to wonder and stand rapt in awe is as good as dead; his eyes are closed. - Albert Einstein

Death is the king of this world: 'Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet - George Eliot

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

We all have to die some day, if we live long enough. - Dave Farber

It is not death, but dying, which is terrible. - Henry Fielding

The pride of dying rich raises the loudest laugh in hell. - John W. Foster

Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure in life. - Charles Frohman

Plan for this world as if you expect to live forever; but plan for the hereafter as if you expect to die tomorrow. - Ibn Gabirol

Fish die belly upward, and rise to the surface. Its their way of falling. - Andre Gide

Death is the only inescapable, unavoidable, sure thing. We are sentenced to die the day we're born. - Gary Mark Gilmore

Death is a commingling of eternity with time; in the death of a good man, eternity is seen looking through time. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Man has the possibility of existence after death. But possibility is one thing and the realization of the possibility is quite a different thing. - George Gurdjieff

The death of what's dead is the birth of what's living. - Arlo Guthrie

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? - Hallaj

I never think he is quite ready for another world who is altogether weary of this. - Hugh Hamilton

To leave is to die a little... one leaves behind a little of oneself at any hour, at any place. - Edmond Haracourt

I've seen things you people wouldn't believe. Attack ships on fire off the shoulder of Orion. I watched C-beams glitter in the darkness at Tannhauser Gate. All those moments will be lost in time, like tears in rain. Time to die. - Rutger Hauer

Don't strew me with roses after I'm dead. When Death claims the light of my brow No flowers of life will cheer me: instead You may give me my roses now! - Thomas F. Healey

Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one. - Martin Heidegger

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do. - Jimi Hendrix

Madam, Life's a piece in bloom death goes dogging everywhere: She's the tenant of the room he's the ruffian on the stair. - William Ernest Henley

Death is like an arrow that is already in flight, and your life lasts only until it reaches you. - Georg Hermes

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. - Hermann Hesse

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. - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Fear of death has been the greatest ally of tyranny past and present. - Sydney Hook

'Tis after death that we measure men. - James Barron Hope

Pale death with an impartial foot knocks at the hovels of the poor and the palaces of king. - Horace

Death is feared as birth is forgotten. - Doug Horton

Ignore death up to the last moment; then, when it can't be ignored any longer, have yourself squirted full of morphia and shuffle off in a coma. Thoroughly sensible, humane and scientific, eh? - Aldous Huxley

In the democracy of the dead all men at last are equal. There is neither rank nor station nor prerogative in the republic of the grave. - John J. Ingalls

The difficulty about all this dying, is that you can't tell a fellow anything about it, so where does the fun come in? - Alice James

We are but tenants and shortly the great landlord will give us notice that our lease has expired. - Joseph Jefferson

It matters not how a man dies, but how he lives. The act of dying is not of importance, it lasts so short a time. - Samuel Johnson

When I have fears that I may cease to be, Before my pen has gleaned my teeming brain. - John Keats

Teach me to live that I may dread, the grave as little as my bed. - Thomas Ken

The pomp of death is far more terrible than death itself. - Nathaniel Lee

We are all dead men on leave. - Eugene Levine

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. - C. S. Lewis

But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And death is beautiful as feet of friend. Coming with welcome at our journey's end. - James Russell Lowell

Every man must do two things alone; he must do his own believing and his own dying. - Martin Luther

How strange this fear of death is! We are never frightened at a sunset. - George Macdonald

There is no such thing as death. In nature nothing dies. From each sad remnant of decay, some forms of life arise so shall his life be taken away before he knoweth that he hath it. - Charles Mackay

Death is a displaced name for a linguistic predicament. - Paul De Man

We begin to die as soon as we are born, and the end is linked to the beginning. - Marcus Manilius

The grave's a fine and private place, but none, I think, do there embrace. - Andrew Marvell

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. - John Luckey Mccreery

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. - Jean-Pierre Melville

The world is the mirror of myself dying. - Henry Miller

Death is delightful. Death is dawn, the waking from a weary night of fevers unto truth and light. - Joaquin Miller

Death is the golden key that opens the palace of eternity. - John Milton

Men fear death, as if unquestionably the greatest evil, and yet no man knows that it may not be the greatest good. - William Mitford

I want death to find me planting my cabbage - Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

