Death Quotes - Famous Top 100

Death Quotes

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Death Quotes
...when we finally know we are dying, and all other sentient beings are dying with us, we start to have a burning, almost heartbreaking sense of the fragility and preciousness of each moment and each being, and from this can grow a deep, clear, limitless compassion for all beings..


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

A man who won't die for something is not fit to live..

Martin Luther King, Jr.

A man's dying is more the survivors' affair than his own..


All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy..


All our knowledge merely helps us to die a more painful death than animals that know nothing..

Maurice Maeterlinck

Because I have loved life, I shall have no sorrow to die..


Beth could not reason upon or explain the faith that gave her courage and patience to give up life, and cheerfully wait for death. Like a confiding child, she asked no questions, but left everything to God and nature, Father and Mother of us all, feeling sure that they, and they only, could teach and strengthen heart and spirit for this life and the life to come. in Little Women, chapter 36.


Birth, life, and death -- each took place on the hidden side of a leaf..


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

W. Somerset Maugham

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

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

Kahlil Gibran

Death? Why this fuss about death. Use your imagination, try to visualize a world without death! ... Death is the essential condition of life, not an evil..


Destroying is a necessary function in life. Everything has its season, and all things eventually lose their effectiveness and die..


Die, v.: To stop sinning suddenly..

Elbert Hubbard

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it..


For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity..

William Penn

From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity..

Edvard Munch

Healthy children will not fear life if their elders have integrity enough not to fear death..

Erik H. Erikson

Human life consists in mutual service. No grief, pain, misfortune, or "broken heart," is excuse for cutting off one's life while any power of service remains. But when all usefulness is over, when one is assured of an unavoidable and imminent death, it is the simplest of human rights to choose a quick and easy death in place of a slow and horrible one..


I am become death, the destroyer of worlds..

J. Robert Oppenheimer

I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter..


I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death..


I didn't attend the funeral, but I sent a nice letter saying I approved of it..

Mark Twain

I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with great pleasure..

Clarence Darrow

I shall not die of a cold. I shall die of having lived..

Willa Cather

I think we should look forward to death more than we do. Of course everybody hates to go to bed or miss anything but dying is really the only chance we'll get to rest..


I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious Ambiguity..


If my doctor told me I had only six minutes to live, I wouldn't brood. I'd type a little faster..


In the world to come, I shall not be asked, "Why were you not Moses?" I shall be asked, "Why were you not Zusya?".


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


It is told that Buddha, going out to look on life, was greatly daunted by death. "They all eat one another!" he cried, and called it evil. This process I examined, changed the verb, said, "They all feed one another," and called it good..


Let children walk with Nature, let them see the beautiful blendings and communions of death and life, their joyous inseparable unity, as taught in woods and meadows, plains and mountains and streams of our blessed star, and they will learn that death is stingless indeed, and as beautiful as life..


Life is better than death, I believe, if only because it is less boring, and because it has fresh peaches in it..

Alice Walker

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

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

Susan Ertz

No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow..


People living deeply have no fear of death..


Religion is the human response to being alive and having to die..


Some men are alive simply because it is against the law to kill them..

Edward W. Howe

Some people are so afraid do die that they never begin to live..

Henry Van Dyke

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

Bill Maher

The day which we fear as our last is but the birthday of eternity..

Lucius Annaeus Seneca

The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time..

Mark Twain

The idea is to die young as late as possible..

Ashley Montagu

The idea of death, the fear of it, haunts the human animal like nothing else; it is a mainspring of human activity - designed largely to avoid the fatality of death, to overcome it by denying in some way that it is the final destiny of man..


The irony of man's condition is that the deepest need is to be free of the anxiety of death and annihilation; but it is life itself which awakens it, and so we must shrink from being fully alive..


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

Thus that which is the most awful of evils, death, is nothing to us, since when we exist there is no death, and when there is death we do not exist..


Time rushes towards us with its hospital tray of infinitely varied narcotics, even while it is preparing us for its inevitably fatal operation..

Tennessee Williams

'Tis very certain the desire of life prolongs it..

Lord Byron

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..


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

Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.


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

David Sarnoff

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

When you're dead, you're dead. That's it..

Marlene Dietrich

While I thought that I was learning how to live, I have been learning how to die..

Leonardo da Vinci

You can kill a man but you can't kill an idea..

Medgar Evers

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