We should weep for men at their birth, not at their death. - Charles De Montesquieu

Yet nightly pitch my moving tent, a day's march nearer home. - James Montgomery

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. - Robert T. Morris

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. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

So that he seemed not to relinquish life, but to leave one home for another. - Cornelius Nepos

One should die proudly when it is no longer possible to live proudly. - Friedrich Nietzsche

If only I could understand the reason for my crying. If only I could stop this fear of dreaming that I'm dying. - Laura Palmer

Die, my dear doctor! That's the last thing I shall do! - Lord Palmerston

He has gone over to the majority. - Petronius

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. - Philip II

Thank Heaven! the crisis --The danger, is past, and the lingering illness, is over at last --, and the fever called "Living" is conquered at last. - Edgar Allan Poe

If your time ain't come not even a doctor can kill you. - American Proverb

Life is a dream walking death is a going home. - Chinese Proverb

Every man goes down to his death bearing in his hands only that which he has given away. - Persian Proverb

I can die when I wish to: that is my elixir of life. - Ernest Renan

So little done, so much to do. - Cecil Rhodes

Death gives us sleep, eternal youth, and immortality. - Jean Paul Richter

Death is a distant rumor to the young. - Andy Rooney

And all the winds go sighing, for sweet things dying. - Christina Rossetti

You just can't complain about being alive. It's self-indulgent to be unhappy. [When asked how she has coped since husband's death.] - Gena Rowland

Most people would rather die than think: many do. - Bertrand Russell

Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives. - A. Sachs

When the body sinks into death, the essence of man is revealed. Man is a knot, a web, a mesh into which relationships are tied. Only those relationships matter. The body is an old crock that nobody will miss. I have never known a man to think of himself when dying. Never. - Antoine De Saint-Exupery

That which is so universal as death must be a benefit. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

Each day is a little life; every waking and rising a little birth; every fresh morning a little youth; every going to rest and sleep a little dearth. - Arthur Schopenhauer

Is death the last step? No, it is the final awakening. - Sir Walter Scott

I have a rendezvous with Death at some disputed barricade. - Alan Seeger

I care not, a man can die but once; we owe God and death. - William Shakespeare

The undiscovered country form whose born no traveler returns. [Hamlet] - William Shakespeare

To fear death, my friends, is only to think ourselves wise, without being wise: for it is to think that we know what we do not know. For anything that men can tell, death may be the greatest good that can happen to them: but they fear it as if they knew quite well that it was the greatest of evils. And what is this but that shameful ignorance of thinking that we know what we do not know? - Socrates

For those who live neither with religious consolations about death nor with a sense of death (or of anything else) as natural, death is the obscene mystery, the ultimate affront, the thing that cannot be controlled. It can only be denied. - Susan Sontag

In my end is my beginning. - Mary Stuart

God's finger touched him and he slept. - Lord Alfred Tennyson

Death is an endless night so awful to contemplate that it can make us love life and value it with such passion that it may be the ultimate cause of all joy and all art. - Paul Theroux

Early to rise and early to bed makes a male healthy and wealthy and dead. - James Thurber

At the moment of death there will appear to you, swifter than lightning, the luminous splendor of the colorless light of emptiness, and that will surround you on all sides. Terrified, you will flee from the radiance. Try to submerge it is an obstacle blocking the path of liberation. yourself in that light, giving up all belief in a separate self, all attachment to your illusory ego. Recognize that the boundless light of this true reality is your own true self, and you shall be saved! - Tibetan

But the peasants -- how do the peasants die? - Count Leo Tolstoy

Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of life. - Amos Traver

Having seen and felt the end, you have willed the means to the realization of the end. - Thomas Troward

All say, How hard it is that we have to die -- a strange complaint to come from the mouths of people who have had to live. - Mark Twain

A good man dies when a boy goes wrong. - Source Unknown

Those who have lived a good life do not fear death, but meet it calmly, and even long for it in the face of great suffering. But those who do not have a peaceful conscience, dread death as though life means nothing but physical torment. The challenge is to live our life so that we will be prepared for death when it comes. - Source Unknown

What is here is also there; what is there, is also here. Who sees multiplicity but not the one indivisible Self must wander on and on from death to death. - Katha Upanishad

A man does not die of love or his liver or even of old age; he dies of being a man. - Percival Arland Ussher


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